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29 мамыр - 1 маусым, 2023 | Астана, Қазақстан

Конференция бағдарламасы

Monday, 29 May 2023

Pre-Conference Day

8:00 – 9:15 Registration


9:30 – 12:30 Workshop 1

Room 1

Flexible Learning Pathways (FLP) in Higher Education - What Challenges and What Solutions for External Quality Assurance (EQA) Agencies?

Facilitated by Dr. Michaela Martin, IIEP-UNESCO Programme Specialist

Workshop 2

Room 2

INQAAHE’s International Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (ISG)

Facilitated by Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, INQAAHE Immediate Past President

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH


13:30 – 14:00 POSTERS


14:00 – 17:00 Workshop 3

Room 1

Developing a Training Program for Evaluators and Team Leaders

Facilitated by Dr. Michael K. J. Milligan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, ABET

Workshop 4

Room 2

Quality Assurance for digital and blended learning, challenges and innovative approaches

Co-facilitated by Dr. Deb Adair, CEO Quality Matters & INQAA

TBC Regional QA Networks meeting

Room 1




Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Conference Day 1

8:00 – 8:45 Registration


9:00 – 09:45 Opening Ceremony

Room 1

Welcome from IQAA

Welcome from the Kazakhstani Ministry of Education

Welcome from INQAAHE>

09:45 – 10:30 Opening Keynote, including Q&A

Room 1

Fostering quality of flexible learning pathways

Dr. Libing Wang, Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD) at UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK


11:00 – 12:00 Theme 1 Panel Discussion

Room 1

Fostering quality of flexible learning pathways

Chair: Dr. Michaela Martin Panellists:

• Dr. Wesley Teter, Senior Consultant, Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

• Prof. Dato DR. Mohamad Shatar Bin Sabran, CEO MQA

• Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, Higher Education Policy & Regulation Director at the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK)


12:00 – 13:00 Theme 1 Break-out 1

Room 1

TBC: Independent lifelong learning system through credithour accumulation and its quality assurance

Presented byProf. MORI Rie, Executive Director, National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIAD-QE)

Preparing Hong Kong for the journey of developing microcredentials

Presented by Dr. Christina Ng, Senior Registrar (Development), Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)

Short Learning Programmes: a flexible pathway to access tertiary education

Presented by Dr. Esther Huertas, Head of Quality Assurance Department, (AQU Catalunya)

Theme 2 Break out 2

Room 2

One Path is a Narrow Journey

Presented by Dr. Michale S. McComis, Chief Executive Officer, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH


14:00 – 14:30 Theme 2 Introduction

Room 1


Chair: Mr. Jamil Salmi

14:30 – 15:30 Theme 2 Break out 1

Room 1

Development of new quality assurance guidelines for online learning

Presented Dr. Bryan Maguire, Director of Quality Assurance, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Hybrid-Teaching in Hong Kong Higher Education Under COVID-19 Pandemic: Quality of Teaching and Learning

Presented by Tao Hongyi (Lignan University

The Use of Learning Analytics in HEI

Presented by Mag.ª Diane Freiberger, Managing Director, Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

Theme 2 Break out 2

Room 2

Hallmarks of Success Playbooks: Enhancing quality of digital teaching and learning

Presented by Dr. Lia Blaj-Ward, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, and Amrita Narang, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK


16:00 – 17:00 Theme 2 Break out 3

Room 1

TBC: Rethinking Teaching Quality through Assessing Online Learning

Presented by Prof. Tashmin Khamis, Vice Provost the Aga Khan University, and Ms. Azra Naseem, Director of Blended and Digital learning, The Aga Khan University (AKU)

Theme 2 Break out 4

Room 2

Evaluation of Challenges for the accreditation and oversight of Third-Party Ed-Tec

Presented by Ms. Perliter Walters-Gilliam, President of NBBE Consulting and Former Vice President of Accreditation, Ms. Kimberlee Moore, Former Chief Accreditation Officer, and Ms. Nga Phan, Executive Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences



Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Conference Day 2

8:00 – 8:45 Registration


9:00 – 09:30 Day 2 introduction by ETEC (conference gold sponsor)

