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Starkute, Jovita; Valineviciene, Gintare – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
In the last few decades universities became service providers. In this case an open question is raised: what is the student role then? This article aims to enlighten the discourse of the student role. At first glance, a student is supposed to be just a passive service consumer--a client. Yet recent service management literature proposes that…
Descriptors: Student Role, Student Participation, Client Characteristics (Human Services), College Students
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Kaminskiene, Lina; Stasiunaitiene, Egle – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article identifies the validity of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (NILA) as one of the key factors for encouraging further development of the process of assessing and recognising non-formal and informal learning achievements in higher education. The authors analyse why the recognition of non-formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Validity
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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article reviews forms of higher education internationalisation at an institutional level. The relevance of theoretical background of internationalised study quality assessment is highlighted and definitions of internationalised studies quality are presented. Existing methods of assessment of higher education internationalisation are criticised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, International Education, Higher Education
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Misiunas, Mindaugas; Stravinskiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article reasons the aspect of change and transition in higher education institutions implementing quality management systems. Psychological and behavioural responses of high school staff towards quality management system being implemented are discussed; transition phases of the employees are introduced; specific features of staff management in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Total Quality Management, Personnel Management, Resistance to Change
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Gedviliene, Genute; Vaiciuniene, Vilhelmina – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of information literacy competencies level within nine universities of Lithuania. The empirical research was carried out in 2005 with a research sample of 700 respondents. Comparative analysis of the data between full-time and extramural study mode students revealed differences in the level of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Standards, College Students
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Dienys, Vincentas; Pukelis, Kestutis; Ziliukas, Pranas – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
A number of small countries face similar problems while organising external assessment of higher education institutions: how to select proper experts, how to prepare them and maintain? How to avoid bias or interest conflict between experts who evaluate the institution and the institution being evaluated? How to reduce the financial costs of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scientific Research, Institutional Evaluation, Quality Control
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Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The history of (external) quality assurance schemes in European higher education since ca. 1980 is sketched in this article. The three pioneering countries in Western Europe are taken as models of different developments and contrasted with the rise of accreditation in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. Using theoretical insights, the dynamics…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The author analyzes the nature of study programme assessment with regard to the assurance of study quality. The organisation of the assessment process of the non-university study programmes which were developed and submitted for realisation in Lithuania and other countries is also presented and compared. It is being analysed whether it is possible…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Quality, Professional Education, Statistical Analysis
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Arostegui, Jose Luis – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
This paper reports the evaluation carried out on the Music Teacher Education programme at the University of Granada. The first section deals with the European, national and university framework in which that evaluation was done. The four-stage methodology for collecting data, raising interpretations, external evaluation, and final report…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation