Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean

Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean

Edited by Anna Kasafi Perkins

240 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789766405120
  • Published: April 2015

$37.00

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This collection is a unique exploration of the quality assurance landscape in higher education in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It celebrates the “coming of age” of the quality assurance movement in the region by tracing the main currents of development in internal and external quality assurance. Pulling together articles by respected academics, practitioners and thought leaders from within higher education and industry, the collection explores fundamental issues relating to quality such as financing higher education, cross-border and online education, the impact of science and technology, and quality management systems. At the same time, the contributors posit practical solutions rooted in theory and expertise, for example, checklists, frameworks, models and the like. Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean explores underrepresented areas and cutting-edge topics such as massive online open courses; ethics in quality assurance; administrative support in quality, tertiary technical and vocational education and training; legislative frameworks; and strategic planning. It closes with a projection into the future of quality assurance and enhancement for the region that takes account of international and regional trends in global accreditation standards, accountability of external quality assurance agencies, and online courses and cross-border education. A must-read for postgraduate students, higher education managers and quality assurance practitioners.