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Quality assurance in South African higher education

Quality assurance in South African higher education

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Published by Unit for Research into Higher Education, University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Education, Higher -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Quality assurance -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Education, Higher -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.,
    • Quality assurance -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesQuality assurance in SA higher education
      StatementA.H. Strydom, L.O.K. Lategan, A. Muller (editors).
      ContributionsStrydom, A. H., Lategan, Laetus O. K., 1965-, Muller, A., University of the Orange Free State. Unit for Research into Higher Education.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLA1538 .Q35 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 381 p. :
      Number of Pages381
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL761180M
      ISBN 100868865532
      LC Control Number97158129
      OCLC/WorldCa37576492

      Quality assurance involves the systematic implementation, monitoring and evaluation of products and services and certification of fitness for use. The process involves utilization of a framework that involves determination of adequate technical. As a consequence, the remit of some quality assurance agencies (QAA) is being extended to review broader higher education objectives such as widening access, lifelong learning, internationalisation, etc. In some cases, for example, doctoral training and human resources strategies are also subject to quality reviews. It centers on quality assurance in degree-granting tertiary institutions, but also incorporates, where available, information on other types of tertiary education. A main finding is that structured national-level quality assurance processes in African higher education are a very recent phenomenon and that most countries face major capacity. The HAQAA (Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Initiative, funded by the European Union in partnership with the African Union, has been established to support the development of a harmonised quality assurance and accreditation system at institutional level, national, regional and Pan-African continental level.


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Finally, the book offers proposals for better focusing quality assurance in the future to address institutional challenges better. The general purpose of the book then is to give an engaged, academic reflection on how quality assurance is embedded in higher education and in a dynamic way to assess its impacts and potential improvements.1/5(1).

Far from being near its end, quality assurance in South African higher education is about to embark on a new beginning. A brief overview of approaches to quality assurance in South Quality assurance in South African higher education book up to is provided, with specific reference to the impact of the historical legacy of apartheid and the university-technikon by: --A quality assurance model meeting the ideals and realities of South African Higher Education / Kalie Strydom (23 p.).

--The way forward with quality assurance in South African Higher Education / Kalie Strydom (10 p.). Other Titles: Quality assurance in SA higher education: Responsibility: A.H.

Strydom, L.O.K. Lategan, A. Muller (editors). 4xdolw\ $vvxudqfh lq +ljkhu (gxfdwlrq d 3udfwlfdo +dqgerrn,'8&7,21File Size: 2MB. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION In the South African context, the National Plan for Higher Education (Asmal, 36) foregrounds the interconnections between quality, equity and redress: The focus on efficiency improvements cannot and must not be at the expense of academic outputs.

The principle of quality. quality assurance in higher education in South Africa and aims to find out how institutions respond to and affect the higher education policy process. It sets out to explore the ‘gap’ between policy formulation and implementation.

South African higher educationAuthor: Anna Kristín Tumadóttir. The African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN) has been set up to provide assistance to institutions concerned with Quality Assurance in higher education in Africa.

The network is committed to the enhancement of the quality of higher education and also with collaboration with similar organizations on other continents. The applications of quality assurance processes in higher education are discussed in the literature, yet skepticism prevails on the eff ectiveness of any one QA model (Asif, Raouf, & Author: Tricia Ryan.

It can be concluded that the HERQA’s quality assurance policy and practices seems to be de-coupled from internal initiatives to improve quality in the higher education institutions. It is recommended that HEIs should develop QA policy, mobilise resources for institutional quality improvement, establish full-fledged QA structures at all levels, and furnish the structures.

B Internal Quality Auditing. B Advanced Quality Techniques. B Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Pre-requisite: Level 2. Successfully complete all five modules to qualify for the Certificate in Quality Assurance. Level 4: SAQI Certificate in Quality Management* B Development of a QMS.

The context of this study is the introduction of a new national quality assurance system for South African higher education by an agency of the Department of Education.

The purpose of the study is to conduct a critical policy analysis of the Council of Higher Education’s Higher Education Quality Committee’s policy formulation process. It occurs in many higher education systems and revolves around the role that professional bodies play in the quality assurance and accreditation of the relevant higher education programmes.

In South Africa, this relationship has become increasingly problematic over the recent past due to a number of by: 2. quality assurance and quality enhancement as two entries onacontinuumismade. A plea is made that Southern African higher education institutions should invest in establishing self-reflective practices rather than a culture of compliances.

The author concludes that quality enhancement embedded in a self-evaluation approach has the potential to make a. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCA- TION SYSTEM National policy and legislative context. The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) is a permanent committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE), established by the Higher Education Act, (Act No.

of ).File Size: KB. Curriculum alignment, globalization, and quality assurance in South African higher education. Journal of Curriculum Studies: Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. Cited by: This is a summary of a book jointly authored by the two writers and published by Nova Science Publishers [Daniel N.

Sifuna & Nobuhide Sawamura () Challenges of Quality Education in Sub-Saharan African Countries]. It is noted that uring the s and s, most.

The paper also traces back current initiatives made by higher education institutions (HEIs) to address quality assurance practices (systems, policy and strategy) in Africa. Concern about the quality of higher education is on the rise in Africa It comes at a time of growing recognition of the potentially powerful role of tertiary education for growth, and it is a natural response to public perception that educational quality is being compromised in the effort to: expand enrolment in recent years, complaints by employers that graduates are poorly Brand: Intelligent Africa.

