Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 30 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: External Evaluation of University Quality in Latin America

Guest Editors: Pete Leihy, Oscar Espinoza, Jose Salazar

External evaluation of university quality in Chile: an overview

Daniel A. López, Oscar Espinoza, María J. Rojas, Mirta Crovetto

This study aims to review processes of accreditation for Chilean Universities. Along with cataloguing evolutionary milestones, the study analyses effects at the institutional and…

The evolving legitimacy of external quality assurance in Colombian higher education

Juan Felipe Duque

This paper aims to analyze how the legitimacy of the policy of external quality assurance (EQA) in Colombian higher education has evolved over the past 30 years through an…

Higher education quality assurance in Uruguay: balance and perspective of a delayed policy

Enrique Martínez Larrechea, Adriana Chiancone

The purpose of this paper is to describe and interpret the atypical case of Uruguay related to quality assurance, evaluation and accreditation of Higher Education in Uruguay.

Higher education and the principles of access, quality and accountability: Brazil × Canada panorama

Danilo de Melo Costa

Canada is a country that has a democratized higher education system, based on solid principles of access, quality and accountability. Brazil, on the other hand, is a country that…

Quality assurance for technological institutes in Mexico: competition and inequity

Sylvie Didou Aupetit

This study aims to analyze the external quality assurance (EQA) strategies of Technological Institutes (TIs) in Mexico, between 2010 and 2020. For this purpose, this study tracks…

Quality assurance and new public management: transformations in organizational structures, functions and roles in Argentine universities

Monica Marquina, Graciela Gimenez, Wenceslao Rodríguez, Ignacio Mazzeo

The purpose of this paper is to study how quality assurance (QA) has impacted Argentina’s higher education system, how QA tasks are reflected on the organizational structure of…

Entrepreneurial vision and Brazil’s system of higher education assessment

Mariza Almeida, Guilherme Ary Plonski, Justin Axel-berg, Adelaide Baeta, Branca Terra, Bruno Simões, Henry Etzkowitz

This paper aims to propose a performance measurement system to evaluate the key aspects of entrepreneurial activities in Brazilian universities.

The influence of national quality assurance policies on institutional planning for internationalization processes of Chilean universities

Martha T. Ramírez-Valdivia, Paulina Latorre

This paper aims to identify any relation between the strategies defined in Chilean higher education institutions strategic planning and the compliance with both national…

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