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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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della Volpe, Maddalena; Esposito, Francesca – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
This article aims to analyse Italian universities' official websites discursive practices to assess their involvement in the university third mission: the contribution by universities to the social and economic development of the environment in which they act. To achieve it, textual data were extracted from the official websites of the 91 Italian…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Universities, Institutional Mission, Educational Quality
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Cameron, Celia L. – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
To date there is limited research on organisation-based self-esteem within the higher education environment. This quantitative study addresses that gap by investigating the differences in organisation-based self-esteem between two subgroups: academic teaching staff ('faculty' in the United States) and administrative staff, excluding senior…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Higher Education, College Faculty, Staff Role
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Nudzor, Hope Pius; Ansah, Francis – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
Graduate tracer studies have come to represent one of the key approaches for enhancing study programme effectiveness in contemporary higher education. This has led to a surge in graduate tracer studies by Ghanaian higher education institutions. However, reflective practices on challenges and lessons from these studies are lacking. Through…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Alumni
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Wynne, Carlise Womack; Satchwell, Deryck – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
This article outlines a case study of creating a system of quality assurance in Belize while also building the capacity of teaching staff in order to support the process of establishing quality standards in tertiary education. This case study outlines the process of establishing the first quality assurance system in the nation's history as well as…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Schmidt, Uwe; Chau, Ly Thi Minh; Dagdagan, Jacqueline; Fuhrmann, Michaela; Lam, Dao Phong; Niedermeier, Frank; Köhler, Anke – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
This article presents experiences and conclusions of an audit approach that focuses on the thesis that universities can gain most from external impulses when actively acquired and adapted by participants. This approach dubbed 'collegial audit' refers to the idea of autopoietic systems according to Luhmann and the consideration that systems do not…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Audits (Verification), Universities, International Cooperation
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Lucander, Henriette; Christersson, Cecilia – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
This paper reports on the design, development and evaluation of a novel process for quality assurance of assessments for entire educational programmes. The process was developed and tested by multidisciplinary teaching staff and consists of five phases: inventory, analyses, evaluation, planning change and realising change. The process for quality…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty
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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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