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International Quality Assurance Efforts in Higher Education

Abstract: There is a significant link between higher education quality assurance efforts in the USA and what is happening abroad. Issues surrounding the global economy and its diversification requiring assurance that the increasing national intellectual capital demands are being properly met are driving these efforts. So too driving QA efforts are concerns based on the impact of technology on access and delivery of instruction. And changing expectations of the role of the university regarding revenue generation and service to the community through research enter the QA as well. Not to be forgotten additional drivers for change are the changing vision of the role of the faculty and how university performance should be evaluated.

Keywords: Higher Education Brief

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