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You are invited to submit a proposal for the QASA Conference 2019:  November 19-21



Higher education institutions everywhere face challenges as they strive to demonstrate academic excellence, compete for student enrolment, guarantee sufficient funding and achieve important accreditations at both program and institutional levels. Consequently, their focus on quality assurance is key in order to provide accountability to students, employers and society in general, making this area a driving force for institutions.

Our conference in partnership with UDLA: Universidad de Las Americas – Ecuador- Quality Assurance South America provides an opportunity to learn from colleagues and experts in higher education how best practices can improve quality assurance, institutional and program effectiveness, and student success, through networking with peers and hearing how other institutions stay current in their pursuit of continuous improvement.

Quality Assurance is a key driver for institutions in higher education. Whether your institution has recently begun to develop a Quality Assurance Strategy or is already well into its plan, having reliable data and being able to understand and take action is an integral part of any institution’s efforts.

QASA 2019 offers ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight to put a strong QA strategy and framework into place. Additionally, areas such as student success, assessment, and institutional effectiveness are becoming increasingly important for institutions, and these topics will also be discussed.


The conference provides a practitioner’s approach to enhancing continuous improvement in three key areas:

Student Success


Institutional Effectiveness



Presenters are afforded the opportunity to address the conference with their evaluation, research, or examples of best practice in the field of Student Success, Assessment or Institutional Effectiveness.  Topics may be drawn from any assessment-related area, including (but not limited to) setting goals and outcomes, curriculum mapping, data analysis, result interpretation, action planning and closing the loop.

Submissions are welcomed for two proposal formats:

  1. 45-minute presentations with a 15 minute Q&A session, or
  2. Poster Session. This popular format involves a portrait style A0 poster plus a 5 minute pitch in a themed room followed by time for the audience to interact with individual presenters. These sessions attract a special interest audience and provide great networking opportunities. Poster Sessions may focus on research or practice exchange.
  • Relevance to the conference theme(s).
  • The extent to which they build on and critically engage with existing research in their field
  • Innovation and potential for developing an assessment practice
  • Critical engagement with existing research evidence in the field. 



The submission of proposals will be in the form of a 400-word abstract. Submissions should be sent to by the deadline of June 28, 2019.


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