Back to the future: Taking quality assurance to the next decade

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Author(s)Jill Whittingham, Ineke Wolfhagen
Looking back over the last decade, higher education institutions have invested a lot of time and energy in building QA systems. Many institutions have succeeded in this challenge of setting up systems in which the educational quality is monitored by planned and systematic evaluation activities. In many cases this implies that systems are characterised by a structural and systematic approach. However, there is still work to be done as these systems do not always result in continuous improvement of educational quality. The future challenge will be to integrate quality assurance in organisational working patterns within different layers of organisations. This leads to the challenge: how to develop a quality culture that is characterised by open communication and close involvement of staff in continuous improvements of education? The workshop will illustrate this transition by providing the opportunity to share experiences, discuss different methods/activities, formulating tips to take quality assurance to the next decade.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2015 10th EQAF