Call for APQN Conference Papers-2018

ASIA-PACIFIC QUALITY NETWORK

2018 APQN Annual Conference (AAC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Capacity Building for Next- Generation Quality Assurance in Higher Education

(March 22- 25, 2018, Nagpur, India)

Call for APQN Conference Papers

1. Background

APQN Annual Conference (AAC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the main annual event for discussing and advancing quality assurance in higher education throughout the Asia-PacificRegion. TheBoard of APQN is delighted to announce that the next AAC and AGM will be held in Nagpur, India on March 22- 25, 2018. Shri Shivaji Education Society Amravati’s Science College jointly with Dhanwate National College (hereinafter referred to as "SSESASC and DNC") in India will host this great event.

The target audience for the AAC and AGM is primarily those associated with quality agencies in the region. It includes APQN Members and Observers, the Board, the Committees and the Project Groups. In addition, other higher education institutions, agencies, organizations working in the field of quality assurance in the whole world are welcome to attend AAC events that are open to all registered delegates except the AGM which is for APQN members only.

2. Conference Themes

The main theme of the 2018 APQN Annual Conference is:

Capacity Building for Next- Generation Quality Assurance in Higher Education

The sub-themes are:

1) Internal Quality Assurance of Quality Assurance Agencies (QAAs)

2) Quality Assurance of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

3) Institutional and Professional Accreditation

4) International, Regional and National Quality Assurance

You are invited to present a paper on a topic of your choice related to one of the topics above. Ideas fortopics can be drawn from the list of theme and sub-themes, or can be of your own choice. Pleaseindicate how your selected topic relates to the theme of the Conference.

Guidelines for paper submissions:

  • Papers on any topic related to the theme or sub-themes of the AAC will be considered.
  • Papers should be no more than 3000 words in length, including the appendices, tables, illustrations and photographs, plus an abstract of up to 200 words and abio-sketch of up to 100 words with one photo of the author.
  • Papers will be reviewed by a review
  • If your paper is selected for presentation, it is expected that you will have: 15 minutes for presentation; 2)10 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • All submissions must be in English.

It will be highly appreciated if you could earlier submit your paper (in Word Version) to both the APQN Secretariat and the local organizer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at the same time by 31 January, 2018.

3. Timeline - key dates and events

The following dates should be remember:

Time Key event
October 10, 2017 Call for Conference Papers released
November 1, 2017 Online Registration opened
December 15,2017

Call for Nominations for 2018 APQN Awards

Call for 2018 Applications for Sponsorship

31 January, 2018

Deadline for submission of conference papers

Deadline for early discount payment

Deadline for Nominations for 2018 APQN Awards

Deadline for2018 Applications for Sponsorship

February 15, 2018 Deadline for notification of conference papers
March 10, 2018 Online registration and payment deadline closes
March 22, 2018 1st Board meeting and registration is in the afternoon inNagpur, India
March 23- 24, 2018 2018 APQN Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting inNagpur, India
March 25, 2018 Half-day city tour in the morning inNagpur, India

If your paper is accepted for presentation in the 2018 APQN Conference and AGM, all distribution of supplementary material to the audience will be your responsibility.

4. Copyright Clause

Contributors (including co-authors) submittheir conference papers on the following copyright basis, if selected for inclusion in the Program:

i. The contributor hereby grants the publisher (APQN) a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to print, publish, reproduce or distribute the work throughout the world by all means of expression, including electronic format, for the purposes of 2018 AAC and AGM. The author further grants the publisher the right to use the author's name in association with the work in published form and in promotional materials. Copyright of the work remains in the author's name and the author reserves all other rights.

ii. The author agrees not to use the work in any way that implies that the publisher endorses any practice or procedure described in the work.

iii. The author represents and warrants that the work:

-does not violate any copyright or intellectual property right of any person or entity;

-contains no material that is libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful; and

-meets ethical standards applicable to the research discipline.

iv.The author shall indemnify and hold the publisher harmless against loss or expenses arising from breach of any such warranties.

By submitting a paper for delivery in the APQN Conference and AGM 2018, the author agrees to the terms and conditions within this document.

5. Further Information

Registration: You can register for this event through the website (http://www.apqn.org/events/). Online registration will close on March10, 2018.

Contact Details

At Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. D W Deshkar  Tel: +919503424416 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Add.: Shri Shivaji Education Society Amravati’s Science College

Dr. R D Bhelkar Tel: +919421805970 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Add.: Dhanwate National College.

At APQN:

Mr. Zhang Lingfei (APQN Administrator) Tel: +86-21-5403 2285; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; URL: http://www.apqn.org/events/; Add.: No. 202, South Shaanxi Road, Shanghai, China

Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang (APQN President, Programme Committee Chair)

Tel: +86 871 68326631; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; URL:http://www.apqn.org/ Add.: No. 2, CuiHu BeiLu, Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center, Kunming, China

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