Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean
This collection is a unique exploration of the quality assurance landscape in higher education in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It celebrates the “coming of age” of the quality assurance movement in the region by tracing the main currents of development in internal and external quality assurance. Pulling together articles by respected academics, practitioners and thought leaders from within higher education and industry, the collection explores fundamental issues relating to quality such as financing higher education, cross-border and online education, the impact of science and technology, and quality management systems. At the same time, the contributors posit practical solutions rooted in theory and expertise, for example, checklists, frameworks, models and the like.
Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean explores underrepresented areas and cutting-edge topics such as massive online open courses; ethics in quality assurance; administrative support in quality, tertiary technical and vocational education and training; legislative frameworks; and strategic planning. It closes with a projection into the future of quality assurance and enhancement for the region that takes account of international and regional trends in global accreditation standards, accountability of external quality assurance agencies, and online courses and cross-border education. A must-read for postgraduate students, higher education managers and quality assurance practitioners.
CONTRIBUTORS: Eduardo R. Ali, Ruby Alleyne, Patrick Anglin, Dameon A. Black, Patrick S. Dallas, Pamela Dottin, Paulette J. Dunn-Pierre, Anna May Edwards-Henry, John Gedeon, Sandra I. Gift, E. Nigel Harris, Anna Kasafi Perkins, Halden A. Morris, Kofi Nkrumah-Young, Halima-Sa’adia Kassim, G. Junior Virgo, S. Joel Warrican, June Wheatley
ANNA KASAFI PERKINS is Senior Programme Officer, Quality Assurance Unit, Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies, University of the West Indies, Vice Chancellery, Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Her publications include Justice as Equality: Michael Manley’s Caribbean Theory of Justice and Justice and Peace in a Renewed Caribbean: Contemporary Catholic Reflections (co-edited with Donald Chambers and Jacqueline Porter).