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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Whenever evaluations are done, there are antinomies of interests both within and between stakeholders. To account for such antinomies, taxonomy has been developed which will be presented and discussed using the peer review processes in university evaluations as example. The taxonomy contains four dimensions: a) seven values domains are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Taxonomy, Conflict
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Rostlund, Ausra; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article grounds the structure of the external evaluation of colleges at the level of the non-university higher education sector, and it reveals the problems met in this process as well as possibilities for their solution: the phenomenon of the external evaluation of colleges is discussed and its concept is presented; the external evaluation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Problems
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Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Ziogeviciute, Areta – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
The article analyses the issue of indefiniteness of higher education quality management as a specific area of quality management. It analyses the participation of staff in the development of quality culture. It investigates the perceptions of university and college staff of their responsibilities to participate in quality management. On the basis…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, School Personnel, Responsibility
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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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Savickiene, Izabela; Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article discusses dimensions and criteria, which are used to assess the quality of higher education in different countries. The paper presents dimensions and criteria that could be appropriate for assessment of the quality of higher education at Lithuanian universities. Quality dimensions, assessment criteria and indicators are defined and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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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
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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
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Stumbrys, Eugenijus – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
This article deals with the issue of developing an efficient study quality assurance system in higher education. The issue of quality assurance is analysed in the context of the Lithuanian higher education integration into the common European Higher Education Area. The author explores the relevance of a study quality issue, presents an overview of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Juodaityte, Audrone – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
This article defines total quality philosophy, its transformations and significance for study quality in higher education institution. It reveals the concepts, principles and problems of study quality management and provides overview of implementation of study quality management at today's European universities. The experience of two European…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Total Quality Management, Educational Quality