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International Conference on Quality and Self-financed Higher Education "Connecting Local and Global"

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Conference Programme


9:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:10



Opening Speech

Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
The University of Hong Kong 

10:10 – 10:30


Souvenirs Presentation
Photo-taking Ceremony

10:30 – 11:30





Keynote Address


Professor Mary Stiasny
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of London and
Chief Executive of University of London Worldwide
"The Pursuit of Quality"

11:30 – 12:00

Tea and coffee break

12:00 – 13:15



















Round Table Discussion: Quality of Self-financed and Transnational Education: Future Trends and Outlook



Professor William  Lee
Director, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)


Guest Speakers:

Mr. Albert Chow
Executive Director
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
"From Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement and Excellence: A Quality Assurance (QA) Agency Perspective"
Professor Lung Sang Chan
Deputy Director of HKU SPACE; and Principal of Community College and of HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College
"Paradigm Shift in Modern Education:  Perspectives from the Management of A Self-financed Institution "
Professor Peter Yuen
Immediate Past Chairman
Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education
“The Quality of Self-financing Sub-degree Programmes in Hong Kong: Evidence on Input, Process and Outcome”
Dr. Eva Wong
Director of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
Hong Kong Baptist University
“Using the Outcomes-based Approach to Student Learning for Quality Assurance and Enhancement”

13:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:45








Parallel session I

1.1 Innovative Teaching: Crossing Boundaries
        Chair: Professor Sonny Shiu Hing Lo (Deputy Director (Art and Sciences), HKU SPACE)
  • Professor Rick Glofcheski (Adjunct Professor,  Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong)
    “Learning Law Independently Through Authentic Problem-solving”
  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Professor and Director, the Common Core, The University of Hong Kong)
    “Vibrant Boundaries: Global Outreach in the CommonCore@HKU”
  • Ms Carrie Ho Yi Lau (College Lecturer, Community College, HKU SPACE)
    "Innovating Teaching During the Pandemic Lockdown - A Strategic Policy Framework of HKU SPACE Community College"
1.2  Delivering Technology-Enhanced Learning: Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Innovations in Teaching Design
        Chair: Dr. Jeanne Lam (Head of E-Learning, HKU SPACE)
  • Dr. Leon Chi-Un Lei (E-Learning Technologist, Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative, The University of Hong Kong)
    ​​" Unlocking the Potential of Teaching and Learning Through Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence"
  • Dr. Sai Ming Lam (Associate Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU SPACE)
    "Adopting Multi-user Virtual Reality in the Aviation Emergency Operational Procedure Training"
  • Dr. Keith Lee (Assistant Professor, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong)
    “Learning Computational Thinking Through Gamification and Collaborative Learning”
  • Ir. John Hui (PhD candidate, City University of Hong Kong)
    “CRESDA: A Local Innovation for the Development of 21st-Century Competencies”
1.3 Simulating Reality in Teaching Practices
        Chair:  Dr. Bruce Cheung (Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU SPACE)
        Discussant:  Dr Susan Bridges (Director, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Dr. Nicholas Thomas (Associate Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong)
    “Creating Simulations”
  • Dr. Krzysztof Sliwinski (Associate Professor, Government and International Studies Department, Hong Kong Baptist
    “Engaging Students through Simulations”
  • Dr. Wendy Ma (Senior Programme Director, College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU SPACE)
    “Virtual Reality Simulation: Experiential Learning in Dietetics Training”                                                                                                                                                                                     
1.4 Teacher Forum: Technology Enhanced Assessment Since the Global Pandemic
          Chair: Professor John Bacon-Shone (Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Director,
          Social Sciences Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong)
  • Mr. David Morris Oshlack  (Principal College Lecturer, Community College, HKU SPACE)
    "Good Assessment Practice in the Remote-learning Environment"
  • Mr. Javis Kwok Kwan Ng  (College Lecturer, Community College, HKU SPACE)
    "From Film Critics to Cineastes: the Implementation of Diversified Assessment Methods in Film Education at Community College"
  • Mr. Eric Yan Kit Kwong  (College Lecturer/ Programmer Manager, College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE)
    "Online Assessment in Japanese Studies Programme at HKU SPACE Community College: Examination of the effectiveness and prospects of e-assessment in Japanese language education"

15:45 – 16:15

Tea  and coffee break
16:15 – 17:30
Parallel session II
2.1 Policy Landscape of Transnational Education
        Chair: Dr. John Cribbin (Deputy Director (Academic Services), HKU SPACE)


  • Mr. David Costello (Consul General, Consulate General of Ireland)
    “Introducing the Irish Advantage”
  • Professor Andrea Nolan (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Edinburgh Napier University)
    "Quality in Transnational Education: The Scottish Perspective"
  • Ms. Brooke Hartigan (Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian Government Deparment of Education /
    Australian Embassy Beijing)
    "Australian Transnational Education: Quality is Key"
  • Professor Paul Hanna (Associate Dean (global Engagement), Ulster University)
    "Accreditation of Programmes of Study in the International Context"


2.2 Challenges in Quality Assurance: Local and Transnational Programmes, Teacher-Student Partnership and Learning
        Chair: Ms. Siobhan Leonard, (Principal Lecturer, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Ms. Deborah Wai Chu Ng (Quality Assurance Director, HKU SPACE)
    "Quality Assurance of Local and Transnational Programmes - Challenges and Synergy"
  • Dr. Ringo Yiu Kong Chan (Associate Head of College of Business and Finance, HKU SPACE)
    "Investigating the Interplay Among Gender, Learning Approaches and Academic Outcomes: A Case Study of Part-Time TNE Degree Students"
  • Dr. Vincent Wan Suen Cheng (Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong)
    "Diversity: An Endless Challenge for Teachers and Learners"
  • Dr. Simon Tat Ming Ng (Assistant Professor in Law and Senior Programme Director, College of Humanities and Law, HKU SPACE)
    “Advancing Disability Inclusion in Self-financed Legal Education Through Contextualization of the University of London Inclusive Practice Policy at HKU SPACE”
2.3  TNE Experience in Hong Kong 
Chair: Professor Steve Cross (Dean of Media, London College of Communication, University of Arts London)
      Discussant: Dr. Julia Holdsworth (Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull)
  • Ms. Vanessa Bourne (President, UOW College Hong Kong)
    "Successes and Challenges of TNE Delivery"
  • Dr. Richard Parkman (Partnership Manager, University of Plymouth)
    "The Challenges and Benefits of Providing Transnational Education by the University of Plymouth"
  • Dr. Paulina Chan (Trustee, Chartered Management Institute UK and Champion, Imperial College London Mentoring Programme)
    "Navigating the Myriad Opportunities of Transnational Educational"
  • Dr. Edgar Shiu Lam Liu and Ms. Jenny L. N. Tung (Assistant Professor and Senior Programme Director, College of Life Sciences and Technology, HKU SPACE; PhD Candidate, Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
    “Running Quality Transnational Undergraduate Programmes in Hong Kong: Perspectives of a Front-line Teacher and a Student"
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