Analytic Quality Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-17, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/glossary/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2017.

 

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Oversight


core definition

Oversight, in the quality context, refers to the process of keeping a quality process or initiative under observation, such that a person or organisation has a watching brief on developments.


explanatory context

Oversight is a rather general term and is sometimes linked closely to a controlling function and sometimes to a more detached evaluative function.


analytical review

For INQAAHE (2001, p. 3), oversight relates to the independence or otherwise of the quality agency

Oversight, also called control or meta-evaluation concerns the question of who is controlling the agency? Who is evaluating the activities of the agency? Is there an authority who evaluate the evaluations (meta-evaluation)?


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

accountability

agency

compliance

control

evaluation


Sources

International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), 2001, Annex: Clarification and Glossary, to a questionnaire conducted in December, 2001. www.inqaahe.nl/public/docs/definities.doc. This is no longer the site of INQAAHE, document not accessible online 4 February 2011 but can be seen here.


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