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List of working groups

Preparatory reading for the 2nd European Quality Assurance Forum

Download the final list of working groups

Download the papers from Parallel session I

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Parallel session I - Friday 11.30 - 13.00

I.1    Quality and standards
         Room: Faculty of Law - Sala Lauree
         Chair: Emmi Helle, ENQA (Finland)


Flexibilising standards? - The role of quality standards within a participative quality culture
By Manfred Lueger and Oliver Vettori, Vienna University of Economics (Austria)

Quality assurance of the study programmes in Italian universities 2003- 2007: Development and perspectives of a common model based on the European Standards and Guidelines
By Cristiano Violani, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy), Muzio Gola, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Alfredo Squarzoni, Università di Genova (Italy)



I.2    Ensuring the quality of degree programmes
         Room: Faculty of Law - Aula Calasso
         Chair: Mikulas Bek, Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic)

Heading towards meeting European quality standards – The case of a Hungarian Business School
By László Kacsirek, Szolnok University College (Hungary)

Quality assurance in the degree of Pedagogy at the UAB: tensions and challenges
By Màrius Martínez Muñoz and Cristina Laborda Molla, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)



I.3    Implementing an institutional quality assurance system I: Czech Republic and South Africa

         Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula C
         Chair: Alexander Kohler, Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance (Austria)


Quality implementation at University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
By Hana Rendlova, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Challenge to apply quality assurance as a strategic tool for higher education institutions
By Louis Van der Westhuizen, University of the Free State (South Africa)



I.4    European developments and internal quality assurance

         Room: Faculty of Law - Aula V
         Chair: Hannemor Keidel, Technische Universität München (Germany)

Implementing quality assurance in doctoral programmes: evaluation strategies and application of innovative key indicators, according to the “ten basic Salzburg principles” and to the “European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment”
By Cristina Miceli, Fulvio Esposito, University of Camerino (Italy) and Emanuela Stefani, Italian Rector’s Conference (Italy)

Planning and measuring European convergence in higher education
By Águeda Benito, Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain), Raffaella Pagani (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) and Fidel Corcuera, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)



I.5    Success and obstacles in implementing quality
         Room: Faculty of Law - Aula VI
         Chair: Jacques Lanarès, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Quality diffusion and development in Italian higher education institutions: investigation about success elements
By Mario Tucci and Luca Cellesi, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)

University Institutional Evaluation and Academic Achievement
By Esteban Fernandez, Samuel Fernandez and Alberto Alvarez, University of Oviedo (Spain)



I.6    New technologies and quality
         Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Sala Biblioteca
         Chair: Andreas Mallouppas, Cyprus University of Technology

E-governance instruments for quality assurance and stakeholder (public) information
By Alessandro Furlati (presenter), KION (Italy), Renato Masiani, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy), Sandro Zicari, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy), Vittorio Ravaioli, CINECA (Italy)

Innovational technology is the foundation of strategy teaching quality improvement
By Valikhan Bishimbayev and Manat Tlebaeyev, South Kazakhstan State University (Kazakhstan)



I.7    Implementing an institutional quality assurance system II: Romania and South Africa

         Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Sala Studio
         Chair: Stefan Bienefeld, German Rector's Conference (Germany)

They can’t even agree; Does self evaluation assist the university in improving quality of academic programmes?
By Jacob Selesho, Central University of Technology, Free State (South Africa)

The development of an internal quality assurance system
By Sorin George Toma, University of Bucharest (Romania)



I.8    Evaluation of teaching and learning I: Belgium and Russia
         Room: Faculty of Law - Aula VII
         Chair: Trine Danø, EVA (Denmark)

Teaching and teachers through students' eyes: a case study
By Vadim Kasevich and Galina Menshikova, University of St. Petersburg (Russia)

Student feedback in perspective: choices to be made and challenges to be met
By Veerle Hulpiau, Kim Waeytens and Hilde Vanhaute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)



I.9    Student and quality assurance
         Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula A
         Chair: Julie Feilberg, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (Norway)

Student Success as an Indicator of Institutional Quality
By Maria de Lourdes Machado, CIPES (Portugal)

Students as agents of quality control
By Catherine Ann Davies, Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom)



I.10    Workshop: Student feedback
           Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula B

Collecting and using student feedback for continuous quality improvement
Chaired and presented by James Williams, University of Central England (United Kingdom) and Lee Harvey, Higher Education Academy (United Kingdom)



I.11    Quality assurance and employability in engineering
           Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula D

Accreditation of Engineering Programmes as a tool to assure Academic Quality and relevance for the job market
Chaired and presented by Giuliano Augusti, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy), René-Paul Martin, CTI (France), Ian Freeston, Engineering Council UK (United Kingdom) and Guenter Heitmann, TU Berlin (Germany)



I.12    Professional education and quality assurance: Music, nursing and midwifery
           Room: Faculty of Chemistyr - Aula G
           Chair: Lucien Bollaert, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Belgium)

Introduction of a UK wide risk-based quality assurance framework for professional education
By Roger Thompson, Nursing and Midwifery Council (United Kingdom)

QA and Accreditation in the EHEA: music as a case study
By Martin Prchal, European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) (Netherlands)



I.13    External cooperation in quality assurance
           Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Sala Parravano
           Chair: Robert Carmichael, AUQA (Australia)

EU-ASEAN Credit Transfer System in Engineering Education: developing inter-regional quality assurance instruments in the field of student mobility
By Axel Hunger and Ina Skalbergs, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

Establishing a Strategy for Collaboration
By Phil Cardew, London South Bank University (United Kingdom)

Parallel session II - Friday 16.30 - 18.00

Discussion groups on current European QA policy developments.

