Date and times Monday 13th May 2019, 09.00 - 12.00
Venue bcc Berlin Congress Center
Early Bird price (until 22 March 2019) £100
Standard price (23 March - 3 May 2019) £130
Book your place Email going.global@britishcouncil.org or book at registration desk on Monday 13 May from 08.00

Delivered by quality assurance agencies members of the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group (QBBG), this workshop will focus on how cooperation between all key stakeholders - agencies, institutions and students - is key to develop robust and productive TNE provision meeting international expectations.

The Masterclass will consist of three parts:

Part 1: In this preliminary session the QAA (UK) and HKCAAVQ (HK) will offer an overview of their respective approaches to the quality assurance of TNE, from a sending and receiving location respectively. It will also be an opportunity to hear from them about some of the key challenges associated with the quality assurance of cross-border provision and about recent initiatives aimed at strengthening cross-border cooperation in the quality assurance of transnational education, including the activities of the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group and the close cooperation between QAA and HKCAAVQ in quality assuring UK provision in Hong Kong.

Part 2: Practical approaches and hands-on experiences from institutions. For the next part of the workshop, we will hear from Hult Ashridge and the University of Hertfordshire, who share their hands-on experience of operating branch campuses and collaborative partnerships, respectively, in different national jurisdictions. The institutions will share their knowledge of processes and practices, the benefits and challenges of going through quality assurance in various jurisdictions.
 
Part 3: Interactive discussion on key areas identified during the first two session, including:

  • Safeguarding TNE student experience;
  • The quality assurance of online education;
  • Operating in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Due diligence and selecting the right partners.

Members of the QBBG will provide a short introduction to each of the projects and the issues that TNE hosting institutions may encounter. This will be followed by discussions in smaller groups of each project, lead by QA experts in the field, that will enable the participants to consider and relate the issues to their institution, country or regional circumstances.

THIS MASTERCLASS IS DESIGNED FOR:

Members of the QBBG will provide a short introduction to each of the projects and the issues that TNE hosting institutions may encounter. This will be followed by discussions in smaller groups of each project, lead by QA experts in the field, that will enable the participants to consider and relate the issues to their institution, country or regional circumstances.

THIS MASTERCLASS IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • Institutional level decision makers or strategists in international facing roles, and similar in system wide organisations such as ministries or international organisations;
  • senior executives in quality assurance bodies;
  • practitioners involved in running TNE provision;
  • and anyone interested in TNE and its quality assurance.
     

PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • An understanding of issues related to quality assurance of TNE in multiple jurisdictions;
  • An understanding of the importance of quality assurance of TNE from the perspective of the main stakeholder groups, i.e. institutions, students, and quality assurance bodies;
  • An ability to identify and understand challenges when undergoing quality assurance in multiple countries/locations;
  • An understanding of how the QBBG members work together and with the main stakeholders in TNE to achieve better outcomes for everyone involved.

Hosted by the Quality Beyond Boundaries Group

Quality Beyond Boundaries Group (QBBG) is a network of international quality assurance agencies that has been formed to address the growing quality assurance challenges and opportunities associated with transnational higher education. The significant growth of internationalization activities requires higher education institutions and quality assurance bodies to work closely together and to collaborate better in order to ensure high quality provision despite the location or mode of delivery.

QBBG was initiated in 2014 as a platform for agencies to increase collaboration, share information and form meaningful partnerships for the development of quality assurance of transnational higher education. QBBG brings together the major sending countries of transnational higher education, Australia, United Kingdom and United States with the major receiving hubs including Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.