Conference Title: (Re)designing Quality Indicators for Higher Education
Conference Dates: 5 – 6 December 2023
Location: The College of Basic Education – The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) – Kuwait
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2023
Higher education institutions (HEIs) play a pivotal role in promoting economic growth, social progress, and personal development. Ensuring the quality of these institutions is essential to maintaining their credibility and enhancing their societal impact. Quality indicators serve to measure and evaluate the main processes of higher education, namely teaching and learning outcomes, research and scholarship engagement with society, and institutional management and governance. These indicators can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of higher education policies and practices and help institutions identify areas for improvement. In recent years, the development and use of quality indicators have become increasingly important, as HEIs face growing pressure to demonstrate their value and adapt to a rapidly changing global landscape. Indicators can be developed and used at different levels: the system level (macro indicators), the institutional level (meso indicators) and the classroom level (micro indicators); which is also relates to individuals, be they students, workers (academics and others), and may be even about other individual stakeholders, such as external representatives in governance bodies. Moreover, and within each level, they can be used to measure and evaluate structure, processes, outputs outcomes (Braun, Weiß & Seidel (2014). Despite their usefulness, some attention should be paid to the limitations and risks of using indicators. As such, it is important that research in this area helps to define the applicability of indicators and the expectations of what can be achieved by using them.
We are delighted to announce the (Re)designing Quality Indicators for Higher Education Conference, and we invite researchers, educators, policymakers, and professionals to submit their paper proposals. This multidisciplinary conference aims to bring together experts from around the world to discuss and exchange insights on the challenges and opportunities of (re)designing quality indicators in higher education. A special emphasis will be put on the development of indicators able to capture the dimensions of digitalisation, equity and sustainability, since these are significant challenges higher education systems and institutions face nowadays.
The conference will be organized around four main tracks:
We encourage the submission of original research papers, case studies, and innovative proposals that address the following topics within each subtheme:
Quality indicators in higher education: overall trends and future challenges:
Quality indicators in higher education: how to capture and address sustainability?:
Quality indicators in higher education: how to capture and address digitalisation:
Quality indicators in higher education: how to capture and address equity?:
We look forward to your contributions and to fostering a dynamic discussion on the future of quality indicators in higher education. For more information about the conference and submission guidelines, please visit our website at www.hespriproject.eu or contact the organizing committee at ESSENCE@hespriproject.eu.