I have 4 possibly provocative propositions regarding university quality.
1. You don't get quality by measuring it.
2. Academic freedom is foundational to quality of knowledge, research, teaching. Accountability is important too, but must be structured to NEVER interfere with academics' and institutions' ability to choose what they research and teach.
3. Benchmarking achieves nothing when everything is crap.
4. Constructive alignment can cause a decline in disciplinary standards if your students are not good enough.
There will probably be more.