Institutional Autonomy and Higher Education Quality and Other Quality Assurance-Related Issues

March 5, 2018


Institutional Autonomy and the Social Contract: How Higher Ed Must Leverage Uniqueness to Improve Quality (Education Dive, March 1, 2018) “Sijbolt Noorda, Chairman of the Magna Charta Observatory who spoke at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation annual international meeting, said it is important to emphasize the need for autonomy to give different and answers and provide different models of excellence to different populations.”

Kosovo Accreditation Agency Loses European Network Membership (Prishtina Insight, February 28, 2018) “The Kosovo Accreditation Agency was kicked out of the European Quality Assurance Register as a result of the dismissal of its board.”

Govt Helps Unis on Accreditation Costs (Daily Mail, February 27, 2018) “Professional bodies that accredit university courses should only look at factors specific to their specialist area and not double up on matters examined by the sector's regulator, the federal government has been told.”

Continuous Effort Will Improve Quality (The Hans India, February 24, 2018) “Kuppam-based Dravidian University Vice-Chancellor has opined that quality had a very allusive character and the concept of quality assurance and enhancement are not new. Considering teacher as the basis for quality assurance and enhancement, he said that continuous effort has been important to improve quality.”

Nigeria’s Public University Education: Reducing Burdens and Raising Quality (National Accord, February 22, 2018) “The Federal Government of Nigeria is obviously overwhelmed with funding, management, and quality assurance matters of its public universities in Nigeria. The short-comings of those universities that are being reported require cerebral ideas to tackle.”

Quality Assurance, Recognition of Tools in Higher Education in Africa Project Launched (The Point, February 21, 2018) “Quality Assurance in higher education in Africa is gaining significant momentum and the development of higher education hinges on the establishment of quality assurance systems at national, sub-regional and regional level."