Quality Assurance for Higher Education and Training Institutions
This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Education specialists and consultants, training managers, university administrators, educators and trainers.
This course aims to upgrade knowledge and enhance skills of the participants in designing and developing quality assurance (QA) systems and implementing QA activities for improvement of education and training processes.
The course modules include a review of QA concepts and principles, case discussions and critical assessment of quality management systems, standards and tools. Participants also engage in workshops and hands-on activities on how to develop tools and checklists to be used for auditing QA implementation activities. Study visits to institutions with established QA systems are arranged to expose participants to best practices in quality management.
Tentative Course Contents:
- Overview on Quality Assurance (QA) Concepts and Principles
QA and management concepts and principles; QA system models and tools; advantage of quality systems; benchmarking.
- Quality Issues for Higher Education and Training
Quality indicators and standards for higher education and training; formation of QA team; motivating and training role players.
- Quality Assurance Systems and Standards
TQM; Baldridge award; Deming prize; ISO 9000; ISO 9000 certification process and procedures; implications for higher education and training.
- Case Studies, Workshops and Study Visits
Case studies on quality assurance certification experiences of selected education and training institutions; workshops on developing quality assurance plan; study visits to relevant education and training institutions that received quality assurance certification.