31 août 2013

American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)


 The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA) is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education. Its mission is to be the organization that enables all individuals, institutions, and stakeholders in higher education to learn, organize for learning, and contribute to the common good. They provide accreditation to more than 20 disciplines for the common good of higher education. To bring the standards of education to a new high, to help all of mankind to be greater than once thought possible. The link address is: http://www.aahea.org/

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U-Map: Not ranking, profiling!

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/fileadmin/templates/2009/images/logosmall.jpgPlease welcome the new U-Map website which has been publicly launched this month. U-Map functions as a university classification instrument, and is intended to facilitate comparison between universities. The U-Map project was elaborated by the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and has been co-financed by the European Commission since 2004. Since then, U-Map has gone through six different development stages. After its implementation in 2010-2011 and its launch for the universities of the Nordic states and the Netherlands in the same period, the U-Map tool will now be implemented across Europe and beyond.
Are you wondering which universities offer the most career-oriented programmes with direct links to the demands of the labour market? Would you like to know which universities have the highest percentage of international students? Are you looking for information on universities’ revenue from knowledge exchange activities? If so, U-Map might provide you with some useful answers byidentifying university profiles according to a variety of indicators. In fact, whereas its companion project U-Multirank (see ACA Newsletter - Education EuropeFebruary 2013 and June 2013) aims at offering a multidimensional and user-driven approach to establish university rankings based on the selection of available indicators (research, teaching and learning, international orientation, knowledge transfer and regional engagement) chosen by the user him or herself, U-Map does not intend to rank but rather to profile universities. This means that U-Map illustrates universities on the basis of 29 separate indicators grouped together in six categories (teaching and learning profile, student profile, research involvement, regional involvement, involvement in knowledge exchange and international orientation).
U-Map is a useful tool which helps to indicate the strengths of universities according to different fields. Comparably to U-Multirank, U-Map allows to establish a more nuanced approach towards the higher education sector, but does not put emphasis on a hierarchical ranking as such.



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Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)


 The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) has been developed with the purpose of serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education in a region that contains over half the world's population. APQN is already helping to build alliances between agencies, and assisting countries/territories that do not have a quality assurance agency of their own. The link address is: http://www.apqn.org/

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IIE helps promote U.S.-Brazil educational exchange: 300 U.S. companies host interns from Brazil

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/fileadmin/templates/2009/images/logosmall.jpgThe Institute of International Education (IIE) announced in August that more than 300 companies across the United States are hosting summer internships for Brazilian students as part of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This scholarship program, administered by IIE in the United States, is funded by the government of Brazil to strengthen science and technology skills and foster innovation and international cooperationin the country’s future workforce. Several leading U.S. corporations are supporting the program by offering scholarships and internships. The companies are providing students with practical experience in their fields, while also building relationships with the students, universities and future innovators in Brazil.
These students are among the approximately 1 500 Brazilian undergraduates who are studying at one of more than two hundred colleges and universities across the United States for one year prior to returning to Brazil to complete their degrees. Thirteen U.S. companies are hosting more than five interns each, including The Boeing Company and General Electric. The 300+ companies across the United States that are also hosting up to four interns each represent a wide range of businesses. Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

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Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)


 La Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES) es una Asociación no gubernamental, de carácter plural, que agremia a las principales instituciones de educación superior de México, cuyo común denominador es su voluntad para promover su mejoramiento integral en los campos de la docencia, la investigación y la extensión de la cultura y los servicios. ANUIES está conformada por 152 universidades e instituciones de educación superior, tanto públicas como particulares de todo México.
The link address is: http://www.anuies.mx/

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Upcoming ACA events: MOOCs and more

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/fileadmin/templates/2009/images/logosmall.jpgThe ACA Newsletter – Education Europe team hopes you had a pleasant summer break and that you are prepared for a new academic year full of high-quality ACA events. Registrations for our European Policy Seminar dedicated to MOOCs are open and coming in at a frantic pace. So hurry up and be sure to secure a place. The seminar, organised in cooperation with the European University Association (EUA), will take place in Brussels on 10 October. It will be followed by a seminar dedicated to ‘mobility windows’ and the internationalisation of the curriculum, to happen on 5 December. Registrations will open soon. And to finish the year, on 13 December we will close our 2013 Policy Seminar series with an event devoted to higher education in Africa. This will be a co-production with EAIE, VLIR-OUS and EUA.
The 2014 programme is also beginning to take shape. On 30 January we will welcome you with our ACA classic What’s new in Brussels? But the highlight of the year will be the ACA Annual Conference 2014, to take place in lovely Bordeaux and hosted by one of ACA’s French members, 2e2f. Entitled Europe in the world. Higher education developments across the globe, this event will be staged between 15 and 17 June. Please block the dates.

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Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa


 É uma organização internacional constituída por membros titulares e associados (Universidades e Instituições de Ensino e Investigação de nível Superior dos sete países de língua oficial portuguesa e Macau) que tem como objecto promover a cooperação entre universidades e instituições de ensino e investigação de nível superior por via do incremento do intercâmbio de investigadores e estudantes, estimulando a reflexão sobre a função do ensino superior e o desenvolvimento de projectos conjuntos de investigação científica e tecnológica, bem como o intercâmbio generalizado de informação.
The link address is: http://www.aulp.org/index_main.php

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Welcome to our new member! Wallonia-Brussels Campus now part of the ACA family

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/fileadmin/templates/2009/images/logosmall.jpgThe ACA family is growing. After the Turkish National Agency for the EU Lifelong Learning Programme and ETS Global joined the association in June this year, it is now the turn of the Wallonia-Brussels Campus (WBC) to join ACA’s ranks.
The organisation, which forms part of Wallonia-Brussels International (the ‘foreign ministry’ of francophone Belgium), has the role to promote higher education in Wallonia and Brussels all over the world. Its motto is ‘to federate, coordinate, promote, communicate and orient’ and the aim behind WBC’s activities is to attract foreign students into the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and to globally link up the region’s universities and colleges. WBC operates the website Studyinbelgium.be and regularly publishes information material about higher education in Brussels and Wallonia for potential foreign students. It also participates in international higher education fairs around the world. Overall, its functions are similar to those of Campus France or Universidad.es in Spain, also members of the ACA family.
ACA warmly welcomes its new member and looks forward to intense and fruitful cooperation.
Wallonia-Brussels Campus

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British Accreditation Council (BAC)


 The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is an independent body, established in 1984 to be the national accrediting body for private post-16 education in the UK. The primary objective of the Council's founding members was “to improve and enhance the standards of independent further and higher educational institutions by the establishment of a system of accreditation”.
The link address is: http://www.the-bac.org/

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Higher education indicators for further education colleges: Overview of trends

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/st/i/hefce80.gifHigher education indicators for further education colleges: Overview of trends for the widening participation, non-continuation and employment indicators
Heads of HEFCE-funded further education colleges, Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
All other higher education providers
Of interest to those responsible for:
Student management, Quality assurance, Widening participation
This document is the second publication of widening participation and non-continuation indicators, and the first publication of employment indicators, for higher education provision registered at further education colleges in England. We anticipate this information will be relevant to further education colleges, and to those interested in the participation, retention and employment outcomes of higher education students at such colleges. No action is required in response.
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