n Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - External quality control in communication science : the Dutch experience : last word

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



In this article, the author gives an overview of how quality control is done in Communication Science at Dutch and Flemish universities. He bases his overview on his experience as a member of the Dutch/Flemish External Quality Control Commission during 1998/99. The article focuses briefly on the question "why quality control?", a definition of quality control, the process of quality control, challenges in and threats to Communication Science, and on-site visits to departments. He finally provides the Dutch checklist (reworked and translated) used by external quality control commissions for the evaluation of university teaching.

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