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QUALITY OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY PROGRAMME - EVALUATION MODEL Print E-mail

Mirna Macur

Abstract

Quality of an academic study programme is evaluated by many: employees (internal evaluation) and by external evaluators: experts, agencies and organisations. Internal and external evaluation of an academic programme follow written structure that resembles on one of the quality models. We believe the quality models (mostly derived from EFQM excellence model) don’t fit very well into non-profit activities, policies and programmes, because they are much more complex than environment, from which quality models derive from (for example assembly line). Quality of an academic study programme is very complex and understood differently by various stakeholders, so we present dimensional evaluation in the article. Dimensional evaluation, as opposed to component and holistic evaluation, is a form of analytical evaluation in which the quality of value of the evaluand is determined by looking at its performance on multiple dimensions of merit or evaluation criteria. First stakeholders of a study programme and their views, expectations and interests are presented, followed by evaluation criteria. They are both joined into the evaluation model revealing which evaluation criteria can and should be evaluated by which stakeholder. Main research questions are posed and research method for each dimension listed.

Key words: evaluation model, dimensional evaluation, quality of a study programme

Mirna Macur, Ph.D. is a researcher at National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Cite this article:
Macur Mirna. QUALITY OF AN ACADEMIC STUDY PROGRAMME - EVALUATION MODEL. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.1:112-129, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no1-art07

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no1-art07

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