Third annual Conference

Towards Harnessing Quality in Education and Research: Challenges and Opportunities

Agenda And Downloads


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Day 1:  Thursday, June 16, 2011

14:00 –15:00

Welcome coffee - Registration

15:00 –17:00



•    Professor Antony Chapman, Vice- Chancellor, The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

•    Dr. Saleh Hashem, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities

•    Dr. Faeqa AlSaleh, Senior Advisor to Secretary General/ League of Arab States

•    Dr. AbdelQader AlFantookh, Deputy Minister of Planning and Information, Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia

•    CBE Peter Williams, UWIC Governor, former Chief Executive - Quality Assurance Agency in the UK

•    H. E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Founder  of AROQAE


•    Dr. Gill Jones, Director of Enterprise, Cardiff School of Education, UK

"Quality Assurance – Developing the Capability of Academic Staff and Senior Managers”,  

•    Prof. Marco Winzker, Ass.Dean, Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany

"Quality requires Change: Adding Problem Based Learning Modules to an Engineering Curriculum"

•    Dr. Tariq M. Al-Sindi, Senior Director, Higher Education Review Unit, Quality Assurance Authority, Bahrain

 “The Impact of Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET) Reviews on the Higher Education Sector in Bahrain”,


17:00 –17:30


17.30 –19:00


Open AROQAE Board Meeting



19.00 –21:00

Reception and Dinner Hosted by The US Naval Postgraduate School



Day 2:  Friday, June 17, 2011

08:30 –10:30


Session 1: Technologies, Standards, and guidelines for quality assurance and accreditation


•    Mr. Tom Hazard, Naval Postgraduate School – US Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center

“Academia as a means for  Promoting a Collaborative Approach to Global Security”

•    Mr. Jack Wills, International Conference, Workshops, and Exhibitions, GmbH, Germany

“The learning outcome gap: fostering technological innovation whilst maintaining quality - the potential, the pitfalls and the lessons learned”


•    Dr. Elias Chouairi, Lebanese Canadian University, Vice President Lebanon

“Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Basic Concepts”

•    Dr. Abdalmonem Tamtam, Dublin City University - Ireland

“Quality Assurance in Irish Higher Education as a Sample”

•    Dr. Reymon Malouli, Damascus University - Syria:

“Education for total quality”



10:30 –11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00


Session 2: Standards and guidelines for quality assurance and accreditation


•    Dr. Jomana Amara (Chair),  Naval Postgraduate School, USA

 “Capacity Development in Education and Research”

•    Professor Alfredo Moscardini, UWIC, UK

      "Quality and Leadership"


•    Mr. Bassam Zaidan, QMS Resourcing Services, ltd, - UK

 “Quality management systems with ICT tools” 

•    Dr. Amal Sharara, Alexandria University - Egypt

“Curriculum development according to the e-learning system”

•    Dr. Walid Sami, Mansoura University – Egypt.

“ Quality standards of performing an educational job in Kindergarten colleges in Egypt- Future vision”

•    Dr. Nabil M. Hewahi, Islamic University of Gazza - Palestine 

“IT Education in The Palestinian Schools: How Far We are From the Advanced Countries” ,


13:00 –14:00


14:00 –16:00


Session 3: Best practices, implementation strategies, and policies of quality assurance


•    Dr . Jomana Amara(Chair), Naval Postgraduate School, USA

•    Mr. Sharon Parkinson -Publisher - Education Journals - Emerald Group Publishing Limited

‘Insiders’ Guide to Getting Published’


•    Ms. Husna Al-Mughairi, Mascat College - Oman

 “ E-learning & technology interface: challenges of implementing e-learning systems in Oman”

•    Dr. Allam Mousa, An Najah University – Nablus

“The Role of the Quality Assurance Unit at An-Najah National University”

•    Dr. Ali Hmoud Ali, AlKhortoum University - Sudan

“ National standards for Quality Assurance in Higher education: Sudan as sample” 

•    Dr. Sebkhaoui mohamed, Amer Telidji University - Algeria

“Arabian Higher Education and Scientific Research under the challenges of the third millennium:  Problems and development proposals”



16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00



Continue Session 3 - Papers:

•    Dr. Noureddine Hamed, University of Mohamed Khidr - Algeria

“Quality  of education as a strategy to develop performance efficiency of the universities”  

•    Dr. Taher Kaddar, Al Baath University , Syria

    “Student role in quality assurance and improvement of teaching and developing the material”,


17:00 – 18:00

Concluding remarks and Closing


Call for papers

Third annual Conference


Paper contributions are accepted in Arabic or English and should be submitted in PDF format. The deadline to submit contributions is 15 May 2011


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