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1 International education Transnational Education: the University of South Australia Experience Preparing to teach offshore workshop 2007 Dr Anna Ciccarelli Executive Director: International and Development

2 “AUQA commends UniSA for its quality assurance system for transnational programs” UniSA is the second Australian university to have its Business programs accredited by EQUIS and the first to have its offshore Business programs accredited. EQUIS accredited institutions must demonstrate high quality in all dimensions of their activities… EQUIS also stresses diversity and internationalisation. Quality assurance

3 Cross-border education – from aid to trade People/Programs/Providers/Projects (Knight 2002) GATS & FTAs More for-profit providers, greater market orientation Removal of market barriers for transnational programs Facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications Issues of Quality, Mobility & Access Regional differences in perspective ~80,000 international students offshore: 9,632 (12%) in Go8 24,254 (31%) in ATN Transnational Education (TNE)

4 IDP reports that international (onshore) numbers nationally grew by 5% between 2005 and 2006, while in South Australia the growth rate was 14%. Transnational numbers reported at this time of year grew by 4.3% nationally and 8.7% in SA and outgoing student exchange decreased by 0.1% nationally but grew in SA by 26% (clearly led by the growth in UniSA numbers). Transnational Education (TNE)

5 Clicks Distance Clicks & Mortar Flexible Delivery Mortar Campus Online learning platform Support Services Bricks & mortar campus Staff on site Online learning platform Support Services University staff and adjunct staff visit Intensive teaching blocks UniSA’s Transnational Program Model

6 A strand in our Internationalisation strategy and market positioning An institution with a local equity mission as well as a global engagement Regional access to affordable higher education Continuing education for working professionals Internationalisation a driver of increased competitiveness Market engagement

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9 Growth in International Student Profile

10 A culture of rigorous self assessment & continuous quality improvement; reviews from 1999 onwards AUQA commendation for our quality assurance system for transnational education Achieved ISO Accreditation of our Quality of our Business Case development for Transnational education UniSA

11 National Transnational Quality Strategy DEST/AVCC transnational quality projects Development and Evaluation Framework in LOTE transnational programs Professional Development Program for UniSA staff teaching transnationally Transnational Student Evaluation Questionnaire - Inaugural TSEQ was 2005; next one begins in March 2007, and includes all programs including those delivered in Chinese UniSA’s TNE Quality Agenda

12 Quality of student experience Currency and relevance of the UniSA degree Graduate outcomes – employment and quality Creative marketing to “millenials” Value of the brand internationally Language proficiency of staff and students Impact of rankings – flight to prestige TNE 2007 – 2008


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