Delivering award courses far away from the home campus is challenging. Doing so with cultural and legal variances is even more so. Yet legislative and accrediting bodies require parity and equity across locations in content, delivery, staffing and services. Moreover, students want to have the home university experiences on their terms in their cultural context. How can universities balance these demands without losing their identity and brand? Some practical approaches will be explored in this presentation.
Participants will be made familiar with a variety of approaches to measure, execute and customise some of the requirements of accrediting bodies across locations, particularly the ones required in Australian higher education. Participants will also be shown ways to construct arguments for equity, but not sameness, and how to manage the Australian cultural imperative of sameness and fairness with differing international contexts.