Quality assurance in higher education : for whom and of what?

Pillay, Hitendra K. & Kimber, Megan (2009) Quality assurance in higher education : for whom and of what? International Journal of Management in Education, 3(3/4), pp. 270-281.

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Over the past two decades the quality assurance of higher education institutions has captured a growing interest as evidenced by the increasing number of national and transnational bodies engaged in this area. Yet as the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, higher education systems and thus the regimes designed to ensure their quality are faced with significant complexity. Issues of accountability, authority and responsibility are paramount when responding to industry bodies, to globalisation and the transnational provision of higher education and to the use of market mechanisms. In this paper we raise some of the challenges for quality assurance for higher education presented by this growing complexity through the question, quality assurance in higher education, for whom and of what, highlighting our concern for a need to expand the centrality of accountability to include authority and responsibility as part of the quality assurance regimes for higher education

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ID Code: 28694
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Accountability, Responsibility, Responsiveness, External Regulator, HERN
DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2009.027349
ISSN: 1750-385X
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Sage
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2009 03:49
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 08:24

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