Presentation on theme: "KAMANTO SUNARTO Board Member, Asia-Pacific Quality Network CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION: A CASE STUDY presented."— Presentation transcript:
KAMANTO SUNARTO Board Member, Asia-Pacific Quality Network CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION: A CASE STUDY presented at the ASEM Conference Quality Assurance and Regognition in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects Lymassol, Cyprus, 6-7 December 2010
World Bank Development Grant Facility (DGF) 2004-2008 In 2004, APQN became the first network to receive a 3-year World Bank Development Grant Facility (DGF) to strengthen its institutional capacity and the technical capacity of its member organizations.
Global Initiative for Quality Assurance Capacity (GIQAC): 2008-2010 a partnership between World Bank and UNESCO launched in March 2008 to support capacity building in quality assurance of higher education in developing countries and countries in transition.
GIQAC PROJECTS 2008-2009 APQN Website: expansion/maintenance and database development Internship and cross-regional staff exchange program Training materials and resource package Chinese translation project
I. Expansion, development and maintenance of the APQN Website maintenance of the APQN Website to achieve better electronic communication and information- sharing Activities supported by GIQAC Year 1 and Year 2:
APQN Website expansion, development and maintenance i.Moderated discussion forum (cooperation with IIEP) ii.Database of consultants iii.APQN Website development
II. Creation of a database of consultants consultants to provide advice on matters of interest to quality assurance agencies – project done in collaboration with INQAAHE Database went live in January 2010.
Project completed with 70 consultants from all over the world listed on the database. ANQAHE has expressed interest in joining and sign a MOA with APQN.
III. IIEP Project for the following countries has been launched: A zerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and possibly Georgia or a total of 6 or 7 teams with 29-34 participants from the APQN region. 1.Moderated Online Discussion Forum and IIEP Distance Education Project
Moderated online discussion forum First (2008): Internal Quality Assurance Second (2009): Writing Accreditation/Evaluation/Audit Reports Third (2010): Best Practice on External Quality Assurance
IV. Internship and Cross-Regional Exchange Program (2008-2009) Nine participants from 5 countries Cambodia Vietnam Bangladesh Mongolia Indonesia
V. Training Materials and Resource Package In 2008, GIQAC funded a project aimed at developing a comprehensive electronic training kit for reviewers/assessors or accreditors. As of August 2009, the first draft of the Training Materials Package had been completed. Training Workshop implemented in October 2010.
VI. Liaison and Communication among APQN members and regional networks VI. Liaison and Communication among APQN members and regional networks – project completed as of April 30, 2010
APQN CONFERENCES AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS 2005 Hong Kong (First APQN Board Meeting) CONFERENCES AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS 1.2005 Wellington (in conjunction with INQAAHE Annual Conference) 2.2006 Shanghai 3.2007 Kuala Lumpur 4.2008 Chiba 5.2009 Hanoi 6.2010 Bangkok 7.2011 Bangalore
Countries where workshops, conferences and training programs were conducted Australia Bangladesh China Fiji India Japan Lao PDR Malaysia Mongolia New Zealand Pakistan Philippines Thailand Vietnam Indonesia
INTERNSHIP AND CROSS-REGIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM (2008-2009) Countries served Cambodia Vietnam Bangladesh Mongolia Indonesia
EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF APQN EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF APQN 2008 Evaluation review of the APQN (BY BATEMAN & BATEMAN) as recipient of World Bank Development Grant Facility (DGF) 2004-2007 Criteria used: 1.Efficacy 2.Initial outcomes 3.Governance and management 4.Efficient financing 5.Sustainability
Evaluation review of the APQN Evaluation review of the APQN (Bateman & Bateman, 2008) “The APQN has demonstrated that it has delivered capacity building outcomes across the region within many of the countries/territories that have less developed QA systems. However, the task is not complete and recommendations are framed with view of further developments and reaching out to all nations within the region.”