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Is the Asian quality assurance system for higher education going glonacal? Assessing the impact of three types of program accreditation on Taiwanese universities

Is the Asian quality assurance system for higher education going glonacal? Assessing the impact of three types of program accreditation on Taiwanese universities | Higher Education Policy and Educational Development Practice | Scoop.it

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Tertiary education institutions are currently learning to integrate and balance the needs of varying stakeholders, including local students, national governments, and the global market. These three dimensions combine into the concept of a ‘glonacal’ – global + national + local – region of higher education. At the same time, quality assurance influences higher education in terms of policy decisions and processes, putting more emphasis on teaching as a core function of universities, and leading to an increased bureaucratization and heavier administrative workload. Yet, there is little evidence of the consequences of the glonacal approach for the quality of teaching and learning within universities and colleges. The main purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of the glonacal quality assurance system of Asian higher education through a case study of the effects of three program accreditations on higher education institutions in Taiwan (Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan [HEEACT], Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International [AACSB International] and Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan [IEET]).

full text: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03075079.2013.818638#.Uh7_xhv790o


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Higher Education Policy and the Shaping of Education Development Practice | a SEDA-funded research project at the University of Greenwich

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Talking about quality: the future of higher education regulation

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More data can lead to poor student choices, Hefce learns

More data can lead to poor student choices, Hefce learns | Higher Education Policy and Educational Development Practice | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed university applicants filter out information to cope, research finds (RT @HEontap: More data can lead to poor student choices, Hefce learns - “decision paralysis” http://t.co/MMNgHQfTBF...
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Driving improvements through research: A summary of QAA's research activity and findings

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How useful are student engagement surveys in the UK? - The Guardian

How useful are student engagement surveys in the UK? - The Guardian | Higher Education Policy and Educational Development Practice | Scoop.it
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Alex Buckley from the HEA will be leading a webinar on 11 February to discuss the results of the pilot student engagement survey conducted by the HEA last year.
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The Year of Higher Education Policy in Review

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Policy directions in higher education – The Scan

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In this commentary for the ACPET Journal for Private Education, Brendan Sheehan looks to the higher education policy horizon under the newly elected Coalition government. On the face of it, he writes, education generally is ...
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Fundamental review of the UK Performance Indicators - HEFCE

The UK Performance Indicators (UKPIs) for higher education (HE) provide information on the nature and performance of the HE sector in the UK. They are intended as an objective and consistent set of measures of how a higher education provider is performing. The first set of UKPIs was published in 1999, having been developed out of recommendations of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (the Dearing Report) to provide suitable indicators and associated benchmarks of the performance of the HE sector. The development of the UKPIs over time has been governed by the UK Performance Indicators Steering Group (UKPISG). For more information, see the content associated with UKPIs on the HESA web-site. This collaborative governance arrangement continues to bring together representatives of the four UK funding bodies for HE, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, government departments, HE institutions and other interested bodies to steer the development of these measures.

A fundamental review of the UKPIs was commissioned by UKPISG in early 2013, in the context of large-scale, fast-paced changes in the HE sector, and differing policies for HE between the UK nations. The overarching aim of the research was to review the rationale, purpose and policy drivers of the UKPIs, the usage and the users of the UKPIs; and whether the existing UKPIs were still fit for purpose. The review engaged with a wide range of interested bodies and organisations, through a series of stakeholder interviews, online consultation and deliberative events. The final reports of the review process were received by the UKPISG in September 2013, who will now use the findings reported in those documents to guide their future work.

UKPISG has invited providers of higher education in the UK to comment on some preliminary actions proposed in its initial response to the findings of the fundamental review of the UKPIs. This opportunity to comment is being provided to institutions before these changes are discussed further, formally amended if appropriate, accepted and then implemented by UKPISG during 2014.

Visit the HEFCE site to access the reports http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rereports/year/2013/ukpireview/


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Hugely topical work. It includes a very good analysis of the contextual factors that affect performance indicators (something very uncommon in similar works).

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New areas for higher education performance indicators to support evidence-based decision making: financial sustainability, teaching quality, international outlook, employer and business engagement +  value-added/value for money offered by HE

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Thinktank sounds warning for BIS' post-election budget - Times Higher Education

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Thinktank sounds warning for BIS' post-election budget Times Higher Education According to David Palfreyman, director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, the calculations are designed to warn the government that “unless you...
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How can universities support students to work harder? - Times Higher Education

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THE podcast: David Willetts interview - Times Higher Education

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Vince Cable's UUK speech - Times Higher Education

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Vince Cable's UUK speech Times Higher Education Mr Cable, who usually leaves discussion of higher education policy to universities minister David Willetts, discussed the struggles within the coalition government over immigration and overseas...
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Academics Anonymous: international staff suffer raw deal from universities - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog) Academics Anonymous: international staff suffer raw deal from universities The Guardian (blog) In 2012, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) found that one quarter of academics working in UK higher education...
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The government's higher education policy is an omnishambles

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QAA report: student expectations and perceptions of HE | Jisc Digital ...

A recent report from Kings College London and the QAA looks at student expectations and perceptions of higher education. Though there is no specific focus on digital aspects of the HE experience, there are still findings from ...
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HEA publishes first research into learning and teaching of Moocs - The Guardian

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Student engagement – Between policy-making and scholarship - University World News

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2013 Policy paper on quality of higher education

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1. Introduction

High quality higher education is of utmost importance for students, institutions and society. An education of high quality provides the right tools for students to meet future challenges. A high quality higher education system is characterized by removing all obstacles to access, and facilitating progress and completion; implementing a student-centred approach to learning and fairly assessing students. This system must also be braced by adequate student support services; ensuring links between learning, teaching and research activities; individual, social and civic training for responsible and active citizens; mobility opportunities; academic freedom; and where students are considered full members of the academic community and competent, constructive partners.

ESU believes that the quality of higher education should be one of the highest priorities in the debates within the European higher education society. High quality and accessibility are two sides of one coin. It is of the highest importance that all higher education is accessible and of high quality in order to give the best possible conditions to enter and complete higher education.


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Experts demand quality control for capless 'free-for-all' - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Experts demand quality control for capless 'free-for-all' Times Higher Education Anthony McClaran, chief executive of the QAA, said he welcomed the “commitment to protect academic standards, the experience of students and the...
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Put part-time study at the heart of policy, says UUK - Times Higher Education

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Put part-time study at the heart of policy, says UUK Times Higher Education A Universities UK report on part-time study warns of the potential for “market failure” under England's £9,000 fee regime, recommending that such provision be intrinsic to...
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Part-time students 'should get preferential treatment' - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Part-time students 'should get preferential treatment' Times Higher Education If part-time charges remained at current levels – linked pro rata to £9,000 fees for full-time students – “things could get worse, not better”,...
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Does any party have a higher education policy? Answer: No

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The political parties have decided higher education is a toxic subject. But they can't just leave universities in the lurch, says Peter Scott
The party conference season is almost over – and the new parliamentary year will begin soon.

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Unistats updates help students make informed choices

The updated and improved Unistats web-site includes even more course information than ever before, and will make it easier for users to search and compare courses by location, as well as on the go via a new mobile phone version.

full article here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2013/name,83281,en.html


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