In Hiring, University of Jordan Turns Away Its Own Graduates

Maram Alkayad / 13 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Why does a public university prefer to hire teaching staff from western universities?

Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.

An Essay on Teaching: Designing Assessments, Part 2

Azzah Awwad, Maha Bali / 17 Feb 2017 / Opinion

In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.

Rebuilding Health Care After Conflicts: Lebanon as a Case Study in Failure

Habib Battah / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.

A New Self-Assessment Tool for Universities

Lori Mason, Rebecca Ward / 09 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Self-assessment can give universities in developing countries a head start for improvement, a tool more relevant than rankings.

Survey Gives Panoramic View of Arab Higher Education

Karma El Hassan / 10 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.

The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA

Shanta Devarajan / 30 Jun 2016 / Opinion

To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

A Conversation with the LAU President: Education and Lebanon’s Future

Ida Sophie Winter / 09 Oct 2015 / Opinion

Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.

Educational Standards May Not Help Education

Maha Bali / 04 Apr 2015 / Opinion

Efforts at “quality control” can actually damage, or ignore, what goes on in a classroom, and a learner’s mind, Maha Bali argues.