All selected paper and poster presentations are listed below, categorized by conference sub-theme.
With the massification and explosion of demands put on higher education, diversity of provisions has become the fact quality assurance has to deal with. Diversity is seen in its broader sense encompassing students, institutions, programs, HE and TE systems to name but a few.
|ACODE Benchmarks for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Findings from a 24 university benchmarking exercise regarding the benchmarks’ fitness for purpose and capacity to generate useful quality assurance information||Michael Sankey and Fernando F. Padró||University of Southern Queensland||Poster|
|Characterizing Institutional Diversity: Variation Between and Within Higher Education Institutions||Victor M. H. Borden and Alexander C. McCormick||Indiana University Bloomington||Paper|
|Comparing Business Student Performance between Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education||Olin O. Oedekoven and Alimaa Jamiyansuren||Peregrine Academic Services||Paper|
|Diversity and External Quality Assurance in the Jamaican Context||Dr Yvonnette Marshall||The University Council of Jamaica||Paper|
|Diversity and its discontents: How UK Quality Assurance engages with multiple diversities||Elizabeth Halford, Stephen Jackson and Anthony McClaran||The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education||Paper|
|Diversity in the Classroom - Generational Cohorts and Their Impact on the Quality of Higher Education Learning Processes in the 21st Century||Carlos Tasso De Aquino (et al)||Center for Workplace Diversity Research (CWDR), School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix||Paper|
|“For” implies “Of”: The Multifaceted Concept of Quality at The University of the West Indies||Anna Kasafi Perkins||The University of the West Indies, Jamaica||Poster|
|Handling diversity in a uniform system of external quality assurance – “tailor-made uniforms?"||Rikke Warming and David Metz||Danish Accreditation Institution||Paper|
|Optimizing teaching and research in the environment of increased and diverse demand for graduate education: Perspectives from Universities of Makerere, Ghana and Cambridge||Dr. Euzobia M. Mugisha Baine||Makerere University, Uganda||Paper|
|Understanding Quality in the context of Education for Sustainability||Ms. Sahar Javed||FAST-NU Lahore Campus||Paper|
This sub-theme addresses more practical issues dealing with the actual challenges the new landscape of higher education poses on quality and quality assurance.
|Accommodating diversity: developing and institutional accreditation system for the higher education sector in Oman||Tess Goodliffe||Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)||Paper|
|Demands on Quality Assurance: fitness for purpose vs. relevance to market needs||Eisa AlMatroushi||Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)||Paper|
|Developing National Accreditation and Quality Improvement Standards for Health Professionals Education: Lever for Quality Assurance||Zerihun Gebremichael||Jhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University||Poster|
|Developing National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF): A Case Study of the NQF in the Kingdom of Bahrain||Jawaher Al Mudhahki (et al)||The National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training - QQA||Paper|
|Self Assessment: A Catalyst for Change for the East African Higher Education Landscape||Tashmin Khamis and Khairunnisa Dhamani||Aga Khan University, Tanzania||Paper|
|Strengthened QA Mechanisms to Address Increased Complexities of Higher Education Landscape in Ethiopia: Strategic Partnership between HERQA and International Development Partners||Daniel Dejene||Jhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University||Paper|
|The impact of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education on alternative providers of higher education||Martin Lockett and Harriet Barnes||Ashridge Business School / QAA||Paper|
|The Newly Launched Self-Accreditation System in Taiwan and Its Impact on Internal Quality Assurance of Institutions||Karen Hui-Jung Chen and Angela Yung-Chi Hou||Department of Education, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan||Paper|
|The Paradigm shifts in Higher Education and QA in the development from teaching to learning in relation to the vision, mission and strategy of the Higher Education Institution||Lucien Bollaert||De Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)||Paper|
|Utilizing qualitative components of risk management as evidence on how university strategies meet QA criteria and standards||Fernando F. Padró, Ngaire Winwood, and Michael Hawke||University of Southern Queensland||Paper|
Internalization has become an inseparable part of quality education provisions. While speaking about internationalization a wide spectrum of issues is underpinned, e.g. the integration of an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose of functions or delivery of tertiary education in general and those of institutional/program functioning in particular. This may include internationalization at home (how to develop international understanding and intercultural skills in students at home) and abroad (including mobility of students and faculty, mobility of programs, projects and providers), to name but a few.
|A review of current efforts at designing and implementing programs to create and assess “global learning” within higher education institutions||Judith A. Smrha||Baker University (ACBSP member)||Poster|
|Facilitating International Collaborative programs on Quality Assurance between Japan and Asian countries: Understanding and Developing checklist||Kim Sounghee||National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)||Paper|
|Meeting the Demand for International Accreditation and Quality Assurance for Institutions of Higher Education||Chet Haskell||Independent consultant||Paper|
|Promoting Cross Border Higher Education Collaborations: A Linking-MED-GULF project perspective||Nagesh Poojary (et al)||Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, Sultanate of Oman||Paper|
|Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education (QACHE) –Perspectives from Asia Pacific Region||Jagannath Patil||National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India||Paper|
|Recognising International Quality Assurance Activity in the European Higher Education Area (RIQAA)||Colin Tück and Melinda Szabo||European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)||Paper|
|The impact of international accreditation on quality assurance agencies and institutions: what has worked well and what has not||Ralph Wolff, Bill Plater and Denise DeZolt||Indiana University / Laureate International||Paper|
|The Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Europe and Asia: The Role of Recognition Bodies and Quality Assurance Agencies||Angela Yung-Chi Hou, Martin Ince, and Karen Chen||International Education Fu Jen Catholic University||Paper|
|The Assessment of the Quality of Internationalisation||Axel Aerden||De Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)||Paper|
External quality assurance agencies have come into play to safeguard the quality of education provisions as well as to assure quality of those provisions. How they oversee their own quality, and what is their impact on higher education institutions is focus of presentations under this sub-theme: the extent to which EQA agencies have managed to establish their own internal quality assurance processes, conduct their own self-assessment to measure the impact on the system and provide respective and relevant feedback to the HEIs.
|Establishment of Evaluation and Quality Assurance of the University Performance program, King Abdulaziz University (EQAUP-KAU); rationale and impact||Alia M. Aldahlawi and Amal Mohammed Sindi||King Abdulaziz University||Poster|
|Experience of King Saud University in implementing its Quality Management System (KSU-QMS)||Abdullah I. Al-Mhaidib||King Saud University||Paper|
|IMPACT EVALUATION OF QA IN HE. Methodology, Design and Results||Harald Scheuthle and Theodor Leiber||evalag (Evaluation Agency Baden-Wuerttemberg)||Paper|
|Impact of IQAS on the HEIs and the EQA: Complementary Roles – An Indian Experience||B. S. Ponmudiraj||National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India||Paper|
|Internal quality assurance and system-wide analysis –tools for learning and development||Magnus Johansson and Henrik Holmquist||Swedish Higher Education Authority||Paper|
|Promoting the Internal Quality Assurance System by NAAC: An experience||Ganesh A. Hegde||National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India||Paper|
|Provision of Quality Library Services in the changing Information Landscape in Ghanaian Universities||Richard Bruce Lamptey||University Library, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana||Poster|
|Quality Management Theory and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education||Steven Parscale||Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)||Paper|
|The Impact of Quality Assurance Mechanisms on the Curriculum Development in Ontario Universities||Qin Liu||Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto||Paper|
|The perceived impact of external evaluation: the organisation vs the individual||Riin Seema, Maiki Udam, Heli Mattisen and Liia Lauri||The Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA)||Paper|
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