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Quality and Trust: at the heart of what we do

17-19 November 2011, Hosted by the University of Antwerp and Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium

Final Programme 9 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November

Pre-conference meetings

16.00 – 16.45        Meeting with key players

Room 102, Building C, University of Antwerp City Campus

Keynote speakers, paper and workshop presenters and chairs are invited to attend this pre-conference meeting.

Conference

14.00 – 17.00        Registration

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

17.00 – 17.15        Official Opening

Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

  • Introduction to the Forum, Fiona Crozier, Chair, Forum Steering Committee
  • A welcome word, by Alain Verschoren, Rector, University of Antwerp, and Guy Aelterman, Vice-Chancellor, Artesis University College, Belgium

17.15 – 18.30        Plenary Session I: What does the European quality assurance landscape look like from a global perspective?

Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Chair: Fiona Crozier, Forum Steering Committee

This session aims to examine how the quality assurance developments that have taken place in Europe in recent years relate to the global context and how they appear from an external perspective. The session will reflect on the diversity of QA tools and models across the continent, as well as seeking to look into commonalities in the European approach to QA, key questions being whether there is such a thing as European quality assurance and if so, how to take it further.  

  • Keynote speaker: Mala Singh, Professor of International Higher Education Policy at the Open University in the UK, and formerly, the Founding Executive Director of the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education in South Africa
  • Discussion with the chair and the audience

20.00 – 22.00        Welcome Reception

Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen

Saturday, 19 November

09.00 – 13.00        Registration

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

09.00 – 13.00        Exhibition area open

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

09.30 – 11.15        Breakout Session III: Papers and workshops

Buildings B and K, University of Antwerp City Campus

Participants will have a choice of attending a workshop, with duration of 90 minutes, or two paper sessions with duration of 45 minutes each, with a 15-minute break in between to allow the participants to move around.
One 45-minute breakout session will continue the discussion started during plenary session 3 to allow participants who wish to, to contribute to that discussion.
 
11.15 – 11.45        Coffee break
Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

11.45 – 13.00        Plenary Session IV: Closing Session

Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Chair and facilitator: Bjorn Stensaker, Forum Steering Committee

This session will aim to summarise the discussions over the last couple of days and provide an opportunity for the audience to quiz the presidents of the E4 organisations on any topic they wish.

  • A panel discussion with the E4 presidents and the audience
  • Wrap-up and thanks by Fiona Crozier, chair, Forum Steering Committee

13.00 – 14.30        Lunch and departure of participants

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Friday, 18 November

09.00 – 17.00        Registration

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

09.00 – 17.00        Exhibition Area/ Forum Café open

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

09.00 – 10.15        Plenary Session II: Putting quality at the centre of QA

Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Chair: Fernando M Galán Palomares, Forum Steering Committee

How can we ensure that the actual enhancement of higher education quality remains the focus of quality assurance processes when there are so many other demands on those processes?

  • Keynote speaker: Marion Coy, Former Director, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland
  • Respondent: Karl Dittrich, Chairman, NVAO, the Netherlands
  • Discussion 
  • Practical Information on breakout sessions

10.15 – 11.00        The Forum Café/Coffee break

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Participants are encouraged to move around and network with their colleagues in the exhibition area. Coffee will be served.

11.00 – 12.45        Breakout Session I: Papers and workshops

Buildings C and K, University of Antwerp City Campus

Participants will have a choice of a workshop or a paper session including 2 papers and discussion.
One 45-minute breakout session will continue the discussion started during the plenary session 2  to allow participants who wish to, to contribute to that discussion.

12.45 – 14.15        Lunch

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

14.15 – 15.15        Breakout Session II: Updates on new European developments in quality assurance

Building B, University of Antwerp City Campus

Participants will have a choice of attending one of three presentations of projects and initiatives led at the European level:

  • Major findings and recommendations of the MAP-ESG project
  • The External Evaluation of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR): Overview of Conclusions
  • EUA’s Annual Review of Rankings

15.15 – 15.45        The Forum Café/Coffee break

Lobby of Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Participants are encouraged to move around and network with their colleagues in the exhibition area. Coffee will be served.

15.45 – 17.00        Plenary Session III: Building trust

Aula Rector Dhanis, University of Antwerp City Campus

Chair: Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, European University Association (EUA)

Has QA succeeded in building trust among internal and external stakeholders, and how can agencies and institutions contribute to this essential goal through their respective activities?

  • Keynote speaker: Sjur Bergan, Head of the Higher Education and Research Division, Council of Europe
  • Respondent: Milica Popovic, student, Serbia
  • Discussion  

19.30                    Optional Conference dinner (separate fee)

Grand Café Horta, Art Nouveau Hall

Hopland 2, 2000 Antwerpen

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96