The Association of African Universities’ African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN), is inviting all Personnel of African universities (public and private) and other Higher Education Institutions responsible for Quality Assurance; Personnel of National Quality Assurance Agencies (NQAAs) in Africa and Others interested in Quality Assurance to participate in its AfriQAN Good Practices Workshop Series in Quality Assurance. Access full details here: 2018 Good Practices Workshop Concept Paper
AAU-AfriQAN would like to build on its current quality assurance initiatives and experience by mounting this Good Practices Workshop Series in order to enlighten the personnel of National Regulatory Agencies (NRAs) and higher education institutions on current developments in the quality assurance arena and provide a forum where they can share ideas and learn from one another for the good of higher education in Africa.
The Good Practices initiative is expected to significantly contribute to strengthening the capacity of the universities to deliver on their core business. Knowledge gained will be shared among institutional colleagues and other stakeholders, as well as guide and inform current work, structure and future programming on quality assurance on campus.
The objectives of the 2018 Good Practices Workshop are to:
- share information on good practices and new developments in the field of quality assurance in higher education among NRAs and university personnel;
- Share identified quality assurance good practices and what makes a good university vice chancellor;
- Strengthen the professional capacity of emerging NRAs and Quality Assurance units in universities; and
- Assist and support discussions on Quality Assurance issues through exchange of ideas and information.
The expected outcomes from the exercise include:
- Strengthened quality assurance capacity of NRAs and higher education institutions.
- Common knowledge of good practices and recent developments on quality assurance.
- Promotion of QA culture among higher education institutions.
Good Practices Faculty
The Good Practices resource persons will be seasoned and internationally reputed quality assurance experts such as Prof. Peter Okebukola (former NUC Executive Secretary and current President of GUNi-Africa), and Dr. Faiza Mohamed Osman Mahmoud, Head of Department, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
Good Practices Target Audience
- Personnel of African universities (public and private) and other Higher Education Institutions responsible for Quality Assurance.
- Personnel of NQAAs in Africa.
- Others interested in Quality Assurance.
Good Practices Course Content
The Good Practices workshop facilitators will develop the workshop modules which will address good practices on Quality Assurance based on practical experiences. Each workshop will be participatory and based on real-life experiences of what works and what does not work in quality assurance. The content will include:
- Good Practices in Quality Assurance in Africa.
- New Developments in Quality Assurance.
- What Works and What does not Work in Quality Assurance.
Course Fee Per Participant:
The registration fee per participant is as listed below and this covers the workshop package, including course materials, tea breaks, lunches, meeting rooms, facilitation and related logistics. Participants will however cover their cost of air ticket and accommodation.
Participants from institutions in Sudan US$200
Participants from outside Sudan US$400
Registration/Payment: Participants should register online using the following link: https://www.research.net/r/GPract18. Invoices can be requested for payment and payment can also be done on site in Khartoum.
Closing date for registration is Friday, 23rd February 2018.
Duration: Two (2) days.
Date: 28th February – 1st March 2018
Venue: Grand Holiday Villa Hotel, Khartoum, Sudan
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm daily.
Accommodation: Grand Holiday Villa Hotel @US$90 (bed and breakfast)
Institutions are strongly encouraged to send at least 2 participants.
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Jonathan Mba