Non-U.S. Quality Assurance/Academic Audit Processes

Non-U.S. Quality Assurance/Academic Audit Processes

Feasability Study for the International Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes

  • From OECD (which includes the U.S.).
  • An ongoing study, not yet an active assessment/quality-assurance process.

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

  • Association of European higher-education quality-assurance agencies, analogous to the U.S.’s CHEA.

European Quality Register for Higher Education (EQAR)

  • Browsable/searcheable register of European higher-education quality assurance agencies that comply with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG background and [pdf file] full text are available under criteria for inclusion on this page).

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

  • Australia’s regulatory & quality agency for higher education
    • Select Regulatory approach, then Standards framework. At the Higher Education Standards Panel page, select Higher Education Standards Framework. In the menu tabs, select text. See especially Section 5 (assessment is effective and expected student learning outcomes are achieved).
    • For providers has information about TEQSA processes.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (United Kingdom)

  • About us overviews QAA activities.
  • Assuring standards and quality has information about the UK’s quality code for higher education and about subject-area benchmarks (see subject guidance).
  • Institution reports on individual universities & colleges.
    • How we review summarizes the various types of review used.

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