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Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

Ephraim Mhlanga

This book attempts to explore the nature of quality assurance policies and practices in three universities in the Southern African region. It looks at how they were developed, the parties that were involved in the policy process, the implications of such processes for policy implementation, and institutional and contextual factors mediating quality assurance practices on the ground. The major aim of the book is to explore both enabling and constraining factors affecting quality enhancement in higher education in this region.
The book is based on a set of case studies undertaken at the three universities. Although they share a relatively common geographical location, the universities have different contextual environments and are at different stages of quality assurance development.

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Academic Planning and Development Committee 208, 236, 237 Academic Planning and Development Of fice (APDO) 208 Academic Quality Management Policy (AQMP) 205, 241 Accountability 44–8, 51, 52 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) 7 Association of African Universities (AAU) 7, 34 Assurance and Accreditation Agency (QAAA) 7 Audit society 113 Auditor (quality) 54 Audits (institutional) 55, 62, 103, 146, 284 Benchmark 10, 205, 227, 231, 242, 244, 246 Blueprint (methodology) 55, 77 Bologna 35 Brain drain 10, 126, 161, 225, 226, 240 Case study research 76, 77 Centre for Academic Development (CAD) 183, 204, 205 Champion League ranking 267 Cooperative governance (of higher edu- cation) 145, 172, 173 Criterion-referenced (assessment) 253 Cross-case analysis 95 Dependency theory 65 Developmental state 165, 166 Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) 7 Documentary analysis 81, 84 E-Learning 131, 248 Embryonic universities 9, 232 Epistemic 160, 163, 197, 201, 217, 218, 220 Evaluative state 58, 113, 204 External peer reviews 106, 153, 239, 252, 254 External quality assurance 20, 42, 200, 201, 282 Face-to-face (interviews) 85 Financial year 128 Freedom (academic) 6, 38, 57, 90, 111, 120 Funding formula 104, 114, 174 General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) 3 Globalisation 27–8, 31 Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) 221, 226 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 122, 123, 124, 125, 136 Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) 5, 60 Historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) 60, 111 Historically privileged institutions (HPIs) 59, 111 Holographic 75 302 Index Observations 91, 92 Peer reviews 47, 106, 252, 254, 261, 272...

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