Quality Assurance and Institutional Transformation: The by Shuiyun Liu

By Shuiyun Liu

This booklet illustrates the better schooling caliber insurance process and its effect on institutional transformation in China. It begins through describing the better schooling process in China and its caliber evaluate schemes. It discusses intimately the standard evaluation of Undergraduate schooling (QAUE) and the topic evaluate, of the main influential exterior caliber evaluate schemes, that are performed at the institutional and topic degrees respectively. within the moment a part of this ebook, QAUE is taken to illustrate for the impression research. utilizing case experiences, it explores the effect of the QAUE on a number of dimensions of caliber provisions in universities with varied statuses and offers the perspectives of varied stakeholders. in response to the empirical findings from the chinese language schemes and the theories on organizational swap and the mechanism of exterior caliber evaluation, it proposes a version to explain how caliber evaluate interacts with the evaluated universities and motives them to change.

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Quality Assurance and Institutional Transformation: The Chinese Experience

This booklet illustrates the better schooling caliber coverage procedure and its influence on institutional transformation in China. It starts off by means of describing the better schooling process in China and its caliber evaluation schemes. It discusses intimately the standard evaluate of Undergraduate schooling (QAUE) and the topic evaluate, of the main influential exterior caliber evaluation schemes, that are carried out at the institutional and topic degrees respectively.

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In this regard, Hodson and Thomas (2003) argued that an impact analysis needs to be sensitive to the historical and changing relationship between state and institution, and to the managerial and academic culture of institutions. Rebora and Turri (2011) also indicate that “an accurate analysis of organisational aspects within universities and the meaning that organisational actors give to the use of evaluation” is very important (p. 534). e. “who evaluates what and how”. Furthermore, the impact also depends on the national and institutional context of the evaluated institutions and their initiatives.

It is assumed that efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery will be achieved by means of using private sector management techniques, and performance measurement is one of the most important techniques (Ferlie et al. 1996; Meek 2003). When it comes to higher education institutions, students tend to be viewed as customers or clients. Thus, influenced by New Public Management, quality assessment has been implemented to enhance the efficiency of universities and colleges and to try to ensure that academic provision can meet the needs of students as their clients.

Thus, having referred to the literature about the operating mechanism of quality assessment and the working processes and structures of higher education systems, quality assessment can be regarded as being an external force. It can impinge on the internal life of universities and generate the adjustment of operations and/or the alteration of norms. Based on this understanding, change processes and possible outcomes will be explored in the next section. 2 Change Processes and Outcomes Becher and Kogan (1992, p.

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