A Study on Quality Assurance Activities in Higher Education in North Cyprus

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Year-Number: 2012-Volume 4, Issue 1

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This study aimed at examining the current internal quality assurance processes in higher education institutions in North Cyprus. The qualitative study showed that there are serious efforts in the area of quality assurance. Yet there are some problems in the process of planning and implementation. Limited strategic planning activities, lack of staff participation, limited infrastructure and financial support, the political situation of North Cyprus impeded the quality assurance processes. The study also showed that teaching, learning processes and sources are not given enough consideration and therefore needed improvement.

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Abstract

This study aimed at examining the current internal quality assurance processes in higher education institutions in North Cyprus. The qualitative study showed that there are serious efforts in the area of quality assurance. Yet there are some problems in the process of planning and implementation. Limited strategic planning activities, lack of staff participation, limited infrastructure and financial support, the political situation of North Cyprus impeded the quality assurance processes. The study also showed that teaching, learning processes and sources are not given enough consideration and therefore needed improvement.

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