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Benz-Camino, Mariechen; Ramírez-Valdivia, Martha T.; Morales-Casetti, Marjorie; Sirias, Danilo – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to present the lessons learned during the design and implementation of a quality assurance system (QAS) in an academic unit and considers the regulatory changes to institutional accreditation in Chilean higher education, the international standard ISO 21001:2018, and the stakeholders' requirements.…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education
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Ramírez-Valdivia, Martha T.; Latorre, Paulina – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify any relation between the strategies defined in Chilean higher education institutions strategic planning and the compliance with both national accreditation criteria and the dimensions of an integrated internationalization approach, allowing to determine if standards and funding policies shape…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Factor Analysis, Universities
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López, Daniel A.; Espinoza, Oscar; Rojas, María J.; Crovetto, Mirta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to review processes of accreditation for Chilean Universities. Along with cataloguing evolutionary milestones, the study analyses effects at the institutional and program levels. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopts a meta-evaluative approach and is based on secondary information sources, including both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Nir, Adam; Bogler, Ronit – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Little is known about the impact external Viva examiners coming from the international community of scholars have on the quality of PhD research. This study aims to argue that the encounter between local and international examiners (IEs) is subject to various complexities, raising doubts about whether IEs' participation and approval of…
Descriptors: Examiners, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Doctoral Dissertations
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López, Daniel A.; Rojas, Maria J.; López, Boris A.; Espinoza, Oscar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between quality assurance, the traditional "a priori" approach, and a more recently developed empirical classification of universities, as a means of assessing whether the different classification systems fulfill their original purpose. The study analyzes Chilean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Classification, Quality Assurance
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Munoz, David Andres; Queupil, Juan Pablo – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the efficiency of secondary education schools in Chile. Since the early 1980s, several educational reforms have been passed with the main objective of improving the quality, equity and efficiency of the Chilean education system. This has initiated a debate about the efficient use of public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Effectiveness, Educational Change
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López, Daniel A.; Rojas, Maria J.; López, Boris A.; López, Daniel C. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conduct a quantitative analysis of the university accreditation processes in Chilean universities. The aim is to determine the effects of the different variables, especially the type of institutions (state- and privately owned, with and without state financial support) on the results obtained.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Statistical Analysis, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Espinoza, Oscar; Gonzalez, Luis Eduardo – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss the results that the accreditation system implemented in Chile has brought to higher education institutions and undergraduate and graduate programs, taking into account both its positive and negative implications. Design/methodology/approach: The examination of the Chilean accreditation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries