Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 30 Issue 4


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Forming an academic program review learning community: description of a conceptual model

Alana Hoare, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Shannon Wagner

Higher education institutions are required to evaluate program quality through cyclical program review processes. Despite often being considered the “gold standard” of academic…

Winds of change? Academics’ views on the introduction of quality management in Kazakhstan

Gulden Manarbek, Markus Seyfried

Academics’ perceptions of the motives of the introduction of quality management are still rarely investigated, particularly in Central Asian countries. Thus, this paper aims to…

Quality complacency in Indian higher education institutions between the second and third cycles of accreditation

Atul Kumar, Amol Gawande, Shirish Raibagkar

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sustenance of quality over the long run by higher education institutions (HEIs) as measured by the accreditation scores in two…

Quality of programs with virtual methodology: a masters’ case in Colombia

Ruth Molina-Vásquez

The purpose of this paper is to present the process of building a model that identifies criteria that determine the quality of virtual postgraduate programs. In the Colombian…

Moderation: concept and operationalisation in UK universities

Brian Poole

The purpose of this paper is to examine the way “moderation” is defined and operationalised at UK universities. It is hoped that this investigation provides pointers for…

Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher education in Oman: a multiple case study of multiple stakeholders

Aisha Salim Al-Harthi, Waheed Hammad, Fawzia Al-Seyabi, Noor Al-Najjar, Sulaiman Al-Balushi, Mahmoud Emam

The accreditation process of academic programs is being used more to recognize program quality and identify areas for improvement based on rigorous standards. This study aims to…

Recognition of prior learning: implications for quality assurance in higher education

Simon Stephens

A diverse range of initiatives in relation to the recognition of prior learning (RPL) have been introduced in higher education systems over the past 20 years. This paper aims to…

A programme curricula evaluation framework as a pillar of internal quality assurance

Nil Paşaoğluları Şahin, Özlem Olgaç Türker

This study aims to explore ways of developing, implementing and validating a new framework and criteria for self-evaluation of programme curricula, with specific reference to the…

Enhancing quality of teaching in the built environment higher education, UK

Kasun Gomis, Mandeep Saini, Chaminda Pathirage, Mohammed Arif

The issues in the current Built Environment Higher Education (BEHE) curricula recognise a critical need for enhancing the quality of teaching. This paper aims to identify the need…

Stakeholders’ perspectives on “miracle examination centres” in Nigeria

Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Tochukwu Orjiakor, Pallavi Roy, Chidi Nzeadibe, Chinyere Onalu, Uzoma Odera Okoye, Obinna Onwujekwe

The purpose of this study is to describe the nature and operations of schools commonly regarded as “Miracle Examination Centres (MECs)” in Nigeria, through the lens of…

Measuring learning outcomes: bridging accreditation requirements and LMS functionalities

Hesham El Marsafawy, Rumpa Roy, Fahema Ali

This study aims to identify the gap between the requirements of the accreditation bodies and the widely used learning management systems (LMSs) in assessing the intended learning…


A practical application of statistical process control to evaluate the performance rate of academic programmes: implications and suggestions

Ana Gessa, Eyda Marin, Pilar Sancha

This study aims to properly and objectively assess the students’ study progress in bachelor programmes by applying statistical process control (SPC). Specifically, the authors…


Learning from home: the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning

Soujata Rughoobur-Seetah

With the impact of COVID-19, the educational system across the world had to be reviewed and readapted. Both learners and tutors were forced to adopt the online teaching and…

Barriers to the efficiency of internal evaluation in Polish secondary schools

Joanna Oczkowicz, Jan M. Myszewski

The purpose of this study is to investigate the system of factors influencing the efficiency of internal evaluation in Polish secondary schools.

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