Parallel Group Session: Monday 8 September, 16h00 - 17h30


Note: Sessions may be subject to last minute changes

Conference Centre Room 12

Institutional measures to assess and improve quality

Chair: Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority, Ireland

Rapporteur: Luc Weber, Chair CDESR, Council of Europe

Speaker 1:   Elaine El-KhawasProfessor of Education Policy, George Washington University, Defining the role of academics in accountability

Speaker 2: Alexander C. McCormick, Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Education, Assessing and Improving Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the United States: The National Survey of Student Engagement

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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: Rebecca Hughes, Director, Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham UK, International collaborations and the effects of rankings 

Speaker 2: Gero Federkeil, CHE- Centre for Higher Education Development, Graduate Surveys as a Measure in University Rankings

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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: Ana Azevedo,  F.H. Joanneum, Austria, Doris Gomezlj University of Primorska, Slovenia, Jane Andrews, Helen Higson, Aston Business School, England, Antonio Caballero, Claes Fornell International, Spain, The impact of learning outcomes in business education: Assessing value, relevance and graduate ability in a multi-country study of employers and business graduates

Speaker 2: Harald Schomburg, Senior Researcher, International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) and Ulrich Teichler, Professor International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel), Employment Outcomes of Young Graduates in Europe and Japan – Empirical Evidence from CHEERS and REFLEX

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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, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia

Rapporteur: Aims C. McGuinness, Senior Associate, NCHEMS, USA

Speaker 1: Jamil Salmi, Coordinator, The World Bank, USA, The Growing Accountability Agenda: Progress or Mixed Blessing?

Speaker 2: Geri Malandra, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management for the fifteen-campus University of Texas System, The University of Texas accountability process

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Conference Centre Room 13

Value for money and efficiency in higher education

Chair: Janice Reid, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney

Rapporteur: Francisco Marmolejo, Executive Director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

Speaker 1: Professor Helen M. Garnett, Charles Darwin University; Professor Göran Roos Intellectual Capital Services, London and Dr Stephen Pike, Intellectual Capital Services London, Reliable, Repeatable Assessment for Determining Value and Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education

Speaker 2: Steven G. Stav, Director General of the Israel Council for Higher Education, and Galit Eizman, Council for Higher Education (CHE) of Israel, Budgeting - A Powerful Tool for Enhancement of Quality and Efficiency in Higher Education

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