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Ilyasov, Asiman; Imanova, Sevil; Mushtagov, Addin; Sadigova, Zulfiyya – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
Today, one of the long-term development goals of Azerbaijan is to train competitive human capital in higher education in the 21st century in accordance with the modern requirements of the labour market. In this context, the modernisation of the quality assurance system in higher education in Azerbaijan is one of the priority issues. The article…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Employment Qualifications, Human Capital
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Isaeva, Razia; Aliyev, Razim – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
A qualitative empirical study of how higher education actors in Azerbaijan conceptualise excellence in teaching and how they promote it at different levels. The findings provide an original insight into how the concept of excellence is understood in the higher education of Azerbaijan. Intriguingly, there is no definition of teaching excellence nor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly V. – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
The Soviet legacy has kept Georgian universities relegated to a peripheral status regionally and globally. In the post-Soviet era, some Georgian intellectuals sought opportunities to enhance creativity, openness and international collaboration at their universities for European Union integration; however, others nurtured nostalgia for unchallenged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Chokoraia, Tamar – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
The Georgian educational system was not familiar with the concept of plagiarism during the Soviet era. The purpose of the article is to study whether the mechanisms for plagiarism prevention in Georgian higher education institutions have been improved as a result of the application of new authorisation standards and international practices; it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Prevention, Higher Education
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Tavadze, Giorgi – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
This article explores the notion of the responsibility of the university in the global context and attempts to link it to the concept of quality broadly conceived. Specifically, it is argued that there are certain similarities between the discourses of philosophy of higher education (global responsibility of the university) and political…
Descriptors: College Role, School Responsibility, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Barnett, Ronald – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
The contemporary university has its place amid a world in total motion. The issue arises, then, as to what it is it to try to shape a university in the context of a world that lacks stability. The thesis argued here is twofold: (1) that the university should take seriously its entwinement with the world; indeed, with large eco-systems of the…
Descriptors: Universities, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Quality
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Sharvashidze, George; Grdzelidze, Irma; Sikharulidze, David; Gabrichidze, Tinatin – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
Arrival of managerialism, call for accountability, efficiency and effectiveness marked a new era in higher education. With the growing demand for evidence-based and data-driven analysis of higher education institutions' performance from internal and external stakeholders, universities are looking for ways to successfully implement performance…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Universities, Benchmarking
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Vardanyan, Lusik; Safaryan, Naira; Movsisyan, Tatevik – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
This article is an attempt to present the benefits and challenges of English medium instruction (EMI) and its implementation in Armenian higher education institutions. Through statistically reliable and significant findings of the surveys conducted within the framework of Erasmus + SMARTI Project a qualitative and quantitative analysis has been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Language of Instruction
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Greere, Anca – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
Derived from practical experience, this article outlines key aspects to be considered when developing a training programme focused on quality assurance in higher education and suggests possible measures of success for training delivery. Practice-based professional reflections are systematised into an applicable, duly tested, quality assurance…
Descriptors: Training, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Rauf, Abdul; Rostás, Kriszta; Canning, John – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
About ten years ago, concerns were expressed about quality and standards in some universities of applied sciences (UAS) in the Netherlands. In response, a HBO report outlined a series of measures to improve the quality of assessment practices in UAS. This study provides recent analysis of lecturer perceptions of assessments of UAS with a view to…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Universities, Technical Institutes, Foreign Countries
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Hernández-Medina, Patricia; Ramírez-Torres, Gabriel – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the financial aid programme aimed at discounting tuition fees at one of Venezuela's first private universities on early and late student departure, both from the degree programme and the institution, as well as on graduation. The propensity score matching was used by calculating the average…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, Program Evaluation
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Palacios Mena, Nancy; Ariza Bulla, John Fredy – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
This article studies the relationship between the socioeconomic conditions of higher education students in Colombia and their academic performance during the pandemic. The household's socioeconomic conditions are approximated by the education level of the parents, their occupation and the possession of assets. A multiple regression model tests the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Zaitseva, Elena; Law, Anna S. – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
Student engagement with evaluation surveys has been declining, reducing the reliability and usability of the data for quality assurance and enhancement. One of the reasons for that, as reported by students, is the perceived low relevance of survey questions to their daily experiences and concerns. Uniform questions, provided by standardised survey…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Student Surveys, Quality Assurance, Student Attitudes
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Bàguena, Arnau; Huertas, Esther; Casadesus, Marti – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
During this pandemic period, many external quality assurance agencies organised their external assessment visits to higher education institutions virtually. This has been an experience that must be valued, determining whether in future it makes sense to continue organising visits virtually or adopting other similar formats. To this end, this…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Tang, Anne L. L.; Tung, Vincent Wing Sun; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline; Rattray, Julie – Quality in Higher Education, 2023
This study aimed to examine university students' perceptions of teacher care overall and in the three constructs of pedagogical care, holistic care and relational care, to consider their inclusion in quality enhancement models. Quantitative research using self-administrated online survey was conducted with undergraduates in Hong Kong, Macau,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Caring
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