THE-ICE 11th IPoE Forum 2017

Scholarly excellence in the age of compliance

13th – 16th November 2017

To be proudly hosted by William Angliss Institute

555 La Trobe St – Melbourne, Australia


Programme details

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DAY-1: Monday 13th November 2017 Pre-Forum Workshop

Time Activity Location
8:30am – 5:00pm


11th IPoE Forum Registration & information desk open




9:00am – 1:30pm



Interactive TTT (Train-the-Trainer) sessionRussell Partnership Technology

Free session to attendees: email to register


9:30am – 12:30pm


THE-ICE Board Meeting – working lunch


12:30pm 1:30pm


THE-ICE Assessment Panel Annual Meeting – working lunch


1:30pm – 5:00pm


THE-ICE Benchmarking Roundtable Series XII – workshop one
Benchmarking vs Ranking Presenter: Ms Pauline Tang, THE-ICE CEO
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome cocktail reception

DAY-2: Tuesday 14th November 2017

Time Activity Location
8:30am – 9:00am


Forum Registration & welcome refreshments




9:00am 10:00am







Welcome & Official Opening

  • Introduction by Master of Ceremonies: Dr Paul Whitelaw, Associate Director Higher Education and Quality, William Angliss Institute
  • Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Welcome by the Executive Team of William Angliss Institute, Mr Nick Hunt, CEO William Angliss Institute
  • Official Opening: Associate Prof Dr Laura Lawton, Deputy Chair, THE-ICE
  • Keynote Speaker: Mr Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)


10:00am – 10:30am


Morning Refreshments


10:30am – 12:00pm










Plenary Panel Session: National versus global accreditation – the challenges, the dilemmas and the future

Focus: In an increasingly globalised world, institutions are being faced with issues of national compliance requirements and demand for optional global accreditation. What roles will national compliance and global accreditation play? Will they complement or compete with one another?

Chair: Mr Nick Hunt, CEO William Angliss Institute


12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Concurrent Paper Presentation Session 1 & 2

  • 2 facilitators (TBC)


2:30pm – 3:30pm



Afternoon Refreshments: WAI Skills Showcase
(Gelato & Chocolate demonstrations & cupcake decoration experience)
3:30pm – 5:00pm










Invited Panel Session 2: Institutional case studies – balancing minimum national compliance standards with developing global excellence

Focus: Balancing the requirements of meeting minimum national compliance standards with the challenge of nurturing the development of scholarly excellence of staff and students. What strategic issues are institutions facing as they balance the internal and external requirements of teaching, scholarly activity and research? What are the challenges being faced of meeting the requirements of revenue generation and student numbers, often coupled with access and equity concerns, while also meeting industry and other stakeholders needs and requirements?

Chair: Associate Prof Dr Laura Lawton, Deputy Chair and Director of THE-ICE


  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
5:00pm Cultural Evening Activities – laneway and rooftop bar walking tours of Melbourne, followed by optional network dinner at 7.30pm

DAY-3: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Time Activity Location
8:30am – 9:00am


Welcome Refreshments




9:00am – 10:30am









Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 3: Designing academic systems and staff support processes that will develop excellence – what are the trade-offs?

Focus: Focus: Institution are not only facing the requirements of compliance, but the desire to be seen to excel. What are the institutional academic structures, promotion policies, incentives and annual staff review processes and resourcing that can be employed to ensure that an institution not only meets its minimum compliance requirements, but that it can also nurture and developing excellence? A roundtable café session that will explore what has worked (or not), for whom, and why?

Chair: Prof Perry Hobson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University, Malaysia


  1. Dr Judy Hou, Managing Director, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (TBC)
  2. TBC
10:30am – 11:00am  Morning Refreshments
11:00am – 12:30pm








Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 4: Developing students as reflective practitioners

Focus: How have institutions approached developing a curriculum and pedagogy that ensures students acquire technical skills and knowledge as part of compliance requirements, but also developed the broader skills of being reflective, deep and critical thinkers who embody and aspire to excellence? What has been done? What has worked, and what has not worked?

Chair: Dr Craig Thompson, Company Secretary & Director – THE-ICE Board of Directors


  1. TBC
  2. TBC


12:30pm – 1:30pm




1:30pm – 4:00pm




THE-ICE Benchmarking Roundtable Series XII – workshop two

THE-ICE International Accreditation Standards

Presenter: Pauline Tang, THE-ICE CEO


6:30pm – 11.00pm Gala Dinner

DAY-4: Thursday 16th November 2017

Time Activity Location
9:30am – 10:00am


Welcome Refreshments




10:00am – 12:00pm










Roundtable World Café Session / Panel 5: Assuring today’s learning outcomes meet tomorrow’s employment opportunities

Focus: We live in a changing world where technology is able to rapidly replace humans, yet curriculum reviews and compliance cycles are typically done every few years – which means the curriculum can be slow to react to changes in the real world. How do we develop a flexible and responsive curriculum and assessment system that can ensure that students will not only be able to meet today’s compliance standards and immediate employment opportunities, but also be ready for new and yet undefined roles in a globalised and instantaneous new world?

Chair: Dr Paul Whitelaw, Associate Director Higher Education and Quality, William Angliss Institute


  1. Mr Paul Weeks, Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University, Australia
  2. TBC


12:00pm – 1:00pm




1:00pm – 2:00pm


Wrap up session


2:00pm – 3:00pm




 7:00pm – 9:30pm


Optional social event/networking dinner at attendee cost


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