Seminar on QA – Vilnius 2014

(Photograph: CC by-nc-nd by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/v4idas/4261428767" target="_blank">Vaidotas Mišeikis</a>)EURASHE organised a Seminar on Quality Assurance (QA) titled ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach‘ in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014. It is organised by EURASHE, the Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK), and Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO). Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by-nc-nd by Vaidotas Mišeikis)


Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach: Join us in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 3-4 December 2014 13/10/2014- The seminar on ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach’ is a 2-day event focusing on the management of quality (assurance) in higher education institutions... Read more
  • Following is the programme of the event:

    Day 1 – Wednesday 3 December 2014

    13.30 – Registration

    14.00 – Opening

    14.30 – Keynote speech

    A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education with a Special Focus on Professional Higher Education

    Questions & Answers

    16.00 – Workshops A: A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education: what are the specificities of QA for PHE?

    Quality and QA from HEIs’ vision and mission

    Quality and QA of student-centred learning

    Quality, QA and quality culture

    QA and standards: ESG, EQA, rankings and transparency tools with a special focus on the revised ESG

    19.00 – Dinner in Vilnius

     

    Day 2 – Thursday 4 December 2014

    10.00 – Plenary

    Quality Assurance at the Hearth of the Need for Reform in European Higher Education

    11.00 – Coffee

    11.30 – Workshops B: QA Good Practices for PHE and from Lithuania

    Quality of dual education programmes

    Internationalisation of EQA

    13.00 – Lunch

    14.30 – Workshops C: QA Good Practices for PHE and from Lithuania

    Quality, sector-specific quality assurance and labels

    Quality (assurance) of stakeholders’ involvement

    16.00 – Plenary

    Panel discussion: What is the Gist of Quality Management for PHE?

    Conclusions

    17.30 – Cocktail

    How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach

    The seminar on ‘How to Manage Quality in (Professional) Higher Education? – A Practical Approach’ is a 2-day event focusing on the management of quality (assurance) in higher education institutions.

    It is intended to inspire institutional management, as well as staff members, and all stakeholders (e.g. students, world of work representatives, policy-makers) who are managing, coordinating and involved in quality in higher education institutions; bringing together a ‘community of practice’.

    EURASHE has focused in the past years on providing hands-on support to its member institutions and other higher education institutions in implementing the priority areas of the Bologna reform process, this is especially true when considering the need for such support in the area of quality assurance and quality management.

    To achieve this, next to two previous hands-on seminars on internal quality assurance in 2012 and 2013, Lucien Bollaert, recognised expert in European quality assurance, has developed with the support of EURASHE’s working group on quality assurance A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education – with a special focus on professional higher education.

    This publication is meant to be an inspirational guidebook with fundamental issues and clarifications next to good practices and also with warnings of possible pitfalls to explore internal quality assurance.

    It will serve as a basis for the discussions in Vilnius, with an opening plenary session where it will be presented and followed with open debates with the audience on the various steps of quality (management). Participants will then concentrate on 4 identified chapters of the Manual, namely: quality and QA from HEIs’ vision and mission; quality and QA of student-centred learning; quality, QA and quality culture; and finally, QA and standards: ESG, EQA, rankings, transparency tools, with a special focus on the revised ESG (a process led by the E4-Group: ENQA, ESU, EUA, EURASHE).

    Further discussions will take place on the need for reform in European higher education with input by the representative of the European Commission. Additional workshop sessions will provide participants with examples of good practices for professional higher education, addressing quality, sector-specific quality assurance and labels; and quality of internationalisation. Examples of good practices from Lithuania will also be presented, where internationalisation of external quality assurance and regional cooperation in quality assurance are exemplary.

    The involvement of various experts and representatives from European higher education, policy-makers, student representatives as well as experts from the world of work, will stimulate further the self-reflection of (professional) higher education in managing quality in a practical approach.

    Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Andreas G. Orphanides- Professor Andreas G. Orphanides has been President of EURASHE and of EQAR as well as a consultative member of both BFUG Board and BFUG, and a member of the E4-Group.... Read more
  • Asnate Kažoka- Asnate Kažoka is a member of the Steering Committee for the ESU Student Experts’ Pool on Quality Assurance (ESU QA Pool). She holds a master degree in Information Technology Project... Read more
  • Catherine Owen- Catherine Owen is currently a PhD candidate and researcher in strategy at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Catherine has worked as an international researcher and... Read more
  • Rimantas Vaitkus- Dr Rimantas Vaitkus was born on 1 October 1957 in Plungė. Dr Vaitkus has been Vice-Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania since February 2013. Since February... Read more
  • Klara Engels-Perenyi- Klara Engels-Perenyi is Policy Officer at the European Commission. In the higher education policy unit of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture Klara is responsible for the policy areas quality... Read more
  • Anthony Dean- Prof. Anthony Dean is Professor of Performing Arts, Dean of Cultural Engagement and Dean of Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester (www.winchester.ac.uk). He has considerable experience in developing... Read more
  • Lucien Bollaert- Lucien Bollaert is an independent international QA expert, keynote speaker at many conferences on QA, author of peer-reviewed articles and visiting professor in New York. He is member of the... Read more
  • Maria Kelo- Maria Kelo is the Director of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Together with the Association’s President she represents ENQA in the E4 group and in... Read more
  • Johan Cloet- Johan Cloet has been the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2014-2016, which he represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and several of its working groups, such as on ‘Structural... Read more
  • Johannes Haas- Johannes Haas has been since 2002 lecturer and Director of Dual Education Programmes in Production Technology and Organisation at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (Austria). After studies in technical... Read more
  • Nora Skaburskienė- Ms Nora Skaburskienė has worked in the field of quality assurance since 2001. She became the Head of Institutional Review Division in 2009 and serves as the Acting Director of... Read more
  • Marieke Janssen- Marieke Janssen is senior staff member lifelong learning, third mission activities and funding at HOGENT. Before she was responsible for the organization of the Lifelong learning department at the association... Read more
  • Andrius Pleckaitis- Andrius Pleckaitis is Innovation Manager at INFOBALT since 2010, and as such responsible for innovation policy and innovation funding schemes (national, regional and EU public sector); Information Society strategic issues,... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:

    Seminar map

    View EURASHE Seminar on QA – Vilnius 2014 in Google Maps here

     

    Seminar location

    The seminar will be hosted by the Faculty of Informatics and Electronics of Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO), located at Jasinskio Str. 15, 01111 Vilnius, Lithuania. It is show (in yellow) on the map above .

     

    Suggested hotels

    The following hotels are suggested to participants. They are show (in red) on the map above.

    1. Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva****, Vilnius, Konstitucijos prospektas 20, 09308 Vilnius, Lithuania – www.radissonblu.com (you can book your accommodation per email at info.lietuva.vilnius@radissonblu.com, mention EURASHE-14 and you will receive a beneficial rate)
    2. Neringa Hotel****, Gedimino Ave 23, 01103 Vilnius, Lithuania – www.neringahotel.com
    3. Ratonda Centrum Hotels****, A. Rotundo gatvė 1, 01110 Vilnius, Lithuania – www.ratonda.centrumhotels.com
    4. Europa City Vilnius ***-, J. Jasinskio gatvė 14, 01112 Vilnius, Lithuania – www.groupeuropa.com

     

    Organisers

  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)- EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK)- Lietuvos kolegijų direktorių konferencija (LKDK) Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK) was established in 2002. It is the association of the rectors of 12 Lithuania state UAS and 8... Read more
  • Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO)- Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) is the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. It provides higher professional education in the sectors of Tourism, Business, Information Technologies, Electronics,... Read more
  • Following are the photographs of the event:

    EURASHE Seminar on QA