29 décembre 2013

CIQG Annual Meeting - Imperatives For Quality Assurance, International Standards and Innovation

CHEA 2014 Conferences BannerCHEA International Quality Group Annual Meeting. January 29 (evening) - January 30. Capital Hilton Hotel - Washington, DC. Click Here for a Registration Form and Hotel Reservation Information
CIQG Annual Meeting - Imperatives For Quality Assurance, International Standards and Innovation
OPENING DIALOGUE - DO WE WANT OR NEED A SINGLE SET OF INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS?
As quality assurance becomes increasingly international, is a single set of international standards becoming an imperative? Alternatively, should quality assurance remain country- based or regional as well, continuing to respect cultural diversity and national sovereignty?
1. What are the arguments in favor of a single set of international quality standards?
2. What are the arguments against?
3. If we have international standards, what would they look like? Aspirational standards such as those in regional frameworks (e.g., ESG)? Outcomes-based or competency- based standards? Expectations of quality framed in quantitative terms, e.g., numbers of graduates, retention, employment? A mixture?
4. Right now, quality assurance processes vary. We have countries that have their own standards, and countries that have their own standards and also use regional standards. We have countries with and without qualifications frameworks. We have countries that do and do not rely on rankings (either formally or informally). Is current international quality assurance “working”? If so, what is the added value of a single set of international standards?
5. What makes quality assurance “international” – as compared to regional or country- based?
ARE RANKINGS BECOMING A FORM OF INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS?
Global, regional and country-based rankings continue to grow in influence and numbers. Will rankings ultimately become de facto international standards to judge quality?
REGIONAL AND COUNTRY-BASED QUALITY STANDARDS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Regional and country-based quality standards have each played a significant role in the organization of the work of assuring and improving quality. What are recent developments? What do we learn when examining various approaches?
POST-TRADITIONAL PROVIDERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION: WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE?
Higher education may be entering a “post-traditional” era in which the work of institutions (credentialing, teaching and learning, curriculum development, evaluation) is no longer confined to colleges and universities. Alternative providers are emerging, including MOOCs, low-cost providers of course offerings as well as competency-based offerings and assessment of prior learning. This “unbundling” or “disaggregation” of the key elements of higher education raises questions and challenges for quality assurance: How will traditional quality assurance address the emergence of post-traditional providers of educational offerings?
HOW MIGHT QUALITY ASSURANCE RESPOND?
Does the unbundling of higher education call for the unbundling of quality assurance? What might this mean? A Quality Platform: an international standard for post-traditional education?
CLOSING DISCUSSION HIGHER EDUCATION OUT OF THE BOX RESPONDING TO INNOVATIONS
What are key issues and insights that have emerged from today’s discussion? What type of quality assurance do we want to create going forward?
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“Por una universidad socialmente responsable”

headerphotoEl Comité Organizador del 9no. Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior “Universidad 2014”, bajo el lema “Por una universidad socialmente responsable”, le convocan a participar en la EXPOSICION ASOCIADA Universidad 2014. Dicho evento tendrá lugar del 10 al 14 de febrero de 2014 en el Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana, Cuba. 
La EXPOSICION ASOCIADA Universidad 2014, será un espacio propicio para el intercambio y la exposición de los principales logros resultantes de la investigación y la innovación científica. Los expositores dispondrán de una ocasión excepcional para mostrar sus productos, equipos y servicios, así como de facilidades para sostener encuentros de negocios con los interesados. La convocatoria está abierta a representantes de universidades, centros académicos, de investigación y empresas nacionales y extranjeras, relacionados con la Educación Superior.

