Improving quality assurance in higher education
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) launched a consultation in
May on the introduction of a more risk-based approach to quality assurance in
higher education in England, in response to the Government’s White Paper,
‘Students at the heart of the system’.
Drafted with the advice of the
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the aim of the proposed
approach is to direct attention and effort to where it will have the most benefit
in the development, enhancement and safeguarding of quality and standards.
It will contribute to a reduction in the
external regulation of those higher education providers with a longer track
record of assuring quality and standards. The interests of students are central
to the approach.
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