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Laura Jarrell; Dale Kirby – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2024
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the roles of quality managers at community colleges, their experiences balancing accountability and improvement and their insights into the future of quality assurance. Design/methodology/approach: This phenomenological, qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with eight community college quality…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Administrators
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Persad, Doodnath; Farrell, Permilla; Alonzo-Williams, Carla; Sargeant, Roxanne – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Unless higher education institutions ensure that first-rate academic programme offerings are supported with the provision of high-quality services, student satisfaction, retention, enrolment and ultimately, viability of the institutions will be adversely affected (Canic and McCarthy, 2000). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
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Hoare, Alana; Goad, Pamela – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Academics and administrators frequently lament the bureaucracy in higher education, which diverts attention from teaching and research. Heightened monitoring of institutions as a result of dominant neoliberal ideologies shapes perceptions of accreditation as a bureaucratic burden rather than a value-added tool for continuous quality…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Hertzman, Jean; Ackerman, Robert – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine which categories and indicators of quality are best suited to evaluating associate degree culinary arts programs (ADCAP). Design/methodology/approach: The researchers surveyed a national sample of culinary educators and industry chefs in the USA. The instrument asked the participants to rate the…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Laboratories, Factor Analysis, Vocational Education
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Pharr, Steven; Lawrence, John J. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: To examine the efficacy of admission requirements as predictors of academic success in core business coursework, and as a rationing mechanism for limited course capacity, for both transfer and non-transfer students following integration of the core business curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: Regression analysis is used to test the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Community Colleges, Transfer Students