Under The  Patronage of Lebanese Minster of telecommunication



Day 1: Thursday, 1 December 2016 Bathish Auditorium, West Hall for the Joint Opening

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The Mahmoud Malhas Common Room, West Hall


08:00-09:50 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Remarks with ASREN - Video


 - Dr. Mohammad Harajili, Provost of AUB, Lebanon


 - H.E. Yasser AbdulMunem, Minister PlenipotentiaryLeague of Arab States, Egypt


 -  H.E. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of AROQA, Jordan


-  H. E Boutrous Harb, Minister of Telecommunication, Lebanon.

09:50 - 10:10  
Keynote (1): Stéphanie Truillé-Baurens, “International Cooperation in an Era of Information Explosion”, International Cooperation Officer, European Commission, Belgium 

10:20 - 10:30  Appreciation and Recognition
 Moderator: Salem Alagtash, Arab States Research and Education Network, Jordan



10:30- 11:00

Coffee break



 Keynote (2): Hana A. El-Ghali, “Tertiary Education in the MENA Region: Achieving Competitiveness and Employability through Good Governance", AUB/ World bank, Lebanon



11:15- 12:40

session 2: Quality standards and systems - Video


Chair:  Prof. Ziad al-Saad

Stephen Halbrook, "Managing Assessment Data and Accreditation Reporting in a Single System" Regional Consultant, Naseej, Lebanon


Rajai Alkhanji, "Training Programs in Jordan and the Arab World: A Proposed Model for Quality Education in Translation and Necessary Criteria to Follow”, University of Jordan, Jordan.


Ahmed Ibrahim, “Course descriptions and the content in accordance with the quality standards in the Association of Arab Universities: Sudan University of Science and Technology as a model”, Sudan.


Mahmood Alrubaey, “Development of higher education according to quality management requirements”, Al Mustaqbal University College, Iraq.


Salha Abdullah Issan, “Quality Management System at SQU", Sultan Qaboos University, Oman


Lubna K. Touqan, “The added value of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education in the educational sector of government to improve the quality of education", Queen Rania Award, Jordan.







14:00- 14:15

Keynote (3): Ziad Al Saad, “Quality assurance of teaching and learning at Yarmouk University-Jordan", Yarmouk University, Jordan

  14:15- 15:30

session 3: Accreditation, governance, practices, Case studies, and research methodologies of quality - Video


Chair: Prof. Salha Issan, Sultan Qaboos University, Saltanate of Oman

Rebecca Lauther, “Using Benchmarking in the Accreditation Type Decision – Exemplified by European Universities", Aachen University, Germany

Khadmalla Kanary, “The quality of education from point of view of the students in the Sudanese university”, AlMughtaribeen University, Sudan
  16:00-16:15 Keynote (4): Karim Nasr, “Perspectives on the Notion of Quality, its Management, and its Assurance”, University of Balamand, Lebanon
Session 4: Quality tools and methods in education - Video
Chair:  Dr. Hana A. El-Ghali, AUB, Lebanon
Marwan Abdul Hameed Ashour, “Comparative analysis of Arab universities in the world (rankings universities)”, Baghdad University, Iraq
Hisham Saleh, "Quality tools and methods in education", Alomareyah Schools, Jordan 
Majedah AlSarairah,“The Features and Trends of Global Quality Education: Arab world Perspectives", Jordanian Women Solidarity Institute, Jordan
Room 310, West Hall

19:00- 20:00

Annual General Assembly meeting


Day 2: Friday 2 December 2016

Room No



 Registration and opening

Room 310, West Hall



 Session 5: Workshop on Processes and Procedures for ABET Accreditation:  Hands-on Steps for the Implementation of Continuous Improvement Processes

Instructors - Karim Nasr, University of Balamand
                    - Mwaffaq Otoom, Yarmouk University
Introduction to Quality Management
- Basic information about ABET, Inc. 
- Defining Program
- Mission statement in consistency with Mission and Vision of the college/school of Eng./Institution
- Constructing Program Objectives in cooperation with various constituents
- Defining Educational Outcomes (Student Outcomes)
- Program Criteria (Needs of professional societies)
- Best Practices in meeting the various criteria concerning the objectives and outcomes 
- ABET Evaluation (Visit/Process) and Results 
- Implementation challenges (Open Discussion)



Coffee break   


11:00 – 13:00

- Assessing Program Outcomes
- 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 (Self-Study Templates)
  13:00-14:00   Lunch



Session 6: Workshop on Benchmarking of accreditation processes in HEI – Challenges, Criteria  and Approach.


Instructor - Rebecca Lauther, Aachen University


-       Quality Management in Higher Education Institutions

-       Concept of Benchmarking

Criteria to distinguish between different Higher Education Institutions




Lunch break




Workshop 2: The Outstanding Leadership Role in the Institutional Improvement and Development

 Session 1:

-         What distinguishes the leadership and management in terms of concept and characteristics?

-         Leadership Qualifications





-       Benchmarking of Higher Education Institutions

-       Individual work and discussion in small and whole group

Benchmarking scheme for Higher Education Institutions

Bathish Auditorium, West Hall

17:30 - 18:00


Closing Session (Joint)

Closing Keynote:  Ramin Sedehi, Chief Operating Officer, American University of Beirut
Beirut Declaration and event conclusion: Yousef Torman and Salem Alagtash 
Welcome by the host of e-AGE 2017 and AROQA 2017: Dina Barakat, Egypt University Network
Thank You, Appreciation and Group Photo.



 Dr. Mohammed Elhassan Abubaker Ismaeel, " Virtual learning" United Consulting Group - Sudan".
 Prof.Mahmood Dawood Salman  ”Organizational culture and its relationship to job performance level"- Al Mustaqbal University College – Iraq
Oday Zuhair M. Nadeem1, (Ph.D.) , Abdulsalam Ali Hussein AL-Noori2, (Ph.D.) and Aida A. Saleh AL-Hassan 3 (M.P.Adm.) "Towards a Strategic Vision for Iraqi Universities Readiness in accreditation and world ranking: Case study at Anbar University" Anbar University - Iraq

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