Quality Assurance and Institutional Transformation
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Quality Assurance and Institutional Transformation : The Chinese Experience

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This book illustrates the higher education quality assurance system and its impact on institutional transformation in China. It starts by describing the higher education system in China and its quality assessment schemes. It discusses in detail the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education (QAUE) and the Subject Evaluation, two of the most influential external quality assessment schemes, which are conducted on the institutional and subject levels respectively. In the second part of this book, QAUE is taken as an example for the impact analysis. Using case studies, it explores the impact of the QAUE on various dimensions of quality provisions in universities with different statuses and presents the views of various stakeholders. Based on the empirical findings from the Chinese schemes and the theories on organizational change and the mechanism of external quality assessment, it proposes a model to describe how quality assessment interacts with the evaluated universities and causes them to change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 231 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 16mm | 541g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • 13 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 231 p. 13 illus.
  • 981100787X
  • 9789811007873

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This book illustrates the higher education quality assurance system and its impact on institutional transformation in China. It starts by describing the higher education system in China and its quality assessment schemes. It discusses in detail the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education (QAUE) and the Subject Evaluation, two of the most influential external quality assessment schemes, which are conducted on the institutional and subject levels respectively. In the second part of this book, QAUE is taken as an example for the impact analysis. Using case studies, it explores the impact of the QAUE on various dimensions of quality provisions in universities with different statuses and presents the views of various stakeholders. Based on the empirical findings from the Chinese schemes and the theories on organizational change and the mechanism of external quality assessment, it proposes a model to describe how quality assessment interacts with the evaluated universities and causes them to change.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Higher Education Quality Assessment and University Change: A Theoretical Approach.- Part I Higher Education Quality Assurance System in China.- Chapter 3 Higher Education System in China.- Chapter 4 Higher Education Quality Assurance System in China.- Part II Impact of Quality Assessment on University Change in China.- Chapter 5 Impact of QAUE on Higher Education Institutions: Case Studies.- Chapter 6 Impact of QAUE on Higher Education Institutions: Research Findings.- Chapter 7 Quality Assessment and University Change in China.- Chapter 8 Conclusion.
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About Shuiyun Liu

Dr. Shuiyun Liu works in Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University (China) as an assistant professor. Her main research interests include higher education, quality assessment, and educational policy. Dr. Liu got her PhD from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London (now UCL Institute of Education) in 2011. Her doctoral research was about the Chinese higher education quality assessment system, which was funded by the Centenary Scholarship at the IOE. Prior to this, she studied at the University of Oslo, University of Tampere and University of Aveiro for an MPhil degree in higher education, which was funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of Europe.
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