The Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) - The Second Cycle
Presentation given by Prof. Diane Grayson at the Launch of the Quality Enhancement Project, 27 February 2014.
"The data on the quality of university education is dusturbing. South African universities are mid-level in terms of knowledge production, with low participation, high attrition rates and insufficient capacity to produce the required level of skills. They are still characterised by historical inequities and distortions."
Framework for Institutional Quality Enhancement in the Second Period of Quality Assurance (QEP)
Higher education has a vital role to play in contributing to the reconstruction and development of all aspects of South African society. In the context of the journey begun in 1994 to fashion a common citizenship and a nation based on the principles enshrined in the Constitution of non-racialism, non-sexism and democracy, the role of higher education cannot be reduced narrowly to producing the knowledge and skills required for economic development and growth. While these are important, fashioning a common citizenry requires that higher...
This document provides detailed information on some of the processes that will be followed in the Quality Enhancement Project (QEP). It is assumed that the reader has already read the Framework for Institutional Quality Enhancement in the Second Period of Quality Assurance (CHE 2013).
The aim of the Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) is to improve student success both at individual Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and in the higher education sector as a whole. For the purposes of the QEP, student success is defined as: