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Second TrainIQA Workshop 2017 in Potsdam

Juliane Hauschulz , 14 August 2017

The second workshop of the current ASEAN-QA TrainIQA training took place from 24 July 2017 until 1 August 2017 in Potsdam, Germany. The workshop focused on the evaluation process and on method training as well as the individuell projects of the participants. To get a practical insight into the topic, evaluation at the University of Potsdam in general and on faculty level and the follow-up activities at the University of Applied Sciences Münster were introduced. Moreover, the 32 participants coming from universities from nine different Southeast Asian countries visited the HTW Berlin and learnt a lot about their quality assurance system and the special challenges and opportunities of an University of Applied Sciences. 

TrainIQA Workshop on Module 1 in Kuala Lumpur

Juliane Hauschulz , 7 March 2017

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.

TrainIQA 2016-18: High Level Visit in Potsdam

Juliane Hauschulz , 10 December 2016

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.

ASEAN-QA Alumni at the 2016 IIEP Policy Forum

Juliane Hauschulz , 20 June 2016

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.

Second TrainIQA Workshop in Potsdam

Juliane Hauschulz , 10 August 2015

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.