Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 9 Issue 4


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W(h)ither the MRes?

D. Howard Green, Malcolm Shaw, Faye Hammill

Reviews the origins of the MRes – the research masters programme developed in the mid‐1990s as a result of pressure to provide research students with a broader based training in…

Enhancing collaborative provision: implications for HE/FE relationships

Geoffrey Elliott, Jon Gamble

A key objective for many higher education (HE) institutions is the development and enhancement of partnerships with sub‐regional organisations. Much of this activity takes the…

Students’ perceptions of the evaluation of college teaching

Larry Crumbley, Byron K. Henry, Stanley H. Kratchman

The validity of student evaluation of teaching (SET) has been continually debated in the academic community. The primary purpose of this research is to survey student perceptions…


Releasing trapped thinking in colleges. Part 1: using creative thinking in colleges

Donal Carroll

Suggests that in order to meet the new challenges of the Learning and Skills Council, post‐compulsory education and training organisations need to develop a new organisational…


Benchmarking in UK HE: an overview

Norman Jackson

Provides an introduction to benchmarking in UK higher education. The introduction of subject benchmarking by the Quality Assurance Agency means that most academics are now aware…

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