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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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Martínez León, Hilda Cecilia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of the challenges academics face today in developing a knowledge-based economy. In response to these challenges, the authors developed a collaborative approach to enhancing the learning experience for engineering management (or industrial engineering) capstone design courses. The…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning, Curriculum, School Business Relationship
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Choudhury, Pradeep Kumar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss students' assessment of quality related issues in engineering education in India. Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses primary survey data of 1,178 undergraduate engineering students in Delhi, India, in 2009-2010. Students' experience and views of four important aspects such as teaching methods used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students
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Bassi, Francesca – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is the analysis of the evolution of students' satisfaction over time in a large Italian university and the effects on it because of some characteristics of the teachers: didactic practices, beliefs and needs with regard to teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The first step of the analysis…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Higher Education, College Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Chedrawi, Charbel; Howayeck, Pierrette; Tarhini, Abbas – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of the accreditation path toward legitimacy in business schools from an isomorphic and a social responsibility perspective. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative method is used to analyze the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process…
Descriptors: Corporations, Business, Social Responsibility, Higher Education
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Bowker, Lynne – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Using a descriptive case study approach, this paper aims to validate academic librarians' perceptions that they are marginalized by faculty during academic program reviews, and recommends ways for the two groups to collaborate more effectively to make program reviews more meaningful. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes a case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Libraries, Library Role, College Programs
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Weerasinghe, I. M. S.; Fernando, R. L. S. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explain critical factors affecting student satisfaction levels in selected state universities in Sri Lanka. Design/methodology/approach: The study has applied an quantitative survey design guided by six hypotheses. A conceptual framework has been developed to address the research questions on the basis of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction, Hypothesis Testing, Undergraduate Students
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Arribas Díaz, Jorge Antonio; Martínez-Mediano, Catalina – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the application of quality management systems (QMS) based on international standards of quality in education (ISO 9001:2008) and ascertain the influence of this quality model on primary and secondary schools in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in 26 publicly funded,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Total Quality Management, Educational Quality, International Organizations
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Santhanam, Elizabeth; Lynch, Bernardine; Jones, Jeffrey – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to report the findings of a study into the automated text analysis of student feedback comments to assist in investigating a high volume of qualitative information at various levels in an Australian university. It includes the drawbacks and advantages of using selected applications and established lexicons. There has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Feedback (Response), Content Analysis
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine six South African universities with a particular focus on the quality of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach was adopted and data were mainly generated by means of open-ended questionnaires. The questionnaire was circulated to approximately 1,800 students and 746…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Rodriguez, Janette; Valenzuela, Madonna; Ayuyao, Nunilon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Critical success factors (CSFs) in total quality management (TQM) implementation are vital to the quality improvement of organizations, including higher education institutions (HEIs). The present study aims to attempt to develop a TQM paradigm contextualized to HEIs in the Philippine setting. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 309…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Total Quality Management, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Lin, Meiko – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to design and iteratively improve the quality of survey-based measures of three non-cognitive constructs for Grade 5-6 students, keeping in mind information needs of users in education reform contexts. The constructs are: Mathematics-related Self-Efficacy, Self-Concept, and Anxiety (M-SE, M-SC, and M-ANX).…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Markowitsch, Jörg – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to clarify the concept of "school quality management culture" in relation to the general notion of "school organizational culture" and to review empirical studies that scrutinised the relation between organisational culture and quality management practices in education and business.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, School Culture, Vocational Education
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Yamamoto, Kentaro; Lennon, Mary Louise – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Fabricated data jeopardize the reliability of large-scale population surveys and reduce the comparability of such efforts by destroying the linkage between data and measurement constructs. Such data result in the loss of comparability across participating countries and, in the case of cyclical surveys, between past and present surveys.…
Descriptors: Measurement, Deception, Data, Identification
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Pounder, James S.; Stoffell, Peter; Choi, Edward – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore whether the transformational classroom leadership concept could describe the notion of the inspiring professor that the Gallup-Purdue survey (2014) found to be a major factor in enhancing college and university graduates' workplace engagement. Design/methodology/approach: Surveys of existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Education Work Relationship, College Faculty
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