Faculty Engagement in Internal Quality Assurance of Academic Programs: A Literature Review
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Faculty engagement has a close relationship with the internal quality assurance (IQA) of academic programs and program success since faculty participation significantly impacts continuous quality improvement of teaching and learning. However, dramatic challenges revealed in a review of the literature indicated faculty resistance to this process. The purpose of this review of published articles was to learn about the strategies to engage faculty in quality management of academic programs. Based on a thematic and content analysis of published articles three major categorical areas emerged: Resources, IQA model and recognition and rewards. The knowledge gained from this analysis has implications for international higher education at three levels: ministry of education and training, accreditation agencies and higher education institutions. The implementation of identified practices would foster movement of the quality assurance process toward continuous quality improvement.
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