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External Quality Audit by Chenicheri Sid Nair, Mahsood Shah

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Quality assurance – corporate fist in a velvet glove?

Robin McTaggart

Abstract:

Quality assurance in Australia has been favourably received in the university sector because of the approach used by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) since its inception in 2000. The approach balanced community, business and academic professional interests and supported many significant improvements in university practice, notably in concert with other government agencies. Teaching was an area where AUQA was influential, but causation is difficult to isolate because several things were happening at once. Shifts in government policy have weakened the role of quality assurance and replaced it with government attempts at business-style corporate ...

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