Quality evaluation has been used internationally as a mainstream approach to demonstrate that universities provide a quality education to the public. In her Inaugural Lecture, Professor Ming Cheng explores the pros and cons of evaluating quality for management purposes in higher education.
Based on five completed research projects, exploring academics’ and students’ experiences and perspectives of quality and quality evaluation, Professor Cheng proposes that developing intrinsic teaching and learning values held by academics and students is key to quality education. Her lecture includes a critical review of the most frequently-used terms in evaluation: fitness for purpose, value for money, student satisfaction, and students as customers, suggesting it’s time for the higher education sector to invest in human factors, improve academics’ subject professionalism and increase students’ commitment to learning.
Professor Ming Cheng joined the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University in November 2018. Her main research interests include quality and internationalisation in higher education, academic professionalism, and postgraduate learning and supervision.
Arrival from 5.30pm
Lecture at 6pm