Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 22 Issue 3


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Accreditation and assessment of learning in the UAE

Valerie Priscilla Goby, Catherine Nickerson

This paper aims to focus on the successful efforts made at a university business school in the Gulf region to develop an assessment tool to evaluate the communication skills of…

“Is an accreditation seal worth the effort?”: Observations of programme accreditations in Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Hanna Niemelä, Taija Okkola, Annikka Nurkka, Mikko Kuisma, Ritva Tuunila

The purpose of this paper is to present observations of a EUR-ACE accreditation process in a Finnish university. The study demonstrates the effects (benefits, effort and resources…

Discovering inspiring teaching: immersive models of staff development

Claire Hennessy, Gill Adams, Elizabeth Mahon, Sarah Nixon, Andrea Pratt, Louise Williams

The purpose of this paper is to outline an innovative method of delivering staff development in an higher education (HE) setting. The paper evaluates the processes behind the…

Ascribing meaning to quality cultures in the Portuguese context

Amélia Veiga, Maria João Rosa, Sónia Cardoso, Alberto Amaral

The purpose of this article is to discuss Portuguese academics’ views on quality assessment and the elements that are important for a better understanding of what ascribes meaning…

Quality teaching through transformational classroom leadership

James Pounder

The purpose of this paper is to indicate that transformational classroom leadership has substantial benefits in terms of enhancing the quality of the classroom experience and…


Esthetic development: a model for the undergraduate experience

T. Dary Erwin

– The purpose of this paper is to refine and measure esthetic development.

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