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Higher Education in the World 2007
Accreditation For Quality Assurance: What Is At Stake?
2nd edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
14 Nov 2006
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This annual report, published to coincide with the International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, explores in depth the key issues facing Higher Education in the Twenty-first century including perspectives from the five continents, with special emphasis on the theme of the social commitment of universities.


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This annual report, published to coincide with the International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, explores in depth the key issues facing Higher Education in the Twenty-first century including perspectives from the five continents, with special emphasis on the theme of the social commitment of universities.


Contents

INTRODUCTION
Editors' Note; B.C.Sanyal& J.Tres
Acknowledgements
Foreword: Accreditation for Quality Assurance and the Social Commitment of Universities: What is at Stake?; Editorial Team
PART I: GLOBAL ISSUES ON ACCREDITATON
1. Quality Assurance and the Role of Accreditation: An Overview; B.C.Sanyal & M.Martin (India and Germany)
2. Historical and Sociological Roots of Regulation and Accreditation of Higher Education for QUality Assurance;C.Brock
3. Institutional and Political CHallenges of Accredation at the International Level; H.J.A van Ginkel& M.A.Rodrigues Dias
4. The International Politcs of Quality Assurance and Accredation: From Legal Instuments to Communties of Practice; S.Uvalic- Trumbic
5. League Tables as POlicy Instruments: The Political Economy of Accountability in Tertiary Education; J.Salmi& A.Saroyan
6. The Givernance of Accredation; M.Singh
7. Academic Fraud, Accredation and Quality Assurance: Learning from the Past and Challenges for the Future; J.Hallak& M.Poisson
8. Cross-Border Higher Education: Issues and Implications for Quality Assurance and Accredation; J.Knight
9. An International Accreditation Space; J.S.Eaton
PART II: REGIONAL PERCEPTIONS ON ACCREDITATION
1. An Overview of Regional Perspectives on Accreditation in Today's World; F.López-Segrera, B.C.Sanyal& J.Tres
2. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa; J. Shabani & P.Okebukola
3. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Arab States; A.B.A.G. Babiker
4. Accreditation of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region; A.Stella
5. Accreditation in the European Higher Education Area; F.Michavila& S.Zamorano
6. Accreditation of Tertiary Education in the United States and Canada; E.El-Khawas
7. Accreditation of Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean; J.Dias Sobrinho
PART III: DELPHI POLL ON ACCREDITATION
Delphi Poll; GUNI Secretariat
PART IV: STATISTICAL APPENDIX
Statistical Appendix; GUNI Secretariat
GLOSSARY; F. Lopez-Segrera& Y.Cruz Lopez 
Further Reading: Bibliography on Accreditation of Higher Education; S.Fernandez Lauro


Authors

The GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI) is composed of Higher Education UNESCO Chairs and other institutions that are highly committed to innovation in higher education. It was set up by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), which hosts the secretariat. GUNI works for the application of the decisions taken at the World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE, Paris 1998). Its mission is to contribute to the reinforcement of higher education worldwide, by putting into practice the decisions adopted at the WCHE, specifically improving quality in teaching, promoting innovation in higher education and strengthening the social commitment of universities.