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Perceptions of Teachers on Quality Assurance in Higher Education

FRANKY GUPTA and CHARANPREET KAUR

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Abstract


In the present study an attempt has been made to investigate the perceptions of teachers on quality assurance in higher education. The sample consisted of 86 teachers selected randomly from five colleges affiliated to Panjab University Chandigarh. Self made questionnaire containing 25 items about teaching, research and extension was used to collect data. The results show that for planning teaching strategies through interaction with students the teachers get feedback about evaluation. Quality assur ance architecture should be institution specific. The curriculum should be monitored on regular basis. Results show that CAI helps the teacher in providing quality education. There is need to check the degradation of quality and this can be avoided if stud ents have knowledge to choose their subjects. For making research projects a success internal seminars are conducted. In these seminars the teachers are given knowledge about various other topics related to their studies on which further research can be ma de. The courses introduced should be such which provide both theoretical as well as practical knowledge to students. Further it was found that 3 hours are not enough to check the knowledge of students. Assessment methods should generate appropriate learni ng activities and provide feedback to students. Students are given extension lectures and through this they get knowledge about various topics. With the help of Right to Information the students having access to information can become empowered in knowledg e and technology driven economy.

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