TrainIQA Workshop on Module 1 in Kuala Lumpur
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.
With various activities and sessions such as group work on the institutional projects, role plays and discussions, the participants had the chance to get to know each other and to establish professional relationships for further networking and international cooperation in the field of quality assurance and beyond.
Furthermore, a visit of the Multimedia University was organised to introduce the participants to a practical example how quality management can be implemented. The group discussed the advantages and potential problems of different systems in general and specifically at their home institutions. Another practical example was presented by Lucila Calairo, the Director of the Quality Assurance Office at De La Salle University Dasmariñas, Philippines, who talked about the university's project implementation during the first cohort of TrainIQA from 2015-2016. As an alumni of the ASEAN-QA TrainIQA programme, she was able to talk about changes and challenges regarding the implementation of an institutional change project.
A documentation of the workshop can be accessed here.
The second TrainIQA workshop will take place in Potsdam, Germany, from 24th July to 2nd August.
About the Project:
ASEAN-QA aims at promoting regional quality assurance in ASEAN countries. It is coordinated and conducted by the University of Potsdam (Centre for Quality Development - ZfQ) within the frame of the DIES programme, which is jointly coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Partners of the ASEAN-QA Project are the ASEAN University Network (AUN), the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development in Southeast Asia (SEAMEO RIHED) and two regional networks of QA agencies: in Europe and Southeast Asia: the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN).