Developments to encourage Quality Enhancement : a case study

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Author(s)Kath Hodgson
Abstract
How can an institution ensure that effective quality enhancement takes place in an environment where the rules and regulation of quality assurance are seen by many academic staff as discouraging such activity? The following provides a case study of the actions taken by one institution when trying to ensure that it provides an exceptional student experience whilst at the same time meeting appropriate quality requirements. It is argued that whilst the restructuring of the central support teams to ensure co-ordinated support for academic staff and effective links between the outcomes of the quality assurance processes and developmental activity plays a part what really allows a significant step change to be taken is cultural change within an institution based on a clear shared vision.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2008 3rd EQAF