AOU has attended a forum organized by the Directorate of Higher Education Reviews “DHR” of the Education & Training Quality Authority “BQA”, in collaboration with the International Institute for Educational Planning “IIEP-UNESCO”. The title of the forum was “Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Quality Enhancement and Employability”. The forum was held on 2nd of December 2018 at the Grove Hotel in Amwaj.
AOU was represented by:
1- Dr. Soleman Mozammel - Assistant Professor - Business Studies Department.
2- Dr. Minimol Job - Assistant Professor – Information Technology and Computing Department.
3- Ms. Tanaji Omar - Head of Quality Assurance Department.
4- Mrs. Fay Al-Saffar - Administrative - Quality Assurance Department.
The speakers on this forum were:
1- Dr. Lobna Al Khalifa DHR Director
2- Dr. Michaela Martin IIEP representative
3- Dr. Bassam Alhamad Director of Accreditation and Assessment Office - University of Bahrain
4- Dr. Oliver Vettori Vienna Dean, Accreditations & Quality Management University of Economics and Business
The forum has provided valuable insights about quality and the accreditation process, as well as, the challenges that faces the implementation. The forum has emphasized on the importance of assuring a balanced implementation of the practices to assure the quality, yet at the same time to empower the key characteristic of every institute.