This 'blogsite' was launched in January 2014 as a development of SRHE News, to provide members and others associated with the Society to read and comment on the most pressing issues with Higher Education research.
The site is available from the following link SRHE blog.
This is the newsletter of SRHE. The SRHE Newsletter includes contributions from members across the globe, details of upcoming events and reports on recent activities.
Click on 'Apply now' below for details and the many other benefits of membership
The current and previous issues of SRHE News are available to SRHE members only via the following link Members Area.
For further enquiries, or to submit any articles of interest, please contact the editor at email@example.com
Out Now - SRHE News Issue 24 - May 2016
Extract from editorial
The Thirty Years Quality War
Ten years ago David Watson (2006 p2) said that in England since the 1980s: 'the audit society and the accountability culture have collided (apparently) with academic freedom and institutional autonomy'.
He called this clash between accountability and autonomy the 'Quality Wars' and identified five major casualties: the shrinking of higher education's sectoral responsibilities; truth-managers mistaking criticism for resistance, staff mistaking resistance for criticism; solidarity - because of the rise of the 'gangs' - the Russell Group and others; students, as quality assurance became ever less effective at delivering enhancement; and the reputation of UK HE abroad, as our determination to label things unsatisfactory advertised the few deficiencies of our sector and obscured our strengths.