qi2 WORKSHOP: qUALITY, iNTERNATIONALISATION, iMPACT
Achieving excellence by interlinking the quality, internationalisation and impact agendas
The workshop will help participants to think strategically about the positioning of degree programmes in their home institutions. They will explore what the key drivers of quality are and how a developmental focus on the international perspective and (business and societal) impact can help to achieve (international) market recognition.
The Learning journey
The workshop consists of three parts:
Day 1 will cover the fundamentals of managing degree programmes including how to establish an effective system of intended learning outcomes that is effective in shaping student learning, as well as a sufficiently detailed system of quality assurance with robust programme review processes. Participants will also explore how to best coordinate organizational units involved in the delivery of the degree. At the end of the first day, the main theme of the second day will be launched – how transversal programme features can help shape the competitive positioning of degree programmes.
Day 2 will focus on three transversal pillars that also play a central role in EQUIS and EPAS accreditations: internationalisation; corporate relevance & engagement (business impact); and ethics, responsibility & sustainability (societal impact). Participants will explore how to convert developmental ambitions into concrete action plans and what performance metrics can be used to guide these efforts. The day will close with the review of a best practice example, a business school that moved from a teaching-focused school to the premier ranks of triple-accredited institutions.
Day 3 will serve two purposes. Most importantly, participants will be asked to relate the workshop discussions to their personal professional achievements and will start building an action plan for improving the positioning of degree programmes in their institutions. The final session of the workshop will link the discussions up to that point to the EFMD accreditation frameworks, EQUIS and EPAS, and seek to answer the provocative question whether these frameworks provide minimum thresholds, general guideposts, development destinations or a compass for developmental wayfinding.
Technology will be reshaping the delivery of degree programmes rather fundamentally in the future. This aspect is therefore covered transversally in all workshop sessions.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Explore the role of an integrated learning outcome system for managing the students’ learning experience;
- Learn how to shape content coverage, pedagogical approaches and quality assurance to keep degree programmes on a quality improvement trajectory;
- Develop an in-depth understanding how the coordination between academic departments, programme management teams, and quality assurance officers is influencing performance and development of degree programmes;
- Understand how transversal programme features such as internationalisation, corporate relevance & engagement and social impact are shaping the competitive positioning of degree programmes as well as the ability to achieve international accreditation;
- Learn how to measure and manage internationalisation, corporate relevance & engagement as well as the societal dimension of degree programmes;
- Link the workshop content to their own professional achievements and sketch an action plan to implement workshop learning.
The qi2 workshop has been designed for programme directors, programme managers, faculty involved in the management and governance of degree programmes, quality assurance officers and related professional roles.