Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 4 Issue 4


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Quality in industry and education: finding common ground

Desmond Hickie, Martin Sawkins

Explores a range of educational, managerial and quality issues associated with the running of in‐company, postgraduate management courses. Describes a postgraduate programme in…


Reflections on a “new” university’s strategy‐making process

Antony Luby

Investigates the process of strategic planning in a “new” university and addresses some key issues pertaining to this process, notably an understanding of the complex university…


Quality standards and the reflective tutor

Kate Ashcroft, Lorraine Foreman‐Peck

Discusses various definitions of quality and standards used within the college and university sector and highlights their advantages and disadvantages. Looks particularly at their…


The Distance Education and Training Council: at the cutting edge

Michael P. Lambert

Argues that there is no place for parochialism in distance learning institutions and that their survival in the face of fierce competition will depend on their ability to…


Learning from industry: human resource development and the quality of lecturing staff in further education

Ros Ollin

Discusses the current situation in further education, which is being driven by funding pressures associated more traditionally with the cultures of business and industry. Argues…


Internal academic quality audit in UK higher education: part I ‐ current practice and conceptual frameworks

Norman Jackson

Notes that expansion of academic quality audit methodologies within higher education institutions is a significant recent development in UK quality assurance, reflecting a shift…

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