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Globalization, Quality Assurance and Higher Education: Trends in Asia/Pacific. IFE 2020 Leadership Institute February 23-March 6, 2009 John Hawkins Deane Neubauer. The Goal .

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globalization quality assurance and higher education trends in asia pacific

Globalization, Quality Assurance and Higher Education: Trends in Asia/Pacific

IFE 2020 Leadership Institute

February 23-March 6, 2009

John Hawkins

Deane Neubauer

the goal
The Goal
  • The Issue: Rapidly changing global higher education context shaping and reshaping what is both desired and meant by quality in higher education
  • The goal: Explore the emergence of a new paradigm for what defines quality in higher education and how it might be measured.
definitional issues
Definitional Issues
  • Shifting ground of market definitions
  • Linking HE standards with those of particular industries
  • The compulsion toward equality of application for quality standards
  • HE contestations of quality by discipline
  • Multiplicity of measures provided by society for HE quality
sanyal and martin 2007 ten core meanings of quality
Sanyal and Martin (2007): ten core meanings of quality
  • Providing excellence
  • Being exceptional
  • Providing value for money
  • Conforming to specifications
  • Getting things right the first time
  • Meeting customers’ needs
  • Having zero defects
  • Providing added value
  • Exhibiting fitness of purpose
  • Exhibiting fitness for purpose
four qa trends
Four QA Trends
  • Where no quality assessment existed-build it--the 1990’s as the decade of HE quality assessment program development
  • Refining measurement to reflect differentiations of quality
  • Shifting from inputs to outputs--from capacity for quality to demonstrations of quality
  • The rise of cross-border quality assessment and accreditation
underlying qa factors
Underlying QA Factors
  • Conceptual
    • Defining HE environments through neo-liberalism
    • Shifting relationships between state and HEI’s
    • Changing methodologies and methods for applying QA to HEI’s
    • Internationalization and Globalization
qa factors
QA Factors
  • Structural
    • Privatization and “incorporation movement”
    • Changes in funding patterns and sources
    • Autonomy
    • Rapid expansion of HE in given environments
    • Rise of national agencies dedicated to quality assessment
    • Diversification of HE systems
    • Curricula changes and “alignment” issues
    • Proliferation of multi-campus systems
qa factors8
QA Factors
  • Social/Policy
    • Public accountability movements
    • Extension of managerialism
    • New types of students
    • Public policy responsibility for QA
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