Tentative Schedule

MARCH 29-MARCH 31, 2015

INQAAHE Members have an opportunity to attend the spring conference of Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) at the ASPA Member rate. For attendance special registration is required. Meeting registration, preliminary program and hotel information is now posted at http://www.aspa-usa.org/upcoming-meetings. The deadline for advance registration discount ends on February 20.

MONDAY, MARCH 30

2:00 PM7:00 PMRegistration
8:00 AM5:00 PMCommittee and Board Meetings

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

8:00 AM4:30 PMRegistration
9:30 AM12:30 PMPre-Conference Workshop - "INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice – Introduction to the Changes of the Revised Version of the GGP"
Facilitator: Maria Jose Lemaitre
9:30 AM12:30 PMPre-Conference Workshop - "How to Make Program Reviews More Effective and Efficient: Cluster Reviews"
Facilitator: Harald Scheuthle, EVALAG, Germany
1:30 PM4:30 PMPre-Conference Workshop - "Internationalization, Quality Assurance of Cross-border Higher Education and Its Challenges"
Facilitator: Prof. Hans de Wit - Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalization, Italy;
Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1:30 PM4:30 PMSecond Global Conference for Specialized and Professional QA Accreditation Agencies
5:00 PM5:45 PMOfficial opening session
Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago (Pending Confirmation)
Anthony Negbenebor, ACBSP President
Carol Bobby, INQAAHE President
6:00 PM9:00 PMOpening reception
6:00 PM9:00 PMExhibits open

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

8:00 AM6:00 PMRegistration
9:00 AM10:30 AMKeynote sub-theme 1: DIVERSITY AND ITS COMPONENTS: NEW DEMANDS, NEW RESPONSES FROM HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. IS DIVERSITY ALWAYS A GOOD THING?
Keynote speaker: Judith S. Eaton, President, CHEA
10:00 AM4:00 PMExhibits open
10:30 AM11:00 AMCoffee break
11:00 AM12:45 PMPoster session #1
11:00 AM12:45 PMPaper break-out sessions 1 and 2 (4 parallel sessions per break out)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Paper presentations
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Change over
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM Paper presentations
1:00 PM2:00 PMLunch - Round table discussions
2:00 PM3:00 PMKeynote sub-theme 2: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND THE ISSUES ARISING FROM THE INCREASED DIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. HOW CAN QA MAKE SENSE OF DIVERSITY?
Keynote Speaker: Antony Stella, QA Expert
3:00 PM3:45 PMPaper break-out session 1 (4 parallel sessions)
3:45 PM4:15 PMCoffee Break
4:15 PM5:00 PMPaper break-out session 2 (4 parallel sessions)
4:15 PM5:00 PMPoster session #2
5:15 PM7:00 PMINQAAHE General Assembly and Annual Business Meeting
7:30 PM9:00 PMConference Gala Dinner

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

8:00 AM6:00 PMRegistration
8:00 AM9:00 AMKeynote sub-theme 3: THE MANY FACES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION AND THEIR IMPACT ON QUALITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
Keynote speaker: Hans de Wit, Director, Centre for Higher Education Internationlization
9:15 AM10:00 AMPaper break-out session 1 (4 parallel sessions)
10:00 AM10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM11:15 AMPaper break-out session 2 (4 parallel sessions)
10:00 AM6:00 PMExhibits Open
11:15 AM1:00 PMPoster Session #3
1:00 PM2:00 PMLunch - Round table discussions
2:00 PM3:00 PMKeynote Subtheme 4: QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCIES: INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS
Keynote speaker: Sofiane Sahraoui, President, Arab Governance Institute
3:00 PM3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30 PM5:05 PMSpeed Networking #1: How can we collaborate on something we are doing or interested in doing? Learn More »
3:30 PM5:05 PMPoster Session #4
3:30 PM5:05 PMPaper break-out sessions (4 parallel sessions per break out)
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Paper presentations
4:15 PM - 4:20 PM Change over
4:20 PM - 5:05 PM Paper presentations
5:05 PM7:00 PMCommittee and Board Meetings

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

8:00 AM12:00 PMRegistration
8:00 AM9:00 AMCommittee and Board Meetings
9:00 AM10:00 AMSpeed networking #2: What has been your major problem/success this year and how did you overcome/obtain it? Learn More »
9:00 AM11:30 AMMeeting of the Regional Networks: Representatives of each regional network (see below) are invited to meet to discuss and share information or hold a business meeting.
11:30 AM12:15 PMConference Adjourns

List of INQAAHE Regional Networks


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street • Overland Park, Kansas 66213 USA • acbsp.org

International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Education
The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya • C. dels Vergós, 36-42 • 08017 Barcelona, Spain • inqaahe.org