From 20th to 24th February 2017, the participants of the second ASEAN-QA TrainIQA training came together for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first workshop comprised presentations of international experts about quality in higher education, quality assurance and quality management systems in teaching and learning. The participants got an overview of the aims and the structure of the training programme, which will be completed in 2018 with a final conference. Moreover, the 32 participants coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries developed their individual change projects that will be implemented in the context of the training at their home institutions.
Juliane Hauschulz | 7 March 2017 0:00
Juliane Hauschulz | 10 December 2016 0:00
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.
Juliane Hauschulz | 20 June 2016 0:00
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.
QUALITY Managers FROM higher education institutions IN SOUTHEAST ASIA ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR TRAINIQA
Due to numerous requests, the deadline for application has been extended until 9th August!
Since 2011 the ASEAN-QA partner organisations (AQAN, AUN, DAAD, ENQA, HRK, SEAMEO RIHED and University of Potsdam) have been cooperating within the frame of the DIES Programme in order to promote regional quality assurance (QA) in Southeast Asia.
The ASEAN-QA Partners are pleased to announce a new round for the "Trainin on Internal Quality Assurance" (TrainIQA) for Southeast Asian higher education institutions. The application for the new TrainIQA cohort is open until 9th August 2016 (deadline has been extended).
Frank Niedermeier | 21 April 2016
ASEAN-QA SQUARED is a follow-up activity of the internal quality assurance trainings of ASEAN-QA Phase I (2011-2013) and II (2014-2016). It is meant to prepare quality managers at HEIs to effectively plan and implement workshops, trainings and further educational offers to build capacity for QA and teaching and learning, and/or to support and mobilise quality processes in higher education institutions.
SQUARED is mainly targeted at alumni of ASEAN-QA Phase I and Phase II but also other professionals in the field are invited to apply. Up to 20 applicants will be selected for a training workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from July 27th to 29th. Participants will have the chance to receive collegial feedback on their implementation and up to 6 institutions will have the possibility to receive feedback and support by ASEAN and European experts.
Application deadline is May 20th, 2016. For more information, please refer to the "Call for Application" and relative application forms below.
ASEAN-QA is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) and is coordinated by the Centre for Quality Development at University of Potsdam which hosts the ASEAN-QA Secretariat. Any questions related to the Call can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominik Zeidler | 10 March 2016 0:00
The fourth and last last workshop in the second phase of the ASEAN-QA project took place from 23rd to the 25th February in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was direktly followed by the final conference on 26th and 27th February. In the beginning the project progress and outcomes were jointly evaluated. The trainees presented what has been achieved so far, which aspects of the project could be improved in the future and what the individual learning outcome from the project implementation was.
As a final session of the blended learning Module 4, the participants learned about the difference between data and meaningful information, about principles of effective reporting - and how different stakeholders and actors require different forms in which the information is presented to them in order to make sense of it. On Wednesday, the questions of the impact of QA and QA as a means for determining impact were examined and critically discussed in connection with the question of actual effects of teaching, research and other activities for the societies of which all the universities are an important part of.
Dominik Zeidler | 9 March 2016 0:00
The third ASEAN-QA TrainIQA workshop took place from 9th to 13th November in Bali, Indonesia. The 32 participants of the ASEAN-QA training course mainly discussed topics inherent to the quality management of study programmes, among others teaching and learning strategies, learning outcomes including constructive alignment as well as student assessment. Another part of the workshop focussed on internal and external evaluation for curriculum and programme improvement and its linkages.
Juliane Hauschulz | 10 August 2015 0:00
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.
Juliane Hauschulz | 8 May 2015 0:00
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.
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.