Quality Assurance in Asia-Pacific Universities: Implementing Massification in Higher Education

by Deane E. Neubauer and Catherine Gomes (eds.)

International & Development Education

Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-46108-3
Binding: hardcover
Pages: xvii, 189


This edited volume examines the importance of quality issues in contemporary higher education systems in the Asia Pacific. Part One foregrounds relevant discussions of 'quality' within today's globalized, interconnected, and complex higher education systems while Part Two focuses on selected universities in the Asia Pacific region. Chapter contributors discuss how quality issues and quality assurance mechanisms are implemented in their situation-specific systems. Part Three extends the research of higher education quality assurance in Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and the diverse international student body in the Australian higher education system. The conclusion chapter discusses a typology of methods used by higher education systems in establishing effective quality assurance mechanisms.

About the Authors
Deane E. Neubauer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA, and Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Catherine Gomes is Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia.

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Table of contents

Creating Cultures of Quality Within Asia Pacific Higher Education Institutions
Deane E. Neubauer, et al.
Development of the Self-Accrediting System in Taiwan and Its Impact on Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of Fu Jen Catholic University
Angela Yung Chi Hou, et al.
From Strategic Thinking to a Plan of Action: The Process of Mapping Organizational Quality: A Case Study of the USC Rossier School of Education
Cathryn L. Dhanatya
Assuring Quality in Transnational Higher Education: A Case Study of Sino-Foreign Cooperation University in China
Han Xiao, et al.
Creative Moments in Company: A Quality Pursuing Case of an International Graduate Education Program in a Chinese University
Hong Zhu, et al.
Higher Education Massification and Quality Assurance in Vietnam: A Case Study of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhat, et al.
Quality Assurance in the Era of Mass Higher Education in Japan
Shangbo Li
Quality Assurance and Quality Culture at a Public Higher Education Institution: A View from Within
Fauza Ab. Ghaffar, et al.
Creating a Culture of Quality: Navigating Change Toward a Culturally Responsive General Education Program
Valentina M. Abordonado
Casting the Net Wider: Coping with an Increasingly Diverse International student Body in Australia
Catherine Gomes
Conclusion: When All Is Said and Done
Deane E. Neubauer, et al.



"Neubauer and Gomes have assembled diverse and rich perspectives on the challenges facing higher education in the Asia Pacific region. They point to ways of assessing quality on a continuum, against transnational standards, and in achieving strategic plans."

-William M. Plater, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus
of Public Affairs, Philanthropic Studies, and English,
Indiana University, USA


"This timely volume delves deeply into what quality means for institutions, and how they ensure, assure, and demonstrate quality. The editors develop a useful device for institutions to consider in their journey towards quality. This book deserves the attention of institutional leaders, funding agencies, and all concerned with the quality of our higher education institutions."

-Lily Kong, Provost; Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences,
Singapore Management University