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ERIC Number: EJ929846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Quality Assurance and the Changing Meaning of Autonomy and Accountability between Home and Overseas Campuses of the Universities in New York State
Yokoyama, Keiko
Journal of Studies in International Education, v15 n3 p261-278 Jul 2011
The purpose of this study is to identify how the meaning of autonomy and accountability changes between domestic and overseas campuses of the universities in New York State. The article confines to and examines the shift of the quality assurance mechanism between two contexts. The article argues that home campuses of the University of the State of New York (USNY) emphasize substantial autonomy and managerial, professional, and market accountability, which are mainly shaped by the state's regulatory mode, the market and the accreditation scheme of a regional accrediting body, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The meanings of autonomy and accountability of the USNY's overseas campuses are far more complex and hybrid than those within the U.S. territory mainly because of shift in the state's regulatory mechanism, different implication of the MSCHE's practice for the meaning of accountability, and the involvement of new regulatory bodies--authorities in host countries. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York