International Seminar

Higher Education
for the 21st Century

Diversity · Quality · Improvement

January
8th and 9th
2018
Santiago
Chile

We live in an era of structural changes and reform. Around the world, governments and institutions face changes in higher education systems, which must necessarily impact on quality assurance processes. The challenge is to find new schemes which, in view of ongoing massification, diversification and internationalization processes, contribute to the provision of quality higher education services in an effective and efficient manner.

Latin America has not been exempt from these challenges. With different timing, the region has seen substantive changes in the last decades, which have forced higher education systems to revise traditional views about higher education, and its fundamental principles and functions. After over twenty years of the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms, the issue of quality is a cornerstone in the development of higher education policy and lies at the center of social concerns.

These have been years for gathering experience, making mistakes and learning from them, working with higher education institutions to improve their capacity to provide quality services, and providing stakeholders (students, policy makers, employers) with information to make better decisions. It has become increasingly clear that it is necessary to put that experience in a broader perspective, and to have an opportunity for shared deliberation about the future of higher education and of the assurance of its quality.

The International Conference on Diversity, Quality and Improvement intends to focus on the role of quality assurance – both internal and external – to contribute to the provision of quality education to an increasing and diverse population of students. It will bring together Latin American and international specialists and practitioners from quality assurance, higher education institutions and policy makers, in order jointly to examine the current challenges the quality of higher education faces today, and to set the groundwork for the definition of a second generation of quality assurance that enables agencies and higher education institutions to continue their progress towards increasing quality.

You are especially invited to join us. It will be an exciting opportunity for discussion, and its deliberations and outcomes will be gathered and widely disseminated.

The Conference will be held in Santiago, Chile, on 8 – 9 January 2018. It is summer, and Santiago is at its best – nice weather, good restaurants, and warm people to receive you.

  • Where are we?

    Two decades after the application of quality assurance mechanisms in the Latin-American region

  • Higher Education:

    Facing social, cultural and economical challenges of Latin-America and the Caribbean

  • Quality Assurance 2.0

    Roadmap for the future

  • Diversity in higher Education:

    Towards a comprehensive approach in the Latin american region

  • Autonomy and Quality:

    Two sides of the same coin?

Speakers &
Panelists

  1. Susanna Karakhanyan. Presidenta INQAAHE
  2. Jairo Cifuentes. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  3. María José Lemaitre. Directora Ejecutiva CINDA, Chile
  4. Natalia Ruiz. Viceministra Educación Superior, Colombia
  5. Nati Cabrera. Universidad Oberta de Cataluña, España
  6. Pedro Henríquez. Director IESALC – UNESCO, Chile
  7. Peter Maassen. Universidad de Oslo
  8. Carolyn Hayle. University Council of Jamaica
  9. Débora Ramos. IESALC – UNESCO, Venezuela
  10. Carlos Mujica. Universidad de Las América
  11. Alberto Dibbern. CONEAU Argentina
  12. Maiki Udam. EKKA, Agencia de Acreditación, Estonia
  13. Arlett Krause. Universidad de la Frontera, Chile
  14. Arturo Jofré. SINAES, Costa Rica
  15. Mónica Marquina. Directora de Calidad, Ministerio de Educación, Argentina
  16. Kevin Carey. New America, Estados Unidos
  17. Raúl Figueroa. AcciónEducar, Chile
  18. Gilda Carrasco. Universidad de Talca, Chile
  19. Sara Booth. Universidad de Tasmania
  20. Liz Reisberg. Boston College, Estados Unidos

Program

January 8th

Registration

Opening

Education Ministry authorities
Leaders of INQAAHE
Representative from CINDA

Panel: Where are we? Two decades from the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Strengths, weaknesses, pending issues. Presentation of results from studies for the Regional Conference on Higher Education (IESALC-UNESCO) 2018 and a scoping study done by INQAAHE

María José Lemaitre, Directora Ejecutiva CINDA
Susana Karakhanyan, Presidenta de INQAAHE

Coffee break

The role of higher education regarding the social, cultural and economic challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Expert panel:

  • Theme 1: Internationalization and regional integration of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Pedro Henriquez / Débora Ramos, IESALC

  • Theme 2: Access, quality and participation: the impact of the massification of enrolment in higher education of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Liz Reisberg, Boston College

  • Theme 3: Quality assurance – second generation?
  • Alberto Dibbern, CONEAU, Argentina

  • Theme 4: Higher education and citizenship: the response from education

    Student representative (to be confirmed)

Plenary discussion

Lunch

Conference: Diversity in higher education, a comprehensive approach

Kevin Carey, New America

Introductory panel for parallel sessions:

  • Diversity and teaching and learning

    Carolyn Hayle, University Council of Jamaica

  • Diversidad y calidad

    Arlett Krause, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile

  • Diversity and the requirements of the external environment (employability)

    Gilda Carrasco, Universidad de la Talca, Chile

Parallel sessions on the different dimensions of diversity

In each session, a secretary will take notes and prepare a report with the main issues addressed, to be published later.

