Tag Archives: Quality

Standards at risk after budget cut

Standards at risk after budget cut | Stephen Matchett | The Australian Higher Education | 19 May 2010

INDEPENDENT academic standards could be at risk following a buried budget decision to cut funding for the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.


Watchdog considers ‘more intensive’ inspection regime

Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education

Universities could face more intensive scrutiny during future inspections by the standards watchdog, according to its head. Peter Williams, chief executive of the Quality Assurance Agency, said that the next round of institutional audits by the QAA might pay closer attention to first-hand evidence of academic standards, such as external examiners’ reports.