Quality of Higher Education Systems
- Ross WilliamsAffiliated withMelbourne Institute, University of Melbourne Email author
- , Gaétan de RassenfosseAffiliated withCollege of Management of Technology, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
The degree to which a system of higher education meets personal and national needs in an efficient manner.
The “quality” of a national system of higher education is a multidimensional concept. Quality is most frequently measured in terms of outcomes, but outcomes depend on the input of adequate resources and favorable public policy – themselves measures of quality as they signal government commitment to education. The relationship between inputs and outcomes provides a measure of value added or efficiency that represents a further element of quality. A well-performing system requires appropriate quality-ensuring processes to be in place at both the institutional and national level. Reputation is yet another dimension of quality. It combines a multitude of measures, but in essence it is a summary measure of past values of actual performance.
Quality must be evaluated against the missions of the system. In very general terms, the f ...
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- 2016 (Latest)
- Quality of Higher Education Systems
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- Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions
- pp 1-4
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- Springer Netherlands
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- Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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- 1. Department of Education, Seoul National University
- 2. CIPES, Faculty of Economics, University of Porto
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- 3. Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- 4. College of Management of Technology, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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