Caribbean Quality Culture : Persistent Commitment to Improving Higher Education

Caribbean Quality Culture : Persistent Commitment to Improving Higher Education

By Sandra Ingrid Gift
US$ 56.00
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Book Description

Caribbean Quality Culture takes the Caribbean higher education community and its stakeholders beyond quality assurance of higher education to delve into an exploration and assessment of the application of continuous quality improvement principles and strategies that are essential elements of a mature and effective quality management system in higher education institutions.

The principles and strategies that can actually result in continuous quality improvement may not always be fully understood throughout higher education institutions. This collection seeks to bridge this gap to facilitate successful implementation of continuous quality improvement in such operational areas as governance and administration, student development and learning outcomes, and external quality assurance.

Experienced and respected Caribbean higher education stakeholders, including leaders and practitioners, explore a range of topics, such as leadership, stakeholder engagement, the online learning environment, curriculum development and curriculum renewal for sustainable development, the transformative development of students, and the continuous quality improvement implications for the Caribbean of international and regional developments in the higher education sector.

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Contextualizing Caribbean Higher Education Quality Culture
  • Part 1. Governance
    • 2. From UWI to The UWI System: Quality in Global Context
    • 3. A Triad for Quality Improvement? Quality Improvement, Leadership and Ethics among Higher Education Administrators in Jamaica
    • 4. Financial Challenges in Providing Quality Higher Education in the Caribbean
    • 5. A View of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Planning: A Case Study of The University of the West Indies
    • 6. How Quality Positively Impacts Alumni Cultivation and Engagement: A Regional Perspective
  • Part 2. Curriculum and Teaching and Learning
    • 7. Curriculum Development and Review
    • 8. Continuous Improvement in the Online Learning Environment: Some Lessons from The University of the West Indies
    • 9. Enhancing Postgraduate Culture
    • 10. Foreign Language Education: The Role of the Centre for Language Learning
    • 11. Community Engagement and Service-Learning in Caribbean Higher Education Institutions
    • 12. Continuous Quality Improvement of Graduate Employability: Internships and a UWI Cave Hill Case of Work in Progress
  • Part 3. Continuous Quality Improvement Processes
    • 13. The UWI Quality Policy: Towards a Quality Policy in Action
    • 14. A Critical Review of Strategic Quality Improvement Practices in Caribbean Higher Education Institutions
    • 15. A Process Approach to Continuous Improvement at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus
    • 16. Student Feedback and Continuous Quality Improvement at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus
  • Part 4. External Quality Assurance
    • 17. The Role of the University Council of Jamaica in Supporting Continuous Quality Improvement among Higher Education Institutions
    • 18. Two Decades of Accreditation Experience at the University of Curaçao: Examining Quality Assurance and Accreditation Efforts of the University’s Programmes
    • 19. Programme Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • 20. Institutional Accreditation at The University of the West Indies
  • Part 5. The Way Forward
    • 21. Curriculum Renewal for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean
    • 22. Editing the Blueprint: Towards Universally Recognized Caribbean Research Impact Metrics
    • 23. Continuous Quality Improvement of Recognition Policies and Practices: The Case of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Afterword
  • Contributors
  • Index
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