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TrainIQA 2016-18: High Level Visit in Potsdam

Juliane Hauschulz , 10 December 2016

From 7th to 11th November 2016, the third ASEAN-QA TrainIQA phase started  with a High Level Visit in Potsdam, Germany. The training aims at professionalising quality managers at Southeast Asian universities and to support them in their endeavor to build up systematic QA structures. During the five days visit, 35 Presidents and Vice Presidents coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries came together and discussed current challenges as well as the role of the university leadership in the field of quality assurance in higher education. In the course of the ASEAN-QA phase, all participating quality managers will implement an own individual project in the context of the training at their home institution.

ASEAN-QA Alumni at the 2016 IIEP Policy Forum

Juliane Hauschulz , 20 June 2016

From 9th to 11th June 2016, the IIEP Policy Forum 2016 took place in Xiamen, China. The conference was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO), the Xiamen University and the Chinese Higher Education Evaluation Centre (HEEC) to examine how internal quality assurance (IQA) can contribute to higher education quality and employability. Amongst the 180 participants from 25 different countries worldwide, 10 alumni of the ASEAN-QA project were able to join and enhance the presentations and discussions. The Policy Forum thematized current topics of the quality assurance debate like the significance employability should have within the internal quality assurance. 
Next to the academic perspective of quality, the acquisition of practical skills becomes evermore important for students and should be observed during the IQA process. Questions like how to find an appropriate balance between both and which stakeholders should be involved during the design and review of study programmes were discussed.

Second TrainIQA Workshop in Potsdam

Juliane Hauschulz , 10 August 2015

The second ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place from 27th of July to 4th of August 2015 in Potsdam, Germany. The main topics of the workshop were tools and procedures for quality assurance in higher education institutions, with a focus on the different process steps of an evaluation, survey design and data collection methods.

As well as during the previous workshop in Kuala Lumpur, the 32 participants had ample time to work and discuss on their institutional project action plans. Through the implementation of these projects, systematic internal quality assurance structures are meant to be established at the participating higher education institutions. During the workshop, the participants also used the chance to network and to exchange own ideas and best practices to learn from each other´s' experiences. 

First TrainIQA Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

Juliane Hauschulz , 8 May 2015

The first ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place from 23rd to 27th February 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 32 participants of the training course do work within the quality assurance units at higher education institutions from nine different Southeast Asian countries. During the five days of the workshop, they met for the first time and discussed current challenges in the field of quality management in higher education. The workshop addressed basic concepts of quality in higher education, the topic of change management and models, structures, roles and implementation of quality management systems. Further an overview of quality management in Europe and the ASEAN countries were given. A main part of the training is the implementation of institutional projects of the participants which have been reviewed and discussed. The projects aim to build up systematic internal quality assurance structures, instruments or processes.

Start of the new ASEAN-QA Training

Juliane Hauschulz , 24 November 2014

From 17th to 21st November 2014, the ASEAN-QA High Level Information Visit was held in Potsdam, Germany. During the five days visit, 32 Presidents and Vice Presidents coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries came together to  discuss current challenges in the field of quality management and assurance in higher education. The Visit marks the start of the second ASEAN-QA phase, which aims at building up systematic internal quality assurance structures and promoting quality culture within the universities in the ASEAN-region. All 32 participating universities will implement an own individual project in the context of the training which will be attended by the respective quality managers of the institutions.