Fifth annual Conference

Implementing Quality Systems Using Innovative Technological Methods
12 -13 December 2013

Agenda and Presentations

Day 1: 12 December 2013

8:30- 9:00

Registration for ASREN & AROQA Conferences

09:00 – 10:30

Opening ( Joint ASREN and AROQA)

       -H.E. Moncef Bin Salem, Minister, MOHESR, Tunisia

       -Faeqa Saeed Alsaleh, Assistant Secretary General for Social Affairs, LAS, Egypt

- H.E. Ali Al-Adeeb, Minister, MOESR, Iraq

- H.E. AIi Abu Zuhri, Minister, MOHESR, Palestine

      -Mr. Kamel Braham , World Bank

      - H.E. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman, Chairman, AROQA & ASREN, Jordan

Regional Update

- Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Technology, Networking and Infrastructures, ASREN, Jordan


Roberto Barbera, “Science Gateways”, University of Catania and INFN, Italy

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Workshop on Quality enhancement through internal and external quality assuranceBy (ACQUIN) - Language : English

- Introduction of ACQUIN

- Expectations of participants

11:30 – 13:00

Internal Quality Assurance in Teaching and Learning: Study Program Level vs. Institutional Level

-Quality Cycle

- Design of Internal Quality Assurance on the Study Program Level: learning outcomes, curriculum design, assessment procedures, quality assurance mechanisms, internal requirements (e.g. resources, costs)

- Design of Internal Quality Assurance on the Institutional Level (Design of Quality Management Systems): bringing together the different levels of a HEI

- Comparison between the Systems program accreditation and the institutional accreditation: how to select between them

- Presentation of Examples

- Discussion

13:00 -14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

External Quality Assurance (Example of ACQUIN)

-Accreditation of Study Programs: procedure, criteria, possible results

- Accreditation of Quality Management Systems in Teaching and Learning on the Institutional Level: procedure, criteria, possible results

- How to prepare for accreditation at the study program level and institutional level: writing the self-report, possible arrangement for an on-site visit

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Concluding Discussion and Good Bye

16:30 – 17:30

AROQA - General Assembly Meeting

Day 2: 13 December 2013

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1: “Systems of quality assurance and accreditation in the educational institutions”

Chair:Mr. Kamel Braham , World Bank

Keynote Speaker:Governance and quality assurance in Europe and MENA - some observations”, Ms. Nina Arnhold, World bank

Accepted Papers:

- Quality in higher education”, Dr. Thiab Alsharari, Aljouf University - KSA

-Activating the associated Pedagogy in the LMD system - a step towards higher education quality”, Dr. Fatiha Ben Um Alsaad, Hadj Lakhdar Batna University - Algeria

Quality Assurance and culture change”, Ms. Manale Khalil, Islamic University of Lebanon - Lebanon

-“Current challenges and problems that face the total quality (TQ) of accounting education in Libya”, Dr. Mohammed Abu-alqasem Zakari – Libya

- “Real quality in Higher education” , Mr. Ali Fadil, Libya


10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 2: “Quality management models in higher education”

Chair:Dr. Shadia Makhlouf, Al Quds Open University – Palestine

Keynote Speaker:“Quality Assurance of Human resources in open education”, Dr. Shadia Makhlouf, Al Quds Open University – Palestine

Accepted Papers:

-“Administrative leadership requirements in view of overall quality” Dr. Mazen Abdelhadi, Babylon University – Iraq

- “Assessing the quality of services at Al Andalus University for Science and Technology from the students' viewpoint”, Dr. Abdulla Abbas, Al Andalus University - Yemen

- “Models of total quality management in higher education” , Dr. Masouda Al Huseini, Tripoli University – Libya

-“The architectural profession between academic reality and application: An analytical study of Iraqi universities in line with quality standards”, Dr. Hamza Almamouri, Babylon University - Iraq

-How do we achieve quality of educational product for nursingcolleges in accordance with the requirements of the labor market”, Dr. Mazen Altai - Iraq


12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00

Session 3: “QA and accreditation procedures, the programs in the Arab region and linking them to national and international quality and accreditation systems”
  • / “Quality management systems and uses of ICT tools: challenges and opportunities of the quality assurances systems”

Chair:Ms. Magda Zaki, League of Arab States

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Magda Zaki, League of Arab States

Accepted Papers:

- “Professional development of the university faculty member as an input to achieving educational quality in higher education”, Dr. Faida ALwarfali, Benghazi University - Libya

- “Assessment of the creative characteristics of the deans of the faculties of Physical Education in the Middle Euphrates universities”, Dr. Mazen ALtaei, Babylon University – Iraq

- “Development of competencies of university lecturers within Total Quality Management”, Dr. Mahmoud Alrubaei, Babylon University – Iraq

-“International experiences in the integration of quality management”, Dr. Fatiha Ben Um Alsaad, Batna University – Algeria

- “The challenges faced by faculty members under the e-learning system”, Dr. Sami Omri, Tibsa University – Algeria

- “Using Information Technology in Higher Education in Libya: A Systematic Review”, Mr. Ahraf Sherif, the Higher Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - Libya

- “A questionnaire to gauge reality of the electronic education in Arab universities in light of quality criteria”, Dr. Khaled Khan, Hodeidah University – Yemen

- Strategic planning for information technology as one of the quality management systems”, Dr. Khadija Mansour, Almarqab university - Libya


16:00- 16:30

Closing session


Coffee break

Call for papers

Fifth Annual Conference 

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:

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