BN.com Gift Guide

The Result of Intelligent Effort: Two Decades in the Quality Assurance of Higher Education

Overview

Peter Williams' career in quality assurance in higher education spans nearly 20 years, during which he has witnessed and participated in many changes. His lecture observes and comments on the prominent developments and debates within UK higher education in recent years. Taking as his title an apocryphal quotation from John Ruskin, he proposes eight maxims based on lessons he has learned. He illustrates these with episodes of his own experience in the Academic Audit Unit, the ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (1) from $7.60   
  • New (1) from $7.60   
Sending request ...

Overview

Peter Williams' career in quality assurance in higher education spans nearly 20 years, during which he has witnessed and participated in many changes. His lecture observes and comments on the prominent developments and debates within UK higher education in recent years. Taking as his title an apocryphal quotation from John Ruskin, he proposes eight maxims based on lessons he has learned. He illustrates these with episodes of his own experience in the Academic Audit Unit, the Higher Education Quality Council and the Quality Assurance Agency.

Peter Williams describes an activity which has, over the years and in the face of considerable odds, grown and matured into an important part of higher education, and which is now faced with new and increasingly challenging public expectations that threaten to change the very nature of higher education.

Peter Williams spoke at a seminar in the regular series organized by the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) at the Institute of Education, University of London. CHES aims to be a leading centre of its kind, and works to further the development of research and scholarship into higher education. It also has an extensive consultancy arm. The Co-Directors of CHES are Professor Sir David Watson and Dr. Paul Temple.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854738960
  • Publisher: University of London Institute of Education
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 34
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Williams was Chief Executive of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) from 2001 to 2009. He was also President of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) from 2005 to 2008.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)