HIGHER EDUCATION
4’2023

Vitalii Kruhlov
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7228-8635
Dina Tereshchenko
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0633-0097

IMPLEMENTATION OF MECHANISMS OF PUBLIC QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND DIRECTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

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Abstract. Integration of higher education systems into the globalized world is a critically important process aimed at enhancing the quality and relevance of education at the international level. The study examines the mechanisms of state quality management in higher education with a focus on the Ukrainian educational landscape and its alignment with European standards. The study addresses a multifaceted concept of higher education quality, encompassing various dimensions such as the relevance of educational programs, competence of instructors, adequacy of infrastructure, and overall support for learners. Understanding these key components is fundamental for the development of effective mechanisms to ensure the quality of higher education. The study emphasizes the role of the regulatory framework in shaping educational standards. These standards, influenced by the best international practices, are crucial for ensuring consistency, transparency, and accountability in the higher education sector. A number of problems have been identified in the implementation of mechanisms for state quality management in higher education, including inadequate funding, gaps in legislation, and the ineffectiveness of evaluation systems. In response to these existing challenges, proactive directions for improving the situation are proposed. Strengthening the financial foundation of the education system is deemed critically important to provide adequate resources for higher education institutions. Essential steps include reforming the system of state governance and improving the legislative framework to meet evolving educational needs. Additionally, optimizing evaluation and accreditation processes emerges as a key strategy for continuous enhancement and support of education quality. The importance of ongoing development and enhancement of mechanisms for state management of higher education quality is underscored. The proposed improvement directions serve as a roadmap for policymakers, educational institutions, and stakeholders to elevate the quality of higher education. By adopting contemporary strategies, educational systems can ensure not only harmonization with global standards but also equip learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.
Keywords: public administration, higher education, quality, mechanisms, higher education institutions, state.
https://doi.org/10.32987/2617-8532-2023-4-58-69

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