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Zawada, Britta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of a culture of high quality and show how a culture of high or exceptional quality goes beyond the functional apparatus of quality assurance, the so-called props on the stage, to the enactment and ultimately to the shared meaning-making and webs of significance for both the institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, School Culture, Universities
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Shurair, Amal S. A.; Pokharel, Shaligram – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and report students' perception of service quality in a university by examining the perceptual context of service quality with respect to students' loyalty behavior, image of the university and culture/values. Design/methodology/approach: A research framework is developed for quality assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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Gopalan, Neena; Beutell, Nicholas J.; Middlemiss, Wendy – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to investigate international students' cultural adjustment, academic satisfaction and turnover intentions using ecological systems perspective and explores factors that affect academic success and turnover by exploring three stages: arrival, adjustment and adaptation. Design/methodology/approach: The sample consists of 208…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Mobility
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Zamir, Sara – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: As the school evaluator's role is multifaceted and the school elevator is the school principal's subordinate, this paper aims to present the school evaluator's complex conduct to achieve a better understanding of his or her functioning. Design/methodology/approach: Theoretical paper. Findings: The two critical dimensions connected to the…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Accountability, Schools, Evaluators
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Flegl, Martin; Andrade Rosas, Luis Antonio – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Many higher education institutions (HEIs) have constructed their internal evaluation systems to secure teaching quality. This paper aims to analyze teaching quality, HEIs use students to evaluate their professors as they have direct contact with the professors during the whole semester. The authorities hope to receive valuable…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Personality Traits
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Teeroovengadum, Viraiyan; Nunkoo, Robin; Gronroos, Christian; Kamalanabhan, T. J.; Seebaluck, Ashley Keshwar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to validate the higher education service quality (HESQUAL) scale using a confirmatory approach and test an improved structural model that predicts student loyalty from image, perceived value, satisfaction and service quality. In addition to validating the HESQUAL scale using a confirmatory approach, two other…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Alstete, Jeffrey W.; Beutell, Nicholas J. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to consider assurance of learning among undergraduate business students enrolled in capstone business strategy courses using the GLO-BUS competitive simulation. Gender, academic major and business core course performance were examined. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were 595 undergraduate capstone business…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Capstone Experiences, Simulation
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Yousef, D. A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to examine the reliability and validity of the learning style construct conceptualized by Honey and Mumford (1986) in educational settings in the United Arab Emirates. Design/methodology/approach: Two independent samples from the UAE were used: one comprised 1,463 undergraduate students at the UAE University, and the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Questionnaires, Test Validity
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Anis, Azilah; Islam, Rafikul – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a hierarchical model to rank the challenges faced by the private Malaysian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the provision of quality education and subsequently their corresponding critical success factors (CSFs) to address those challenges. Design/methodology/approach: A sequential mix method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Private Colleges, Success
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Kaur, Jagdish; Arora, Sangeeta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to develop, refine and validate a multidimensional scale for measuring students' attitude toward educational debt for higher studies in Punjab (India) and the impact of this attitude on the satisfaction of students. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses interview and survey approach. The sample comprises 417 students…
Descriptors: Indians, Debt (Financial), State Universities, Private Colleges
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Kolade, Oluwaseun – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Against the backdrop of falling standards and failing government policies in the education sector in Nigeria, this paper aimed to investigate how and why non-state actors can make a significant impact on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals for universal basic education (UBE). Design/methodology/approach: This study draws from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools
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Pham, Nhung Thi Tuyet; Paton, Valerie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Adequacy of full-time faculty is a fundamental indicator used by US accreditors to ensure quality learning environments. This paper aims to explore institutional responses to one US regional accreditor to identify themes related to adequacy of faculty in support of institutional missions over a two-year period.…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Arumugam, Vasumathi; Mamilla, Rajesh; C., Anil – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The government has taken an initiative to improve the MBBS admission process in the country to eradicate the academic dishonesty and encourage the deserving candidates for MBBS enrolment. The Supreme Court has paved the way to hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), a common entrance test for admission to undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Medical Education, College Admission
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Alhamad, Bassam Mohamed; Aladwan, Rama – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: There is no such thing as a truly centralized or decentralized management system. With regard to universities, most of the key areas in universities are centralized, e.g. finance, personnel, curriculum, management and quality. These key areas will exhibit a higher impact on learning and research by maintaining the appropriate balance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Administrative Organization, College Administration
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Pownall, Ian; Kennedy, Victoria – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the influences that shape the intention of a grading decision at the point at which it is made. This can be particularly important when those influences may vary during the marking process making reflective analyses also difficult to explore. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw upon a…
Descriptors: Grading, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Influences
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