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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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Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Druskyte, Ruta; Mikutaviciene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article presents the research on study quality state at three Lithuanian universities. The research was performed during the spring semester in 2003. Research participants were 669 students, 227 teachers, 126 administration officers and 359 graduates. The outcomes of the research did not aim at revealing the state of study quality in a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Students, College Graduates, Administrators
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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
A taxonomy of potential values conflicts in evaluations is presented. Basis is the distinction of types of conflict (aims vs. means conflicts; qualitative vs. quantitative conflicts). Six areas of values are discussed: the ethical, methodical, social and interactive, legal, economic, and personal values. The taxonomy of conflicts between these…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Classification, Values, Conflict