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Stephens, Simon; Gallagher, Padraig – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the experiences, attitudes and expectations of higher education managers in relation to the increased use of metrics. Specifically, the authors examine a system of metrics which was introduced as part of the process for establishing Technological Universities in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: A total of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Measurement, Administrators
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Stephens, Simon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: A diverse range of initiatives in relation to the recognition of prior learning (RPL) have been introduced in higher education systems over the past 20 years. This paper aims to explore the implementation of RPL initiatives, in an Irish context, and the implications for quality assurance in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: A…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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O'Sullivan, David – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: Quality assurance (QA) at one University has evolved over the past 15 years through emerging National and European standards, various leadership initiatives and through the engagement of key stakeholders in co-designing and implementing internal QA processes. In 2000, the QA process was focussed mainly on quality review (QR) that involved…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
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O'Driscoll, Finian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: This study presents institutional research and aims to explore the underlying factors that contribute to hospitality management students' satisfaction and perceptions of service quality at a higher education college in Ireland. Research focusing on hospitality and leisure management education argues for greater cognisance of the relevance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Administrator Education, Institutional Research, Student Attitudes
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O'Mahony, Kim; Garavan, Thomas N. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to report and analyse the lessons learned from a case study on the implementation of a quality management system within an IT Division in a higher education (HE) organisation. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a review of the relevant literatures and the use of primary sources such as document analysis,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Program Implementation