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Enhancing Quality in Higher Education by George Gordon, Ray Land

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Quality Enhancement

The Australian Scene

Kerri-Lee Krause

Introduction

This chapter explores quality enhancement in Australian higher education. It begins with an overview of national policy developments in relation to quality, drawing attention to the fact that quality assurance paradigms have dominated the higher education discourse since the early 1980s. National policy-level engagement with quality enhancement has been limited, and explicit policy statements on connections between quality assurance and enhancement have been vague, at best. The expectation has been that institutions are responsible for determining local approaches to enhancement. All universities would contend that they have undertaken quality improvement activities over ...

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