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Bedfordshire takes its medicine over appeals

Bedfordshire takes its medicine over appeals | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"A university's appeals process for PhD students has been criticised as inconsistent, unclear and unfair by the Quality Assurance Agency."

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Educated Reform: Striving for higher quality of education at Ontario universities

Report by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) on higher education reform. Key topics include: 'What we put into and get out of the classroom'; 'Experiential education and how we pay for it'; 'Improving student mobility'; and 'Expand and enhance online learning'.

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Confucian, but not confused

Confucian, but not confused | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"Chinese-heritage students say stress or sloth, not cultural mores, spurs plagiarism. Jack Grove writes."

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Website benchmark (Universities) sorts the Dons from the Dunces

University websites play an important role on the lives of students before they get to the seat of learning and while they spend several crucial years there. But new research from Sitemorse shows many key UK further education establishments score poorly in vital areas – and are perhaps limiting their own prospects as a result.
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Academics call for degree shake-up to reduce 2:1 effect

Academics call for degree shake-up to reduce 2:1 effect | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
Survey shows employers discard applications from students with less than an upper second...
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Degree classifications are extremely crude - and pretty useless

Degree classifications are extremely crude - and pretty useless | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
When they graduate, students should simply be given a transcript of their marks as a record their study, says Jonathan Wolff...
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'Rush to approve' private degrees

'Rush to approve' private degrees | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
Ministers are accused of "rushing" to approve degree and diploma level courses at private colleges in England.
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How is quality assured?

This short video explains how quality is assured in higher education and the processes undertaken by universities and colleges and The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to ensure quality and standards are maintained. It also lays out the vital role students have in these processes.

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Study of HE in FE questions whether students are making 'informed choices'

Study of HE in FE questions whether students are making 'informed choices' | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"Students who undertake higher education in further education colleges may not be making informed choices, according to a major report commissioned by the government."

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Understanding higher education in further education

Understanding higher education in further education | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"There are few things that excite wonks more than excellent and well-timed policy research. Last week, BIS published its report Understanding Higher Education in Further Education Colleges, written by a dream team of policy researchers..." Interesting blog post which also links through to the main report.

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A Cop Walking the Beat of Global Higher Education

A Cop Walking the Beat of Global Higher Education | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
The Quality Assurance Agency does not just audit schools inside Britain. It also reviews partnership arrangements between British and overseas institutions.
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The Japan Daily Press: Speaking of reforming Japanese universities

The Japan Daily Press: Speaking of reforming Japanese universities | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
A survey of Japanese university presidents has confirmed what many of us have long known, “the puny amount of hours studied by students and their minimal achievements at university [needs] to be addressed urgently.”
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A presentation on the knowing university and a podcast on positive politics

A presentation on the knowing university and a podcast on positive politics | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

Main points from Richard Hall's keynote at the HEA/University of Huddersfield workshop on Enhancing the Quality of Student Blended Learning through Integrative Formative Assessment Methods.

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Degree powers for Regent's College welcomed by Willetts

Degree powers for Regent's College welcomed by Willetts | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"Regent's College has become the latest private institution to be granted degree-awarding powers, and it now aims to become only the second private university in the UK."

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Bologna Universities: All work and no play?

Bologna Universities: All work and no play? | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

The differences between English and Spanish universities are immense – and that’s excluding the fact it’s all in a different language. Spanish Universities implement the Bologna Higher Education System, a framework developed by the EU to level out the varying types and difficulties of degrees in Europe. Bologna is designed to give students more contact hours with teachers, which inevitably means more modules, and as a consequence more work.


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How I'm taking University of Hertfordshire to the policymakers

How I'm taking University of Hertfordshire to the policymakers | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
University of Hertfordshire's head of policy Alix Green discusses her role and highlights the growing importance of policy advisers at higher education institutions...
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Degree fraud: detection as deterrent

Degree fraud: detection as deterrent | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
With more graduates prepared to lie about their qualifications, universities have a duty to protect the honest majority – not to mention the reputation of their degrees, says Jayne Rowley...

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Huffington Post: Reform Comes to Higher Education

Huffington Post: Reform Comes to Higher Education | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"It is no longer just K-12 education systems that need reform; higher education is desperately in need of change as well. But what should higher education institutions do?"

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Universities need to be ready when a UK Border Agency inspector calls

Universities need to be ready when a UK Border Agency inspector calls | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

Despite concern over the recent increase in UKBA inspections, universities are not being set up to fail, says Don Ingham.

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QAA Annual Conference 2012

QAA Annual Conference 2012 | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

Lots of resources from QAA's Annual Conference are now available on our website, including Anthony McClaran's keynote speech, notes from the seminars that took place, and a podcast in which delegates share their thoughts on a range of quality assurance issues.

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What is quality assurance?

This short video sets out what we mean by quality assurance in higher education and the role that The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) plays. It also explains two common terms, quality and standards.

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University reputations built up over years are vulnerable as never before

University reputations built up over years are vulnerable as never before | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"At first there was much hilarity. When I was named this month among the top 15 “most influential” people in education by The Australian newspaper, the jokes came thick and fast: “You’re only the fourth most influential person in your own household,” said one colleague. “That’s if you don’t include the cat,” added someone a little closer to home.

 

Appearing in 14th place in the 50-strong list, below Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (in second), but above 33rd-placed Alfred Nobel (recognised for helping put Australian scholarship on the map), did feel bizarrely comical.

 

Of course, my inclusion in the power list, as editor of a widely-watched global ranking, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, was for a very serious reason."

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Fear and Frustration Reign in British Tuition Overhaul

Fear and Frustration Reign in British Tuition Overhaul | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

“Going to university is not the same thing as buying a car.” From any other speaker such a statement might not be provocative; but this was David Willetts, the British minister for higher education, responsible for cutting direct government funding for universities and replacing it with a threefold increase in tuition.

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QS University Rankings: Latin America

QS University Rankings: Latin America | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"QS released its second Latin American University Rankings on 13 June 2012. As a contrast to the volatility expected in these exercises, the standing of the top seven Latin American universities remained unchanged between 2011 and 2012. QS attributes this stability to its methodology, in which five out of the seven measures are given equal weight (10%). But the results highlight the gulf that exists between the leading universities and the rest in terms of the quality and robustness of data available for describing and assessing the quality of institutions. This may not be a characteristic of universities per se but rather of the national systems they are part of." 

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Times of India: Government trying its best for quality education

Times of India: Government trying its best for quality education | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"Inaugurating the AIFUCTO national executive council meeting on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebrations, the minister lamented that even though there were more than 500 universities, including IITs and IIMs, in the country, not a single one figured in the top 200 universities of the world. He called upon the teachers to suggest ways for improving the quality of higher education so that the Indian universities could compete with the best universities in the world. Teachers should not only fight for betterment of their service conditions but also strive for raising the standard of higher education, he emphasized."

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