Quality assurance in education involves the systematic review of the educational provision of an institution to maintain and improve its quality, equity and efficiency over time. It entails the implementation of structured processes for determining and reviewing programme aims, objectives and intended-learning outcomes (ILOs) and designing, delivering, and improving curricula to demonstrate that the ILOs have been met.
The processes include school self-evaluation, external evaluation, evaluation of the faculty and school leaders, and student assessments.
Probably due to the nature and background of most of the Latin American Schools, for many years, quality assurance processes were underestimated in the region. However, as institutions have grown and their markets have become more complex and diverse, the strategic importance of these processes has become evident.
The panel will showcase schools in the region that have adopted numerous quality assurance processes and will analyse the advantages and drawbacks of implementing these processes.
Academic Quality Director
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Manuel is an executive and specialist in designing and managing learning and education strategies for the educational and business sectors. He has vast experience in leading learning management teams, integrating technology into learning processes, and designing educational models that focus on developing capabilities and competencies with a perspective and emphasis on people and their development.
CASA – Learning Assurance Centre
Faculty of Administration
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Sonia is an Industrial Engineer, marketing specialist, and MBA graduate with over 20 years in the academic and administrative management of undergraduate and graduate academic programmes at academic institutions. She has extensive experience in assurance of learning, management and curricular alignment, and the development of pedagogical and innovative strategies in higher education.
The deans of the School of Management and Social Sciences at Universidad ORT Uruguay, the Universidad de San Andrés Business School in Argentina and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) EAESP in Brazil discuss new possibilities for Business Schools to partner with others and widen their reach
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