Quality, COVID-19 and Higher Education

April 22, 2020


Putting Fairness at the Heart of Higher Education (University World News , April 18, 2020) “As country after country decrees partial or total lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of universities and colleges closing and switching to e-learning has soared. However, few of these institutions are well prepared for this sudden, disruptive move.”

AU Secures Global Accreditation from Quality Assurance Agency in UK (Ajman University News, April 16, 2020) “Ajman University has become one of the first six higher education institutions in the world to receive global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK's independent body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education. The global accreditation, launched in November 2019, is awarded to institutions that have passed the QAA's rigorous International Quality Review (IQR), an independent peer review measuring global insitutions agains the 10 standards of the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) criteria.”

EQAR and ENQA Offer Support for Quality Assurance Agencies During Coronavirus Crisis (European University Association, April 14, 2020) “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, both the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) have issued statements and actions of support for quality assurance agencies and the higher education sector as a whole.”

Quality and Universities are Beleaguered and Equivocal (Daily Pakistan, April 13, 2020) “It is in the best interest of university leadership and regulators overseeing their performance to realize quality as the only knight in shining armor that can protect and nurture the dynamic relationship between graduates and their alma mater.Likewise, concerted efforts by universities to consider quality as the prime ideology can make a positive impact on societies.”

UOPU to Offer Online Courses and Webinars to Train Teachers for Online Teaching (Manila Bulletin, April 13, 2020) “The University of the Philippines Open University (UOPU) continues to offer a special set of online courses and webinars that will help train teachers in online teaching.”