Reports on and analyses the attitudes towards standards in higher education of a random sample of senior managers, senior administrators and senior academics in a range of different types of higher education institutions. In order to construct an analytical framework for the empirical research, there is a synthesis of the current debate on standards. The research data were collected in two phases; first, by means of 21 in‐depth interviews in seven higher education institutions and, second, through the questionnaire responses of a larger number of senior staff in a greater number of institutions. Generally, the research results indicate that senior academics are more concerned about falling standards than their senior manager and senior administrator colleagues. This concern over standards appears to be more pronounced in older universities.
Lomas, L. and Tomlinson, K. (2000), "Standards: the varying perceptions of senior staff in higher education institutions", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 131-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684880010372725Download as .RIS
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