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ERIC Number: EJ903320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Why (Not) Assess? Views from the Academic Departments of Finnish Universities
Huusko, Mira; Ursin, Jani
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v35 n7 p859-869 Dec 2010
In Europe, national quality assurance systems of higher education have begun to be established. In Finland, this development has had the consequence of forcing universities to take notice of assessment procedures. However, little is known about the procedures taking place in individual academic departments as a result of this pan-European trend. This article describes how academics currently comprehend quality assessment, paying particular attention to self-evaluations and quality assurance systems. Altogether, the paper casts light on how academics are responding to the increasing university assessment activities. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland