Want to know about quality in higher education? Ask an academic

Watty, Kim 2006, Want to know about quality in higher education? Ask an academic, Quality in Higher Education, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 291-301, doi: 10.1080/13538320601051101.

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Title Want to know about quality in higher education? Ask an academic
Author(s) Watty, KimORCID iD for Watty, Kim orcid.org/0000-0002-8138-2754
Journal name Quality in Higher Education
Volume number 12
Issue number 3
Start page 291
End page 301
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-11
ISSN 1353-8322
Keyword(s) defining quality
academic perceptions
quality in accounting education
Summary How would you decide on the quality of a higher education institution? Would you (1) ask the academic registrar (or equivalent); (2) look up the most recent quality audit report; or (3) contact the teaching staff directly to discuss their perceptions about the quality of the services provided in their institution? While there is no one correct answer to the above question, the proposition underpinning the empirical research reported in this paper is: If you really want to know about quality in higher education, then ask those closest to the student-academic interface—the academics or the students. This paper focuses on the former. Using a postal survey, the views of accounting academics from 39 Australian universities about quality in accounting education were investigated from two perspectives—beliefs (what is currently occurring) and attitudes (what ought to be occurring). The findings suggest differences in those beliefs and attitudes, and an overall view that quality in accounting education has declined over recent years.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13538320601051101
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
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