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  1. 1. Charting the Course: Toward a Plan of Action for National Associations in Quality Cross-Border Higher Education Presentation by Karen McBride Vice-President, International Affairs AUCC Global Meeting of Associations 14 - 15 November 2005
  2. 2. Presentation Objectives <ul><li>Compare, contrast and distill recommendations of the Statement and the Draft Guidelines. What are the key “desired outcomes” in terms of HEIs actions? </li></ul><ul><li>Map “desired outcomes” to national association functions. What elements of a plan of action do these recommendations suggest? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Expectations for Action at Multiple Levels National Associations Membership provide leadership on CBHE issues and support members’ activities International level dialogue with sister organizations and engage in relevant international fora National level interact with governments and relevant non-governmental groups
  4. 4. AUCC “Lenses” <ul><li>Represents 90 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges across Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by university rectors </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with various levels within institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate: to foster and promote the interests of higher education in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>What we do: advocacy, policy development, membership services (analyzing and reporting trends, providing a forum to encourage dialogue), program initiatives (information resource, scholarships and international programs) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Desired Outcome #1 (Statement/Guidelines) HEI develop a strong culture of quality at the institutional level Effective QA principles and practices in place Involvement of faculty and students Cross-border higher education (CBHE) held to comparable QA standards Commitment to continuous improvement Facilitate development of common QA principles at institutional level Promote dialogue on quality and sharing of good QA practice Develop shared vision of institutional QA principles at international level Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  6. 6. Source of “Indicators” <ul><li>Statement: Build a culture of ongoing quality review, feedback, and improvement by creating robust quality assurance processes at the institutional level which rely heavily on faculty expertise and incorporate the views of students. (Bullet 4 under “Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions and other Providers” p. 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Draft Guidelines: Develop, maintain or review current internal quality management systems that make full use of the competencies of stakeholders such as academic staff, administrators, and students and take full responsibility for delivering higher education qualifications comparable in standard in their home country and across borders. (Bullet 3 under “Guidelines for higher education institutions/providers” p. 4) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Desired Outcome #2 (Statement/Guidelines) HEIs operate transparently in their CBHE activities HEIs comply with due process in their home or their host country HEIs provide fulsome information on: - legal status; financial condition; award granting authority; course offerings; QA mechanisms Information provided by HEI agents is accurate and reliable Compile standard information on requirements to operate in various countries Promote streamlined procedures Develop “check list” for information provision Organize workshops on “learning outcomes” at national / international levels Develop one-stop information tools at national level Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  8. 8. Desired Outcome #3 (Statement/Guidelines) HEIs integrate best practices into their CBHE initiatives HEIs build on relevant existing knowledge (e.g., codes of good practice, etc.) HEIs participate in dialogue on good practice at national and/or international levels Organize national/ international workshops on codes of good practice, CBHE case studies, etc. Launch “Awards of Excellence in CBHE” program at international level Analyze and disseminate CBHE case studies Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  9. 9. Desired Outcome #4 (Guidelines) HEIs are better positioned to recognize each other’s qualifications Networks/partnerships which facilitate academic recognition are developed UNESCO/Council of Europe recommendations for foreign credential assessment are implemented Raise awareness of UNESCO/Council of Europe Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications Advocate for ratification of and/or effective implementation of UNESCO conventions Develop MOUs among sister organizations with similar criteria for membership Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  10. 10. Desired Outcome #5 (Statement) HEIs understand the issues and policy implications related to CBHE Association well-informed of members’ positions on related issues Active dialogue at the national level Active dialogue at international level Organize briefings for members Convene policy discussions with other key stakeholder groups (faculty, students, QA bodies, governments) Develop policy positions with Board Participate in relevant international fora to exchange views, pursue cooperative efforts, etc. Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  11. 11. Desired Outcome #6 (Statement) HEIs implement CBHE with a partnership mentality CBHE contributes to well-being of communities CBHE is culturally sensitive CBHE helps strengthen local capacity CBHE promotes responsible citizenship CBHE accessible to students with need Share models for institutional scholarship/bursary programs in CBHE Disseminate views of partners in “receiving countries” on ideal approaches to CBHE Advocate for government policies and programs which support higher education partnerships Desired outcome Inputs by Associations Indicators
  12. 12. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action  HEI develop a strong culture of quality at the institutional level  HEIs operate transparently in their CBHE activities  HEIs integrate best practices into their CBHE initiatives  HEIs are better positioned to recognize each other’s qualifications  HEIs understand the issues and policy implications related to CBHE  HEIs implement CBHE with a partnership mentality Desired Outcomes
  13. 13. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action Membership <ul><li>Promote streamlined procedures (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for ratification of and/or effective implementation of UNESCO conventions (#4) </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for government policies and programs which support higher education partnerships (#6) </li></ul>National <ul><li>Promote streamlined procedures (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for government policies and programs which support higher education partnership (#6) </li></ul>International Advocacy
  14. 14. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action <ul><li>Facilitate development of common QA principles at institutional level (#1) </li></ul>Membership <ul><li>Convene policy discussions with other key stakeholder groups (faculty, students, QA bodies, governments) (#5) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop policy positions with Board (#5) </li></ul>National <ul><li>Develop shared vision of institutional QA principles at international level (#1) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop MOUs among sister organizations with similar criteria for membership (#4) </li></ul>International Policy Development
  15. 15. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action <ul><li>Organize briefings for members (#5) </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze and disseminate CBHE case studies (#3) </li></ul>Membership National <ul><li>Analyze and disseminate CBHE case studies (#3) </li></ul>International Analyzing and Reporting Trends
  16. 16. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action <ul><li>Promote dialogue on quality and sharing of good QA practice (#1) </li></ul><ul><li>Organize workshops on “learning outcomes” (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Organize workshops on codes of good practice, CBHE case studies, etc. (#3) </li></ul>Membership <ul><li>Participate in relevant international fora to exchange views, pursue cooperative efforts, etc. (#5) </li></ul>National <ul><li>Organize workshops on “learning outcomes” (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Organize workshops on codes of good practice, CBHE case studies, etc. (#3) </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate views of partners in “receiving countries” on ideal approaches to CBHE (#6) </li></ul>International Forum for Dialogue
  17. 17. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action <ul><li>Develop “check list” for information provision (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of Council of Europe/UNESCO Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications (#4) </li></ul><ul><li>Share models for institutional scholarship/bursary programs in CBHE (#6) </li></ul>Membership <ul><li>Develop one-stop information tools at national level (#2) </li></ul>National <ul><li>Compile standard information on requirements to operate in various countries (#2) </li></ul>International Information Resource
  18. 18. Input by Associations: Potential Plan of Action Membership National <ul><li>Launch “Awards of Excellence in CBHE” program at international level (#3) </li></ul>International Scholarships and International Programs
  19. 19. For more information on quality assurance at AUCC member institutions, visit: www.aucc.ca/qa Karen McBride Vice-President, International Affairs AUCC [email_address]

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