Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Can quality resist the market?"

The Institute for Policy Studies in Education invites you to a lecture
Professor Roger Brown and chaired by Paul Lister, entitled "Can
quality resist the

In this lecture, Professor Roger Brown will warn that unless they are
strengthened, our existing quality assurance arrangements will be
unable to
protect the international reputation of our higher education system. 
Brown will refer to a number of recent cases which demonstrate some of
flaws in our present quality control mechanisms. He will argue that
with the
increasingly strong competitive pressures on institutions, as well as
the long
term squeeze on resourcing, these need to be considerably strengthened
if peer
review is to remain an effective mechanism for regulating quality.
There needs
to be a much sharper focus on standards of student achievement whilst
Quality Assurance Agency needs a wider remit, greater independence and

lecture will take place on Tuesday 11th November, from
4 – 5.30pm in Room SHG-04, Stapleton House, London Metropolitan
University, 277-281
Holloway Road, London, N7 8HN.  The
lecture is free of charge but places are limited.  If
you wish to attend, please contact

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