Irish Universities Quality Board Fifth Annual Conference, 12-13 October, 2007
Conference Programme

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

BEFEFITING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE

 

Venue: Áras Moyola Building, NUI Galway

 

Session Chairs: Four senior personnel from abroad or other Irish universities

 

FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER

  

12.00  Conference registration in foyer of Áras Moyola

 

13.00  Light buffet lunch served in foyer 

 

13.45  Welcome by Dr Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh, President NUI Galway

 

14.00  Opening address by Dr Garret Fitzgerald, Chancellor of NUI

 

14.30  Steering a University in the Light of Knowledge, Richard M. Freeland,

          President Emeritus Northeastern University (NEU) Boston

 

15.15  Questions and discussion

 

15.30  Tea / Coffee

 

16.00  The Irish Higher Educations System, Mr. Tom Boland,

          Chief Executive HEA 

 

16.45  Questions and discussion

 

17.00  Measuring Student Satisfaction with Teaching and Services,

          Ms Aoife Flanagan, IR Officer, NUI Galway

 

17.45  Questions and discussion

 

18.00  End of session

 

19.30  Gala Reception - Connemara Coast Hotel followed by the

          Conference Dinner at 8pm

 

 

SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER

 

09.00  University Ranking Systems: a Critique, Dr. Torsten Kälvemark, recently

          of Swedish National Agency for Higher Education

 

09.45  Questions and discussion

 

10.00  The Key Triad: IR, Planning and Quality, Dr Mark Putnam, Director of

           Planning and IR, NEU, Boston

 

10.45  Questions and discussion

 

11.00  Coffee / tea

 

11.30  Key Performance Indicators and Balanced Scorecards,

          Dr. Bruce Nelson, Academic Registrar & Deputy Secretary

          University of Edinburgh

 

12.15  Questions and discussion

 

12.20  Panel discussion

 

13.15  Lunch

 

14.30  Six workshops on specific themes, in parallel.

 

16.30   Closing address by Catherine McGuinness, Chair, IUQB.

 

16.30  End