Angela Yung-chi Hou, is Professor of Higher Education at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Currently, she serves as Associate Dean of College of Education, National Chengchi University, as well as Executive Director of Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan. Currently, she was elected as Vice President of International Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE). She has been involved in quality assurance practices and international research for more than 15 years, including serving as Vice President of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and Board member of International Network of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and international reviewer of institutional and program accreditation in several countries, including UK, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Mongolia, etc.
She specializes in higher education policy, quality management, internationalization, faculty development, and quality assurance of cross border higher education. She have been conducting several international higher education research projects funded by the Taiwan and US governments. She is also in the service of Chief-in-Editor of Higher Education Evaluation & Development Journal (HEED) by HEEACT and Journal of Higher Education by Taiwan Higher Education Society, and Associate Editor of Journal of Asian Pacific Educational Review (SSCI). Up to present, she has published more than 130 Chinese and English papers, articles, book chapters and reports in the areas of higher education evaluation, quality assurance, cross border higher education in local and international referred journals. In particular, 22 are highly impact SSCI journal articles. Since 2013, she has been recognized by the Springer as one of the top 24 Asian researchers in higher education field.
She is the author of CHEA Principles"Principle 1 Quality and higher education providers". In addition, she was the first Asian scholar interviewed by The Newsletter of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). She edited Springer higher education series “Higher Education in East Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance” with other three top Asian Scholars. Up to present, there are nine monographs published in the series. Over years, she has been invited to several international organizations, including OECD, AQAN, ANQAHE, SEEI, IREG, HKCAAVQ, HEEC, AACCUP, PACUCOA, NAAC, British Council, INQAAHE, APEC, ENQA, APQN, ANQAHE, BAN-PT, EU SHARE to deliver keynote speeches, make presentations and run workshops on QA issues.
Featured Presentation (2020) | Challenges, Impacts and Crisis Management on Higher Education and Quality Assurance Under and After COVID-19 Crisis - Can Taiwan Case Be Implicated?
Since COVID-19 inevitably caused an educational crisis worldwide, most governments have temporarily closed educational institutions in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. The impacts on higher education include thousands of academic staff and students being suddenly forced to stay at home and learn online, the suspension of international mobility and travel, postponement of institutional entry examinations, and cut or cancelled government funding. These changes affect how universities are measured and student learning outcomes are assessed, in national and international contexts. In addition, a UNESCO survey report shows that most universities have administered examinations remotely via internal or institutional platforms or even postponed the whole academic year. At the same time, they have to apply alternative ways, with adapted methodologies, to assess student learning outcomes.
Higher education in Asia and its quality assurance mechanisms have been seriously threatened by virus pandemic in 2020. Most Asian institutions, guided by national authorities, have closed campuses, postponed examination, cancelled all large gatherings such as graduation and enrolment ceremonies, suspended cross-border research projects temporarily, enforced quarantine policy on all incoming international students, etc. Taiwan is one of the places whose campuses remained open normally after the outbreak of Covid-19, but all Taiwan’s universities took actions to ensure campus safety and quality of learning, in alignment with the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) measures and Ministry of Education (MOE) policy. Therefore, the presentation will focus on how government policies and crisis management impact quality assurance activities and accreditation services in higher education globally as well as in Taiwan.
Abstract submission and Registration for CHER - Hong Kong 2020
Researchers, faculty members and postgraduate students are welcome to participate in this conference. If you wish to be a presenter in CHER-Hong Kong 2020, please submit your abstract in MS WORDS (no more than 300 words) at the online submission system by 12 October 2020 (Hong Kong time). Abstracts submitted will undergo a double-blind review process before inclusion in the programme and accepting for oral presentation. Acceptance decision will be informed by the Conference Secretariat via e-mail.
Abstracts will be arranged for presentation and publication ONLY if at least one of the authors registers for the Conference by the registration deadline, 25 October 2020 (Hong Kong time).
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(*The conference fee this year will be waived but registration must be completed in order to have online access to the sessions. Participants in Hong Kong will be invited to attend the Opening Session on campus of Lingnan University on the first day of the conference if health-conditions permit.)