Quality Assurance and Accreditation: A Glossary of Basic Terms and Definitions

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Author: UNESCO

Date of publication: 2007

Summary: The present publication is a revised and updated version of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Glossary of Basic Terms and Definitions which was published in 2004. The initiative to produce such a glossary was undertaken in the context of the Invitational Roundtable on “Indicators for Institutional and Programme Accreditation in Higher Education/Tertiary Education” (3‐8 April 2003, Bucharest), that was organized in the framework of the UNESCO / CEPES project “Strategic Indicators for Higher Education in the Twenty‐First Century.”1 The need to improve the quantitative assessment of higher education at system and institutional levels, the main objective of the project, has been complemented by this effort to compile in a succinct and easily accessible format main terms and definitions in the areas of quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

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