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Thursday 15 November 2007

Pre-conference meetings

13.00 - 15.30    Forum Organising Committee meeting - Senate Room

14.00 - 17.00    Arrival of participants and Registration in the lobby of the Aula Magna

15.30 - 17.00    Meeting of Forum Organising Committee with keynote speakers, chairs - Room: Aula Magna


17.00 - 18.30    Plenary Session I: Setting the Stage
                         Room: Aula Magna

                         Chair: Cristiano Violani

  • Official opening and welcome by the host by Renato Guarini, Rector of Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Welcome by Fabio Mussi, Italian Minister of Higher Education and Research
  • Introduction to the Forum by Henrik Toft Jensen, chair of the Forum Organising Committee
  • Looking back - Looking forward: QA and the Bologna Process from 1999 to now Sybille Reichert

20.00               Conference Dinner at Complesso Ospedaliero San Giovanni Addolorata
                        A bus transfer from the university to the venue will be provided

Friday 16 November 2007

09.00 - 11.00    Plenary Session II: Exploring the European Standards and Guidelines

                         Room: Aula Magna

     Chair: Henrik Toft Jensen

  • The ESG in regional context: Comparative experiences between East and West - Christina Rozsnyai (Hungarian Accreditation Committee/CEEN); Tue Vinther Jørgensen (EVA)                                                                                      
  • The ESG in institutional context: Comparative experiences between a research university and a professional HEI - Ilse Helbrecht (University of Bremen); Marion Coy (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology)   
        • Panel response by a student, a researcher and an academic - Anne Mikkola (ESU); Jon Haakstad (NOKUT); Gabriella Salinetti (Sapienza Università di Roma)  
        • Open discussion

             Introduction to Parallel Session I by the chair of the session

        11.00 - 11.30    Coffee Break in the lobby of the Aula Magna

        11.30 - 13.00    Parallel Sessions I


        13.00 - 14.30    Lunch at Casa dell'Aviatore

        14.30 - 16.00    Plenary Session III: Implementing Tools for Quality Assurance I

                                 Room: Aula Magna

             Chair: Lucien Bollaert

        • Engaging Academics - François Le Poultier (Université Nancy II)
        • Models of QA: Uses and limitations of "industrial" quality models in higher education institutions by Don Westerhijden  (CHEPS, University of Twente)
        • Discussion

              Introduction to Parallel Session II by the chair

        16.00 - 16.30    Coffee Break

        16.30 - 18.00    Parallel Session II: Discussion on current European QA policy developments

        Saturday 17 November 2007

        09.00 - 09.45   Plenary Session IV: Implementing Tools for Quality Assurance II

                                Room: Aula Magna

            Chair: Anela Beso

        • A researcher to speak about the importance of looking at underlying principles - André Vyt (Artevelde University College-Ghent University Asssociation)
        • A practitioner to speak about obstacles/success factors - Bente Kristensen (Copenhagen Business School)
        • Discussion 

             Introduction to Parallel Session III by the chair

        09.45 - 11.15    Parallel Sessions III


        11.15 - 11.45    Coffee Break in the lobby of the Aula Magna

        11.45 - 13.15    Plenary Session V: Challenges and solutions for the
                                 implementation of the European Standars and Guidelines

                                 Room: Aula Magna

             Chair: Bruno Curvale

        • Reflections on the forum discussions, by Lee Harvey (Higher Education Academy)
        • Reactions by the "E4" presidents:
          • Peter Williams, President of ENQA
          • Koen Geven, President of ESU
          • Jean-Marc Rapp, Vice-President of EUA
          • Andreas Orphanides, Vice-President of EURASHE

        13.15 - 13.30    Wrap-up and thanks

        13.30                 Lunch at Casa dell'Aviatore and departure of participants


        Post-conference meeting

        15.00 - 16.30  Forum Organising Committee meeting
                               Room: Senate

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