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News from Parliament: MPs take evidence Government's reforms of Higher Education

News from Parliament: MPs take evidence Government's reforms of Higher Education | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

On Wednesday 4 July, the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee held a further evidence session with Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, on progress made in the Government's reforms of Higher Education. You can watch a video recording of the meeting using the above link.

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More labours raise fears for midwifery teaching

More labours raise fears for midwifery teaching | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"The quality of teaching for student midwives is potentially threatened by worsening student-to-staff ratios at universities, according to the Royal College of Midwives."

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HEA Annual Conference 2012: Great expectations - are you ready?

HEA Annual Conference 2012: Great expectations - are you ready? | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

This page inludes a video of Martin Bean's keynote speech at the HEA Annual Conference, together with the accompanying slides.

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University teaching and assessment will not improve without tighter regulation

University teaching and assessment will not improve without tighter regulation | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
Universities may be working hard to respond to student demands and boost NSS scores, but government will need to get involved if teaching and assessment is to improve...
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Is UK higher education ready for more private providers?

Is UK higher education ready for more private providers? | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
The government has adopted a policy of not discriminating between public, for-profit and voluntary providers of many public services. Is this the right way to go for higher education, ask Joel Mullan and Helena See?
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"We need to find a new model of supporting the work of academics"

"We need to find a new model of supporting the work of academics" | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

This is a record of an interview with David Kernohan (Programme Manager, e-Learning at JISC) on his views about the OER university concept. David was speaking in his personal capacity and not in his capacity as a member of JISC, the Higher Education Academy, or HEFCE. Many thanks to David for giving of his time for this research, and for taking the conversation into an outer-worldly dimension.


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Higher Education in a Changing World

Higher Education in a Changing World | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay suggesting steps for colleges to take.
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Matthew Taylor at QAA 2011: Aligning public desires and needs

Matthew Taylor talks about the role of higher education institutions in national life, educating people to fulfil their potential and succeed.
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Matthew Taylor at QAA 2011: Wider value and hidden assets

Matthew Taylor talks about the wider value of higher education - how does it relate to society? What are our responsibilities in terms of making it useful an...
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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

We are the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Our job is to uphold quality and standards in UK universities and colleges.

 

We guide and check the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in UK higher education, because we want every student to have the best possible learning experience.

 

To find out more about QAA, please visit our website: www.qaa.ac.uk

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Welsh reforms aim to hand HEFCW more power on quality

Welsh reforms aim to hand HEFCW more power on quality | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

"The Welsh funding council will assess how the quality of higher education in the country’s universities can be improved in changes to its powers outlined in a White Paper released by the Cardiff government."

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Enhancing Feedback

Enhancing Feedback | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

This website is concerned with enhancing the feedback that university students get on their progress and performance in undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes of study. It aims to help individuals and groups take a fresh look at feedback of that kind and explore ways in which provision might be improved.

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Education watchdog set to open first office in Wales

Education watchdog set to open first office in Wales | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
ONE of the UK’s leading education watchdogs will open its first office in Wales, it has been confirmed.
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Liz Coleman's call to reinvent liberal arts education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education.

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Once-a-decade check might be unbalanced

Once-a-decade check might be unbalanced | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

QAA event hears Willetts question option for the frequency of reviews. Jack Grove reports.

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Plans announced to create new professional standards for technicians working in Higher Education : News from The University of Sheffield

Plans announced to create new professional standards for technicians working in Higher Education : News from The University of Sheffield | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it

New standards for technicians working across Higher Education have been announced by the University of Sheffield who are working in partnership with The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) and the Science Council to help secure futures and create new career opportunities which will revolutionise the sector.

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The learning journey: from informal to formal

Keynote by Martin Bean (Vice Chancellor, The Open University) for the JISC 2010 conference.

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Matthew Taylor at QAA 2011: 'You're lucky' anecdote

The opening gambit of Matthew Taylor's speech at the QAA conference 2011.
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Illustrating #QAA2011

Patrick Sanders talks us through his illustrations from QAA Annual Conference 2011...
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Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education?

Is Malaysia the regional leader in international higher education? | Quality and standards in higher education | Scoop.it
In response to the costs of sending students abroad, the Malay government developed a strategy to improve its HE sector, transforming it into regional hub for international universities...
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