Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 7 Issue 4


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Investors in People in further and higher education: the critical issues

Michael Quayle, John Murphy

The initial enthusiasm for further and higher education institutions to achieve the Investors in People (IiP) award appears to have faded. The reasons for this are many, and…


Beyond quality assessment: reflecting on the experience of introducing unit portfolios at Sheffield Hallam University

Roger Ottewill, Anthea Gregory

Outlines the nature and content of unit portfolios developed at Sheffield Hallam University, in response to national quality assurance initiatives and the enhanced status accorded…


Government financial strategy in UK higher education: the relationships between quality, quantity and efficiency

Deb Ghosh, Timothy Rodgers

The reformers of the UK higher education system hoped that radical reform would simultaneously result in: improvements in the quality of education provided, increases in cost…


Quality assurance and student work experience

David Leslie

This article is based on the premise that owing to the substantial attention given to quality assurance and related initiatives in higher education in recent years, the…


Accrediting teaching in higher education – voices crying in the wilderness!

Antony Luby

States that one of the outcomes of globalization and the increasing competition between higher education institutions (HEIs) has been a move towards the accreditation of teaching…


Focus groups as a quality improvement technique: a case example from health administration education

Janice L. Dreachslin

States that growing numbers of experienced adult professionals are pursuing higher education on a part‐time basis and are enrolling selectively in university and workplace‐based…

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