Development of Education Excellence
Unlike traditional Accreditation Agencies, recognising excellence is only part of the service that THE-ICE offers to its members. THE-ICE is also committed to benchmarking, promotion and development of education excellence – thereby improving our accreditation brand value to both educators and future students through the following strategic activities:
- Hosting of regular TH&E-focus education Forums and Workshops – to provide knowledge-sharing platforms for educators and industry professionals to address current trends, issues and challenges confronting the sectors. Key events include THE-ICE International Panel of Experts Forum and Benchmarking Roundtable Series
- THE-ICE ISB-SB (International Student Barometer and Student Barometer™) Student Satisfaction Survey – to provide invaluable insights on what is important to students currently enrolled at our member institutions, their decision making process and the level of their satisfaction in key areas of their study experience including arrival, learning, living and support
- Our website is a hub of information promoting THE-ICE, our member institutions and their commitment to education excellence evidenced by their THE-ICE accredited programmes
- e-Communications – the iStudent News is our quarterly eNewsletter to future and current students about TH&E education, news, events and articles of interest – the eBulletin is sent quarterly to our global network of TH&E educators with updated news and information about global trends, research and events in international TH&E education
With the guidance of our Board of Directors, THE-ICE undertakes strategic activities including conference and workshop events that are open to our global network as well as other interested individuals or organisations in the TH&E (tourism, hospitality and events) fields.
The annual THE-ICE IPoE (International Panel of Experts) Forums focus on strategic issues facing TH&E education. Each IPoE Forum has a highly focused theme, and leading experts from around the world come together to speak on issues surrounding TH&E education, accreditation, benchmarking and the development of Best Practice.
Our global network of institutions also engage in our twice-yearly BRS (Benchmarking Roundtable Series) workshop events. Each focusing on a specific topic, our BRS workshops encourage the sharing of knowledge. Offering educators and administrative staff from participating institutions an opportunity to gain insight into the practices of peer institutions, alternative and new approaches are shared to identify and develop best-practice models and to collectively identify solutions to common issues being faced.