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Enhancing Quality in Higher Education by George Gordon, Ray Land

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Quality Enhancement in American Higher Education

Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Ann Garner

Introduction

What exactly is meant by the term ‘quality enhancement’ in American higher education? A precise statement of definition can be difficult to parse because the actual term is used infrequently in the United States. Other terms such as ‘quality assurance’ and ‘institutional effectiveness’ are sometimes considered interchangeable with ‘quality enhancement’ since all three seem to be applied to ‘activities such as student outcomes assessment, academic program review, strategic planning, performance scorecards, performance benchmarking, and quality measurement, each of which has numerous manifestations in academia’ (Welsh and Metcalf, 2003, p. 446). ...

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