Making Sense of an Elusive Concept: Academics’ Perspectives of Quality in Higher Education

Abstract

Objective: Since the 1990s studies on how stakeholders in higher education perceive quality have burgeoned. Nevertheless, the majority of studies on perception of quality in higher education focus on students and employers. The few studies on academics’ perceptions of quality in higher education treat academics as a homogeneous group and, therefore, do not point out cross disciplinary perspectives in perceptions of quality. This article explores how academics across six disciplines perceive quality in higher education.

Dr. Lazurus NabahoMaking Sense of an Elusive Concept: Academics’ Perspectives of Quality in Higher Education