Our most recent (2017) publication in this area is Risk, Regulation and Quality Management. In this article we consider the emphasis placed on 'risk-based' regulation in recent years, focusing on the English Funding Council's current proposals for quality assessment. We also comment on the ways in which higher education institutions have interpreted the idea of 'risk-based' quality assurances, and offer some recommendations for their future development. This paper was based, in part, on a short piece published by Wonkhe in May 2016.
Earlier publications in this area include: a presentation in 2015 to a Thailand-EU Policy Dialogue in Bangkok on Risk-based Quality Management; the contribution, in2011, to QAA's 'Talking about Quality' series of a paper on Risk and Regulation; and the 2006 publication by Colin Raban and Liz Turner of a paper explaining how the 'architecture' of quality assurance in higher education institutions could be modernised through quality risk management.
AAA's work in this area stems from the HEFCE 'Good Management Practice' (GMP 250) project that was led by Colin Raban and Liz Turner, both then based at Edge Hill University. The project team's report was published in 2005.