Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education

Membership Type: Associate
Email: promenapo@fste.edu.hk
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1994
Countries/regions/states of operation: hongkong

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Ms
First Name: Dorothy
Surname: Hon
Job Title: Secretary-General
Phone: 2573 0816
Fax: 2573 0221
Email Id: dorothyhon@fste.edu.hk

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Ms
First Name: Promena
Surname: Po
Job Title: Executive Officer (Corporate Services)
Phone: 852 2573 0806
Fax: 852 2573 0221
Email Id: promenapo@fste.edu.hk

Organisation Details

Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education
Address: Unit 1401, 14/F., Yue Hwa International Building, 1 Kowloon Park Drive, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Website: http://www.fste.edu.hk

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Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
The Federation was formed in 1994 with a purpose to advance professional quality and standards of continuing education in tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.

It facilitates the sharing of professional experiences through meetings and conferences. It also provides a forum for discussion on QA issues among members institutions.

Quality Assurance is a very important part of the mission of Federation.

The Federation works closely with the government on various initiatives, for example, the introduction of Associate Degree, Qualfications Framework and drafting of Common Descriptors for Associate Degree & Higher Diploma.

The Federation also took initatives to set up guidelines on recruitment activities of member institutions and organized seminars and workshops on quality enhancement. The Federation also works on projects that seek to improve teaching effectiveness and providing teacher and staff training.

By joining APQN, we will be able to keep up-to-date new ideas on QA and as a forum for exchanges and networking, the Federation will be greatly benefited from it.

In our website: www.fce.org.hk , an entire section on the Federations' aim and objective on QA can be found.

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
The Federation worked closely with the HKCAAVQ. We have representatives from HKCAAVQ attending the Quality Assurance Committe of a major project, Project Yi Jin. We have co-organized major event on Quality Enhancement with HKCAAVQ.

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: No additional information is required for my application
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Associate Member

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