Date

Events

August 2005

JQRC was established by the Heads of Universities Committee (HUCOM) of Hong Kong constituted by the eight institutions under the aegis of the University Grants Committee (UGC) with its office in Tai Po.

November 2005

At its first meeting on 8 November 2005, the Board elected Professor Philip K W Yeung of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as its first Chairman, and Dr K S So of The Hong Kong Institute of Education as the Deputy Chairman.

June 2006

Professor T S Chan of Lingnan University was elected as the second Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1 June 2006.

November 2006

Completed a Preview of the quality assurance processes of Self-financed Sub-degree Programme Units (SSPUs) of the eight member institutions.

January 2007

Started the first cycle of Institutional Review of SSPUs of member institutions.

November 2008

JQRC’s office was relocated to Kennedy Town, Western District.

June 2009

Released the results of the Tracking Survey of Graduates from Self-financed Associate Degrees and Higher Diploma Programmes offered by eight member institutions and Vocational Training Council.

September 2009

Launched the Project, “The Impact of the New 334 Academic Structure on the Self-financed Sub-degree Programme Units (SSPUs) – Meeting the Challenges through Professional Exchange” funded by the Quality Enhancement Grant (QEG) Scheme of the Education Bureau (EDB).

November 2009

Completed the first cycle of Institutional Review of member institutions.

January 2010

The Tripartite Liaison Committee, comprising the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and the JQRC, released "Good Practices in Quality Assurance: A Handbook for the Sub-degree Sector". 

April 2010

Started the review of Interim Reports from Self-financed Sub-degree Programme Units (SSPUs) of member institutions.

June 2010

Professor Frank H K Fu, MH, JP succeeded Professor T S Chan as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

April 2011

Started the Pilot Exercise on QF Credit commissioned by Education Bureau.

June 2011

JQRC celebrated its fifth anniversary and organized the JQRC Fifth Anniversary cum QEG Project Symposium.

June 2012

Professor Frank H K Fu, MH, JP of Hong Kong Baptist University was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Dr David Mole of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was elected as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors.

December 2012

Completed the review of Interim Reports from SSPUs of member institutions.

December 2012

Over 700 existing SFSD programmes have been re-endorsed for the QR with validity period extended to year 2015 or 2016.

April 2013

Started endorsement of programmes for compliance with Award Titles Scheme and QF Credits proposed by SSPUs.

April 2013

The Chairman and the Executive Director attended the APQN and INQAAHE conferences in Taipei and made a presentation.

January 2014

JQRC was in full support of the Qualifications Framework (QF) since its official launch in 2007 and has endorsed over 1,400 new self-financed sub-degree programmes from member institutions (as at January 2014).

March 2014

The Executive Director attended the APQN conference in Hanoi, Vietnam and made a presentation.

June 2014

Professor Chetwyn Chan of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is elected as the fourth Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Professor May Cheng of The Hong Kong Institute of Education is elected as the Deputy Chairman.

 

 

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