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DIT Conference: Higher Education in the 21st Century – Diversity of Missions

Conference papers abstracts are available at conference news

Programme

Monday, 25 June
18.30-20.00

Opening Reception - Rotunda, City Hall (directions included)

Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology

DIT Aungier Street CampusTuesday, 26 June
9.00-11.00

Welcome and Keynote                                                                                 Room 4-027

Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology
Barbara Ischinger,
Director of Education, OECD
Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary-General, International Association of Universities
Michael Kelly, Chairman, Higher Education Authority, Ireland

Keynote

Frans Van Vught, President of the European Centre for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU) and former Rector,University of Twente, the Netherlands

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-1.00

Diversity of Institutional Models                                                                 Room 4-027

Chair:
Richard Yelland, Head, OECD Programme for Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE)

Speakers:
Helen Garnett, Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Sir Howard Newby, Vice-Chancellor, University of West of England

1.00-2.00

Lunch

2.00-3.30

Sharing Experiences: Parallel Group Sessions

Session 1: Mission Differentiation and Quality Assessment                                                Room 5-034

Chair/Speaker:
Marijk van der Wende, IMHE

  1. Speakers:
    Andrée Sursock, Deputy General Secretary, European Universities Association (EUA)
  2. Frank McMahon, Director of Academic Affairs, DIT
 

Session 2: Regional and Industry Partnerships                                                                      Room 4-067/8

Chair/Speaker:
Gintaras Aleknonis, Head of Administration, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

  1. Speakers:
    Elizabeth Harman, Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
    Josep M Vilalta, Executive Director of the Catalonia Association of Public Universities, Spain
 

Session 3: Diversity within Institutions                                                                                   Room 4-079                             

Chair/Speaker:
Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary-General, IAU

Speakers:
Heather Eggins, Visiting Professor, Institute for Access Studies, Staffordshire University, and Fulbright New Century Scholar 2006
Sam Shaw, President and CEO, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada Staffordffordshire University and Fulbright New Century Scholar 2006

3.30-4.00

Break

4.00-5.30

Contributing to National, Regional and Local Development – Diversity of Mission?

                                                                                                                                         Room 4-027

Chair:
Seán Dorgan, CEO, Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and Chairperson, DIT Governing Body,

Speakers:
Jaana Puukka, Consultant, the OECD's Programme for Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE)
Francisco Marmolejo, Executive Director, Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

19.30

Gala Dinner - St. Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle

DIT Aungier Street Campus Wednesday, 27 June
9.00-10.30

Research and Institutional Mission                                                                              Room 4-027

Chair:
Ellen Hazelkorn, Director, and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Speakers:
Andréas Eshete, President, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Ossi V Lindqvist, Chairperson, Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council and former Rector, Kuopio University, Finland
John Hughes, President, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

10.30-11.00

Break

11.00-12.30

Valuing and Funding Diverse Missions                                                                       Room 4-027

Chair:
Ned Costello, CEO, Irish Universities Association (IUA)

Speakers:
Peter Eckel, Director, Programs and Initiatives, American Council on Education, USA
Mala Singh, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Council of Higher Education, South Africa

12.30-1.30

Lunch

1.30-2.45

Sharing Experiences: Parallel Group Sessions

Session 1:  Diverse Pedagogies for Teaching and Learning                                                                  Room 5-034

Chair/Speaker:
Patrick Clancy, Professor, School of Sociology, University College Dublin,  Ireland

Speaker:
Pavel Zgaga
, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Session 2:  Institutional Image and Differentiation                                                                                 Room 4-067/8

Chair/Speaker:
John Malpas,
Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Hong Kong

Speaker:
Gordon Freedman,
Vice-President of Education Strategy, Blackboard Inc.

 

Session 3: Impact of League Tables on Institutional Mission                                                              Room 4-079

Chair/Speaker:
Christiane Gaehtgens, Secretary-General, HRK, German Rectors' Conference

Speaker:
Ellen Hazelkorn, Director, and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

2.45-3.15

Break

3.15-5.15

Closing Session                                                                                                              Room 4-027

 

What Kind of Institution Does Your Institution Want to Be?

Moderator
Sir David Watson, Professor of Higher Education Management, Institute of Education, University of London

Panelists
John Rickard, Vice-Chancellor, Central Queensland University, Australia
Abdul Razak Dzulkifli, Vice Chancellor, University of Science, Malaysia
Lara Lena Tischler, Member of the Executive Committee of ESIB - the National Unions of Students in Europea Lena Tischler, Member of the Executive Committee, ESIB - The National Unions of Students in Europe

5.15 Farewell, Brian Norton, President, Dublin Institute of Technology
5.30

Closing Reception, DIT Aungier St. campus