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Kaçaniku, Fjolla – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
This paper analyses the unique case of Kosovo alongside the broad context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) development. Kosovo started implementing the Bologna Process in 2001, although to date, it has not been formally admitted as a member. This paper provides evidence on the impact of the Bologna-influenced reforms on developing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Organizational Change, Educational Quality
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Rahnuma, Naureen – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
Bangladesh's approach to devising a Quality Assurance Framework in higher education has eventuated in less than a decade. The framework provides criteria within which universities must operate and encompasses internal self-assessment review and monitoring besides external quality assurance, with the intrinsic goal of operationalising national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Khamis, Tashmin; Scully, Sam – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
Increasingly across many jurisdictions, external quality assurance agencies are requiring higher education institutions to develop internal quality assurance systems that grant ownership of programme improvement to those implementing teaching and learning. Whilst this development is laudable, the quality assurance frameworks used for this process…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Program Improvement
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Bendixen, Carsten; Jacobsen, Jens Christian – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
The Bologna Process was an attempt to build and coordinate OECD countries' higher education systems through, "inter alia," strategic public investment. The Lisbon Strategy 2000-2010 was a continuation of the Bologna process that also highlighted the coordination of education and research based on market-based funding models. Similarly,…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Cherkezishvili, David; Sanikidze, Tamar; Gibbs, Paul – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
The development of applied-practice or professional doctorates has implications for the roles of not only academics and students but also the commercial drivers in the knowledge economy. The changes suggest that it is in the common good for developing economies, as well as benefiting both private economic and social capital. Universities worldwide…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Knowledge Economy, Doctoral Degrees, Universities
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Manatos, Maria J.; Huisman, Jeroen – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
In this explorative study, the translation perspective from organisational studies is taken to analyse how national accreditation agencies interpret the so-called European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and adjust these to the domestic context. Additionally, the study investigates how review panels make use of the ESG vocabulary in their review…
Descriptors: Standards, Guidelines, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education
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Isaeva, Razia; Eisenschmidt, Eve; Vanari, Katlin; Kumpas-Lenk, Kaija – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
The university-student partnership during the quality assurance process has gained considerable attention in policy documents as well as in the research into higher education. An effective dialogue is critical for engaging students in continuous improvement of higher education. Therefore, this qualitative study explored how student engagement in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Quality Assurance, Student School Relationship
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Tømte, Cathrine Edelhard; Fossland, Trine; Aamodt, Per Olaf; Degn, Lise – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the digitalisation of teaching and learning understood as external processes, influenced by government and international trends and as internal processes within the institutions, in Denmark and Norway. These are countries with similarities regarding digitalisation and educational systems. In the internal processes, there was…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Abebe, Rediet Tesfaye; Ford, Krisztina – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the status of student feedback channels and the role of student representatives in the quality assurance and enhancement of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programmes. It provides an analysis of 1941 open-ended survey responses, covering 87 EMJMD programmes and involving respondents of 129 nationalities. The…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Pastore, Serafina; Manuti, Amelia; Scardigno, Fausta; Curci, Antonella; Pentassuglia, Monica – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on the role of student feedback in the process of higher education quality assurance. The most recent reforms of the educational systems encourage teachers to enlarge their educational paradigm by experimenting with assessment practices that would go behind accountability and be more responsive to students' learning needs. In…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Alzafari, Khaled; Ursin, Jani – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The vast majority of studies concerning the implementation of quality assurance in higher education institutions have been conducted from a national perspective, with few cross-national studies. This study aimed to explore the implementation of quality assurance standards in Europe from a comparative perspective. A questionnaire based on…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Standards
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Leiber, Theodor – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
In contemporary knowledge societies, performance indicators are an indispensable element of sustainable quality management and enhancement through monitoring and evaluating quality performance of higher education institutions. It is argued that learning and teaching quality in higher education should be approached in a holistic way, namely across…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Economy
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Kadhila, Ngepathimo; Iipumbu, Nangula – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
Higher education plays an important role in the social, economic and political development of any given nation. In the Namibian context, quality assurance systems have been put in place at both national and institutional levels through the establishment of national quality assurance agencies and units responsible for quality in institutions. A…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Public Agencies, Higher Education
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Alaskar, Amal; D'Errico, Ellen; Alipoon, Laura; Dehom, Salem – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
A sample of 189 participants from 28 institutions of higher education with baccalaureate programmes in nursing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in a study using an on-line survey about perceptions towards institutional accreditation. Perceptions about the purpose, process, and motivation to be involved in an institutional accreditation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Nursing Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Alzafari, Khaled; Kratzer, Jan – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
Embedding quality into higher education institutions is a challenging matter given the complexity of the higher education environment. Although several studies have been conducted seeking to reveal associated challenges, a limited number of researches have been implemented on a cross-national level. This study investigates challenges associated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Barriers, Specialists
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