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Dirkse van Schalkwyk, Riaan; Maritz, Jeanette; Steenkamp, Rigard J. – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
The need for private higher education in South Africa is reflected by the explosive growth of newly registered private higher education institutions. This is coupled with a need for corporate quality management of service quality for students and academics. This article elaborates on service quality from a corporate sociotechnical perspective. The…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Private Colleges, Higher Education, Corporations
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Vesce, E.; Cisi, M.; Gentile, T.; Stura, I. – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Quality is a multidimensional and transversal concept also in the field of higher education. This and other considerations revealed some problems during application of quality principles to study programmes, emerged from the first accreditation experience in Italy. The objective of this article is to provide a simple self-assessment tool for…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Self Evaluation (Groups), Institutional Evaluation, Higher Education
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Previtali, Pietro; Cerchiello, Paola – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Accreditation is a main pillar for the educational sector and its quality assurance system. The aim of this article is to study how corporate governance affects the responsiveness of public and private organisations to adopting new accreditation standards. The survey was conducted on a sample of more than 500 vocational education and training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governing Boards, Governance, Organizational Change
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Mussawy, Sayed Ahmad Javid; Rossman, Gretchen B. – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
This research investigated the implementation of accreditation at public teaching and research universities in Afghanistan. A qualitative multi-case study design was used to interview 46 individuals from five universities. The findings revealed that participants conceptualise quality assurance and accreditation as organisational sensemaking that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance
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Noda, Ayaka; Kim, Sounghee; Yung Chi Hou, Angela; Lu, I-Jung Grace; Chou, Hua Chi – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
This study probes the execution of internal quality assurance "vis-à-vis" learning outcome assessments in Japanese and Taiwanese universities. To this end, it applies Elken and Stensaker's theoretical framework of 'quality work' to ascertain the following: (1) how universities build internal quality assurance; (2) what learning outcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Al-Imarah, Ahmed A.; Shields, Robin; Kamm, Richard – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Both innovation and quality assurance are prominent concerns in higher education institutions but research is ambiguous with respect to the relationship between quality assurance and innovation. Specifically, it is unclear whether quality assurance supports innovation or, conversely, acts as a hindrance. As a relatively new innovation, massive…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Technological Advancement, Educational Innovation
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Wollscheid, Sabine; Lødding, Berit; Aamodt, Per Olaf – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
This article explores beginner student and staff perspectives of study preparedness across higher education institutions and disciplines in Norway, focusing on writing, reading and academic working skills. Drawing on focus group interviews among academic staff and students, findings show a certain academic unpreparedness by beginner students.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literacy, Academic Language, College Preparation
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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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Ashour, Sanaa – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
Since 1997, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has invested in higher education and its expansion as part of its commitment to building a knowledge-based society. Though the UAE has prioritised quality higher education, it still faces challenges in producing graduates who are capable of actively participating in building its knowledge base. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Knowledge Economy, Foreign Countries
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