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External quality audit : has it improved quality assurance in universities?

Author: Chenicheri Sid Nair; Mahsood Shah
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2013. ©2013
Series: Chandos learning and teaching series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whilst external quality audits have been in place for more than a decade in some countries, limited research exists on the extent to which such audits have been effective in improving systems and processes for quality assurance in higher education institutions, and the extent to which such audits have improved academic standards, outcomes and student experience. External Quality Audit looks at the experience of  Read more...
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External quality audit
(OCoLC)840603878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chenicheri Sid Nair; Mahsood Shah
ISBN: 9781780633169 1780633165 1306176611 9781306176613
OCLC Number: 864899146
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 283 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Quality assurance : corporate fist in a velvet glove? / Robin McTaggart --
2. The impact of external quality audit in a private for-profit tertiary education institution / Mahsood Shah and Sue-Ann Stanford --
3. Multiple views of quality audits in New Zealand : a case for advancing systemic understanding / Shelley Paewai --
4. Reflections on the effectiveness of four cycles of external quality audits in New Zealand universities / John M. Jennings and Jan Cameron --
5. Enhancing quality assurance in an institution : the University of the South Pacific experience of an external audit / Sereana Kubuabola --
6. Quality audits in Hong Kong : seeking evidence of quality enhancement / Carmel McNaught --
7. External quality audits and quality assurance in the higher education sector : the Malaysian perspective / Marlia Puteh, Hadina Habil and Naziha Ahmad Azli --
8. External quality audit in the UK : an impact analysis / Shuiyun Liu --
9. Effect of external quality agencies on universities in India / Asha Gupta --
10. External quality audits in South African higher education : goals, outcomes and challenges / Lis Lange and Mala Singh --
11. Development, effectiveness and future of quality assurance and assessment in Italian higher education / Matteo Turri --
12. Audits of quality assurance systems of higher education institutions in Finland / Timo Ala-Vahala and Taina Saarinen --
13. External quality auditing : strengths and shortcomings in the audit process / Bjorn Stensaker --
14. Institutional management and quality audit : the experience in Chile / Maria Jose Lemaitre, Mario Maturana, Elisa Zenteno and Andrea Alvarado --
15. Scope, transparency and style : system-level quality strategies and the student experience in Australia / Nigel Palmer --
16. Accreditation and institutional learning : the impact interactions based on a minimaxing strategy have on the benefits from external reviews / Fernando Padro --
17. Has it worked globally? / Chenicheri Sid Nair.
Series Title: Chandos learning and teaching series.
Responsibility: edited by Mahsood Shah and Chenicheri Sid Nair.
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