Are degree-awarding institutions doing enough to support the implementation of quality assurance in transnational higher education partnerships?

Bordogna, C.M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5636-4135, 2019. Are degree-awarding institutions doing enough to support the implementation of quality assurance in transnational higher education partnerships? Journal of Studies in International Education. ISSN 1028-3153

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Abstract

As transnational education grows in complexity, it is imperative degree-awarding institutions develop ways to ensure the quality of their offshore provision. Whilst agencies, such as the QAA in the UK and TEQSA in Australia, safeguard standards through guidelines and reviews, it is vital degree-awarding institutions consider their own actions in the pursuit of academic quality. Although codes of conduct can guide quality assurance, this paper suggests these documents are not enough to ensure quality education occurs. Offering a study of two Chinese-British transnational partnerships, this paper identifies two key challenges that can affect the implementation of quality assurance at the operational level: time and cultural difference. The findings suggest that senior managers at degree-awarding institutions should consider how their structures and policies encourage and support the implementation of quality assurance at the operational level.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Studies in International Education
Creators: Bordogna, C.M.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 13 November 2019
ISSN: 1028-3153
Identifiers:
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1209901Other
10.1177/1028315319888458DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 30 Oct 2019 09:46
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 11:40
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38077

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