Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Online discussions and seminars |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Participation in weekly discussion boards and webinars, online exams and surveys and final exam.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Leo Goedegebuure
ContactLH Martin Insititute
|Subject Overview:||An international overview of how different governments approach QA in tertiary education, including key concepts, the roles of QA agencies, the use of standards and measures and processes such as self-assessment and external review.|
|Objectives:||To present to participants the various approaches to external quality assurance used internationally; illustrate these with case studies; consider strengths and weaknesses and highlight emerging challenges for national QA systems and QA agencies in a context of cross-border tertiary education and moves for greater mutual recognition of tertiary qualifications. |
|Assessment:||Participation in class discussions; written 4000 word assignment |
|Prescribed Texts:||Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On successful completion of this subject participants will be able to distinguish between different approaches to external quality assurance and critically examine how well a given model fits a specific national context.|
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance |
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