The book identifies major challenges facing institutions and faculty as they work to assure education quality, including:
- The public's eroding trust in higher education
- Education quality processes
- Paradigm-changing technology
- Cost consciousness
- Core competency in education
- Building awareness and commitments to improvement
Written in engaging prose for readers ranging from seasoned academic leaders to concerned citizens outside of the academy, this book creates a venue for ongoing discussion and offers practical guidance to readers desirous of driving change in higher education.
Part One: The Case for Change.
1 The Erosion of Trust.
2 Universities as Economic Enterprises.
3 Subsidies and Contribution Margins.
4 Research, Teaching, and the Quality of Education.
5 Technology’s Misunderstood Potential.
Part Two: Improving Practice.
6 Education Quality Processes.
7 Core Quality Principles.
8 Education Quality Oversight.
9 Balancing Cost and Quality.
10 Performance-Based Resource Allocation.
11 Higher Education’s Action Agenda.