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Reflections on the effectiveness of four cycles of external quality audits in New Zealand universities

John M. Jennings and Jan Cameron

Abstract:

External quality assurance in New Zealand’s eight universities is carried out by Universities New Zealand (programme approval and accreditation) and by the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit, Te Wimagehanga Timagetari (NZUAAU) (academic audit). While NZUAAU was established and is funded by the universities collectively, it is operationally independent. NZUAAU has a dual mission of quality assurance ...

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