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    Mazoon College (University College), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is organizing an International Conference onHigher Education and Quality Assurance” 12-13 June ,2010 in association with the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman, and Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, U.S.A.

    This 2-day conference is aimed to provide opportunities for exchange of information and ideas in higher education developments and quality assurance in higher education. It will provide an opportunity for academicians, students, educational administrators, and researchers to promote discussion and share knowledge, experience and expertise on the developments and best practices in higher education. This conference will also discuss the challenges and issues pertaining to new developments, innovation, and technology based education. Policies, governance and management in education will also be discussed.

    The theme of the conference is:

     “Global Trends and Challenges in Higher Education and Quality Assurance”

    The conference will review:

    • » Globalization of higher education and the impact of  Quality Assurance;
    • » International cooperation in higher education;
    • » Assuring and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning;
    • » New environments and challenges in higher education;
    • » The best practices in Quality Management, and policies and practices in higher education;
    • » Cross Border Higher Education: Issues and Implications for Quality Assurance;
    • » Cooperation among management, instructors and supporting staff for the development of higher education

    LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE

     

    English

    TOPIC AREAS/SUB THEMES

    • » Innovation and creativity in  higher education
    • » Recent trends in Higher Education
    • » Changes and developments in higher education
    • » Excellence and evaluation in higher education
    • » Strategic planning in higher education
    • » A global revolution in private higher education
    • » The impact of quality assurance on higher education
    • » Policies, good governance and leadership in higher education
    • » Quality assurance and students learning outcomes
    • » Assessing quality in higher education
    • » Accreditation and Measuring performance in higher education
    • » Institutional performance in higher education
    • » Internal evaluation in higher education Institutions
    • » Technology  and E – learning based  education
    • » Collaboration between Academia and Industry in QA enhancement
    • » Enhancing human resource development/professional development
    • » The social and economic benefits of QA in higher education

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

    All submissions shall be made in English Language and submitted through MS Word format.

    Research-based papers should include a critical analysis of the current issues and challenges in higher education and quality assurance. The abstract should also include the research question(s), hypotheses, methodology, data collection, findings or results and discussion.  Abstracts should not be more than 500 words of Times New Roman 12 font and should be submitted via e-mail to the Program Committee at "conference@mazooncollege.edu.om" and copy to: drnaseer27@gmail.com

    FULL PAPER SUBMISSION

    • » A4 size format
    • » Margins must be 1 inch on all sides
    • » Font size 12 Times New Roman (body text)
    • » Single spacing
    • » Referencing, graphics & tables will be considered in the total page count.
    • » Maximum 10 pages
    • » Please use only the Harvard style of referencing
    • » The proceedings will be published in CD format.

    Submission should include a separate title page which indicates the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), contact details and e-mail address (es). Submission should also include four key words that describe the paper.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Abstract submission deadline                           January   15, 2010

    Notification of abstract acceptance                  January   21, 2010
    Receipt of full papers                                       February 15, 2010 

    REGISTRATION DATES & FEES

    Please download the registration form (click here) to complete and send either by fax (+968-24513364) or via e-mail to the Secretariat at:   conference@mazooncollege.edu.om

    Categories

    Early

    (Until  February  28, 2010)

    After  February 28, 2010

    International   Participants

     

    Local Participants

    US$ 200.00

     

    RO 50.000

    US$250.00

      

    RO 60.000

    International  Students

    US$100.00

    US$150.00

    Local Students

    RO 30.00

    RO 40.00

    Spouse & Accompanying person

    US$ 100.00

    US$150.00

    Registration fees include proceedings, a reception, 2 meals, refreshments and a conference bag.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Kindly submit all correspondences regarding abstract, papers and other matters to:

    i). Dr. Nasir Ahmad Khan - Conference Chair
        E-mail: conference@mazooncollege.edu.om
                  drnaseer27@gmail.com
                  Tel. (+968) 24513310.      
                  Fax. (+968) 24513364

     ii) Ms. Sunayana

                 (Confrence Coordinator)
                  conference@mazooncollege.edu.om
                  Tel: (00968) - 92615280
                  Fax :(00968) - 24513364

    Mazoon College (University College), P.O. Box 101, P.C. 133, Airport Heights, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

     

