A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education

Manual-IQA-2014_coverEURASHE has focused in the past years on providing hands-on support to its member institutions and other higher education institutions in implementing the priority areas of the Bologna reform process, this is especially true when considering the need for such support in the area of quality assurance and quality management. To achieve this, next to three hands-on seminars on internal quality assurance in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Lucien Bollaert, recognised expert in European quality assurance, has developed with the support of EURASHE’s working group on quality assurance A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education.

This publication is meant to be an inspirational guidebook with fundamental issues and clarifications next to good practices and also with warnings of possible pitfalls to explore internal quality assurance. It will serve as a basis for the discussions in the seminar on ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach’ is a 2-day event focusing on the management of quality (assurance) in higher education institutions in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014.

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A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education

This publication is meant to be an inspirational guidebook with fundamental issues and clarifications next to good practices and also with warnings of possible pitfalls to explore internal quality assurance.

The Manual’s ISBN is 978-3-8183-0721-9.

Following is the table of contents:

 

Foreword by Professor Andreas G. Orphanides, President of EURASHE

Foreword by Professor Bjørn Stensaker

Introduction

1. What is Quality? Trying to Define Quality

2. Quality of What? (1)

2.1. Trying to Define Higher Education

2.2. Trying to Define Professional-Oriented Higher Education

2.2.a. Teaching and Learning in PHE

2.2.b. Research in PHE

2.2.c. PHE and Innovation

2.2.d. Social Services in or Impact of PHE

2.2.e. Conclusions: PHE Features

3. Quality and Quality Assurance

4. Quality Assurance Models and their Underlying Principles and Values

5. Quality Assurance Methodology and Tools

6. Quality (Management) Development Phases

7. Quality Assurance Standards, Indicators and Criteria

8. Quality Assurance in Higher Education and European Standards and Guidelines

9. Internal Quality Assurance and External Quality Assurance, Audit and Assessment

10. Quality of What? (2) Quality Assurance and Institutional Vision, Mission and Strategy

11. Quality of What? (3) Quality Assurance of Education, Research, Social Services or All?

12. Quality for and by Whom? Who are the Stakeholders of Quality?

13. Quality Assurance, Qualifications, Qualifications Frameworks and Learning Outcomes

14. Learning Outcomes, Competences, Aims, Objectives and Assessment

15. Quality Assurance Procedures, Manuals, Labels, Sector and Subject-Specific Quality Assurance

16. Quality Assurance and Transparency: Rankings and Classification Instruments

17. Quality, Quality Assurance and Quality Culture

18. Conclusions and Essential Recommendations

Annex 1 Selected Bibliography and Further Reading

Annex 2 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Annex 3 EURASHE Policy Paper on Quality Assurance and Transparency Tools (2012)

Following are further information on the author, Lucien Bollaert:

  • Lucien_Bollaert_BE Lucien Bollaert - Lucien Bollaert is member of the executive board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) since 2009. In June 2012 he was elected as member of the...... Read more

 

EURASHE is the sponsor of the Manual, and its working group on quality of higher education contributed to the development of the Manual:

The Manual will be officially presented in EURASHE’s Seminar on QA in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014. Orders are now open.

Orders are now open here! The price is set at 39 EUR. Members of EURASHE will benefit from a reduced rate of 19 EUR.

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EURASHE is organising a Seminar on Quality Assurance (QA) titled ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach’ in Vilvnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014, where the Manual will be officially presented.

Each participant will receive a free copy of the Manual for IQA.

Underneath are further information on the seminar:

  • vilnius_3 Seminar on QA – Vilnius 2014 - EURASHE organised a Seminar on Quality Assurance (QA) titled ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach‘ in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014. It is...... Read more