Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education

Walter Nuninger (Université de Lille, France) and Jean-Marie Châtelet (Université de Lille, France)
Release Date: March, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 458
ISBN13: 9781522500247|ISBN10: 1522500243|EISBN13: 9781522500254|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0024-7


The management of quality and sustainability in higher education institutions ensures that proper standards are maintained. Such enforced standardization allows for the highest caliber of training opportunities for various fields and disciplines.

The Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on quality management and assurance programs and standards in college-level environments. Highlighting global perspectives on academic and professional learning, this book is ideally designed for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and professionals actively involved in the field of higher education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Management Systems
  • Cost Sharing
  • Hidden Curriculum
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Reflective Learning
  • Student Satisfaction
  • Work Integrated Learning

Reviews and Testimonials

[...]. Traditional with its opening documentation, the addition of a “Detailed Table of Contents” with brief abstracts of the 15 chapters and a “Preface” giving a solid overview of the four sections that the chapters fall into, will be a useful starting place for research. Each chapter begins with an “Abstract” and “Introduction” followed by the main body of research including visuals of: charts, diagrams, figures, and photos, all in black and white. Chapters close with “Concluding Thoughts” and extensive references for documentation and extended study. “Back Matter” includes: “References,” an “Index,” and “Contributor Information."
Higher education is no longer about information, copious note taking, and regurgitation for tests. The Handbook of Research on Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education examines the trajectory of higher education as both the acquisition of knowledge and workplace skills. Environmental settings will vary, but in today’s world there is a need for excellence in an educated and prepared workforce that will prove worthwhile for individuals, society, and companies. This handbook presents common key factors, levers and processes, and models for value and sustainability of trainings offered, and provides the aspects and pathway to good lifelong learning junctures in higher learning institutions.
The primary model introduces Work Integrated Learning (WIL), which is a prototype for learning opportunity, skill development, and giving people the education to be part of workplace evolution. Briefly, research on WIL brings education together with professional training to enhance quality assurance and enhance efficiency. The collection of publications focuses on higher education institutions with strong emphasis on training and learning, needs and outcomes of local vision within a worldwide framework. Individual past knowledge and experience is melded with current skills needed in the workplace creating work sustainability through educational growth. Great value is placed on the employee/student because with this higher quality educational system, investment in the student will ripple to improved qualitative and quantitative indicators and, thus, improved quality assurance for companies.
Local or global, long and short-term, adapting higher education to meet the needs of individuals, companies, and our changing environment, makes a world of sense. This handbook will be a springboard for educational change for executives involved in management of talent, professionals, industrial mentors, policy-makers, academic tutors, managers, and researchers in the field of higher education.

– Janis Minshull, ARBA Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Walter Nuninger (Senior Lecturer) is a Chartered Engineer (1993) with a PhD in Automatic Control awarded in 1997. He further worked as a research engineer at ALSTOM where he developed his skill on friction and traction for trains. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Lille. He works in the Engineering School of Polytech'Lille where he directed the Production Department dedicated to Life Long Learning with Work Integrated Learning (from 2008 until 2011). Then, he was commissioned for the management and financial control at the CUEEP until 2014, in charge of Continuing Education. He teaches automatic control, computer science, data mining and mathematics... and is involved in learner-centred pedagogy with hybrid courses, using digital support and active pedagogy. He is a tutor/mentor of learners in Formative Work Situation in the industry, guiding their reflexive attitude. Through the years, he has had several experiences in management, leadership and financial control in a quality framework. He is interested in organization, inter-culturalism and excellence. Since 2014, he is a member of the Harassment Prevention Unit, offering advice and guidance to the university students and staff.
Jean-Marie Châtelet (Professor) worked in a Research Centre (Metallurgy) before being certified professor in the Mechanical field. Retired in 2014, he maintains his interest in Quality and Safety as an adviser. He is a trainer with more than 35 years’ experience in France, Romania, Spain and Germany. He wrote about quality management, delivering a curriculum on safety, CAD-CAM, robotics (in 1982, involved in Computer Aided Teaching he published a laser vision disc edited by the Industry Ministry, 1988). He was head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of IUT of Lille from 1996 to 2002. Since 1995, he has been involved in leadership of a Master (Health-Safety-Quality-Environment) at the University of Lille 1 and in the Production Department of Polytech'Lille (leading to Chartered Engineer). He further developed a serious game ©JIT-TQ with SNECMA (Safran) in 1998. For many years, he was involved in European projects (Road Map to EU Machinery Directive, 2002; European WBL Approaches, 2006).