Parallel Group Session: Monday 8 September, 11h30 - 13h00


Note: Sessions may be subject to last minute changes

Conference Centre Room 12

Institutional measures to assess and improve quality

Chair: Elaine El Khawas, Professor of Education Policy, George Washington University, USA
Rapporteur: Luc Weber, Chair CDESR, Council of Europe

Speaker 1: Simon Donoghue, Head of The Strategy Project Group , University of Leeds and Mike Kennerly, Our Journey Towards World Class: Leading Transformational Strategic Change

Speaker 2: Stuart Campbell, Pro Vice Chancellor, Univeristy of Western Sydney, Assessment reform as a stimulus for quality improvement in university learning and teaching: an Australian case study

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Conference Centre Room 10

Reputation and ranking – the impact on institutional strategy and behaviour of international ranking tables

Chair: Steve Egan, Deputy Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Rapporteur: Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate School; Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology

Speaker 1: Andrys Onsman, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Academic Development Programs, Monash University, Australia, League Tables: what chance of promotion or relegation?

Speaker 2: Don F. Westerheijden, Dr, CHEPS, University of Twente, Netherlands, Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Promises and Problems of the CHE Ranking in Comparing Student Satisfaction between Germany, the Netherlands and Flanders

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Conference Centre Room 6

Assessing learning and employment outcomes

Chair: José-Ginés Mora, Director, Centre for the Study of Higher Education Management (CEGES), Valencia University of Technology, Spain 
Rapporteur: Renato HL Pedrosa, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Coordinateor Adjunct of Undergraduate Admissions, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil

Speaker 1: Motisha Kaneko, Professor, University of Tokyo, The Case for Systematic Monitoring of Learning Processes: Beyond the Politics of Outcome Measurement

Speaker 2: Per O. AamodtElisabeth Hovdhaugen , NIFU STEP, Norway, Assessing higher education learning outcomes as a result of institutional and individual characteristics

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Conference Centre Room 15

Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of institutions

Chair: Colin Walters, Group Manager, Higher Education Group, Department of Education, Science and Training, Australia
Rapporteur: Aims C. McGuinness, Senior Associate, NCHEMS, USA

Speaker 1: Alberto Amaral, Director, Institution Centro de Investigação de Políticas de Ensino Superior (CIPES) and Mario Joao Rosa, Supra-national accreditation, trust and institutional autonomy

Speaker 2: Maria Kaparou, Course Tutor, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece; George Kaimakamis, Course Tutor, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece; Maria Panta, Head of Department, Technological Educational Institution of Chalkis, Greece, Quality Assurance in the light of the ENQA policy in Greek Technological Educational Institutions (TEI) :Challenges and Prospects

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Conference Centre Room 13

Value for money and efficiency in higher education

Chair: François Ronday, Administrator, University of Liège, Belgium
Rapporteur: Francisco Marmolejo, Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

Speaker 1: Dr Hamish Coates, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia, What’s the difference? A model for measuring the value added by higher education

Speaker 2: Adrian Verkleij and  Piet Vingerling, VU University of Amsterdam, Minimizing  the number of data to evaluate completion rates in academic programmes

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