University Quality Assurance Forum 2022

Connecting inside and outside of university:
Toward further integration of learning styles

Wednesday, 28th September 2022
1:30pm - 4:00pm JST (4:30am - 7:00am GMT)



National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)

Supporting Organizations:

Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
Japan Association for College Accreditation (JACA)
Japan Association for Quality of University Education (JAQUE)
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE)
Japan Network of Certified Evaluation and Accreditation Agencies (JNCEAA)
Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)



Constraints in time and space, such as campus, classroom and required years of enrollment have been taken for granted in addressing quality assurance of higher education. Their indisputability, however, is being increasingly challenged by the progress of aging populations and the emerging post-COVID new normal. The role of the higher education sector in promoting lifelong learning is becoming more significant worldwide, and Japan is not an exception. The higher education community has begun to take initiatives in recognizing and incorporating students' work experience, prior learning, and microcredentials acquired on and off campus. These perceived symptoms not only instigate a reconsideration of the role of higher education in society but also require a new insight into its quality assurance.
In 2022, NIAD-QE hosts the University Quality Assurance Forum with distinguished experts from Japan and abroad to have a deeper understanding of the articulation and continuation of learning inside and outside of universities, and to discuss the future of higher education and its quality assurance in Japan.

Agenda & Materials

1:30PM Opening Address
 FUKUDA Hideki:President, NIAD-QE
1:35PM Speech I
 Terry Neal: Chief Advisor Policy | Kaiwhakamaherehere Matua Kaupapa Here,
New Zealand Qualifications Authority [NZQA] |Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Flexible learning: Micro-credentials in Aotearoa New Zealand
2:00PM Speech II
 Injong Park: Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education, Korea University,
Ex-Director General of Division of Academic Credit Bank System, National Institute for Lifelong Education [NILE], Korea
Connecting inside and outside of university: A Case Study of the Korean Academic Credit Bank
System and the Bachelor's Degree Examination for Self-Education System

2:25PM Speech III
 Mohamad Afzhan Khan: Former Director, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning [APEL] Centre, Open University Malaysia [OUM]
2:50PM Speech IV
 IWANAGA Masaya: President, Open University Japan [OUJ]
Toward Further Integration of Learning Styles: The Open University of Japan's Education System
and its Quality Assurance

3:15PM Break
3:25PM Panel Discussion

 Terry Neal  Injong Park  Mohamad Afzhan Khan  IWANAGA Masaya 

NODA Ayaka:Associate Professor, Research Department, NIAD-QE
3:55PM Closing Remarks
 MITSUISHI Mamoru:Vice-President, NIAD-QE
4:00PM End of Forum

※Presentation Materials will be posted after the event.


This forum has ended.
Thank you for your attendance and participation.
The forum recording will be posted on this webpage soon.


         Opening Address

                  Speech I  by Ms. Terry Neal                                           Speech II by Dr. Injong Park                  

               Speech III by Dr. Mohamad Afzhan Khan                          Speech IV by Dr. IWANAGA Masaya         

                             Panel Discussion                                                    Closing Remarks 


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Secretariat for NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2022
International Affairs Division, NIAD-QE
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