The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.
A primary emphasis of The QA Commons’ approach to re-imagining higher and postsecondary education quality assurance has been the engagement of students in quality assurance processes and practices. Our perspective is that as primary stakeholders, it is essential and valuable to have students and recent graduates involved in the work of assuring educational quality, inside the institution as well as externally. As we’ve noted previously, several perspectives inform our position, including the following:
To this end, we are happy to share this paper highlighting our research on European models and practices of engaging students, with lessons for the U.S. quality assurance systems to consider.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas about how we can make student partnership a reality.
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