Frontiers of Education in China

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 267–287 | Cite as

The Assessment of Higher Education Quality from the Perspective of Students through a Case Study Analysis

  • Dongfang WangEmail author
  • Yuting Sun
  • Ting Jiang
Research Article


The assessment of quality in higher education from the perspective of students has three dimensions: students’ assessment of teaching, students’ satisfaction and students’ learning engagement. These differ in conceptions of quality, evaluation methods, evaluation content, evaluation purposes, traits and priorities. The authors conducted three rounds of empirical investigations to study higher education quality assessment from students’ perspective and concluded that students play multiple roles in higher education evaluation and assessment, all of which can be improved by strengthening students’ objectivity and participation, evaluating the added value of a college education oriented to student development and taking the students’ perspective as an important way to contribute to higher education quality enhancement, assurance and control, and make proper use of higher education evaluations and assessments.


higher education quality assessment students’ perspective theoretical construction case study 


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The research is sponsored by The 13th Five-Year Plan Project of Tianjin Educational Science, Constructing Higher Education Quality Assessment System from the Perspective of Students (No HEYP5018).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationTianjin Normal UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Tianjin Sino-German University of Applied SciencesTianjinChina
  3. 3.Hug Chinese Cultural and Educational Co. LtdNanjingChina

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