     ACCOMMODATION

    Please directly contact the hotel of your choice for enquiries and reservation. Suggested hotels are:

    Hotel-1.  Ramee Guestline Hotel,Muscat. Phone: 00968   24564443 Fax   :  00968   24562464

    Mobile:  00968- 92144772

    Email:  salesoman@rameehotels.com

    www.rameehotels.com           Email:rameemct@omantel.net.om

     

    Hotel-2.  Beach Hotel, Muscat. Tel: 00968 24695119 / 2469495

    E-mail: info@motifoman.com

    beach@motifoman.com

     

    Hotel-3. MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

    MUSCAT, AL KHUWAIR

    Phone no. +968 24488541

    Fax.          +968 24482583

    E-mail: shafiqrahman_25@yahoo.com

     

    Other Hotels:

    Hotel-4. Qurum Beach Hotel            Email:qbhotel@omantel.net.om            Tel:00968-24564070                   Fax:00968-24560761            Room Rates start from RO:16

     Hotel-5: Golden Tulip Hotel            Phone:00968-24510300            Fax:00968-24510055            Email:admin@goldentulipseeb.com            www.goldentulipseeb.com

    Hotel-7:Coral Hotel           www.coral-international.com           Email:sales@coral-hotelmuscat.com

     

    2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA (TENTATIVE)

    JUNE  12, 2010

    SATURDAY

    8.00 – 9.00

    Registration & Arrival of Guests

    9.00 – 9.30

    Opening Ceremony

    • Recitation of Holy Quran
    • Welcome Speech

    9.30 – 10.00

     

    Key Note Address:

    1.Dr. Howard Cohen, Chancellor-Purdue University, USA.

    ‘Quality Assurance in American Higher Education’

    2.Ms. Arlene Jackson, Director of International Education. American Association of State College and Universities(AASCU), USA

    10.00- 10.30

    Tea/Coffee Break

    10.30 – 11.00

    Plenary Session I

    Title Address: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

    Prof. Yahya R. Kamalipour

    Discussion

    11.00 – 13.00

    Afrah-1

    Afrah-2

    Afrah-3

    Thematic Session I

    Theme: Quality Education in the Middle East

    Chair: Dr. Nabil A. Ibrahim

    Theme: Enhancing and Assuring Quality in Teaching and Learning ( I )

    Chair: Dr. Mohd. Bin Sulieman  Abdullah Al-Bandri

    Theme: Quality Assurance in Higher Education ( I )

    Chair: Dr. Khamis Al-Balushi

    13.00 – 14.00

    Lunch

    14.00 – 15.30

    Afrah-1

    Afrah-2

    Thematic Session II

    Theme: Strategy and Policy in Higher Education

    Chair: Dr. Saeed Bin Hamad  Rabie

    Theme: Technology in Higher Education

    Chair: HE Prof. Saud Al-Riyami

    15.30 – 16.00

    Tea/Coffee Break

    16.00 – 17.30

    Afrah-1

    Afrah-2

    Thematic Session III

    Theme: Globalization in Higher Education (Technical Management)

    Chair: Dr. Aditya Shastri

    Theme: Quality Management in Higher Education in 21st  century

    Chair: Prof. Aladdin Al Husaini

    JUNE  13, 2010

    SUNDAY

    9.00 – 10.00

    Plenary Session II

    Key Note  Address:

    i.    Dr. Warren K. Wary,

    Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor ,MST, Rolla, USA

    ii.   Dr. Jeanie Hofer-Director, Office of International Affairs, MST, Missouri, USA

    iii.   Dr. Greg Galles. MST, Missouri, USA

    Discussion

    10.00 – 10.30

    Tea/Coffee Break

    10.30 – 12.30

    Afrah-1

    Afrah-2

    Afrah-3

    Thematic Session IV

    Theme: Quality Education in Asia

    Chair: Dr. Adil Ridha Al- Gastali

    Theme: Enhancing and Assuring Quality in Teaching and Learning ( I I )

    Chair: Ms. Jokha Al-Shukailie

    Theme: Quality Assurance in Higher Education ( II )

    Chair: Dr. Saravanan

    12.30 – 13.00

    Closing Plenary

    Closing speech by conference chair

    13.00 – 14.00

    Lunch

    14.00  - 

    Muscat Tour