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Innovation, Disruption and the Status Quo: What Do We Want for Accreditation? - CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CHEA 2014 Conferences BannerCHEA 2014 Annual Conference, January 27 (evening) - January 29.
Capital Hilton Hotel - Washington, DC. Click Here for a Registration Form and Hotel Reservation Information

Innovation, Disruption and the Status Quo: What Do We Want for Accreditation?
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PLENARY SESSION I: Opening Session Issues and Challenges for International Quality Assurance
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
1. The Role of the Liberal Arts in Quality Assurance of Undergraduate Education
At a time when broad-based general education is being questioned by employers, parents and public officials, how do we make a new case for the central role of the liberal arts in assuring high quality in undergraduate education? The Council of Independent Colleges, the national organization for approximately 700 nonprofit, private colleges and universities, has recently launched a public information campaign taking on this important challenge.
2. Can Accreditation Keep Pace with Change?
Accreditation has evolved effectively to address many of the emerging challenges in higher education. However, as the rate and range of change continue to accelerate, can accreditation as currently structured continue to respond to—or even anticipate—the transformation that may be taking place? What are some things that might be done to ensure the continued currency of accreditation—regional, programmatic, national?
3. The Delphi Project on Faculty and Student Success and the Role of Accreditation
As the numbers of contingent faculty, whether full-time or part-time, continue to grow, what is the impact on student success? What role does accreditation play to assure quality in this changing environment?
4. The Challenges of Quality Assurance in Taiwan What are the key features of quality assurance in Taiwan?
What challenges have been addressed and what are future challenges?
5. Accreditation Issues for Competency-Based Education Programs
Competency-Based Education (CBE) is growing in popularity nationally. Western Governors University, a fully CBE institution, is currently partnering with 11 community colleges as they develop their own CBE programs. This session will review WGU’s journey and accommodations to fit into accrediting frameworks designed for a different paradigm, plus the issues arising for the community college partners.
6. Where Do Information Technology and Quality Assurance Meet?
What changes in accreditation practice have resulted from major changes in technology during the past decade? How are accrediting organizations managing these changes?
7. Faculty and Accreditation
What are faculty perceptions of accreditation? How might faculty gain from working with accrediting organizations to address the growing federal oversight?
8. International Accreditation and Student Learning Results in Mongolia
How are higher education and quality assurance in Mongolia working to improve student learning outcomes? What role has Peregrine Academic Services played?

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6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 5-7, 2014. The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA.
The 6th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education.

Faculty are, on a daily basis and in very unassuming ways, demonstrating a renewed energy and focus toward the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is further evidenced by our attention to academic assessment, the integration of technology and learning, and even in the change in our teaching lexicon as we incorporate active engagement and reflective practices into instruction to encourage authentic learning. Join us as we showcase and share our collective growth, innovation, and achievement in teaching and learning.

The Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on showcasing the best pedagogical research and practice in higher education today. Sessions will address disciplinary, and inter-disciplinary challenges facing teachers and students in higher education and will disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of undergraduate and graduate education.

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Innovation, Disruption and the Status Quo: What Do We Want for Accreditation? - PLENARY SESSIONS

CHEA 2014 Conferences BannerCHEA 2014 Annual Conference, January 27 (evening) - January 29.
Capital Hilton Hotel - Washington, DC. Click Here for a Registration Form and Hotel Reservation Information

Innovation, Disruption and the Status Quo: What Do We Want for Accreditation?
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PLENARY SESSION I: Opening Session Issues and Challenges for International Quality Assurance
What are the most significant issues for international quality review and countries working together to enhance higher education, quality and service to students?
PLENARY SESSION II The Changing Federal Government Role in Accreditation
The federal government’s focus on accreditation and academic quality has expanded considerably during the past several years. What will be its future role and how will this affect accreditation?
PLENARY III: LUNCHEON SESSION Higher Education Reauthorization, Accreditation and Congress
What are congressional leaders expecting to achieve through the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act? What are the implications for accreditation?
PLENARY SESSION IV Education Without College: What Is It? Is It Desirable? Can It Last?
What does it mean for students to undertake higher education, but outside a college or university? What are the implications for higher education, students and society?
PLENARY SESSION V Accreditation and Its Critics: What Do They Say and What Do We Do?
What are the major criticisms of accreditation? What is the evidence to support such concerns? How does accreditation respond?
PLENARY SESSION VI: CLOSING SESSION Do We Need a New Approach to Quality and Does This Include Accreditation?
What if, instead of seeking to modify existing federal law and regulation regarding accreditation, there were efforts to begin afresh, rethinking the accreditation-federal government relationship and the role of federal recognition? What would be most important?
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510 • Washington, DC 20036
(TEL) 202-955-6126 • (FAX) 202-955-6129 • chea@chea.org
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CHEA 2014 Annual Conference

