Architecture of Teaching Quality System in Higher Education
5 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2020
Date Written: September 12, 2019
This paper explores the mechanisms that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) employ to assure and monitor the teaching quality. It also highlights the feedback provided by the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) to the HEIs in regards to the overall implementation of these mechanisms. Seven Quality Audit (QA) published by OAAA, from 2014 to 2019, were analyzed to identify the mechanisms employed by HEIs to assure the quality of teaching. This documentation-analysis study shows that, though HEIs employed mechanisms to assure the quality of teaching, there is a lack of a comprehensive system in which different mechanisms organically interconnect and feed into each other leading to the betterment of teaching quality at the institution. This paper attempts to architect a system that connects the different mechanisms used with each other creating continuous improvement by utilizing the feedback collected from those mechanisms and informing other processes in the institution.
Keywords: Teaching quality system, QA reports, OAAA, Oman
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