Room 1


09:30 – 10:15 Keynote

Room 1



10:15 – 10:45 COFFEE BREAK


10:45 – 11:45 Theme 3 Panel Discussion

Room 1

Quality assurance of cross-border education

Chair: Dr. Fabrizio Trifiro’ Panellists:

- De Montfort University in Kazakhstan

- University of Arizona in Kazakhstan

- Kazakhstan Ministry of Education

- Kate McAlister, Head of Quality Stakeholder Engagement

11:45 – 12:45 Theme 3 break-out 1

Room 1

Policy transformation in China’s Transnational Higher Education: Quality assurance and impacts

Presented by Ziwey Zhou (Lignan University)

Did the Value of Joint / Dual Degree Programmes via Virtual Delivery Getting Lesser During the Pandemic?

Presented by Prof. Angela YungChi Hou, Associate Dean, College of Education, National Chengchi University

Hong Kong Branch Campuses in Greater Bay Area: Motivations, Quality assurance, and Impacts on Higher Education Regionalization

Presented by Hongyi Tao (Lignan University)

Theme 3 break-out 2

Room 2

Internationalisation of quality assurance vs. quality assurance of internationalisation: a typology of quality assurance activity in an internationalised context

Presented by Dr. Fabrizio Trifiro, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and International Quality Reviews, Ecctis Limited

Quality Online Course Sharing for Cross-Border Online Education

Presented by Dr. Yaping Gao, VP Member Services & Global Partnerships, Quality Matters (QM)

Cross-border cooperation in the quality evaluation and enhancement of cross-border education

Presented by Mr. Piers Wall, Head of International Membership Services and TNE, The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH


13:45 – 14:00 Theme 4: introduction

Room 1

INQAAHE Core values

Chair: Mr. Fabrice Hénard, INQAAHE CEO

14:00 – 15:00 Theme 4 Break out 1

Room 1

Quality assurance dysfunctions, within ‘integrity’ INQAAHE value

Presented by Mr. Martin Boswell, Registrar, Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Towards a new future for quality assurance in higher education in South Africa

Presented by Dr. Whitfield Green, Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Britta Zawada, Director, Institutional Audits, Council on Higher Education (CHE)

The relationship between national values of the society, higher education system and chosen form of independent accreditation in Kyrgyz Republic

Presented by Umankulova Onolkan, Dzhanaliev Arstanbek, Yakubova MubarakUmankulovaDzhanaliev-Yakubova (EdNet Kyrgyzstan

Theme 4 Break out 2

Room 2

Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practices at Canadian Publicly Funded Community Colleges: Toward Student Success

Presented by Dr. Hayfa Jafar, Director Institutional Effectiveness – American University of Iraq, and Dr. Oleg Legusov, International Student Advisor, Seneca College

TBC: The importance and urgency of embedding education for sustainable development (UNESCO 2030) into accreditation standards and quality assurance practices

Presented by Dr. Scott G. Blair, Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance at AIAASC, Vice President of CANIE-Europe (AIAASC / CANIE)

TBC: Fostering the equity agenda in quality assurance: the development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) indicator system in Catalonia

Presented by Dr. José Luis MateosGonzález, Senior Advisor, Internationalisation and Knowledge Generation Department (AQU Catalunya

15:00 – 16:00 Theme 4 Break out 3

Room 1

Quality Assuring, but at what cost?

Presented by Dr. Karen Belfer, Executive Director, Ontario College QualityAssurance Service (OCQAS)

Theme 4 Break out 4

Room 2

Academic Integrity and ENQA quality assurance agencies: where do we stand and where are we headed?

Presented by Drs. Yvonne Overdevest, Senior Policy Advisor NVAO and member of ENQA’s working group on academic integrity, and Ms. Sue Hackett, QQI (Ireland) and Chair of ENQA’s working group on academic integrity

16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK


16:15 – 16:45 Closing Remarks

Room 1

17:00 – 18:00 General Assembly

Room 1

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Conference Social Day

TBC Social Day