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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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Abebe, Rediet Tesfaye; Ford, Krisztina – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the status of student feedback channels and the role of student representatives in the quality assurance and enhancement of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programmes. It provides an analysis of 1941 open-ended survey responses, covering 87 EMJMD programmes and involving respondents of 129 nationalities. The…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Pastore, Serafina; Manuti, Amelia; Scardigno, Fausta; Curci, Antonella; Pentassuglia, Monica – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on the role of student feedback in the process of higher education quality assurance. The most recent reforms of the educational systems encourage teachers to enlarge their educational paradigm by experimenting with assessment practices that would go behind accountability and be more responsive to students' learning needs. In…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Alzafari, Khaled; Ursin, Jani – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The vast majority of studies concerning the implementation of quality assurance in higher education institutions have been conducted from a national perspective, with few cross-national studies. This study aimed to explore the implementation of quality assurance standards in Europe from a comparative perspective. A questionnaire based on…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Standards
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Leiber, Theodor – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
In contemporary knowledge societies, performance indicators are an indispensable element of sustainable quality management and enhancement through monitoring and evaluating quality performance of higher education institutions. It is argued that learning and teaching quality in higher education should be approached in a holistic way, namely across…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Economy
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Kadhila, Ngepathimo; Iipumbu, Nangula – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
Higher education plays an important role in the social, economic and political development of any given nation. In the Namibian context, quality assurance systems have been put in place at both national and institutional levels through the establishment of national quality assurance agencies and units responsible for quality in institutions. A…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Public Agencies, Higher Education
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Dakovic, Goran; Gover, Anna – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the impact of external quality assurance evaluations conducted by the Institutional Evaluation Programmes (IEP). IEP is an international quality assurance agency offering improvement-oriented peer reviews to higher education institutions on a voluntary basis. The paper is based on the results of a survey sent to evaluated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Tamrat, Wondwosen – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) was established in Ethiopia to spearhead efforts in the assurance of quality at a national level. This study examined the views of private providers about the operational features and practices of HERQA. Findings revealed that despite its significant contributions in formalising and…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Quality Assurance, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Canal Domínguez, Juan Francisco; Rodríguez Gutiérrez, César – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This research using a time survival model is aimed at analysing which factors determine the time it took Spanish university graduates to find their first job during the 2009--15 period, a time framework where the Spanish economy underwent the worst effects of the financial crisis. As far as training is concerned, both the type of degree (bachelor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, College Graduates
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Rughoobur-Seetah, Soujata – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This paper attempts to identify factors influencing students' choices of higher education institution in Mauritius. Social exchange theory was used as theoretical foundation. A survey was conducted with students at tertiary level in Mauritius. A partial least square structural equation modelling was used to identify factors affecting students'…
Descriptors: College Choice, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Staub, Donald – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
Globally, attention to quality and accreditation in higher education continues trending upward. This is attributable to a number of factors, such as the internationalisation of higher education, stakeholders demanding accountability, international rankings; parents and students wanting assurance that a diploma equals employment. Universities and…
Descriptors: Specialization, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Strategic Planning
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Hladchenko, Myroslava; Vossensteyn, Hans – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
Means-ends decoupling implies that national policies and practices are disconnected from the state's core goal of creating public welfare. Employing sociological institutionalism, this article aims to explore how means-ends decoupling at the state level affects Ukrainian students' choice of university and study programme using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Choice, Business Administration Education
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Cardoso, Sónia; Rosa, Maria J.; Videira, Pedro – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
Academics' support for quality assurance (QA) depends on several factors, including their sense of ownership, which seems to be influenced by academics' participation in QA's implementation. This paper aims to understand whether this participation is indeed contributing to academics' ownership of QA. Findings from a survey of Portuguese academics'…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Teacher Participation, Program Implementation, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Liu, Qin; Liu, Li – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
Amidst the international movement toward establishing more rigorous external quality assurance, the recent quality assurance reform within the Ontario public university sector involves a shift of focus from external to internal quality assurance. This paper explores to what extent organisational learning was occurring at three comprehensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Quality Assurance, Educational Change
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Buwalda, Nienke; Braspenning, Jozé; van Dijk, Nynke; Visser, Mechteld – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
A quality system (named GEAR; acronym for Combined Evaluation Audit Round in English), has been introduced in eight institutes of the Dutch general practitioner specialty training. This paper focuses on the local and national effects of GEAR. Seventeen semi-structured interviews were conducted with the directors and quality co-ordinators. At a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Practice (Medicine), Physicians, Semi Structured Interviews
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