Welcome Note

TLQAA project is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the TEMPUS program.

TLQAA project ends in December 2013. It has produced a book entitled "On the Design of an Evaluation Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education". The book is in three languages : Arabic, English and French. Download here (large size[10.641MB], small size[2.299MB])

TLQAA Final Conference - Balamand, on 5 December 2013

The TLQAA final conference was held at the University of Balamand under the auspices of His Excellency Minister Diab and Her Excellency Ambassador Eichhorst, head of the European delegation in Lebanon on 5 December 2013. Members of the European and Lebanese universities were present as well as representatives of the professional orders and socio-economic tissue.

Her Excellency ambassador Eichhorst, head of the European delegation in Lebanon, has provided a speech at this occasion. Please find a copy of this speech : English version and Arabic version.

Public Policy Lecture on the Higher Education Reform Project

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs - American University of Beirut - has organized a public policy lecture on the higher education reform project on November 26, 2013. The conference focused on the establishment of a national quality assurance agency and the TLQAA project experience was presented. For more details please refer to:
- the conference invitation;
- the summary of the meeting;
- the youtube of the lecure.

Quality Assurance at the Lebanese University and International Programmes

H.E. the President of the Lebanese University, Dr. Adnan Essayed Hussein, has called for having the academic year 2013-2014 the year of the "distinction by quality" at the University. To launch the activities in this context, a seminar is organised on November 20, 2013 at the Conference Palace at the Hadath Campus.

The conference agenda is as follows:
10h00 - 10h30: Registration

10h30 - 10h40: Welcome note by the President, Dr. Adnan Essayed Hussein

10h40 - 11h00: Session I: The participation of the Lebanse University in the Tempus-TLQAA project
"Towards the Lebanese Quality Assurance Agency"
Dr. Nada Chbat

11h00 - 11h20: Session II: Impact of quality assurance on higher education institutions
Dr. Mohamad Chouman

11h20 - 11h45: Break

TLQAA Final Conference Paris - 14 November 2013

Towards the Lebanese Quality Assurance Agency
The Tempus TLQAA experience

Place: Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, 25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Patis
Date: Thursday 14 November 2013

This conference is an opportunity to discuss the realizations and outcomes of the project and in particular to identify issues that deserve attention or further developments when setting up a quality assurance agency.

Agenda:
8h45 - 9h15: Registration

9h15 - 9h20: Presentation of the agenda and the organization of the day
               Bruno Curvale, CIEP

New Seminar at AERES - Research and Education Links

A new seminar will take place on November 5 and 6 at the French Agency AERES on the links between Research and Education and the relation with evaluation.
For more information...

Site visits (July 2-4)

30 reviewers, 10 European and 20 Lebanese, have been divided into 5 review committees. The 5 review committees have site visited the following Lebanese universities within the pilot evaluation process in the week July 1 till July 5. The Lebanese universities that have undergone the site visits are:
- Lebanese University
- Beirut Arab University
- Holy Family University
- Notre Dame University
- University of Balamand

The review synthesis reports are now being edited.

Support for Self Study Reporting

The European Partners Experts: Bruno Curvale, Andy Gibbs and Grant Horsburgh, are visiting on 16-19 April the Lebanese Higher Education Institutions partners of the project and participating in the pilot evaluation and self study reporting in order to provide support to this process. The agenda of the visits...

Internal Quality Assurance

A half day training on how to build an Internal Quality Assurance system is organized by Tempus-HERE team with the cooperation of the TLQAA project and the Lebanese University on April 17, 2013 at 8h30. (more details ...)

Project Monitoring

On March 8, the project monitoring visit is taking place at the University of Balamand with the presence of several Lebanese partners.
Mr. Jacques Kemp from the EACEA, Mr. AlSoufi the Lebanese NTO and Mr. Helwani from the Lebanese NTO Office will monitor, observe and discuss the advancements in the project.

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