Event: NIAD-UE University Evaluation Forum 2012 (Monday 23rd July, 2012) The event has been finished


Student Learning and the Future of Higher Education

It is now commonly recognized across the world as well as in Japan that students are the foremost stakeholders in higher education, and that the quality assurance on students' learning experience is the challenge for the contemporary higher education.

NIAD-UE has hosted a series of University Evaluation Forums from the perspective of higher education quality assurance along with its evaluation and accreditation activities, with a view to  helping institutions adopt evaluation culture in Japan. The Forum this year aims at elucidating the current practices and challenges with respect to learning outcomes in the United States, where great headway has been made in terms of the methodology of learning outcomes assessment.  We will discuss the significance of putting the students’ learning experience at the center as the interface between society and higher education.

The Forum will provide a platform for colleagues from higher education institutions and others interested in the provision of higher education so that they can discuss and exchange views on the various topics of learning outcomes; "What learning outcomes are expected in higher education in the first place?", "How best can higher education institutions demonstrate students' achievements to the society?", and "How do we capture/measure learning outcomes and apply the results for assuring and improving quality of higher education?".

National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE), Japan
(Supported by JUAA, JIHEE and JACA)

Date and Time:
Monday 23rd July, 2012  13:00-17:50

Hitotsubashi Hall, 2nd floor, National Center of Sciences Building
(2-1-2, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0003)

Target participants:
Individuals with an interest in the provision of higher education sector

Approximately 500 participants

Program Speakers' Biographies (PDF)

Opening address
Tomoyuki NogamiPresident, NIAD-UE 

Introduction Presentation (PDF) 
Akihiko Kawaguchi
Specially Appointed Professor, NIAD-UE

Keynote speech I Abstract (PDF)/Presentation (PDF)
Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities
Richard A. DeMillo, Distinguished Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keynote speech II  Abstract (PDF)/Presentation (PDF)  
Learning Outcomes Assessment in the United States: Trends and Good Practices
Staci Provezis, Senior Communication and Evaluation Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Senior Research Associate, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

Panel discussion
   Syun Tutiya, Professor, Research and Deveopment Division, NIAD-UE
・Richard A. DeMillo
・Staci Provezis 
・Shigeru Kunugi, Chair, Department of Biomolecular Engineering,  
  Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of   
  Technology Presentation (PDF)
・Reiko Yamada
, Professor, Department of Education and Culture,
  Faculty of Social Studies, Doshisya University Presentation (PDF) 

Closing remarks
Kazuo Okamoto, Vice-President, NIAD-UE 

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