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Advancing University Quality Assurance in East Asia

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Research based at The University of Hong Kong's Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning seeks to:

  1. Improve and connect quality assurance measures across East Asian Universities. 

  2. Through these connections, establish clear mechanisms for teaching and learning transfer between institutions, states and nations. 

Current steps towards these aims:

1. An empirical pilot of combined HK and  Mainland measure of Quality Assurance:

 Fryer, L. K., Zeng, L. M., & Zhao, Y. (2021). Assessing University and Programme Experiences: Towards an

Integrated Asia Pacific Approach. Frontiers in Education, 6, 748590.


2. A theoretical integration of American, British/Australian and (more recent) Chinese perspectives on quality assurance measures:

 Zeng, L. M., Fryer, L. K., & Zhao, M. (2023). Integrating student learning and university engagement

models: Toward a comprehensive assessment of the university student experience student learning experience for quality assurance in higher education. Higher Education Quarterly.

3. A book establishing a general student engagement framework for cooperation across asian pacific universities.

Fryer, L. K., Ronnel K., Zeng, M. (2024). Student Engagement Across Pacific Asia: Steps toward a Shared

Framework. Spring-Nature Education Series. 

Ongoing steps towards these aims:

1. Cross-national (Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) test of the integrated quality assurance measure from Fryer et al. (2021).

2. Edited Springer Book (April 2024) presenting 15+ studies, commentaries and direction for the East Asian universities regarding quality assurance.

3. A Symposium on East Asian University Quality Assurance Measurement and Networking: June 2024, The University of Hong Kong.

4. Stage 2 of Cross-national research towards a benchmarking system for inter-university cooperation on student engagement enhancement. Academic year 2024-25 data collection, 2026 publication

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