Trust through mistrust. Does the calibration of external QA matter for contributing to trust in higher education?

NameARACIS Prezentation QA and TRUST.pdf
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Author(s)Rolf Heusser, Tove Blytt Holmen, Oana Sarbu, Stephan van Galen, Gro Hanne Aas
Contributing to trust in higher education in society at large is high on the agenda of the national agencies for quality assurance. It may then seem as a slight paradox that agencies can be said to represent ‘organised mistrust’ in their ways of working towards institutions of higher education. The idea of the workshop is to stimulate discussions on trust, mistrust and the calibration of external quality assurance. When it comes to fostering trust, does it matter if the external QA models have their emphasis on the institutional level or the programme level, and on direct or indirect control? Workshop participants are invited into the discussions by being asked to answer questions, by ‘voting’ on statements, and by free contributions on specific topics. The views from the participants will be fed back into discussions in the agencies and networks of the organisers.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2011 6th EQAF