Papers and Presentation

All selected paper and poster presentations are listed below, categorized by conference sub-theme.

Diversity and its Components: New Demands, New Responses from Higher Education Institutions. Is Diversity Always a Good Thing?

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 informationMichael Sankey and Fernando F. PadróUniversity of Southern QueenslandPoster
Characterizing Institutional Diversity: Variation Between and Within Higher Education InstitutionsVictor M. H. Borden and Alexander C. McCormickIndiana University BloomingtonPaper
Comparing Business Student Performance between Public and Private Institutions of Higher EducationOlin O. Oedekoven and Alimaa JamiyansurenPeregrine Academic ServicesPaper
Diversity and External Quality Assurance in the Jamaican ContextDr Yvonnette MarshallThe University Council of JamaicaPaper
Diversity and its discontents: How UK Quality Assurance engages with multiple diversitiesElizabeth Halford, Stephen Jackson and Anthony McClaranThe Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationPaper
Diversity in the Classroom - Generational Cohorts and Their Impact on the Quality of Higher Education Learning Processes in the 21st CenturyCarlos Tasso De Aquino (et al)Center for Workplace Diversity Research (CWDR), School of Advanced Studies, University of PhoenixPaper
“For” implies “Of”: The Multifaceted Concept of Quality at The University of the West Indies Anna Kasafi PerkinsThe University of the West Indies, JamaicaPoster
Handling diversity in a uniform system of external quality assurance – “tailor-made uniforms?"Rikke Warming and David MetzDanish 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 CambridgeDr. Euzobia M. Mugisha BaineMakerere University, UgandaPaper
Understanding Quality in the context of Education for SustainabilityMs. Sahar JavedFAST-NU Lahore CampusPaper

Quality Assurance and the Issues Arising from the Increased Diversity of Higher Education Institutions. How Can QA Make Sense of Diversity?

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 OmanTess GoodliffeOman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA)Paper
Demands on Quality Assurance: fitness for purpose vs. relevance to market needsEisa AlMatroushiAbu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)Paper
Developing National Accreditation and Quality Improvement Standards for Health Professionals Education: Lever for Quality AssuranceZerihun GebremichaelJhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins UniversityPoster
Developing National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF): A Case Study of the NQF in the Kingdom of BahrainJawaher Al Mudhahki (et al)The National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training - QQAPaper
Self Assessment: A Catalyst for Change for the East African Higher Education LandscapeTashmin Khamis and Khairunnisa Dhamani Aga Khan University, TanzaniaPaper
Strengthened QA Mechanisms to Address Increased Complexities of Higher Education Landscape in Ethiopia: Strategic Partnership between HERQA and International Development PartnersDaniel DejeneJhpiego—an affiliate of Johns Hopkins UniversityPaper
The impact of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education on alternative providers of higher educationMartin Lockett and Harriet BarnesAshridge Business School / QAAPaper
The Newly Launched Self-Accreditation System in Taiwan and Its Impact on Internal Quality Assurance of InstitutionsKaren Hui-Jung Chen and Angela Yung-Chi Hou Department of Education, National Taipei University of Education, TaiwanPaper
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 InstitutionLucien BollaertDe Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)Paper
Utilizing qualitative components of risk management as evidence on how university strategies meet QA criteria and standardsFernando F. Padró, Ngaire Winwood, and Michael HawkeUniversity of Southern QueenslandPaper

The Many Faces of Internationalization and their Impact on Quality and Quality Assurance

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 institutionsJudith A. SmrhaBaker University (ACBSP member)Poster
Facilitating International Collaborative programs on Quality Assurance between Japan and Asian countries: Understanding and Developing checklistKim SoungheeNational Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)Paper
Meeting the Demand for International Accreditation and Quality Assurance for Institutions of Higher EducationChet HaskellIndependent consultantPaper
Promoting Cross Border Higher Education Collaborations: A Linking-MED-GULF project perspectiveNagesh Poojary (et al)Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, Sultanate of OmanPaper
Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education (QACHE) –Perspectives from Asia Pacific RegionJagannath PatilNational Assessment and Accreditation Council, IndiaPaper
Recognising International Quality Assurance Activity in the European Higher Education Area (RIQAA)Colin Tück and Melinda SzaboEuropean 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 notRalph Wolff, Bill Plater and Denise DeZoltIndiana University / Laureate InternationalPaper
The Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Europe and Asia: The Role of Recognition Bodies and Quality Assurance AgenciesAngela Yung-Chi Hou, Martin Ince, and Karen ChenInternational Education Fu Jen Catholic University Paper
The Assessment of the Quality of InternationalisationAxel AerdenDe Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)Paper

Quality Assurance Agencies: Internal Quality Assurance of of External Quality Assurance and its Impact on the Higher Education Systems

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 impactAlia M. Aldahlawi and Amal Mohammed SindiKing Abdulaziz UniversityPoster
Experience of King Saud University in implementing its Quality Management System (KSU-QMS)Abdullah I. Al-MhaidibKing Saud UniversityPaper
IMPACT EVALUATION OF QA IN HE. Methodology, Design and ResultsHarald Scheuthle and Theodor Leiberevalag (Evaluation Agency Baden-Wuerttemberg)Paper
Impact of IQAS on the HEIs and the EQA: Complementary Roles – An Indian ExperienceB. S. PonmudirajNational Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), IndiaPaper
Internal quality assurance and system-wide analysis –tools for learning and developmentMagnus Johansson and Henrik HolmquistSwedish Higher Education AuthorityPaper
Promoting the Internal Quality Assurance System by NAAC: An experience Ganesh A. HegdeNational Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), IndiaPaper
Provision of Quality Library Services in the changing Information Landscape in Ghanaian UniversitiesRichard Bruce LampteyUniversity Library, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, GhanaPoster
Quality Management Theory and Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher EducationSteven ParscaleAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)Paper
The Impact of Quality Assurance Mechanisms on the Curriculum Development in Ontario UniversitiesQin LiuOntario Institute for Studies in Education, University of TorontoPaper
The perceived impact of external evaluation: the organisation vs the individualRiin Seema, Maiki Udam, Heli Mattisen and Liia LauriThe Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA)Paper


For further information and questions regarding the submission of papers, please contact the INQAAHE Secretariat at:

The Catalan University
Quality Assurance Agency
AQU Catalunya
C. dels Vergos, 36-42
08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 268 89 50


The final version of papers should be submitted by 10th of March 2015.

Proposals should be sent to: Contributors will be notified if their paper has been accepted from mid-January and by 1st of February, 2015 at the latest. The final version of papers should be submitted by 10th of March 2015.


Submitting a presentation implies that all authors listed in the program book and on the website proceedings will register for the conference. The deadline for the authors to register is 15th of March, 2014. Authors not presenting can be recognized in the brief or detailed description and in the content of the presentation.

Presentations will be accepted from INQAAHE and ASPA members and non-members. The advance member registration fee is $650 for members and $730 for non-members. The regular registration fee after February 20 is $750 for members and $800 for non-members. Advance registration ends on February 20, 2015.

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