After Massification and Response to Internationalization: Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Taiwan and Hong Kong
This article is to explore the changing landscape of quality assurance (QA) regimes in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with particular reference to see how the implementation of QA exercises has affected university governance. This article focuses on three aspects of examination. The first is the changing roles of various actors including governments, QA agencies and higher education institutions (HEIs) in QA. The second dimension is to examine to what degree that HEIs have been “monitored” or “intruded” when QA is becoming more frequent. Finally, how the evaluation report or result is used also act as an important indicator for understanding who retain dominant power among different actors. Both notions of decentralization and recentralization are used to compare the different emerging trends in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Opposite developmental direction can be found in these two societies.
KeywordsHigh Education Quality Assurance High Education System High Education Sector Research Assessment Exercise
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