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CIQG 2017 Annual Meeting

Quality and Quality Assurance in a Changing World

February 1 - 2, 2017

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

(subject to change)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcome and overview of CIQG activities

  The year 2016 has been a particularly productive one. This session will highlight progress with the 2016 Advisory Statement on Combatting Corruption in Higher Education, the International Quality Principles, the CIQG Memorandum of Affiliation and the Quality Platform. This session will also address CIQG moving forward as a Global Quality Forum.

Overview of global developments in quality assurance in a changing world

Quality assurance and accreditation have been transforming, adjusting to the dramatic challenges higher education faces in a changing world. After an overview of the latest developments and trends in quality assurance, short comments will be provided from a global perspective.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Keynote, Response and Discussion
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Memorandum of Affiliation Signing Ceremony
  CHEA/CIQG and the National Assessment and
Accreditation Council of India
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Reception
 
Thursday, February 2, 2017  
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Contintental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

A Changing World: the United States

  The past year in the United States has been a tumultuous one, with its contentious presidential election and major changes proposed by the U.S. Congress for accreditation and quality assurance. What political framework is emerging with a new President and new Congress? What can we in higher education and accreditation expect and how will it affect our important work internationally?
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Higher Education in a Changing World

  Despite the progress generally being made in poverty reduction, openness, equality, climate change, we are witnessing a geo-political and social turmoil in the world: including migration, nationalism, terrorism, suppression of press freedom, political polarization. Higher education is adjusting accordingly. How can this be done? How will it impact on internationalization of universities, academic freedom and mobility?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Panel: A Risk-Based Approach to Quality
 

One of the game-changers in quality assurance in some countries is what is known as a ‘risk-based’ approach — a form of quality assurance in which variation in the performance of higher education institutions is matched with the extensiveness of quality review, with some undergoing a lighter form of QA, This is sometimes coupled with additional attention to student achievement as a key indicator of effective performance. The panel will showcase how this is progressing in their respective countries.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A Global Approach to Quality and Quality Assurance 
UNESCO’s International Convention & QA Conference

  UNESCO’s 2015 General Conference has approved presenting for adoption in 2017 a draft Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications while strengthening existing regional ones to support this new initiative. As recognition of qualifications is intricately linked to quality assurance in higher education, UNESCO plans to organize an International Conference on Quality Assurance in 2018. This session will provide an update of UNESCO’s higher education activities, in the context of the Education 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Student Learning Outcomes and the Changing Face of Quality Assurance
 

As quality assurance methods are converging, so is the focus on student learning outcomes in addressing quality. In many countries, attention to what students know and can do — student achievement — is driving change in quality assurance. And, efforts apart from traditional quality assurance are part of this increased emphasis on outcomes. What are emerging models of effective attention to student learning outcomes?

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Leading tertiary education actors in a Changing World: 
Approaches to Quality Assurance in China and India
  Tertiary education enrolments have ballooned in the past decade. Enrolments into higher education institutions in China and India exceed those in the United States, making them the largest higher education systems in the world. Yet, gross enrolment rates in these two countries are still relatively low (30% in China; 24% in India). At the same time students still see the US as a preferred destination for their studies. How does this affect higher education quality?
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Wrap-Up and Closing
  Meeting Adjourns

CIQG preliminary program pdf

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