Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 3 Issue 4


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Mass higher education: a first stage model for the United Kingdom

Roger C. Harvey, Allan Ashworth

By the year 2000 it is planned that the participation rate inhigher education in the United Kingdom will be 32 per cent, yet therehas been no meaningful debate on how this can be…


What is higher education for? Strategic dilemmas for the twenty‐first century university

Roger King

Higher education is still very much is demand throughout the world,but is increasingly financially squeezed because of budget constraints.The UK has responded by encouraging…


Higher education 2005: pointers, possibilities, pitfalls, principles

George Gordon

Outlines pointers to possible changes in higher education,particularly in the UK, by 2005. Reference is made to indicators fromthe UK, USA and Australia. Includes a section on…


Quality control, assurance and assessment – the link to continuous improvement

Clive Colling, Lee Harvey

Discusses the different forms of external enquiry into theoperations of HEIs that constitute existing quality control, assuranceand assessment processes and procedures. Proposes…


Academic standards in higher education: a framework for investigation and discourse at institutional level

Gethin Williams

Presents a framework for the exploration of academic standards atinstitutional level. Identifies five areas for special attention.Formulates a set of expectations for each, on…


The equity factor: a vital part of the quality equation

L. David Weller

Equitable practices of fair and just treatment are vital inpromoting quality education and permeate Deming′s 14 points of qualitymanagement. When inequitable practices exist, they…

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