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Enhancing higher education through quality assurance - A case study of the University of Mauritius


Kassean, Hemant (2010) Enhancing higher education through quality assurance - A case study of the University of Mauritius. In: Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1-2 December 2010, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Purpose – Developed countries have established elaborate quality assurance systems and increasingly developing countries like Mauritius is adopting such procedures for assuring the quality of its higher education. Globalization, diversity of educational programmes, and the powerful role of higher education in economic development are major drivers for quality and accountability in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – A list of criteria was drawn for the quality audit for each faculty in terms of mission, aims and objectives, and department in terms of background/history, range of provision, staff profile, student profile, programme design/review, programme level: Full-Time or Part-Time, student assessment, student progression and grievance procedure. Findings – Implementation and evaluation through students’ feedback questionnaires online were very low. Some students were benefiting from the ‘students work experience placement’ (SWEP) in reconciling their classroom experience to the world of work. Employers evaluation of UoM graduates, strategic plan, external evaluation, service to the community through collaborative projects and leadership issues are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality Assurance, University, Mauritius, Globalisation, External Evaluation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 08:04
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 09:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2493

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