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Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education

Book Description

The management of quality and sustainability in higher education institutions ensures that proper standards are maintained. Such enforced standardization allows for the highest caliber of training opportunities for various fields and disciplines. The Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on quality management and assurance programs and standards in college-level environments. Highlighting global perspectives on academic and professional learning, this book is ideally designed for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and professionals actively involved in the field of higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
    1. Exemplary Higher Education for Excellence and Culture Ownership (Edgar Baixo)
    2. REFERENCES
  7. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    5. FULL INTRODUCTION OF THE SECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
  8. Acknowledgment
    1. REFERENCE
  9. Section 1: Exemplary Higher Education for Excellence and Culture Ownership
    1. Chapter 1: Stakeholder Approach for Quality Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STAKEHOLDERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. FRAMEWORK FOR STAKEHOLDER APPROACH
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: Higher Education at a Crossroads
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
      4. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: The Impact of Cost Sharing on Quality of Education in Egypt's Public Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Creating a Value Added College Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATING VALUE IN THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Learning through and for Work: A Key Quality Criteria for HE Shared by the Parties
    1. Chapter 5: Quality Management Practices in Lifelong Learning Programs at German Higher Education Institutions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 6: Work Integrated Learning and Learning Integrated Work
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OUTLINES
      4. ACCOMPLISHMENT
      5. VALUE OF DEVELOPING PRAXIS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Quality Assurance for a Developmental “Global Studies” (GS) Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSESSMENTS OF THE GRAZ-BASED GS CURRICULUM
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      7. APPENDIX
  11. Section 3: HE is a Learning System with Quality Spirit to Enhance Long Life Learning
    1. Chapter 8: Roadmap to Ensure the Consistency of WIL with the Projects of Companies and Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUNDS
      4. MOTIVATIONS OF PARTIES LEADING TO CO-CREATION AND WIL
      5. THE TRAINING PROJECT
      6. STEP 1: UPSTREAM CO-DESIGN OF THE TRAINING
      7. STEP 2: TRAINING REALIZATION AT THE TRAINING CENTER
      8. STEP 3: DOWNSTREAM DECISION-MAKING DURING TRAINING LIFE-CYCLE
      9. NON-VARIABLE KEY LEVERS FOR EFFICIENT TRAININGS
      10. PREPARE THE FUTURE
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY-TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: The Business Process Management Systems to Support Continuous Improvements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT
      5. PROCESS MODELING
      6. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PATHS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: The Case of ISO 9000 Quality Management System Certification in a Faculty of a Turkish Public University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. METHOD
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE DIRECTONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 11: Integrative Learning toward Social Responsibility in Teaching Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ASSOCIATIONS AND AGENCIES FOR QUALITY
      5. SYSTEMS OF INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE IN SPANISH UNIVERSITIES
      6. DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH A SYSTEM OF INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
      7. SOCIAL DIMENSIONS: THE UNIT FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ETHICS AND VALUES IN ENGINEERING (UESEVI)
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Agile Implementation of Pedagogy: Learner Focus
    1. Chapter 12: Bridging Theory and Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REFLECTIVE LEARNING IN FOCUS
      5. THE STUDENT AS REFLECTIVE LEARNER
      6. THE TEACHER AS REFLECTIVE LEARNER
      7. A MODEL FOR REFLECTIVE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: A New Paradigm for Learners and Teachers Thanks to Situational Pedagogical Games
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUNDS
      4. DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONS TO DEVELOP GAMES
      5. COMMON CORE OF GAMES' DESIGN
      6. FEEDBACK ON TESTED GAMES
      7. NON-VARIABLE PARTS LEADING TO EXCELLENCE OF PGS
      8. PROSPECTS OF GAMES
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Contributory Factors of Students Satisfaction When Undertaking Group Work, a South Africa Higher Institution Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GROUP WORK AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL
      4. TEACHING STUDENTS TO WORK IN GROUPS
      5. THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUP WORK WHEN TO USE
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 15: Teaching Entrepreneurship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. HOW IT IS TAUGHT
      5. SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS
      6. METHODS
      7. ANALYSIS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ENDNOTES
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors