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Hoare, Alana; Dishke Hondzel, Catharine; Wagner, Shannon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Higher education institutions are required to evaluate program quality through cyclical program review processes. Despite often being considered the "gold standard" of academic review, there persists dissatisfaction with the lack of integration of program review findings into other planning processes, such as budgeting,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Assessment
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Smith, Michael Dean – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Following education's recent and abrupt reliance on technology-mediated pedagogies, the novel coronavirus pandemic has, in many instances, highlighted the unpreparedness of learning institutions worldwide to implement effective online instruction. While practical quality considerations include content delivery, teacher training, equipment…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Technology
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Alexander, David E.; Davis, Ian R. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the issues and challenges associated with examining PhD theses in the modern, rapidly changing academic world. The PhD degree has been described as the "pinnacle of academic qualifications", but it is under threat in terms of the quality of supervision and the outcome of examinations. By…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Difficulty Level
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Schober, Michael F. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the likelihood that face-to-face (FTF) interviewing will continue to be the "gold standard" survey interviewing method, to which all other modes are compared, in an era in which daily communicative habits for many now involve selecting among many alternative modes. Design/methodology/approach: After…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Interviews, Surveys, Participation
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Link, Michael – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Researchers now have more ways than ever before to capture information about groups of interest. In many areas, these are augmenting traditional survey approaches -- in others, new methods are potential replacements. This paper aims to explore three key trends: use of nonprobability samples, mobile data collection and administrative and…
Descriptors: Sampling, Data Collection, Trend Analysis, Data
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Cibelli Hibben, Kristen; Pennell, Beth-Ellen; Scott, Lesli – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: At the invitation of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this paper aims to examine advances in survey interviewer monitoring and make recommendations on minimizing the effect of interviewers on survey results. Design/methodology/approach: The authors first provide an overview of the most recent…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Surveys, Interviews, Quality Assurance
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Tourangeau, Roger – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the cognitive processes involved in answering survey questions. It also briefly discusses how the cognitive viewpoint has been challenged by other approaches (such as conversational analysis). Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews the major components of the response process and summarizes work…
Descriptors: Surveys, Cognitive Processes, Error of Measurement, Accuracy
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Davis, Annemarie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to identify what is needed to enhance academic quality assurance in a university, with specific efforts to reduce the risks associated with ritualised quality assurance practices. Design/methodology/approach: The aspects to enhance academic quality assurance efforts in managerial universities are identified through a…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Universities, Risk, Commercialization
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Griffith, Stafford Alexander – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how higher education institutions in the Caribbean may benefit from the quality assurance measures implemented by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses an outcomes model of quality assurance to analyse the measures implemented by the CXC to assure quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Testing Programs, Educational Quality
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Suominen, Olli; Rinne, Risto; Kallo, Johanna; Fan, Yihong – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: Different aspects of the globalisation of Chinese basic education have been examined in recent studies. This paper aims to contribute to this research base by examining the relationship between global quality assurance and evaluation (QAEVAL) trends and reforms in the Chinese basic education system. Design/methodology/approach: Relevant…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Trend Analysis, Global Approach, International Assessment
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Lashley, Conrad – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore current strands in hospitality management education and research, and suggest that future programs should reflect a more social science informed content. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews current research in hospitality management education and in the study of hospitality and…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Cognitive Style, Management Development, Curriculum
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Stierand, Marc; Zizka, Laura – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reflect on hospitality management education from a "practice epistemology" and discuss how a connecting of savoir (theoretical knowledge or "knowing"), savoir-faire (knowing how to do tasks, i.e. task-related skills) and savoir-être (knowing how to be, i.e. behavior) can develop into…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Epistemology, Educational Practices, Administrator Education
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Wood, Roy – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the evolution of "folk" understandings of quality in higher hospitality education and the consequent implications of these understandings for current quality concerns in the field. Design/methodology/approach: The paper combines a historical survey of the stated topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Brinkman-Staneva, Marina – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight some inadequacies of the position of lecturers' qualifications to design assessments within hospitality curricula while meeting the requirements of international and national quality frameworks.The Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area leaves the responsibility for…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Professional Education, Teacher Qualifications, Instructional Design
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Elassy, Noha – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to critically review and discuss different definitions of the concepts of quality, quality assurance (QA) and quality enhancement (QE) in higher education (HE) with presenting critical perspectives of the literature. Design/methodology/approach: The paper looks at literature concerns with the meaning of quality, QA and QE,…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Definitions, Concept Teaching
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