CIQG Interviews Prof. Dr. Angela Hou

An Interview with Prof. Dr. Angela Yung-Chi Hou, Executive Director of Higher Education
Evaluation and Accreditation Council (HEEACT)

Prof. Dr. Angela Yung-Chi Hou serves as editor-in-chief of Higher Education Evaluation & Development (HEED) and associate editor of the Journal of Asian Pacific Educational Review (SSCI). She is also vice president of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and professor in Higher Education at Fu Jen Catholic University.

Interview conducted in September 2017 by Brian “Blu” Christopher Kelley, Director, CHEA International Quality Group.

Questions asked during the interview:

#1: Whether it’s the increase of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), an upsurge in student mobility or collaboration on academic research initiatives, internationalization as a topic has been gaining a considerable amount of interest. Is internationalization meant to change the landscape of quality in higher education? And, what are your thoughts about threats to internationalization?

#2: Since becoming the executive director of HEEACT, what are your
thoughts and observations about the challenges to quality assurance and for building quality assurance capacity?

#3: During your extensive career in higher education and in quality assurance, how have your positions reshaped your thinking about quality and quality assurance? Please give various examples.

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