2011 Global Forum: 'Leveling the International Playing Field'

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About the 2011 Global Forum 

The theme for the 2011 Global Forum, ‘Leveling the International Playing Field’, will delve into a variety of critical topics that are transforming borderless higher education.  These include:

  • Global Regionalism - the emergence of regional higher education network;
  • Private Partnerships - trends & developments in private partnerships in tertiary education;
  • Student Mobility - factors influencing where students study, including immigration; 
  • Open & Distance Learning - global applications of open and distance learning systems, and examples of good practice;
  • International Quality Assurance - quality assurance and assessment models for ensuring quality, including examples of good practices; 
  • The Transnational Student Experience - successful models for providing these services to transnational higher education students. 

Who should attend?

Senior leadership & management staff at universities & colleges planning or curently engaged in transnational higher education programs, including:

  • Chancellors & Vice Chancellors;
  • Prinicipals & Vice Principals;
  • Chairs & Governors;
  • Student advisors;
  • Professors & lecturers

Directors of:

  • Strategy & planning;
  • Curriculum & quality;
  • Academic affairs;
  • Business development;
  • Students services;
  • International offices.

As well as representatives from:

  • Quality assurance bodies;
  • Ministries of education;
  • Student & academic support professionals;
  • Distance learning specialists; and
  • Corporate leaders partnering with universities in the delivery of international programs.

Benefits for delegates

A sound consideration of transnational higher education policy & practice, including:

  • How to align borderless initiatives with institutional mission, vision & values;
  • Key planning steps in developing borderless higher education initiatives;
  • Contractual & regulatory requirements for borderless higher eduation initiatives;
  • Quality assurance & assessment processes necessary for program delivery;
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world; and
  • Opportunities to share best practices and promote successful borderless initiatives.