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Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions

Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions
Author(s)/Editor(s): Hesham Magd (Modern College of Business and Science, Oman) and Siraj Kariyilaparambu Kunjumuhammed (Modern College of Business and Science, Oman)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8085-1
ISBN13: 9781799880851
ISBN10: 1799880850
EISBN13: 9781799880875


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Quality accreditation in higher education institutions (HEIs) is currently a buzzword. The need to maintain high-quality education standards is a critical requirement for HEIs to remain competitive in the market and for government and regulatory bodies to ensure the quality standards of programs offered. From being an implicit requirement that is internally addressed, quality assurance activities become an explicit requirement that is regularly audited and appraised by national and international accreditation agencies. HEIs are voluntarily integrating quality management systems (QMS), institutional and program-specific, in response to the political and competitive environment in which it exists. Through its higher education department or by creating non-profitable accreditation bodies, many governments have implemented a quality framework for licensing HEIs and invigilates its adherence based on which accreditation statuses are granted for HEIs.

Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education Institutions provides a comprehensive framework for HEIs to address quality assurance and quality accreditation requirements and serves as a practical tool to develop and deploy well-defined quality management systems in higher education. The book focuses on the critical aspects of quality assurance; the need to develop a concise and agile vision, mission, values, and graduate attributes; and to develop a system that effectively aligns the various activities of the HEI to the attainment of the strategic priorities listed in the institutional plans. The chapters each cover the various facets of the quality assurance framework and accreditation agencies' requirements with practical examples of each. This book is useful for HEI administrators, quality assurance specialists in HEIs, heads of academic departments, internal auditors, external auditors, and other practitioners of quality, along with stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Hesham Magd (Ed.)
Hesham Magd has more than twenty-five years of combined experience in traditional and nontraditional higher education teaching, training, consultancy, community development, academic administration, curricula design, organizational change and development, distinguished research and scholarly writing, resulting in Honors, awards and recognition for academic excellence and outstanding achievement. Hesham is currently heavily involved in International accreditation and reshaping the aviation education in Oman and offer strategic direction on the direction of the sector In his previous appointments throughout the world in British, European, and American oriented Curriculum (Middle East, USA, and UK), he has been the driving force behind strategic institutional development during the time of profound change in the Higher Education in the Middle East. Hesham has broad knowledge of the UK, USA, Middle East University Systems, and Quality and accreditation systems (AACSB, AABI, OAAA, NCAAA…).

Siraj Kariyilaparambu Kunjumuhammed (Ed.)

Siraj Kariyilaparambu Kunjumuhammed (Siraj. K.K) is currently Assistant Professor in Finance at Modern College of Business and Science, Sultanate of Oman. He is also empaneled as an External Reviewer at Oman Academic Accreditation Authority and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA). He is a Certified Lead Auditor (ISO 9001:2015) and a Certified Risk Professional (ISO 22301: 2012, ISO 27001:2013 & ISO 31000:2018). Dr. Siraj is actively involved in quality assurance and accreditation activities of HEIs and has contributed significantly to strategic and operational planning, policy development and reviews, curriculum development and reviews, and international accreditation activities. He has over 16 years of academics and industry experience. He has worked as Head of Department – Business Studies at the University of Technology and Applied Science (UTAS -Ibra), a faculty member in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Technology and Applied Science (UTAS – Ibra and Muscat), and as Management Consultant in Global Services in the Sultanate of Oman. He has contributed chapters in edited books and published several research papers in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings. His area of interest includes asset quality, comparative studies on Islamic and conventional banking, quality assurance, and pedagogical developments in HEIs. Dr. Siraj holds a Ph.D. in finance from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), MBA and MCom in Finance from Mahatma Gandhi University, India.


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