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Challenges in Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Southern Mediterranean Region Dr. Nadia Badrawi Vice President of the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Board Member, Advisory Board of the CHEA International Quality Group CIQG Croatia, 12 of June 2014.

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Challenges in quality assurance in higher

Challenges in Quality Assurance in Higher

Education in the Southern Mediterranean RegionDr. Nadia BadrawiVice President of the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher EducationBoard Member, Advisory Board of the CHEA International Quality Group CIQG

Croatia,12 of June 2014


Overview and acknowledgement

Overview and Acknowledgement

Overview

  • Historical Background of ANQAHE

  • QA Challenges in the Southern Mediterranean (Arab) Region

    Acknowledgment

  • ANQAHE scoping study, 2012

  • Direct emails with the directors and presidents of 9 QAA from the Arab region, 2014, 6 of them responded


Background of anqahe

Background of ANQAHE

ANQAHE as a regional network to coordinate and boost higher education QA efforts

  • Includes 11 QAA as full members and 5 QA Entities as Associate members to form 16 countries out of the 22 Arab Countries

  • Higher Education Institution members

  • Individual Members


Diversity of qa in the arab region

Diversity of QA in the Arab Region

  • Stage of development of QA

  • Size of population

  • Economic capacity

  • Access to HE

  • Political situation


Challenges in qa in southern mediterranean countries

Challenges in QA in Southern Mediterranean Countries


Newly developed qaas challenges

Newly Developed QAAs Challenges

  • Validation of the law without hindering the independence and the autonomy of the Agency

  • Conduction of more pilot external evaluation to develop expertise needed to conduct the accreditation processes


Newly developed qaas challenges1

Newly Developed QAAs Challenges

  • Benefices from experiences and resources.

    • Developing sustainable QA systems that are appropriate for different types of HE modes and development

    • Capacity building


Qaas challenges in the region

QAAs Challenges in the Region

  • Total reliance on Governments for HE and QA funding

  • Limited financial resources


Qaas challenges in the region1

QAAs Challenges in the Region

  • Political instability in some countries

  • Large number of students.


Qaas challenges in the region2

QAAs Challenges in the Region

  • QAAs governance

  • Continuous alteration in the administration of the leaderships.

  • Accreditation of professional programs

  • Accreditation of technical colleges

  • Slow response of private universities to QA efforts


Qaas challenges in the region3

QAAs Challenges in the Region

  • Developing a fitness-for-purpose assessment for the research activities, and facilitate establishment of research centers within the remit of QAAs.


Qaas challenges in the region4

QAAs Challenges in the Region

  • Old and exhausted infrastructure at the public universities

  • Enhancing the employability of graduates.


Qa capacity building most needed by heis

QA Capacity Building most needed by HEIs


Challenges to anqahe

Challenges to ANQAHE

  • Supporting the emergence of new QAAs and strengthening less developed ones

  • Facing cross border accreditation mills

  • Facilitating exchange

    of resources and best

    practicesin the region


Challenges to anqahe1

Challenges to ANQAHE

  • Networking and partnership with interfacing regions (ENQA, ANQAHE, AFRIQAN, APQN, etc


Challenges to anqahe2

Challenges to ANQAHE

  • Transfer the information about the new forms of higher education such as distance, MOOCs and hybrid programs, and establish a benchmarks within the region.


Challenges to anqahe3

Challenges to ANQAHE

  • Activate the generic Arab qualification framework developed by ANQAHE and validate it against national frameworks to ensure convergence of HE


Qualifications framework anqahe model may 18 2012

QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK- ANQAHE MODELMay 182012


Challenges in quality assurance in higher

Thank you on behalf of

ANQAHE

www.anqahe.org

[email protected]


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