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National Conference on Quality Assurance 

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1st day - 29/4/11

Objectives of the Conference

The Conference aims at the adoption of common understandings and attitudes towards the basic components of a comprehensive national system for quality assurance in Lebanon,

and the proposal of harmonized stands between higher education institutions and the other concerned parties as regards the establishment of a national agency for quality assurance of higher education in Lebanon.

 

Friday, 29 April 2011

8:00 – 9:00 Registration of Participants
9:00 – 10:30 Session 1: Opening


Part 1: Opening Speeches
- Welcome by the Inter-University Cooperation Committee of the Association of Universities in Lebanon
- Address of the National Office of Tempus
- Address of the President of the Association of Universities in Lebanon
- Address of H.E. the Minister of Education and Higher Education
Part 2: Opening Lecture
- The challenges facing the quality of higher education in the world and in Lebanon
Speaker: Mr. Ramzi Salamé, Saint-Joseph University, President of the Scientific Committee of the Conference
10:30 – 12:15 Session 2: Quality Assurance of Higher Education Institutions
- Chair: Mr. Joseph Jabra, President, Lebanese American University
- Guest Speaker: Ms. Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Washington, D.C., USA
- Discussants: MM. Waddah Nasr, American University of Beirut; Henri Awit, Saint-Joseph University; Adel Murad, Manar University; Mazen Khatib, LU and Tempus HERE-Lebanon.
12:15 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 14:30 Session 3: Quality Assurance of Higher Education Programs
- Chair: Ms. Mona Haddad, President, Jinan University
- Guest Speaker: Ms. Carolyn Campbell, International Team, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK
- Discussants: MM. George Nasr, Lebanese American University; Karim Nasr, Balamand University; Georges Nehmé, Antonine University; Amer Halwani, UL and Tempus-Lebanon.
14:30 – 15:30 Lunch offered by the Association of Universities in Lebanon
15:30 – 17:00 Session 4: Quality Assurance of Research Units in Higher Education Institutions
- Chair: Mr. Amr Al-Adawi, President, Beirut Arab University
- Guest Speaker: M. Jean-François DHainaut, Président, Agence d'évaluation de la recherche et de l'enseignement supérieur (AERES), Paris, France
- Discussants: M. Mouin Hamzé, General Secretary, National Council of Scientific Research; M. Chafic Mokbel, University of Balamand and Tempus HERE-Lebanon.

 

2nd day - 30/4/11

 

Objectives of the Conference

 

The Conference aims at the adoption of common understandings and attitudes towards the basic components of a comprehensive national system for quality assurance in Lebanon, 

and the proposal of harmonized stands between higher education institutions and the other concerned parties as regards the establishment of a national agency for quality assurance of higher education in Lebanon.

 

Saturday, 30 April 2011

9:00 – 10:30 Session 5: Internal Quality Assurance Schemes
- Chair: The President of the Lebanese University

- Guest Speakers: M. Jacques l’Ecuyer, Ex-President of INQAHE, Montreal, Canada; M. Philippe Bouillard, Professeur, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique
- Discussants: MM. Mahmoud Kork, Beirut Arab University; Georges Yahchouchi, Kaslik University; Pierre Gedeon, AUCE University and Tempus HERE-Lebanon.

 

10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 6: The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education
- Chair: Mr. Walid Moussa, President, Notre-Dame University
- Speaker: Mr. Adnan El-Amine, Secretary General, The Lebanese Association for Educational Studies
- Discussants: MM. Abdelbagi Babikr, (formerly) Agency for Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Sudan; Ahmad Jammal, Director General of Higher Education, MOEHE.

12:30 – 14:00 Session 7: The Potential Role of the Association of Universities in Lebanon
- Chair: Mr. Antoine Rajeh, President, Antonine University
- Guest Speakers: M. Jacques l’Ecuyer, Ex-President of INQAHE, Montreal, Canada; Ms. Maria-Helena Nazaré, Vice-President of the European University Association, Portugal
- Discussants: MM. Antoine Saad, La Sagesse University; Ahmad Hoteit, Islamic University of Lebanon; Ms. Arda Ekmekji, Haigazian University.

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 Session 8: Recommendations
- Chair: Mr. Hassan El-Chalabi, President, The Islamic University in Lebanon, President of the Association of Universities in Lebanon
- Rapporteur: Mr. Souhail Matar, Vice-President, Notre-Dame University, Secretary general of the Association of Universities in Lebanon.

16:00 – 16:30 Session 9: The Way Forward
- Address of the National Office of Tempus
- Address of the Association of Universities in Lebanon

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