TEQSA Conference & HECQ Forum 2017
 
Conference Program
The program is subject to change. 

Quality Students
Success 

29/11/2017
9:00 am - 9:05 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome by Conference Chair
Professor Deb Verhoeven, Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
9:05 am - 9:15 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome to Country
Bill Nicholson, Wurundjeri Tribe
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
Universities, hostility, engagement
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
Peter Marshall, Chief Operating Officer, Monash University (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)
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 Eóin Killackey, Associate Director, Graduate Research and Education and Head, Functional Recovery Research program, Orygen
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)
Koady Humphreys, President, Student Association, University of New England
Professor Helen Huntly OAM, Provost, Central Queensland University
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education , La Trobe University
Bridget Neave, Student, The University of Sydney
3:20 pm - 3:50 pmFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
3:50 pm - 4:20 pmThe Savoy BallroomIn Conversation
Quality and success for Indigenous students
Sadie Heckenberg, President, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association
Dr Leanne Holt, Director, Walanga Muru, Office of Indigenous Strategy, Macquarie University, and Deputy Chairperson, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC)
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 (Anthony McClaran - Quiz Master)
 
30/11/2017
9:00 am - 9:40 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Major Higher Education Trends in the US: Deciphering the Priorities of the Trump Administration
Ralph Wolff, Founder and President, The Quality Assurance Commons, US
9:40 am - 10:10 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Looking back, looking forward
Professor Peter Coaldrake, AO, Vice-Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology
10:10 am - 11:00 amThe Savoy BallroomPanel Discussion
Is higher education meeting industry challenges?
Tim Dodd, Higher Education Editor, The Australian (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)
Professor Belinda Tynan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), RMIT University
Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), The University of Melbourne
Maria Spies, General Manager, Learning and Teaching Services, Navitas
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
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
Emeritus Professor Kwong Lee Dow, Patron, Higher Education Quality Network
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmThe Savoy BallroomPlenary Session
Celebrating the vibrancy of the sector
Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer, TEQSA (Chair)
Sadie Heckenberg, President, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association
Sophie Johnston, President, National Union of Students
Emeritus Professor Cliff Walsh, Commissioner, TEQSA
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmThe Savoy BallroomConference Dinner
Dramatic Interlude - The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley and presented by NIDA students: Joseph Althouse, Laurence Bo, Directed at NIDA by John Bashford, and presented by NIDA students: Joseph Althouse, Laurence Boxhall, Yerin Ha, Tully Narkle and Timothy Walker
Dr Stephen Matchett, Editor and Publisher, Campus Morning Mail (Dinner Speaker)
 
01/12/2017
9:00 am - 9:10 amThe Savoy BallroomWelcome
Dr Andrew Trnacek, Chief Executive Officer, Higher Ed Services
9:10 am - 9:35 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
Ian Kimber, Director of Universities, Quality Enhancement and Standards, Quality Assurance Agency UK
9:35 am - 10:00 amThe Savoy BallroomKeynote Address
Working with students for students: creating a culture of partnership towards enhancement
Professor Sally Varnham, Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney
Natasha Abrahams, General Secretary, Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations
Sadie Heckenberg, President, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association
Sophie Johnston, President, National Union of Students
Lauchlan Wyks, incoming President of the, University of Technology Sydney Student Association
10:00 am - 10:30 amFunction FoyerREFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 am - 4:25 pmSavoy 1,2,3 and Mayfair 1,2,3CONCURRENT SESSIONS
TEQSA’s acceptance of presentations in the concurrent sessions does not have any relationship with any TEQSA regulatory assessment activity, nor does it constitute an endorsement of the contents of the presentation which reflect the views only of the authors.
10:30 am - 10:55 amSavoy 1
Stream:Quality
Data for quality assurance – An integrated approach
Dr Simon Bedford, Senior Lecturer, Data for Quality Assurance Working Group, University of Wollongong
Emma Purdy, Academic Quality & Policy Specialist, Data for Quality Assurance Working Group, University of Wollongong
Jan Sullivan, Manager Academic Quality & Policy, Data for Quality Assurance Working Group, University of Wollongong
Associate Professor Rodney Vickers, Associate Dean - Education, Data for Quality Assurance Working Group, 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
Dr Melissa Laird, Executive Director Learning & Teaching, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
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
Quality academic governance: Student success
Professor Hilary Winchester, Director and Principal, Hilary Winchester Pty Ltd
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 - 1:55 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 (Panel Facilitator)
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director, Learning and Teaching Centre, Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Angela Carbone, Director Education Excellence, Monash University
Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, James Cook University, La Trobe University
Professor Romy Lawson, Deputy Vice Chancellor Education, Murdoch University
Professor Nicki Lee, Executive Director, Educational Partnerships and Quality, La Trobe University
Associate Professor Lisa Tee, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Curtin University
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
Julianne Hearn, Lecturer, Holmesglen Institute
1:00 pm - 1:25 pmMayfair 1
Stream:Success
Holistic curriculum transformation: A scalable model for student success
Maria Spies, General Manager, Learning and Teaching Services, Navitas
Dr Margot McNeill, Head, Learning and Teaching Transformation, 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
Caroline Patterson, Accreditation and Compliance Manager, 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 (Panel Facilitator)
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director, Learning and Teaching Centre, Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Angela Carbone, Director Education Excellence, Monash University
Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, James Cook University, La Trobe University
Professor Romy Lawson, Deputy Vice Chancellor Education, Murdoch University
Professor Nicki Lee, Executive Director, Educational Partnerships and Quality, La Trobe University
Associate Professor Lisa Tee, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Curtin University
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
Associate Professor Jo McKenzie, Director, 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 undertake online learning on completing a blended course
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 Julie McMillan, Senior Research Fellow, Tertiary Education Research Program, Australian Council for Educational Research
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmMayfair 2
Stream: Quality
Using external frameworks to enhance teaching quality and student success
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
Associate Professor Coralie McCormack, Adjunct Professor, Teaching and Learning, 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
Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre, Lecturer, Graduate Employability, 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
Equity performance and accountability
Matthew Brett, 2017 NCSEHE Equity Fellow, La Trobe University
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
Dr Alvin Rendell, Academic Director, Southern Cross Education Institute
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