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Having a look inside-out: impact of self-evaluation processes on quality assurance in higher education - the case of Unibe University

Having a look inside-out: impact of self-evaluation processes on quality assurance in higher education - the case of Unibe University
Having a look inside-out: impact of self-evaluation processes on quality assurance in higher education - the case of Unibe University
This study sets to investigate the use of self-evaluation mechanisms and processes as a device for improving quality in higher education. The study presents a single, longitudinal case study of a private university in the Dominican Republic and provides an account of how two self-evaluation processes helped in shaping a culture of self-reflection, quality awareness and actually improved some aspects of institutional performance. Most existing studies self-evaluations to date are grounded in the context of developed nations. This study therefore, aims to contribute to the existing literature on self-evaluation in higher education by exploring the experience of a private university in a developing nation.

The findings show that the self-evaluation processes acted as triggers of positive change and improved the quality of a number of institutional functions as well as helped develop an evaluation culture in the university. The study recommends a model for Self-evaluation Quality Culture as well as a framework for successful self-evaluation as a trigger of positive change.
Ortega, Vhyna
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Ortega, Vhyna
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Rumyantseva, Natasha
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Muijs, Roland
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(2013) Having a look inside-out: impact of self-evaluation processes on quality assurance in higher education - the case of Unibe University. University of Southampton, School of Education, Doctoral Thesis, 290pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

This study sets to investigate the use of self-evaluation mechanisms and processes as a device for improving quality in higher education. The study presents a single, longitudinal case study of a private university in the Dominican Republic and provides an account of how two self-evaluation processes helped in shaping a culture of self-reflection, quality awareness and actually improved some aspects of institutional performance. Most existing studies self-evaluations to date are grounded in the context of developed nations. This study therefore, aims to contribute to the existing literature on self-evaluation in higher education by exploring the experience of a private university in a developing nation.

The findings show that the self-evaluation processes acted as triggers of positive change and improved the quality of a number of institutional functions as well as helped develop an evaluation culture in the university. The study recommends a model for Self-evaluation Quality Culture as well as a framework for successful self-evaluation as a trigger of positive change.

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Published date: October 2013
Organisations: University of Southampton, Southampton Education School

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Local EPrints ID: 363749
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363749
PURE UUID: 6eae6d6b-3a4f-4068-8ce5-9ce74061cbaf
ORCID for Roland Muijs: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0131-8921

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Date deposited: 09 Apr 2014 11:14
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:33

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