January 9th

Conference: Autonomy and quality assurance: two sides of the same coin?

Peter Maassen, University of Oslo

Introductory panel for parallel sessions:

  • Management, governance and quality: a new view of autonomy in the Latin American context

    Jairo Cifuentes, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

  • Autonomy and the regulation of quality in higher education

    Arturo Jofre, SINAES, Costa Rica

  • Beyond accreditation: Internal quality management, an institutional perspective

    Nati Cabrera, Universidad Oberta de Cataluña, España

Coffee break

Parallel sessions on the different dimensions of autonomy and quality assurance

In each session, a secretary will take notes and prepare a report with the main issues addressed, to be published later

Lunch

Panel 1: Public policy and quality of higher education

  • Raúl Figueroa, AcciónEducar, Chile
  • Natalia Ruiz, Viceministra de Educación Superior, Colombia
  • Mónica Marquina, Directora de Calidad, Ministerio de Educación, Argenitna

Panel 2: Policy instruments

  • National qualifications frameworks and their link to quality assurance

    Carlos Mujica, Universidad de Las Américas

  • Integrated accreditation (institutions and programs): benefits, challenges, risks

    Maiki Udam, EKKA, Estonia

  • Curricula organisation and review: A degree from Latin America or The Caribbean? Comparing, improving and enhancing standards using the Peer Review Portal

    Sara Booth, Universidad de Tasmania

Comments and discussion

Closing session

Authorities National Commission for Accreditation, Chile Authorities National Council for Education, Chile

Workshops

Quality criteria for quality assurance agencies

Susanna Karakhanyan, President INQAAHE

This workshop relies on the orientation of good practices for quality assurance organizations defined by INQAAHE, which considers the characteristics of these groups as well as the design and implementation of evaluation processes. Along with analysing the aims of these orientations, the attendants will work on the application of the criteria on the auto evaluation and external evaluation of quality assurance organisms.

Management quality assurance

Alfonso Muga, President CNA-Chile

Taking as a start that the quality principle is mainly responsability of the higher education institutions, the purpose of the quality management in the insdide of the institutions will be analized along with the important association between evaluation and planification and the aim of these activities for a continuous improvement.

Higher education teaching - ¿More of the same?

Liz Reisberg, Boston College

This workshop will focus on the reflection of the actual challenges of the teaching for higher education associated with the diversification of the student community and the technological development. Group work would be done on aspects such as curricular design and pedagogic strategies.

The seminar will take place in the Hotel Crowne Plaza

The workshops will take place in Universidad San Sebastián, Bellavista

Fees

Seminary Workshops
(each one)

Registration

USD 390
CL$ 250.000

USD 140
CL$ 90.000

Accomodation

Hotel Crowne Plaza Santiago

Avda. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 136, Santiago

Agreement Rate: Single Bedroom: USD 135 per night

The seminar will take place in this venue

Hotel Plaza San Francisco

Avda. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 816, Santiago

Agreement Rate: Single Bedroom: $69.000 + IVA / USD 110 per night
Double Bedroom: $75.900 + IVA/ 130 por noche.

How to get to the event here

Hotel Diego de Almagro

San Pío X 2530, Providencia

Tarifa convenio: Single Bedroom: $64.800 + IVA / USD 103 per night
Double Bedroom: $75.500 + IVA / por noche

How to get to the event here

Hotel Torre Mayor

Avda. Ricardo Lyon 322, Providencia

Tarifa convenio: Single Bedroom: $65.000 + IVA / USD 103 per night
Double Bedroom: $92.000 + IVA / USD per night

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Hotel Galerías

San Antonio 65, Santiago

Tarifa convenio: Single Bedroom: $58.000 / UDS 92 Double Bedroom: $62.000

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Information about visas


Travel Agency

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