Day 1: Sunday, 2 December 2018

 Marriott Hotel Amman 
Amman, Jordan






Session 1: Opening (AROQA, ASREN) - Video
HE Prof. Dr. Gheith Abandah, Chair of IEEE Jordan Section, Jordan
HE Prof.  Dr. Abdelrahim Hunait, Assistant Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
HE Mr. Andrea Matteo Fontana, Head of EU Delegation to Jordan
Counselor Ms. Doaa Khalifa, Director of Education and Scientific Research, League of Arab States, Egypt
HE Dr. Sabri Saidam, Minister of Higher Education, Palestine
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of AROQA  and ASREN, Jordan
09:50-10:15 Erik Huizer, CEO, GÉANT, Netherlands, “The Transformational Power of NRENs”
10:15- 10:30 Appreciation & Recognition

10:30- 11:00

Coffee break


Second Session: Quality assurance models, schools, institutional accreditation and academic programs Video
Chair: Prof. Dr. Issam Jalham, University of Jordan, Jordan
3. Dr. Muamar H.H.Shtaiwi, Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission – Palestine, "Self-assessment of pre-service teacher training programs in higher education institutions (Basic Phase 1-4)"
4. Ms. Emily Silcock, Entente Cordiale Scholar, Paris School of Economics-France, "The Dangers of Quality Control: A Case Study of Non-Formal Education in Jordan"
5. Prof. Dr. Taqi Abdulredha Al Abduwani, Oman Quality Network in Higher Education - Sultanate of Oman, "Roles And Challenges Of Key Performance Indicators In Higher Education"
6. Dr. Mohammad  Al-Qaddah, Al-Balqa Applied University – Jordan, "Integrated Approach to Knowledge Management and Total Quality Management in Educational Institutions"

13:00- 14:00

Lunch break   

14:00- 15:30


Session 3: Institutional evaluation programs, quality assessment factors and accreditation bases Video
Chair: Prof. Dr. Omar Mohammed Al-Kharabsheh, Balqa Applied University, Jordan
3. Prof. Dr. Zaid Al-Adwan, Al-Balqa Applied University - Jordan, "Degree of Applying Quality Assurance Standards in the Jordanian Universities"



Session 4: The impact of quality education in achieving the goals of sustainable development  Video
Chair:  Prof. Dr. Zaid Al-Adwan , Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
2. Mr. Ali Rajha, Amman Academy School – Jordan, "BravoBravo"
4. Ms. Nawal Al-Hooti, Sultan Qaboos University - Sultanate of Oman, "Continuous improvement in a Post-accreditation Stage: a theoretical study"
17:00-17:30 Annual General Assembly Meeting (Members Only)


Workshop 1: Unraveling ABET Accreditation Criteria: Hands-on Steps For The Implementation of Continuous Improvement Processes - Video Selections

Day 2: Monday 3 December 2018

 Marriott Hotel Amman 
Amman, Jordan



Room No


Registration and opening



First Session 
Outcomes-Based Accreditation 
Utilizing presentation materials and interactive exercises, this workshop focuses on preparing participants for program accreditation using outcomes-based criteria. The goal of the session is to develop an awareness and understanding of outcomes-based accreditation. 
• Basic information about ABET, Inc. 
• Defining Program Mission statement in consistency with Mission and Vision of the college/school of Eng./Institution.



• Constructing Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) in cooperation with various constituents
• Defining Program Outcomes (now called Student Outcomes – SO’s)
• Program Specific Criteria (Needs of professional societies)



• Best Practices in meeting the various criteria concerning the PEO’s and SO’s 
• ABET Evaluation (Visit/Process) and Results 
• Implementation challenges (Open Discussion) 
  10:30-11:00 Break



Session 2: Assessing Program Outcomes 

Assessing Program Outcomes 

Utilizing presentation materials and interactive exercises, this aspect of the workshop focuses on preparing faculty to develop and implement continuous program improvement plans within their programs, and develop an awareness of the fundamentals of assessment.





• Introducing the fundamentals of Assessment
• Defining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) fundamentals 
• Introduction to assessment plan cycle 



• Developing measurable performance criteria 
• Simplifying curriculum mapping 
• Reviewing and selecting assessment tools 
• Developing efficient processes 
• Reviewing an assessment-planning matrix 
• Reporting results 
• Writing the SSR (Review of Self-Study Template)


12:30- 14:00 Lunch Break 


Workshop 2 :The role of school leadership in improving the quality of Education - Video Selections


Day 2: Monday 3 December 2018

 Marriott Hotel Amman 
Amman, Jordan



Room No


Registration and opening



First Session 
- Leadership & management (concept and characteristics)
- The importance of quality in improving the educational outputs
- Quality and customer requirements






Second session
- Outstanding management practices to ensure the quality of education

Call for papers

Paper contributions are accepted in Arabic or English. Papers should be submitted with no more than 8 to 10 pages, and no more than 8000 words. Each paper should include:


A successful participation, which takes adequate time, resources, and flexibility, is one of our objectives. An affective participation is constructive when all partaking listen to each other, make positive contributions, and gain a deeper knowledge of the issue(s) for Participation