Giving the body of knowledge a voice [Editorial]

Padro, Fernando F. (2012) Giving the body of knowledge a voice [Editorial]. Quality Approaches in Higher Education, 3 (2). pp. 2-6.


Whether a person is what Boiral and Roy (2007) call a
quality enthusiast or a dissident, the decision to become one or the other rests with perceived expectations based on regulatory compliance or, more realistically, his or her own view of what quality is in a college or university environment. To paraphrase Quinn (2005), QAHE seeks to move the narrative of quality from a normal state to a fundamental state in which the conversation moves from
what one 'knows' to venturing beyond familiar territory, based on one's values, learning from this environment, and recognizing when there is a need for change in a world environment in which accountability expectations for higher education institutions and systems continue to grow because of perceived deficits (Dill & Beerkens, 2010), quality is based on policy steering (Padro, 2009; Dill & Beerkens, 2010). Quality assurance often is posited as part of a balance between external control and internal improvement (Danø & Stensaker,2009), therefore placing discussions of academic and academic support matters in a quality
framework only makes sense.

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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 03:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality; body of knowledge
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350715 Quality management
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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