Challenges faced by academics in uptake of quality assurance measures
Vivian Olebogeng Jappie, Reginald Oats
Quality Assurance in higher education has become a major preoccupation in the global world. As such, governments globally are emphasizing the need for higher education institutions to provide quality education to students. Although academics as one of the major stakeholders in the provision of quality education are committed to quality teaching, they continue to display some elements of resistance to quality processes at Universities. This study as explored the causes behind the low uptake of Quality Assurance measures on teaching and learning by academic staff at BA ISAGO University. Mixed research methodology was employed for this study through administration of questionnaires consisting mostly open ended and a dash of closed ended questionnaires to academic staff/lecturers. In-depth individual or one-on-one interviews were also conducted with the deans of faculties. The participants consisted of 22 academic staff and 4 deans of faculties.