Dr. Angela Yung Chi Hou
Affiliation(s) of keynote Speaker: Executive Director, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation of Taiwan & Vice President, Asia Pacific Quality Network & Professor, Higher Education, Fu Jen University
Title of Keynote Speech: Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education: Internationalization, Autonomy and Accountability
Keynote Speech Abstract
This presentation will focus on the development of Asian quality assurance system in the massification era of higher education and while first analyzing the characteristics of quality assurance agencies in major Asian countries. The major challenges faced by most quality assurance agencies, including internationalization, autonomy, and accountability will be discussed as well. Quality assurance of quality assurance agencies will be presented as a conclusion.
Keynote Speaker Short Biography
Yung-chi Hou (Angela), is Professor of Higher Education at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. She now serves Executive Director of Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council as well as the Vice President of APQN. Currently, she is also in the service of Chief-in-Editor of HEED Journal jointly published by HEEACT and Asian Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and as Associate Editor of Journal of Asian Pacific Educational Review (SSCI). She specializes in higher education policy, quality management, internationalization, faculty development, quality assurance of cross border higher education. She has been conducting several international higher education research projects funded by Taiwan and US governments.
Over the past 5 years, she has been invited to CHEA, SEEI, IREG, HKCAAVQ, HEEC, AACCUP, PACUCOA, NAAC, British Council, INQAAHE, APEC, ENQA, and APQN to present her studies and to share Taiwan higher education as well. Up to present, she has published more than 120 Chinese and English papers, articles, book chapters and reports in the areas of higher education evaluation and rankings in local and international referred journals. She is the author of CHEA Principles “Principle 1 Quality and higher education providers”. She is also recognized by the Springer as one of the top 24 Asian researchers in higher education field. Over past five years, she has been awarded “Outstanding Researcher” by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST).