Provisional Programme

 

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Provisional Programme

Conference Chair:  Marijk van de Wende
Chair of the IMHE Governing Board and Professor and Dean, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Plenary sessions to be held in Conference Centre Room 12

 

Monday 8 September

8h00-9h30

9h30-11h00

Registration

Opening Plenary Session

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Barbara Ischinger, Director, Directorate for Education, OECD

Opening remarks

Opening Address

 

Respondent

Marijk van de Wende, Chair, IMHE Governing Board

Robert Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities, USA

Sijbolt Noorda , President of the VSNU, Netherlands

11h00-11h30   

Break

11h30-13h00       

Parallel Group Sessions

Parallel group sessions showcase a selection of presentations from submitted papers. This session highlights findings, experiences and ideas on: assessment reforms in Australia; a Norwegian study on assessing HE learning outcomes; Quality assurance in Greek Technological Institutions; and a European quality assurance system. The conference will provide participants the opportunity to discuss these issues.

  • Institutional measures to assess and improve quality
  • Reputation and ranking – the impact on institutional strategy and behaviour of international ranking tables
  • Assessing learning and employment outcomes
  • Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of institutions.
  • Value for money and efficiency in higher education

13h00-14h00 

Lunch

14h00-15h30 

Panel: Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of institutions.

Moderator

 

Lead speaker

 

Panelists

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

Prof. Lex Bouter, Rector, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Joan Landeros, Director, Centre for International Education, Universidad La Salle, Mexico

Prof. Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth, UK

15h30-16h00  

Break

16h00-17h30

Parallel Group Sessions

 

Parallel group sessions showcase a selection of presentations from submitted papers. This session highlights findings, experiences and ideas on: Institutional leadership quality and selection in Nigeria; the experience of ranking in Germany; Employment Outcomes of Young Graduates in Europe and Japan; budgeting mechanisms in Israel; and an EU research project on assessing the impact of learning outcomes in business education. The conference will provide participants the opportunity to discuss these issues.

  • Institutional measures to assess and improve quality
  • Reputation and ranking – the impact on institutional strategy and behaviour of international ranking tables
  • Assessing learning and employment outcomes
  • Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of institutions.
  • Value for money and efficiency in higher education

18h00

Reception

   

 

Tuesday 9 September

9h00-10h30     

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

Moderator

Lead speaker

 

Panelists

Marijk van de Wende, Chair, IMHE Governing Board

Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

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

Dr. Peter West, Secretary to the University of Strathclyde, UK

Alisa Cunningham, Vice President for Research and Programs, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, USA

10h30-11h00

Break

11h00-12h30

Press conference on the launch of the OECD publication "Education at a Glance": Highlights on Higher Education

Presented by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and responses by Agneta Bladh, Rector of the University of Kalmar, Sweden and Andrea Schöllmann, Head of the Tertiary Group, Ministry of Education, New Zealand

A limited number of places at this session have been reserved for IMHE members.  Registered conference participants should reserve their places (limited to one per member) now by contacting: IMHE@oecd.org

11h00-12h30

Parallel Group Sessions

 

The following sessions will focus on OECD work in Higher Education, with an extra session on Institutional Diversity and Transparency

  • Thematic Review of Tertiary Education Policy and Policy Determinants of Investment in Tertiary Education
  • University Futures and Open Educational Resources
  • Facilities for Higher Education and Higher Education and Regions
  • Supporting Quality Teaching and The Mobility of Researchers
  • Quality and relevance: some policy responses

12h30-13h30     

Lunch              

13h30-15h00          

Panel:  Assessing learning and employment outcomes

Moderator

 

Lead speaker

 

Panelists

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

Karine Tremblay, Senior Survey Manager, OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study

Robert Wagenaar, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Peter Ewell, Vice President at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), USA

15h00-15h30          

Break

15h30-17h00  

Parallel Group Sessions

Parallel group sessions showcase a selection of presentations from submitted papers. This session highlights findings, experiences and ideas on: research experiments in Canada; Quality teaching in Australian univeristies; the US national survey of Student Engagement; value for money and efficiency in Ugandan higher education; and some policy responses on quality and relevance looking at Bologna and elsewhere.  The conference will provide participants the opportunity to discuss these issues.

  • Institutional measures to assess and improve quality
  • Assessing learning and employment outcomes
  • Balancing the needs and expectations of society with the autonomy of institutions.
  • Value for money and efficiency in higher education
  • Institutional Diversity and Transparency

17h00 - 18h00

Welcome session for new members

Welcome cocktail

18h45

20h00

University of Paris V René Descartes:Visit of the museum of the History of MedicineBuffet Dinner - Gallery Saint Germain

Dinner speaker: Axel Kahn, President, Paris Descartes University, France

 

Wednesday 10 September

9h30-11h00           

Keynote Speech

Moderator

Lead speaker

Respondent

Marijk van de Wende, Chair, IMHE Governing Board

Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, UK

Bruno Carapinha, member Executive Committee, ESU - European Students' Union

11h00-11h30       

Break

11h30-12h15      

Highlights from the Parallel Group Sessions

12h15-13h00      

Closing Plenary Session

Closing address by Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD