TEQSA Conference & HECQ Forum 2017
 
Conference Program
This is a preliminary program and may be subject to change

Quality Students
Success 

29/11/2017
9:00 am - 9:05 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome by Conference Chair
Associate Professor Deb Verhoeven, Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
9:05 am - 9:15 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome to Country
9:15 am - 9:20 amThe Savoy BallroomMinisterial Welcome
Senator, the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training (Video presentation)
9:20 am - 9:50 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Students, Quality, Success: Sector Overview 2017
Professor Nicholas Saunders AO, Chief Commissioner, TEQSA
9:50 am - 10:20 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Title TBC
Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne
10:20 am - 10:50 amFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
10:50 am - 11:40 amThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Facing financial reality: Achieving quality
Dr Lin Martin, Commissioner, TEQSA (Chair)
Professor Bruce Chapman, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University
Ittima Cherastidtham, Fellow, Grattan Institute
Mark Warburton, Honorary Senior Fellow, LH Martin Institute
11:40 am - 12:30 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
A View from the Peaks
Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute (Chair)
Rod Camm, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Council for Private Education and Training
Simon Finn, Chief Executive Officer, Council Of Private Higher Education
Craig Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE Directors Australia
Belinda Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Universities Australia
12:30 pm - 1:40 pmFunction FoyerNETWORKING LUNCH
1:40 pm - 2:30 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Juggling life: Achieving quality and success
Professor Carol Dickenson, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology (Chair)
Professor Andrea Durbach, Director, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of NSW
Sophie Johnston, President, National Union of Students
Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen (TBC)
Speaker TBC
2:30 pm - 3:20 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Students Quality Success in Regional Education
Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor and President, Charles Sturt University (Chair)
Panellists TBC
3:20 pm - 3:50 pmFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
3:50 pm - 4:20 pmThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Title TBC
Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), University of NSW (TBC)
Sadie Heckenberg, President, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association
4:20 pm - 5:10 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Achieving quality and success as an international student
Patrick Pheasant, Chief Executive Officer, National ELT Accreditation Scheme (Chair)
Professor Sophie Arkoudis, Associate Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Brett Blacker, Chief Executive Officer, English Australia
Bijay Sapkota, President, Council of International Students Australia
Professor Chris Ziguras, President, International Education Association of Australia
5:10 pm - 7:10 pmThe Mayfair RoomWELCOME RECEPTION and HIGHER EDUCATION TRIVIA QUIZ
 
30/11/2017
9:00 am - 9:40 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Title TBC
Ralph Wolff, Founder and President, The Quality Assurance Commons, US
9:40 am - 10:10 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Title TBC
Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Secretary, Australian Department of Education and Training
10:10 am - 11:00 amThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Is higher education meeting industry challenges?
Tim Dodd, Education Editor, The Australian Financial Review (Chair)
Natasha Abrahams, General Secretary, Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations
Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Mark Paterson AO, Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Skills Quality Authority
Professor Dominic Szambowski, Chief Executive Officer, International College of Management, Sydney
11:00 am - 11:30 amFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
11:30 am - 12:00 pmThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Student Partnerships for Quality
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Australian National University
12:00 pm - 12:50 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Quality, success and an online future
Ralph Wolff, Founder and President, The Quality Assurance Commons, US (Chair)
Patrick Brothers, Chief Development Officer, Navitas
Professor Belinda Tynan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), RMIT University
Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), The University of Melbourne
12:50 pm - 2:00 pmFunction FoyerNETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmThe Savoy BallroomPlenary Session
Nudging toward good practice – the power of transparency
Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chair Higher Education Standards Panel and Chancellor, Western Sydney University
2:30 pm - 3:20 pmThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Higher Education Standards Panel Dialogue
Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute (Chair)
Dr Krystal Evans, CEO, BioMelbourne Network
The Hon. Phil Honeywood, Executive Director, International Education Association of Australia
Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA
Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chair Higher Education Standards Panel and Chancellor, Western Sydney University
Karen Thomas, Senior Litigation and Managing Partner, Fisher Jeffries
3:20 pm - 3:50 pmFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
3:50 pm - 4:10 pmThe Savoy BallroomPlenary Session
Two day conference summary
Emertius Professor Kwong Lee Dow, Patron, Higher Education Quality Network
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmThe Savoy BallroomPlenary Session
Celebrating the vibrancy of the sector
Sophie Johnston, President, National Union of Students
Nina Khairina, Immediate Past President, Council of International Students Australia (TBC)
Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer, TEQSA
Emeritus Professor Cliff Walsh, Commissioner, TEQSA
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmThe Savoy BallroomConference Dinner
Dr Stephen Matchett, Editor and Publisher, Campus Morning Mail
 
01/12/2017
9:00 am - 9:10 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome
Andrew Trnacek, Chief Executive Officer, Higher Ed Services
9:10 am - 9:35 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Title TBC
Ian Kimber, Director of Universities, Quality Enhancement and Standards, Quality Assurance Agency UK
9:35 am - 10:00 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Creating a culture of engagement: students and tertiary institutions working in partnership towards enhancement
Professor Sally Varnham, Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney
10:00 am - 10:30 amFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 am - 10:55 amSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Data for quality assurance – An integrated approach
Dr Simon Bedford, Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
10:30 am - 10:55 amSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Assessment integrity and the role of examinations: A synopsis
Associate Professor Jon Yorke, Academic Registrar, Curtin University
10:30 am - 10:55 amSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Innovations in student learning in the creative and performing arts
Professor Prem Ramburuth, Professor of International Business, University of New South Wales
10:30 am - 10:55 amMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Success in higher education
Professor Leigh Wood, Macquarie University
10:30 am - 10:55 amMayfair 2
Stream:Quality
Fostering collaborative learning, engagement and teamwork using game theory
Dr Radhika Lahiri, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
10:30 am - 10:55 amMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Private higher education providers: Push and pull factors
Professor Chris Auld, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International College of Management Sydney
11:00 am - 11:25 amSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Equity performance and accountability
Matthew Brett, 2017 NCSEHE Equity Fellow, La Trobe University
11:00 am - 11:25 amSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Criminology and contract cheating: prevalence, detection, and prevention
Dr Joe Clare, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Murdoch University
11:00 am - 11:25 amSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Impact evaluation of learning and teaching projects at the University of the Sunshine Coast
Dionne Amato Ali, Academic Developer (Promoting Excellence) Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of the Sunshine Coast
11:00 am - 11:25 amMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Transition pedagogy for student learning, success and retention
Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, James Cook University, La Trobe University
11:00 am - 11:55 amMayfair 2
Stream:Quality
Principles and guidelines for Australian higher education libraries
Sue Owen, Library Director, Excellence and Engagement, Monash University
11:00 am - 11:25 amMayfair 3
Stream:Students
WIL enhancing graduate capabilities and career opportunities
Associate Professor Jennifer Rowe, University of the Sunshine Coast
11:30 am - 11:55 amSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Quality & moral purpose in higher education
Professor Jane Fernandez, Vice-President [Quality & Strategy], Avondale College of Higher Education
11:30 am - 11:55 amSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Using rubrics for evidence-based assessment and quality assurance
Dr Anne-Marie Chase, Course Coordinator, Australian Council for Educational Research
11:30 am - 11:55 amSavoy 3
Stream:Students
What do students learn from experiences of academic failure?
Dr Rola Ajjawi, Senior Research Fellow (CRADLE) , Deakin University
11:30 am - 11:55 amMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Student success coaching: supporting the retention of at-risk students
Professor Alf Lizzio, Dean (Learning Futures), Griffith University
11:30 am - 11:55 amMayfair 2
Stream:Quality
A cost-effective solution for external referencing of accredited courses
Dr Sara Booth, Strategic Advisor-Quality External, University of Tasmania
11:30 am - 11:55 amMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Recommendations for institutional action to improve PG student experience
Associate Professor Linda Crane, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFunction FoyerNETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
How to empower academics to live and breathe quality – panel discussion
Elizabeth Toy, Manager of Learning and Teaching Quality, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Triangulation of data sets for quality validation
Adrian Deans, Director, Academic Policy and Quality, The College of Law Ltd
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Students as co-creators of course content: Engaging or endangering?
Sharon Hedbon, Course Leader, Holmesglen Institute
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Holistic curriculum transformation: A scalable model for student success
Dr Margot McNeill, Head, Learning and Teaching Transformation, Navitas
Maria Spies, General Manager, Learning and Teaching Services, Navitas
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmMayfair 2
Stream:Quality
Enabling responsible global citizens
Dr Harsh Suri, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Australia’s first hands-on online engineering master degree
Dr Steve Mackay, Dean, Engineering Institute of Technology
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
How to empower academics to live and breathe quality – panel discussion (cont)
Elizabeth Toy, Manager of Learning and Teaching Quality, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Course monitoring and review as a ‘Course quality assurance continuum’
Noha Khalaf, Senior Coordinator, Academic Quality, La Trobe University
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
First-in-family learners and higher education success
Associate Professor Sarah O'Shea, University of Wollongong
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
LSES student success through embedded and inclusive curriculum practices
Dr Kathy Egea, First Year Coordinator, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning/UTS
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmMayfair 2
Stream:Quality
Assessing quality in an outcome-based context
Dr Alan Wu, Senior Registrar, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
1:30 pm - 1:55 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Australian University students’ intention to take online learning
Dr Linda Zhu, Senior Case Manager, TEQSA
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Conceptualising outcomes-based accreditation in a systems framework
Dr Lincoln Wood, National Manager Accreditation, Engineers Australia
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
A standards framework for academic activity and academic promotion
Professor Sandra Wills, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, Charles Sturt University
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Students as active partners in evaluating learning and teaching quality
Kylie Readman, Director, Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University of the Sunshine Coast
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
The long-term picture: exploring university completion rates
Dr Daniel Edwards, Research Director, Australian Council for Educational Research
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmMayfair 2
Stream: Quality
HEA session
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Higher Education Academy, UK
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Understanding how students develop their skills for employability
Gesa Ruge, Assistant Professor, University of Canberra
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Collaborative governance of university credentials with industry partners
Professor Elizabeth Johnson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, Deakin University
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
‘Scrutinizing’ to ‘Empowering’ academics: A Quality Assurance Paradigm Shift
Dr Qurat Tariq, Team Lead, Course Quality and Development, University of Canberra
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Factors associated with academic performance in sub-degree programs
Professor A S M Sajeev, Academic Director, Melbourne Institute of Technology
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Student attrition and completion: towards more accurate metrics
Gary Greig, Dean, Higher Education Leadership Institute
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmMayfair 2
Stream:Students
Over 100 years old – Barriers to implementing student-centred learning
Sharon Altena, Learning Designer, Queensland University of Technology
3:00 pm - 3:25 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Resilience in higher education: Lessons and learnings
Dr Noelene Weatherby-Fell, Head of Students, University of Wollongong
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Enhancing student success through quality online learning
Associate Professor Dominique Parrish, Associate Dean (Education), University of Wollongong
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
Quality academic governance: Student success
Professor Hilary Winchester, Director and Principal, Hilary Winchester Pty Ltd
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Navigating unknowns: Empowering international student transitions
Michelle Fox, Lecturer, Academic Development Learning and Teaching Unit | Chancellery, Queensland University of Technology
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Achieving student success through sessional academic success: An evidence-based, holistic framework
Professor Jillian Hamilton, Associate Director, Academic Development, Queensland University of Technology
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmMayfair 2
Stream:Success
Peer-Assisted Learning: Implementation in offshore transnational contexts
Joel Swenddal, Manager, Student Academic Success, RMIT University Vietnam
3:30 pm - 3:55 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Engaging students as partners in curriculum development
Samantha Edwards, Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery, University of the Sunshine Coast
4:00 pm - 4:25 pmSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Re-evaluating student evaluations in an analytics environment,
Le Hoa Phan, Manager, Evaluations, The University of Queensland
4:00 pm - 4:25 pmSavoy 2
Stream:Quality
For-Profit Academic Board in HEPS: assuring success through governance
Professor Anona Armstrong, Chair of Board, Southern Cross Education Institute-Higher Education
4:00 pm - 4:25 pmSavoy 3
Stream:Students
Collaborative learning in an assessment context
Dr Mo Kader, Managing Director, Consultica Worldwide Management Consultants
4:00 pm - 4:25 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Relationships between academic literacy support, retention and performance
Dr Paul Glew, Senior Lecturer, Nursing, Literacy Coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University
4:00 pm - 4:25 pmMayfair 3
Stream:Students
Student’s experience of the Inherent requirements Tool
Amanda Johnson, State Head, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine (NSW & ACT), Australian Catholic University