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Political developments and upheavals around the world, whether moving toward more closed or open societies, demonstrate to what extent governments are having an impact on higher education, quality assurance and accreditation. Regulation has become the buzz word. In some countries, where the higher education sector has been traditionally autonomous and non-governmental, governments are taking the lead in accreditation. In others, legislation and policy directives are affecting university autonomy and have consequences for quality assurance.

How does this surge in governmental involvement based on national politics affect higher education, universities and quality assurance? What are its challenges? What are its benefits? How does it impact on academic freedom and university autonomy? Does it have repercussions on academic corruption?  How does it reshape the internationalization of quality assurance? Does it alter the quality of teaching and learning?

The 6th Annual Meeting will address these developments through the lens of their impact on quality assurance and accreditation from an international perspective.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

(Congressional Room)

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM               Welcome and Overview of CIQG Activities

Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, Senior Advisor on International Affairs, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM               What's Ahead for Higher Education?

Peter van der Hijden (Moderator), Independent Higher Education Expert

Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM               RECEPTION (South American Room)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

(All Sessions Take Place in the Congressional Room)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM              Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM              The Current Role of Government and Quality Assurance--Regional Perspectives

Stefan Bienefeld (Moderator), Director of Development Cooperation and Supra-Regional Programs, German Academic Exchange Service; Presenters: Mike Kuria, Deputy Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for East Africa; Adam Tyson, Head of Department for North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission.

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM              Combatting Academic Corruption and Promoting Integrity: The Role of Quality Assurance

Sir John Daniel (Moderator), Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord; Presenters, Irene Glendinning, Faculty Member, Office of Teaching and Learning, Coventry University; Jason Stephens, Associate Professor, School of Learning Development and Professional Practice, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM              Are Institutional Autonomy and Social Accountability Mutually Exclusive

Hilligje van't Land (Moderator), Secretary-General, International Association of Universities; Presenters: Hossam Badrawi, Chairman, Badrawi Foundation for Education and Development; Sijbolt Noorda, Chairman, Magna Charta Observatory

11:45 AM – 12:45 AM              The Current Interaction of Politics, Social Justice and Quality: The Role of Multilateralism

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (Moderator), Senior Advisor, Council for Higher Education Accreditation: Presenters: Susanna Karakhanyan, President, International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education; Libing Wang, Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM              LUNCH

The Tertiary Education Imperative: Knowledge, Skills and Values for Development (2017) by Jamil Salmi

Moderators: Nadia Badrawi, Vice President, Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education; Peter Okebukola, President, Global University Network for Innovation--Africa

Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM            The International Engineering Alliance, a Collaborative International Effort in Engineering Education Accreditation and Professional Mobility

David Holger, Chair, IEA Governing Group and Associate Provost Emeritus, Iowa State University; Daniela Iacona, Senior Manager, International Relations and Board Operations, ABET

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM            Where Do We Go from Here: A Common Agenda to Address Quality Assurance in the Reshaping of Globalization and Internationalization

Moderators: Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert

Meeting Concludes


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