CHEA 2014 Conferences BannerPreliminary Programs Now Available! 
CHEA 2014 Annual Conference

January 27 (evening) - January 29
Innovation, Disruption and the Status Quo:
What Do We Want for Accreditation?
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CHEA International Quality Group
Annual Meeting

January 29 (evening) - January 30
Capital Hilton Hotel - Washington, DC
Click Here for a Registration Form and
Hotel Reservation Information
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510 • Washington, DC 20036
(TEL) 202-955-6126 • (FAX) 202-955-6129 • chea@chea.org
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L’important n’est pas de chercher mais de trouver

Logo du nouvel EconomistePar Patrick Arnoux. La recherche, au cœur de la stratégie des grandes écoles. Certes, mais laquelle ? On croyait la guerre éteinte. Entre les universités et les grandes écoles, la multiplication des passerelles et coopérations laissait penser des partenariats fructueux. Sur un front stratégique, celui de la recherche, le patron des présidents d’université vient donc de passer à l’offensive. L’occasion était trop belle. Quelle est donc la réalité de cette recherche menée par les grandes écoles ? Laquelle ? Appliquée ou fondamentale ? Comment en évaluer les fruits, l’efficacité, le rendement ? Jolie collection de sujets qui fâchent dans l’univers académique. Suite...

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Villeneuve-d’Ascq: «Lille 1 ouvre une Maison pour la Science pour les profs des écoles et collèges»

La Voix du NordPar Marie Vandekerkhove. Parce que la Science est une matière vivante, parce que la mission de l’Université, c’est la transmission du savoir : la cité scientifique va abriter un des neuf centres de formation régionaux de France pour les professeurs de la maternelle à la troisième. Objectif : promouvoir l’enseignement des matières scientifiques. La clé : apprendre à rendre la matière attractive par des expériences ludiques. Le sésame : des financements par une fondation et les Investissements d’avenir. Le point avec Jean-Philippe Cassar, vice-président culture à l’Université Lille 1 qui pilote le projet. Suite...

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Financement de la recherche : l’Académie des sciences s’alarme de la baisse des crédits

Inquiète de la baisse des crédits récurrents des laboratoires mais aussi des projets ANR, l’Académie des sciences prend la plume pour dénoncer la situation financière critique de la recherche française. Et plaide pour une "sanctuarisation" de son budget, nécessaire, selon elle, au redressement de l’économie. Source Letudiant.fr. Suite...

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Science&You : la médiation des sciences et ses enjeux, une initiative de l’Université de Lorraine

L’Université de Lorraine lance le projet Science&You, événement scientifique et culturel international – du 1er au 6 juin 2015 en Lorraine (France). Science&You, un rendez-vous incontournable pour les chercheurs et doctorants, médiateurs scientifiques, responsables de musées et centres de sciences, journalistes… 4 grands volets sont au programme :
¤ Les Journées Hubert Curien, conférence internationale sur la culture scientifique et technique – 700 professionnels attendus¤ Un forum, espace de 1200m² consacré à des expositions, démonstrations, et espace salon pour les professionnels de la communication des sciences

¤ Une formation internationale de 150 doctorants, sous forme d’ateliers encadrés par des professionnels, pour les sensibiliser à la communication des sciences

¤ Une série d’événements pour le grand public, dans toute la Lorraine : expositions itinérantes, camions des sciences, spectacles de théâtre, conférences…

Rendez-vous sur le site www.science-and-you.com et sur nos pages Facebook, Twitter et LinkedIn pour en savoir plus sur cet événement.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à la Journée de lancement du projet :

Jeudi 23 janvier 2014 de 9h à 17h

Théâtre du Saulcy à Metz (France)

Au programme : conférences d’experts internationaux sur la médiation des sciences et ses enjeux (Martin Bauer – Grande-Bretagne, Bernard Schiele – Canada, Gauhar Raza – Inde, Cheng Donghong – Chine, Joëlle le Marec – France, Dominique Vinck – Suisse). Le programme complet est disponible en ligne sur le site www.science-and-you.com.

L’inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire par mail : science-and-you@univ-lorraine.fr

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