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March 30, 2018


CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) International QA in the News provides the latest briefings, articles, reports, op-eds and reviews about quality assurance around the world. CHEA/CIQG will be publishing this update as needed to keep you informed about important issues that have an effect on quality assurance and its practitioners.

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Rising Pressure for Transparency in HE (University World News [Special Supplement], March 2018) A compilation of articles in University World News on the 2018 CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting and the CHEA Annual Conference.

A Game-Changer for Higher Education (The Hindu [India], March 28, 2018) “To improve learning-teaching outcomes, there is an effort towards improving pedagogy by capacity-building of faculty, selecting teachers in a transparent manner, adopting accreditation as a mandatory quality-assurance framework, implementing a semester system, and involving academics of repute and distinction in decision-making processes.”

Essay Writing Company Banned (BBC News, March 21, 2018) “The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that UK Essays had failed to make it clear that the papers were not meant to be submitted as students' own work. A complaint was brought by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), a universities watchdog, which argued that the ad was misleading because it did not make clear the risks associated with submitting bought essays.”

MBA Accreditation: What Does It All Mean? (BusinessBecause, March 18, 2018) “Accreditations are widely-used as stamps of quality. Many rankings systems require that schools are accredited in order to be eligible.”

BAC Launches New Accreditation for International EFL Schools (The Pie News, March 14, 2018) “The British Accreditation Council has launched its new accreditation scheme for English language schools worldwide with a ceremony at the House of Commons in London.”

A Roadmap to Higher Education Reform via Autonomy [Ukraine] (University World News, March 16, 2018) “The OECD recommendations include the creation of an up-to-date system of external and internal (university level) quality assurance of higher education.”

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