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Sarrico, Cláudia S. – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
Performance indicators are increasingly used to measure the performance and quality of higher education. The purpose of this article is to discuss their role for reflecting on the challenges faced by high-participation higher education systems, regarding quality of student outcomes, equity of access, societal relevance and financial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Outcomes of Education
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Beerkens, Maarja – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
Performance data in higher education has gone through a major development in the last few decades. Simple input measures have given way to increasingly nuanced and dynamic output measures and performance indicators have become an integral part of management at the organisational and system level. The evolution of higher education performance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Data Use, College Administration
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Barbato, Giovanni; Bugaj, Justyna; Campbell, David F.J.; Cerbino, Roberto; Ciesielski, Piotr; Feliks-Dlugosz, Agnieszka; Milani, Manuela; Pausits, Attila – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
The article presents results of an Erasmus+ project that aimed at suggesting a comprehensive performance indicator set for learning and teaching. Based on a benchlearning exercise among the six project universities, the article presents findings of an exploratory research on the assessment of the developed indicator set by members of four…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Performance, Educational Quality
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Pohlenz, Philipp – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
At first sight, discussing the relevance of innovation, professionalisation and evaluation for higher education quality management seems to be redundant. Universities can legitimately be expected to be innovation-friendly, to pursue professionalism in their approaches to teaching and to be appreciative towards an evidence-supported management…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Innovation, Trust (Psychology), Professionalism
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Huisman, Jeroen; Stensaker, Bjørn – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
The article identifies current trends with respect to the governance and management of institutional performance in higher education institutions and discusses how recent developments in this area can be interpreted. It is argued that performance governance is changing with respect to the way performances are documented, measured and disseminated.…
Descriptors: Performance, Governance, Higher Education, Accountability
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Leiber, Theodor – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
The paper characterises the learning and teaching process with a focus on higher education and describes the basics of contemporary theories of learning and teaching. Against this conceptual background, the interweaving of performance indicators and theories and practice of learning and teaching is analysed. For a small, selected number of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Rosa, Maria J.; Williams, James; Claeys, Joke; Kane, David; Bruckmann, Sofia; Costa, Daniela; Rafael, José Alberto – Quality in Higher Education, 2022
Drawn from the SQELT Erasmus+ project, this article explores how learning analytics is implemented at a set of six European universities in the context of their performance data management models, including its multiple functions and ethical issues. It further identifies possible good practice and policy recommendations at decision-making level.…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Data Use, Ethics, Information Management
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Salto, Dante J. – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Regulation of higher education worldwide has become a complex process. New developments, such as the accreditation of institutions and programmes by foreign, and usually private, agencies, has not been the focus of scholarship on regulation and quality assurance in higher education. This article addresses the issue of accreditation of graduate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Business Administration Education, Graduate Study
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Abizada, Azar; Mirzaliyeva, Fizza – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
In 2014, the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic launched an honours programme in several universities to introduce the advanced curriculum and interactive teaching methodology. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the success of the programme via the satisfaction level of the honours students with the delivery of the promised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction, Honors Curriculum, College Students
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Hill, Christopher; Sughnani, Nitesh – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Demonstrating the value of transnational education (TNE) to the United Arab Emirates, and Dubai in particular, is a significant research priority. As Dubai seeks to become a destination for international higher education students, there is a need to better understand how TNE providers are viewed, both locally and internationally, by prospective…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, International Education, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Hauptman Komotar, Maruša – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
This article addresses quality assurance in European higher education from the perspective of accreditation. To reduce the bias in favour of comparative research of Western (European) countries, it investigates which practices are attached to accreditation in Slovenian and Dutch higher education and identifies on this basis key similarities and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Universities, Standards
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Kleimann, Bernd; Hückstädt, Malte – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
The boundaries between universities of applied sciences and universities in the binary higher education system in Germany have begun to blur. This is likely to affect the criteria for hiring professors, too. The article investigates whether or not there is a similarity of the relative weight universities of applied sciences and universities put on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Selection Criteria
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Gerón-Piñón, Gabriela; Solana-González, Pedro; Trigueros-Preciado, Sara; Pérez-González, Daniel – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
Several accreditation agencies in Latin America introduce their standards and guidance for documentation but they do not explicitly elaborate on the key performance indicators on which higher education institutions can rely for evaluating their activities. The purpose of this research is to analyse the management indicators that higher education…
Descriptors: Universities, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Attitudes, Higher Education
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Pehlivan, Davut; Cicek, Kadir – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
A quality management system is an essential and mandatory instrument for maritime higher education institutions mandated by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. To design an effective quality management system, it is strongly recommended to take the most comprehensive model of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Administration, Marine Education
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Uludag, Gonca; Bardakci, Salih; Avsaroglu, M. Dilek; Çankaya, Funda; Çatal, Sena; Ayvat, Fatma; Koçer, Ayhan; Yildirim, Sibel Aksu; Elmas, Muzaffer – Quality in Higher Education, 2021
This study aims to investigate Turkish higher education students' participation behaviours in quality assurance systems. The data were collected from 113 students through a semi-structured qualitative questionnaire developed based on the theory of planned behaviour. The data were analysed under three main themes: feelings, subjective norms and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Participation, Quality Assurance
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