Building an Academic Community

Challenges for Education Quality Management

Both HEIs and academic communities are affected by global trends that pose many challenges. This raises dilemmas related to community building and the cooperation between academic community members, which requires the exchange of experience, knowledge and information on different levels. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss new approaches and methods to manage the learning and teaching process, as well as methods and tools that support the development of the academic community.

This edited volume book tackles this multifaceted phenomenon by combining diverse viewpoints of scholars and practitioners. It captures the nuances of different scientific disciplines, including management science, psychology and pedagogy. What distinguishes the book is its innovation, multidimensionality, interdisciplinarity and methodological diversity.

Building an Academic Community. Challenges for Education Quality Management shows the experiences of different HEIs struggling with current trends in the post-pandemic era such as the change of the university model with an emphasis on practical and competence learning and the technologization of the education process. It can be a valuable basis for future activities to develop the academic community and the quality of education at HEIs.

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Justyna M. Bugaj, Ph.D., is an associate professor at WSB University, Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland. Her research centre on strategic management and quality assurance in higher education institutions. Author of numerous articles, reports and expert opinions commissioned by Polish and foreign organizations.

Małgorzata Budzanowska-Drzewiecka, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. Her research centre on consumer behaviours and marketing communication. She focuses on the persuasiveness of electronic word of mouth. She has published monograph and articles on the quality of education.

Beata Mikołajczyk, Ph.D., is a professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her research focuses on persuasion in texts from different public domains, also in texts on higher education. She has served as pro-rector for education and as a member of the Polish Accreditation Committee and the Committee for Scientific Policy.
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Justyna M. Bugaj, Magorzata Budzanowska-Drzewiecka and Beata Mikoajczyk

1 Quality Assurance System and Building a Sense of Academic Community Collectiveness
Justyna M. Bugaj, Anna Pluta and Katarzyna Machaa

2 Values as the Foundation of the Academic Community in Light of Strategic Documents: A Case Study of Polish and German Research Universities
Beata Mikoajczyk

3 Uniting Diversity: European Universities Initiative Case
Anna Budzanowska, Agata Zygmunt-Ziemianek, Pawe Poszytek and Katarzyna Trynda

4 Collaboration of the Academic Community Members within Education Quality Assurance Systems: Case of Poland
Marta Tutko

5 Building the Professional Learning Communities of In-Service Science Teachers in Collaboration with University Lecturers: Opportunities and Benefits for Both Players
Dagmara Sokoowska and Justyna Knia

6 Students as Co-Creators of a University s Quality Culture
Magorzata Dzimiska

7 Students Poster Conference: An Educational Event for Building Academic Community
Anita Proszowska, Magorzata Budzanowska-Drzewiecka and Magdalena Dohasz

8 Key Success Factors of Virtual Learning Communities in Online Courses: Recommendations for Teachers
Renata Marciniak

9 Strengthening Student Agency, Community, and Trust in Academic Education: A Teaching Approach
Anna Sajdak-Burska
All interested in the quality of education, especially researchers, teacher educators and academic teachers in different field of study, instructional specialists, and practitioners from different education systems.
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