Parallel session III - Saturday 9.45 - 11.15

III.1    Governance of quality assurance
            Room: Faculty of Law - Aula Calasso

The changing governance of quality in German higher education seen in European context: Institutional and political perspectives
Chaired and presented by Sigrun Nickel, CHE Consult (Germany) and Johanna Witte, Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning (Germany)



III.2    National quality assurance systems and qualifications frameworks

            Room: Faculty of Law - Aula VI
            Chair: Patricia Pol, Université Paris XII Val de Marne (France)

Multiplicity of Methods in assessment as a form of Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Quality Improvement.
By Justin Raimi and John Lalor, Dublin City University (Ireland)



III.3    National quality assurance systems: Iceland and Slovakia

            Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Sala Studio
            Chair: Karin Riegler, European University Association (Belgium)

Institutional evaluations of higher education institutions in the SR – an experience
By Juraj Sinay, Technical University in Košice (Slovakia) and Mária Čikešová, Slovak Rectors’ Conference (Slovakia)

QA as strategic tool for higher education institutions in Iceland
By Rósa Gunnarsdóttir, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in Iceland (Iceland)



III.4    National quality assurance systems and European developments

            Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula A
            Chair: Marion Coy, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland)

International review of national QA agencies - the case of Portugal
By Alberto Amaral and Maria João Rosa, CIPES (Portugal)

The fifteen year evaluation experience in Italian universities caught between crisis factors and a desire for Europe
By Eliana Minelli, Gianfranco Rebora, University Carlo Cattaneo (Italy) and Matteo Turri, University of Milan (Italy)



III.5    Assessing quality assurance
            Room: Faculty of Law - Sala Lauree
            Chair: Axel Hunger, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

How do we use quality?
By Fiona Crozier, Janet Bohrer, QAA (United Kingdom), Bruno Curvale and Fabrice Hénard, AÉRES (France)

Constructing, testing and implementing a 2nd generation accreditation model– experiences from Denmark
By Tine Holm, Trine Danø and Eva Broegaard, EVA (Denmark)


III.6    Engaging academics in quality assurance

            Room: Faculty of Law - Aula V
            Chair: Antonio Ferrari, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Engaging the academic heartland: A key factor in the effectiveness of strategic planning and self study programs
By Deirdre Lillis, Institute of Technology, Tralee (Ireland)

Teachers' Voices in Quality Assurance Policy
By Božana Knežević, University of Rijeka (Croatia) and Elen Twrdy, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)



III.7    Workshop: Quality assurance and employability
            Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula for Informatics

Self-Diagnosis concerning QA in HEI and their relationship to the labour market
Chaired and presented by Reina Ferrández, University Jaume I (Spain), Stefan Humpl, 3s Unternehmensberatung (Austria) and Brian Whittington, Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)



III.8    Workshop: Student feedback
            Room: Faculty of Law - Aula VII

Development and implementation of an evaluation instrument based on student feedback
Chaired and presented by Hilde Vanhaute and Veerle Hulpiau, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)



III.9    External quality assurance procedures: Austria and Spain
            Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Sala Parravano
            Chair: Peter Williams, ENQA (Finland)

How can external quality assurance support institutional quality management
By Alexander Kohler, AQA (Austria) and Anke Hanft, Universität Oldenburg (Germany)

What have we learnt after 10 years of evaluation?
By Olga Pujolràs, AQU Catalunya (Spain)



III.10    External quality assurance: Belgium and Iceland
              Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula D
              Chair: Guido Langouche, Coimbra Group (Belgium)

Balancing the aims of improvement and accountability of external quality assurance
By Majorleine Breda and Marleen Bronders, VLIR (Belgium)

The design and implementation of external accountability system in Iceland
By Einar Hreinsson, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in Iceland (Iceland)



III.11    Recognition of accreditation decisions

              Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula C

Ways towards Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Decisions
Chaired and presented by Rolf Heusser, OAQ (Switzerland), Mark Frederiks, Axel Aerden, NVAO (Netherlands/Belgium) and René-Paul Martin, CTI (France)



III.12    Evaluation of teaching and learning II: Poland and Spain

              Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula B
              Chair: Guy Aelterman, NVAO (Netherlands)

Systems within systems – a “do it yourself” teacher approach to student feedback as the response to nonexistent, or inadequate, internal quality procedures
By Paweł Zeller, Poznan University of Economics (Poland)

Evaluation of teaching activity
By Eduardo García Jiménez, ANECA (Spain) and Esteve Arboix Codia, AQU (Spain)



III.13     Benchmarking of QA agencies
               Room: Faculty of Chemistry - Aula G    

International Benchmarking between Quality Assurance Agencies
Chaired and presented by Ian MacCionna HETAC (Ireland), Marion Moser, ACQUIN (Germany) and Robert Carmichael, AUQA (Australia)

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