Sustainable Development and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Transformation of Learning and Society

Sustainable Development and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Transformation of Learning and Society

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To help address the challenges of sustainable development, higher education institutions must transform themselves, bringing together best practice in quality management for tertiary education with best practice in education for sustainable development. This book provides tested strategies and pathways for undertaking this successfully.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349498734
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Abd Malik Abd Aziz, Albukhary International University, Malaysia

Andrea Bernhard, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Katja Brundiers, Arizona State University, USA

Arthur Lyon Dahl, International Environment Forum, UK

Mario Diethart, University of Graz, Austria

Thomas Drage, University of Graz, Austria

Salfarina Abdul Gapor, Albukhary International University, Malaysia

Ellen Hazelkorn, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Daniel J. Lang, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

Marlene Mader, University of Graz, Austria

Kathrin Maier, University of Graz, Austria

Steven Mannell, Dalhousie University, Canada

Jonas Meyer, University of Graz, Austria

Andreas Raggautz, Universities Austria in Vienna, Austria

Christian Rammel, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, International Association of Universities, France

Paul Rowland, Higher Education Consulting of Highlands Ranch, USA

Zainal Abidin Sanusi, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Emma Savage, Dalhousie University, Canada

Nadine Shovakar, Universities Austria in Vienna, Austria

Monika Urbanski, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, USA

Oliver Vettori, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Arnim Wiek, Arizona State University, USA

Friedrich M. Zimmermann, University of Graz, Austria

Table of Contents

1. Assessment for Transformation: Higher Education Thrives in Redefining Quality Systems; Zinaida Fadeeva, Laima Galkute, Clemens Mader and Geoff Scott 2. Rankings and the Reconstruction of Knowledge during the Age of Austerity; Ellen Hazelkorn 3. Sustainable Engagement: Towards a Participative Quality Culture of Sustainable Development in Higher Education; Oliver Vettori and Christian Rammel 4. The Role of Assessment and Quality Management in Transformations towards Sustainable Development: The Nexus between Higher Education, Society and Policy; Clemens Mader 5. Drivers for Change in the Austrian University Sector: Implications for Quality Management; Andrea Bernhard and Nadine Shovakar 6. Quality Assurance System based on Sustainable Development Paradigm: The Lithuanian Perspective; Laima Galkute 7. Quality System Development at the University of Graz: Lessons Learned from the Case of RCE Graz-Styria; Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Andreas Raggautz, Kathrin Maier, Thomas Drage, Marlene Mader, Mario Diethart and Jonas Meyer 8. STARS as a Multi-Purpose Tool for Advancing Campus Sustainability in the USA; Monika Urbanski and Paul Rowland 9. Sustainability and Values Assessment in Higher Education; Arthur Lyon Dahl 10. Educating Sustainability Change Agents by Design: Appraisals of the Transformative Role of Higher Education; Katja Brundiers, Emma Savage, Steven Mannell, Daniel J. Lang and Arnim Wiek 11. Quality Management of Education for Sustainability in Higher Education; Geoff Scott 12. Implementing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Concept in Higher Education Institutions: Case Study of Albukhary International University AIU), Malaysia; Salfarina Abdul Gapor, Zainal Abidin Sanusi, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak and Abd Malik Abd Aziz

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