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Maassen, Peter A. M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
The Dutch quality improvement model in higher education has successfully maintained the delicate balance between internal improvement and external accountability, but the faculty's clear ownership of the system (as contrasted with government ownership in some nations) has made continuous quality improvement a dominant feature of the current Dutch…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment
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Maassen, Peter A. M.; van Buchem, Michiel T. E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1990
The article describes how planning was used to transform the University of Twente (The Netherlands) from a regional to an entrepreneurial national institution. Noted are contexts of Dutch higher education and history, developments since 1964, strategic development for the 1980s, planning since 1980, a strategic plan for the 1990s, and the present…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, History
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Jongbloed, Ben W. A.; Westerheijden, Don F. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Examination of the history of use of performance indicators in three European national higher education systems (Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) suggests that their role at the national level is declining at the same time that institutions are moving toward more broad-based quality assessment strategies. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Comparative Education