Episode 37 of our podcast series features dr. Don F. Westerheijden who reflects on recent developments in quality assurance in the Netherlands, after a large scale public scandal highlighting doubts over quality in a number of Dutch higher education institutions.
Dr. Don F. Westerheijden is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from University of Twente and is now working as a co-ordinator of research related to quality management.
He has published a number of books and journal articles on issues related to quality assurance and has extensive experience in self-evaluation and external quality assessment processes in many countries around the world. His current research interests are related to institutional and systemic impacts of both internal and external quality assessment procedures, and design of rankings and public information systems for higher education.