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New Perspectives on Using Accreditation to Improve Higher Education

New Perspectives on Using Accreditation to Improve Higher Education

Author: Hysa, Eglantina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668451960

Category: Education

Page: 317

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Recently, the priorities of higher education have adjusted; where before the focus was primarily on the financial side of education, institutions now consider people to be their main source of value and education to be much more than the production and dissemination of knowledge. Due to this, a gap has been created between decades of emphasis on financing and the undermining of the qualitative requirements of education. New Perspectives on Using Accreditation to Improve Higher Education outlines key issues that must be addressed if accreditation agencies globally are to achieve their primary objective of ensuring that universities and the degree programs they offer are of even greater quality than they are at present. Covering topics such as leadership, assessment, and sustainability, this reference work is ideal for principals, policymakers, higher education staff, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

New Perspectives on Using Accreditation to Improve Higher Education

New Perspectives on Using Accreditation to Improve Higher Education

Author: Eglantina Hysa

Publisher: Information Science Reference

ISBN: 1668451956

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 0

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"This book provides very implementable initiatives that would 'fuel' and positively transform higher education in a manner that would yield visible benefits for students, staff, communities and countries in a manner that has never been seen before"--

Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education

Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education

Author: George D. Kuh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118903667

Category: Education

Page: 304

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American higher education needs a major reframing of student learning outcomes assessment Dynamic changes are underway in American higher education. New providers, emerging technologies, cost concerns, student debt, and nagging doubts about quality all call out the need for institutions to show evidence of student learning. From scholars at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education presents a reframed conception and approach to student learning outcomes assessment. The authors explain why it is counterproductive to view collecting and using evidence of student accomplishment as primarily a compliance activity. Today's circumstances demand a fresh and more strategic approach to the processes by which evidence about student learning is obtained and used to inform efforts to improve teaching, learning, and decision-making. Whether you're in the classroom, an administrative office, or on an assessment committee, data about what students know and are able to do are critical for guiding changes that are needed in institutional policies and practices to improve student learning and success. Use this book to: Understand how and why student learning outcomes assessment can enhance student accomplishment and increase institutional effectiveness Shift the view of assessment from being externally driven to internally motivated Learn how assessment results can help inform decision-making Use assessment data to manage change and improve student success Gauging student learning is necessary if institutions are to prepare students to meet the 21st century needs of employers and live an economically independent, civically responsible life. For assessment professionals and educational leaders, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education offers both a compelling rationale and practical advice for making student learning outcomes assessment more effective and efficient.

The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education

The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education

Author: Mahsood Shah

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081005590

Category: Education

Page: 252

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The Rise of Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education provides information on the well researched quality assurance frameworks, processes, standards, and internal and external monitoring that have taken place around the globe. However, in Asia, where higher education has witnessed rapid growth, and is also contributing significantly to international education which is benefited by many developed countries, this data has not been readily available. In recent years, governments in Asia have made significant investment with an aim of creating education hubs to ensure that higher education is internationally competitive. This book examines the developments in higher education quality assurance in eleven Asian countries, providing systematic insights into national quality assurance arrangements and also examining the different approaches governments in Asia have implemented based on social and economic contexts. Includes chapters from eleven countries that examine quality assurance arrangements Explores untold case studies of countries, such as Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, India, and others Examines higher education context, quality assurance arrangements, effectiveness, challenges, and international quality assurance in Asia Offers contributions from leading scholars and practitioners who are working in higher education in Asia Provides engagement for research students

New Perspectives on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

New Perspectives on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Author: Patrick M. Carey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337516358

Category: Computers

Page: 1336

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Today’s current and future professionals can now discover the thorough instruction needed to build dynamic, interactive Web sites from scratch with NEW PERSPECTIVES ON HTML5, CSS3, AND JAVASCRIPT, 6E. Part of the popular New Perspectives Series, this user-friendly book provides comprehensive coverage of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with an inviting approach that starts with the basics and does not require any prior knowledge on the subject. Detailed explanations of key concepts and skills make even the most challenging topics clear and accessible. Case scenarios and case problems place the most complex concepts within an understandable and practical context. Readers develop important problem solving skills while working through the book’s realistic exercises. Proven applications and an interesting approach help readers retain the material and apply what they’ve learned in today’s professional environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Creating the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Creating the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Author: Harland G. Bloland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573562335

