Council for Higher Education Accreditation
CHEA International 2016 Annual Quality Meeting Group (January 27-28)
Quality Assurance and Accreditation:Multiple Demands; Multiple Challenges
Capital Hilton Hotel 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC
Preliminary Program (Program Subject to Change)
Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Multiple Demands; Multiple Challenges Fourth Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 27 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: WELCOME TO THE MEETING AND INTRODUCTION OF THE THEME 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ASSURING QUALITY AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL: VIEWS FROM THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION Higher education is internationalizing at a rapid pace. Yet, efforts to develop shared expectations about the quality of higher education at the international level have always been challenging. While calls for such expectations abound, limited progress is made. Comparative assessment of learning outcomes of students looks to become the next big step for higher education to take. Various initiatives around the globe see the light of day to measure and benchmark the skills that students acquire.
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION: MULTIPLE DEMANDS; MULTIPLE CHALLENGES Achieving quality in higher education is of peak importance all over the world. Students want to earn quality degrees; governments see quality higher education as essential to economic development; and employers seek a better fit between the skills and competencies of graduates and corporate and industry needs. Yet, although the quality of higher education has never appeared to be more important, current quality assurance and accreditation organizations are accused of failing to provide reliable information about quality, of having lax practices and standards of quality and of being out of touch with contemporary societal needs. What is to be done? How can quality assurance/accreditation address so many demands while facing so many challenges? 1. What, in your view, are major new demands or challenges facing quality assurance and accreditation? Innovative providers? Academic fraud? Promoting inclusive access? Crossborder accreditation? Online learning? Graduate employability? Student aid? 2. In listening to the replies, are there regional, country-based or other differences that emerge about these demands and challenges? Would you add any challenges from other regions or countries?
2016 Annual Meeting Washington, DC January 27 – January 28, 2016
Thursday, January 28 (continued) 3. How do we go about addressing the challenges for quality assurance and accreditation to be more in alignment with contemporary societal needs? •
Do we need changes in practice? What might these be?
Do we need changes in our goals – the role that we play in higher education and society? What might these be?
Do we need changes in our fundamental values? What might these be?
Do we need to rethink our relationship with government? What might we do?
4. Do any of these challenges or demands constitute, ironically, barriers to change? If so, what are these and how do we deal with them? 5. If you had to describe the future for quality assurance and accreditation in the face of these challenges or demands, what would that description be?
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CHEA/CIQG INTERNATIONAL QUALITY PRINCIPLES
The International Quality Principles were launched by CHEA in May 2015 to assure a shared understanding of higher education quality that could underpin developments at national, regional and international levels. Papers by authors from different parts of the world explore each of the seven principles. What do we learn from the papers in moving the Principles forward?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. THE CHEA/CIQG QUALITY PLATFORM PILOT: SOME RESULTS To respond to the burgeoning of alternative, innovative providers of higher learning around the world, CIQG has developed a “Quality Platform” as an outcomes-based external review of the performance and quality of such providers for use nationally and internationally. The results of a Quality Platform pilot conducted at the DeTao Masters’ Academy in China will be presented at this session.
Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Multiple Demands; Multiple Challenges Fourth Annual Meeting 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACADEMIC CORRUPTION
Academic corruption is not a new phenomenon. CHEA and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International Institute for Educational Planning have addressed the issue through research, by proposing effective practices to combat degree mills and by setting up white lists of recognized higher education institutions. However, the corruption is escalating and becoming global. Academic fraud is multiplying not only in transition and developing countries but also in the developed world, whether we speak of fake degrees, plagiarism or scholarship scams. This session will explore the more proactive role that quality assurance could play in alleviating this threat to society’s confidence in higher education institutions.
3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
ACCREDITATION GOING GLOBAL
Is accreditation going global? Recent developments suggest that, yes, cross-border quality assurance is becoming part of the international landscape. Recent research from European Quality Assurance Register “Recognising International Quality Assurance Activity in the European Higher Education Area” documents this development, as do other regional efforts to establish cooperative quality assurance efforts such as recent discussions between the United States and Mexico or developments in the Arab States. CHEA/CIQG is exploring a new Memorandum of Affiliation as a vehicle for greater cross-border cooperation in quality assurance and accreditation.
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