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Quality Assessment for Higher Education
Edited by Alessandro Cavalli, Pavia, Italy



CONTENTS
Foreword
Contributors
Introduction By Alessandro Cavalli
1
The changing concepts of quality in the assessment of study programmes, teaching and learning
Don F. Westerheijden.........5–16
2
The multiple functions of evaluation and quality assessment
John Brennan..........17–25
3
Assessment and management in institutions of higher education
Jef C. Verhoeven............27–41
4
Assessment as a tool for different kinds of action: from quality management to compliance and control
Alberto Amaral, Maria João Rosa and Diana Tavares..........43–53
5
Accreditation: the role of a new assessment approach in Europe and the overall map of evaluation in European higher education
Ulrich Teichler..........55–64
6
Quality assessment and indicators in higher education: needs, problems and potential
Jan Sadlak..........65–69
7
The potential and problems of peer evaluation in higher education and research
Hans-Dieter Daniel, Sandra Mittag and Lutz Bornmann............71–82
8
Strengths and weaknesses of citation indices and impact factors
Alessandro Figà-Talamanca..........83–88
9
The underestimated humanities and social sciences
Wim Blockmans............89–94
10
Stability amidst a storm of evaluation: policy trends and practice in higher education evaluation in Japan
Akiyoshi Yonezawa...............95–103
11
Improving the evaluation of the education–employment relationship in France
Pierre Dubois...........105–114
12
The accreditation system in The Netherlands and Flanders
Karl Dittrich and Leendert Klaassen.............115–125
13
Accreditation in The Netherlands: an improvement of external quality assessment?
Wynand Wijnen................127–133
14
Quality assessment in higher education: an overview of institutionalization, practices, problems and conflicts
Massimiliano Vaira...........135–146
Subject index
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