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International and Development Education

Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities

Implementing Massification in Higher Education

Editors: Neubauer, Deane, Gomes, Catherine (Eds.)

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  • Offers extended discussion and discourse on quality issues at the university level in modern higher education systems
  • Examines how university quality is being manifested, analyzed, and measured within a range of specific institutions and historical contexts
  • Explores the new development of self-accreditation in Asian nations aimed at enhancing institutional autonomy as well as promoting an institution’s internal quality mechanism 
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This edited volume examines the importance of quality issues in contemporary higher education systems in the Asia Pacific. Part One foregrounds relevant discussions of ‘quality’ within today’s globalized, interconnected, and complex higher education systems while Part Two focuses on selected universities in the Asia Pacific region. Chapter contributors discuss how quality issues and quality assurance mechanisms are implemented in their situation-specific systems. Part Three extends the research of higher education quality assurance in Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and the diverse international student body in the Australian higher education system. The conclusion chapter discusses a typology of methods used by higher education systems in establishing effective quality assurance mechanisms. 

About the authors

Deane E. Neubauer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA, and Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership.
Catherine Gomes is Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia. 

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“Neubauer and Gomes have assembled diverse and rich perspectives on the challenges facing higher education in the Asia Pacific region. They point to ways of assessing quality on a continuum, against transnational standards, and in achieving strategic plans.” (William M. Plater, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs, Philanthropic Studies, and English, Indiana University, USA) 

“This timely volume delves deeply into what quality means for institutions, and how they ensure, assure, and demonstrate quality. The editors develop a useful device for institutions to consider in their journey towards quality. This book deserves the attention of institutional leaders, funding agencies, and all concerned with the quality of our higher education institutions.” (Lily Kong, Provost; Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities
Book Subtitle
Implementing Massification in Higher Education
Editors
  • Deane Neubauer
  • Catherine Gomes
Series Title
International and Development Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46109-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46109-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83443-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 189
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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