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Accreditation at our nation's institutions of higher education has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade. Harland G. Bloland was an insider during the establishment of a new organization, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This book chronicles his unique experiences with the players, processes, and history involved in CHEA's creation. Harland G. Bloland, in this new title from the American Council on Education (ACE)/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education, chronicles his rare, insider experiences with the players, processes, and history involved in creating the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Bloland was present at the meetings of the National Policy Board and the Presidents Work Group as they set the parameters for the creation of CHEA, the crucial entity that recognizes accrediting agencies for colleges and universities across the United States. Reviewing the past accrediting oversight of FRACHE, NCA, COPA, and CORPA, and then following the progress of CHEA through its first year and attending its board meetings, Bloland has constructed a unique, complete history of the accrediting process. Institution and organization creation theory, borrowed from the field of sociology, provided the basis for his research. His analysis concerning the obstacles and possibilities confronted by a new organization helps to characterize CHEA and previous accrediting organizations, and to answer the following questions: BL What is accreditation and why is it important? BL What is the social and political context within which CHEA was developed? BL What occurred in the process of creating CHEA? BL What roles do accreditation and CHEA play in American higher education? BL What were the issues that CHEA and accreditation faced in its infancy? BL What is the current state of CHEA and accreditation?

New Perspectives on Information Systems Development

New Perspectives on Information Systems Development

Author: Hari Harindranath

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461505952

Category: Computers

Page: 695

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This book is a result of the Tenth International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2001) held at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, during September 5-7, 2001. ISD 2001 carries on the fine tradition established by the first Polish-Scandinavian Seminar on Current Trends in Information Systems Development Methodologies, held in Gdansk, Poland in 1988. Through the years, this seminar evolved into an International Conference on Information Systems Development. The Conference gives participants an opportunity to express ideas on the current state of the art in information systems development, and to discuss and exchange views on new methods, tools, applications as well as theory. In all, 55 papers were presented at ISD2001 organised into twelve tracks covering the following themes: Systems Analysis and Development, Modelling, Methodology, Database Systems, Collaborative Systems, Theory, Knowledge Management, Project Management, IS Education, Management issues, E-Commerce. and Technical Issues. We would like to thank all the contributing authors for making this book possible and for their participation in ISD200 1. We are grateful to our panel of paper reviewers for their help and support. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Ceri Bowyer and Steve Brown for their unfailing support with organising ISD2001.

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education

Author: Baporikar, Neeta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799810193

Category: Education

Page: 361

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One of the key elements in determining the socio-economic significance of education is quality. Quality management plays an integral role in higher education by ensuring that quality benchmarks are being met, thereby attributing to its prestige, increased enrollment, and student success. Quality management policies must be successfully implemented for the institution to thrive. With quality management still in the growing stage, research is needed regarding the applications, challenges, and benefits of these policies within advanced academics. Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical aspects of quality management policies and applications within the educational field. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as faculty involvement, administration practices, and critical success factors, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, educational consultants, researchers, policymakers, stakeholders, deans, provosts, chancellors, academicians, and students seeking current research on successfully implementing quality management systems in teaching, learning, and administrative processes.

Educating Young Children With and Without Exceptionalities

Educating Young Children With and Without Exceptionalities

Author: Tachelle Banks

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641135955

Category: Education

Page: 181

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Early childhood education (ECE) has always been intertwined with the use of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). To support excellence in ECE, it is critical how the knowledge about individual children and child development principles combined with the knowledge of effective early learning practices. Effective early childhood education involves an interdisciplinary collaborative process that is influenced by many factors. We present these aforementioned realities in Educating Young Children With and Without Exceptionalities: New Perspectives. In addition, we argue that general and special educators need to focus on applying new knowledge to better address critical issues that advance the field of educator preparation and improve educational outcomes for young children. Early childhood research confirms the need for intensive intervention and remedial education—we need to avoid approaches that are “too little” or “too late.” Also proven to yield positive results for children are practices familiar to early childhood educators. These practices include relationship-based teaching and learning; partnering with families; adapting teaching for children from different backgrounds and for individual children; active, meaningful, and connected learning; and smaller class sizes. Evidence of the benefits of these practices suggests that they should be extended more widely into the elementary grades.

Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466638952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Within global commerce, services and management play a vital role in the economy. Service systems are necessary for organizations, and a multi-disciplinary approach is ideal to establish full understanding of these systems. Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management provides original research on all aspects of service science, service management, service engineering, and its supporting technology in order to administer cutting-edge knowledge to encourage the improvement of services. This book is essential for researchers and practitioners in the fields of computer science, software management, and engineering.