South Africa joined the quality assurance. movement with the establishment of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) inand quality assurance.

has since become an important aspect of educational institutions and employers in South Africa. Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa: The Case of the Universities of the Witwatersrand, Zimbabwe and Botswana Ephraim Mhlanga A thesis submitted to the School of Education of the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Johannesburg,   Institutional Management in Higher Education.

For many universities and other higher education providers, internationalisation is becoming an integral aspect of their teaching, research and public service roles.

And institutions are increasingly operating in a global market in which quality assurance and assessment are particularly important. Higher Education and Post • World Conference on Higher Education: “As a public good and a strategic imperative for all levels of education and as the basis for research, innovation and creativity, higher education must be a matter of responsibility and economic support of all governments.”File Size: 2MB.

Dr Singh has been an academic for the last twenty-six years, ten of which have been in higher education management. Her previous position was as Vice-Principal Advisory and Assurance Services at the University of South Africa (Unisa), holding responsibility for the gamut of institutional corporate services.

institutions (phei) of both quality and quality assurance in higher education in south africa views and perceptions on the requirements of the south african quality assurance legislative environment in higher education management of quality assurance in private higher education institutions in south africa Quality assurance in Higher Education According to the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), (, a quality assurance system was introduced in South Africa in Quality assurance is the responsibility of the.

The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education provides information on the well researched quality assurance frameworks, processes, standards, and internal and external monitoring that have taken place around the globe.

However, in Asia, where higher education has witnessed rapid growth, and is also contributing significantly to international education. The website of the statutory quality assurance body for higher education, offered by South African public and private higher education institutions meet COL/UNESCO book on OER.

Author: Ken Harley. Education South Africa Yearbook /16 Education South Africa Yearbook /16 Basic education The Department of Basic Education (DBE) deals with all schools from Grade R to Gr including adult literacy programmes.

The aim of the DBE is to develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st Size: 1MB.

In an age of mass and increasingly internationalised higher education, it has become the norm that both universities and quality assurance agencies are subject to external scrutiny. Yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to assess quality and to demonstrate the impact of external quality assurance.

The IQAA's quality assurance processes bring a dimension to the quality assurance of school education that was not previously present in the education system, which focused on compliance and external scrutiny - that of school-motivated, self-evaluation and continuous improvement, under the guidance of professional mentors.

Effective South African Higher Education System HESA’s vision is to be a unified body of leadership in a transforming, dynamic and diverse system of higher education in South Africa.

The workshop of the Board of 12 June set the shared agenda for the short to medium term by identifying challenges facing ourFile Size: 2MB.

Worldwide, higher education is undergoing major changes in its organisation. In this context, the concept of quality assurance control has emerged as a primary instrument for evaluating performance and accountability in higher education systems.

South Africa is the latest candidate for a nationally imported system of quality assurance in the wake of several policy Cited by: Quality Assurance Techniques (Online offering during lockdown) Fee: R quality inspectors, quality control personnel, quality assurance personnel, laboratory technicians, supervisors and team leaders.

Course Structure. South Africa and the only university of technology in the Western Cape province. Nepa oftherefore, provided for the formulation of national policy in general, and Further Education and Training (FET) policies for curriculum, assessment, language and quality assurance.

The South African Schools Act (Sasa), (Act 84 of ) is aimed at ensuring that all learners have access to quality education without. South African National Department of Basic Education. The National Development Plan (NDP) – Vision for emphasizes the importance of enhancing accountability in the education sector and promotes the importance of mutual accountability between schools and communities for their overall improvement on key indicators so as to.

Quality assurance in South Africa is the responsibility of the statutory advisory body, the Council on Higher Education. Its Higher Education Quality Committee, or HEQC, conducts audits of universities - there have been 20 so far - based on self-evaluation by institutions of their performance against a range of criteria, and external peer.

In the Finnish higher education institutions, there was a more positive attitude towards quality initiatives with a far higher proportion of interviewees considering that lecturers had significant control over the quality management process and they felt that there was an appropriate balance of quality assurance and quality enhancement.

Get this from a library. The decade ahead: challenges for quality assurance in South African higher education. [M A H Smout; South African Universities' Vice Chancellors' Association.;]. The Committee was briefed by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on its role, the role of the Quality Councils, and progress and challenges on various higher education issues.

The history and growth of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) was summarised, noting that South Africa’s framework was highly regarded internationally. national quality assurance agencies in countries where South African higher education institutions have an operational presence in order to share relevant accreditation and audit information.

(iv) Foreign institutions that offer higher education programmes in South Africa. This summary list of European standards for quality assurance in higher education is drawn from Chapter 2 of the report and is placed here for ease of reference.

It omits the accompanying guidelines. The standards are in three parts covering internal quality assurance of higher education institutions, external quality assurance of higherFile Size: 1MB.C. Quality Assurance In Higher Eduacation Quality Assurance is the systematic review of educational programmes to ensure that acceptable standards of education, scholarship and infrastructure are being maintained [3].

Quality means different things to different people. QualityFile Size: KB.Published in by African Minds 4 Eccleston Place, Somerset West,Cape Town, South Africa [email protected] and JET Education Services, The Education Hub, 6 Blackwood Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa African Minds All contents of this document, unless specified otherwise File Size: KB.