A3ES and CIPES Conference
Porto, 11-13 October 2012
Recent Trends in Quality Assurance
Recent developments in quality assurance reveal an increasing push for accountability in both the U.S.A and Europe. In Europe, the Ministers and the Commission, despite a trust-based rhetoric (European cooperation, building the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), advancing the European dimension) are, for the name of transparency backing measures based upon an ethic of suspicion (accreditation systems, rankings, etc.). These measures are very far removed from improving quality in education and research.
Via Harvey Mellar