In 2011 the UK Quality Assurance Agency published an article (Risk and Regulation) that explores the growing interest, within the UK and further afield, in risk-based regulation and quality assurance. Two further publications appeared in 2014, building upon a presentation to the recent A3ES/CIPES conference in Portugal, and to a CVU seminar on risk-based quality assurance. The most recent publication on risk-based approaches is Risk, Regulation and Quality Management.
Managing Academic Risk is the final report of a Good Management Practice project that was commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Two articles can be downloaded from publishers' websites. The first deals with the relationship between quality assurance and quality enhancement, and the second argues for a 'modernisation' of institutions' quality management systems.
The US Senate (Harkin) report on 'for-profit' higher education provides a well documented and salutary warning on the risks that might be incurred as the UK government seeks to establish its 'level playing field'.
The following links may be useful to colleagues with an interest in the work of Academic Quality Management Ltd