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Editors: Alberto Amaral (Center for Research on Higher Education Policies, Matsinhos, Portugal), Airi Rovio-Johansson (Goteborg Univ., Sweden), Maria Joao Rosa (Univ. of Averio, Portugal) and Don Westerheijden (Univ. of Twente, The Netherlands)
Book Description:
This book offers a unique view on the quality audit programme that the European University Association has been offering to its members for more than a decade. The authors are all closely involved in the operation of the programme, and thus are able to present a critical view of the advantages of the methodology of supportive peer review addressing both theoretical concepts and study cases in a language that is simultaneously appropriate for researchers and for practitioners.

Table of Contents:
List of Contributors (pp. 1-4)

Foreword (pp. 5-8)
(Hans van Ginkel)

Part I: Introduction on the EUA Institutional Evaluation

1. Introduction to Essays in Supportive Peer Review (pp. 11-20)
(Alberto Amaral, Maria Joćo Rosa, Airi Rovio-Johansson and Don Westerheijden)

2. Trends in Quality in Higher Education. Does EUA Fall into these Trends? (pp. 21-34)
(Alberto Amaral and Maria Joćo Rosa)

3. Self-Regulation in Europe: The Institutional Evaluation Programme (pp. 35-47)
(Andrée Sursock and Alberto Amaral)

Part II: Methodology of the Institutional Evaluation Programme:
Concepts and Practices

4. Audits as Supportive Peer reviews (pp. 51-63)
(Airi Rovio-Johansson, Alberto Amaral and Don Westerheijden)

5. Self-Evaluation. How did the Universities Take up their task? (pp. 65-72)
(Andrée Sursock and Henrik Toft Jensen)

6. Evaluation Reports. Do they Contribute to Quality Improvement (pp. 73-85)
(Maria Joćo Rosa and Alberto Amaral)

7. What Was Evaluated in Terms of Teaching and Research? (pp. 87-100)
(Airi Rovio-Johansson)

8. Follow-up Processes. An Analysis of the Recommendations
in Follow Up reports (pp. 101-119)
(Airi Rovio-Johansson)

9. Reviews of the Institutional Evaluation Programme (pp. 122-132)
(Henrik Toft Jensen)

Part III: Experiences: Looking Back and Picking Up

10. The First Experiment – Three Pilot Projects. The View of an Evaluator (pp. 135-151)
(Sir David Smith)

11. Institutions’ Policies, Visions, Missions and Aims; Policies
of Institutional Governance: IEP Review and Bošaziēi University (pp. 153-170)
(Üstün Ergüder)

12. EUA Evaluation of Irish Universities (pp. 171-189)
(Padraig Walsh)

13. EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme.
What Did The IEP Actually Do? (pp. 191-206)
(Lewis Purser and Andrée Sursock)

Part IV: The IEP in a Changing World: Perceptions and Perspectives

14. Internationalisation, Trans-nationalisation and Globalisation:
Can Quality Mechanisms be an Adequate Regulation Tool? (pp. 209-226)
(Alberto Amaral and Maria Joćo Rosa)

15. Quality Assurance Perspectives of the Bologna Process
Consequences for and Impact of the EUA Institutional Evaluation Programme. (pp. 227-239)
(Jürgen Kohler)

16. Changing Relationships with Governments in the US: Balancing Quality Concerns with the Desire for Intellectual Independence in the University. (pp. 242-257)
(A. Lee Fritschler, Paul Weissburg and Phillip Magness)

17. If You Believe You Are Good, Try Institutional Evaluation!
(Luc Weber) (pp. 259-268)

Part V: Conclusion

18. The IEP in a Multi-Level, Multi-Actor Future (pp. 271-282)
(Don Westerheijden, Alberto Amaral, Maria Joćo Rosa and Airi Rovio-Johansson

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 4th quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-729-8
   Status: AV
  
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