Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.
In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.
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.
Self-assessment can give universities in developing countries a head start for improvement, a tool more relevant than rankings.
A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.
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.
A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.
Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.
Efforts at “quality control” can actually damage, or ignore, what goes on in a classroom, and a learner’s mind, Maha Bali argues.
Scholars and administrators interested in Arab higher education review the past year and look ahead in 2015.