A higher education quality assurance model for small states : the Maldives case study

Waheed, Abdul Hannan (2013) A higher education quality assurance model for small states : the Maldives case study. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Increasing globalisation and local expansion of Higher Education presents challenges to manage quality of the education services. This study investigated key stakeholders' perspectives on what constitutes key elements and attributes of an effective Quality Assurance (QA) system in Higher Education. The findings highlighted the need for: i) legislation to support a strong QA regulatory framework, ii) independence of the QA agency, iii) development of minimum quality standards through broad stakeholder involvement, and iv) a cyclical approach. The findings of this study proposed a QA model which has implications for strengthening of HE QA systems of Small State.

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ID Code: 65559
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Pillay, Hitendra & Hudson, Peter
Keywords: higher education accreditation, programme accreditation, institutional accreditation, higher education quality indicators, higher education quality regulations, standards of higher education, institutional audi
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 02:42
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:48

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