SQELT International Evaluation Workshop


01.07.2019 - 02.07.2019

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Danube University Krems, Seminar Room 2.4

General Aims of the Multiplier Event:

  • Disseminate and self-evaluate intermediate results of SQELT project
  • Seek critical advice and evaluation on SQELT
  • Gather input from participants’ critical reflection
  • Embed theme of performance data management and performance indicators into current debates and perspectives on HEI governance and funding and HE politics
  • Prepare SQELT project partners for final project phase

 Target Audience:

  • HEI representatives and members (e.g. leadership, quality management, teaching staff, students)
  • Further HEI stakeholders (e.g. quality assurance agencies, auditors and accreditors, HE politics)
  • HE researchers (e.g. performance assessment, performance data management, teaching and learn-ing models)

 Activities and Contents:

  • Three keynotes of experts in the field
  • Presentation of SQELT project methodology and selected results
  • Two workshops on Learning Analytics and performance indicators in performance data management and the implications for institutional strategy
  • Evaluation panel of various stakeholders and plenum



Monday, July 1, 2019

9:30 -10:00 Registration and get to know
10:00-10:15 Introduction & brief overview of the workshop
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Attila PAUSITS
(Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Management, Danube University Krems, Austria)
10:15-10:30 Welcome speech
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas RATKA
(Vice-Rector for Academic Teaching/Scientific Continuing Education, Danube University Krems, Austria)

Keynote speech
Prof. Dr. Cláudia SARRICO
(CIPES Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Porto, Portugal & OECD, Paris, France)
“Quality Management, Performance Measurement and Indicators in Higher Edu-cation: Between Burden, Innovation and Inspiration”


11:15-12:00 SQELT strategy and methodology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Theodor LEIBER
(evalag, Mannheim, Germany)
“Justifying and Contextualising Performance Indicators of Learning and Teaching: The Role of Theories of Learning, Teaching and Evaluation”
12:00-13:30 Lunch
With possibility to experience Erasmus+ project FinanceGO – Training educators to implement financial literacy courses for young adults at risk
(FinanceGO project partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom)
13:30-15:00 Parallel Workshop A
“Learning Analytics, Ethics and Policy in Performance Data Management”
SQELT Partners Leading: University of Aveiro, Portugal; Birmingham City University, United Kingdom; Ghent University, Belgium
13:30-15:00 Parallel Workshop B
“Institutional Strategy and Performance Indicators in Performance Data Management”
SQELT Partners Leading: Danube University Krems, Austria; Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland; University of Milan, Italy

Coffee break


Reports from Workshops A and B

16:00-16:45 Keynote speech
Prof. Dr. Philipp POHLENZ
(Faculty of Human Sciences, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany)
“Evaluation, Professionalisation and Innovation in Academic Teaching: How Do They Impact on Justified Performance Indicators”
16:45-17:15 Guided tour of the Danube University Krems (DUK)




Tuesday, July 2, 2019

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks & outlook for today
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Attila PAUSITS
(Danube University Krems, Austria)
9:15-10:00 Keynote speech
Prof. Dr. Maarja BEERKENS
(Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University, The Hague, The Netherlands)
“Evidence-based Governance and Policy in Higher Education: The Role of Per-formance Indicators”

Coffee break


Performance Data Management and Indicators in Higher Education: Comprehensiveness, Justification and Relevance of Various Approaches

Panel participants:

  • Prof. Dr. Cláudia SARRICO, Chair and introduction, (CIPES, Porto, Portugal & OECD, Paris, France)
  • Prof. Dr. Maarja BEERKENS (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Achim HOPBACH (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria, Vienna, Austria)
  • Prof. Dr. Jeroen HUISMAN (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Mag. Dr. Lukas MITTERAUER (Quality Assurance, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp POHLENZ (Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany)

Look back, wrap up & perspectives
Theodor LEIBER
(evalag, Mannheim, Germany)
“Performance Data Governance and Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: What we have learned, what we should do and what we should refrain from”


Lunch & End of the event


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