Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 14 October, 2015

8:30 – 1:30

Pre-conference Event: MENA General Education Network (members only)

1:30 – 2:30

STEM Workshop 1: (Open to All Participants)
Coding for All: Expanding Access to Computer Science Through General Education
Venue: Conference Room Administration Building

Conference Venue: Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University
Thursday, 15 October 2015


CONFERENCE DAY
 

Thursday, 15 OCTOBER 2015

8:30 – 9:00

Registration & Networking

9:00 – 9:30

Inaugural Ceremony & Official Opening Speech
Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham
President
Qatar University

Opening Remarks
Dr. Mazen Hasna
Vice President & Chief Academic Officer
Qatar University

Welcoming Address and Landscape of General Education in the MENA Region by
Dr. Maha Al-Hendawi
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee & Director of the Core Curriculum Program & the Foundation Program
Qatar University

Welcoming Address and Current Trends in General Education by Organizing Partner
Dr. Susan Albertine
Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

9:30 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker 1: The Very Secret Diaries of General Education Reform
Dr. Lorri Carrell
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development
University of Minnesota, Rochester, USA

10:30 – 11.00

Keynote Speaker 2: Shaping the Future of Our Youth: Investment in Education
Dr. Ibrahim Almojel
Head of Direct Investment
Saudi Aramco Investment Management Company
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

11: 00 – 11:15

Refreshment

11:15 – 11:45

Information on the MENA General Education Network by a Member of the MENA General Education Network Steering Committee

Official Launch of the MENA General Education Network by
Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham
President
Qatar University

11.45 – 1:00

Lunch / Prayer Break

1:00 – 2:00

STEM Workshop 2: Best Practices in STEM Education: Centering Teaching & Learning on the Student
Dr. Eva M. Fernandez, Assistant Vice Provost, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Queens College, City University of New York
&
Dr. Christopher Vickery
Professor, Computer Science, Queens College, City University of New York

2:00 – 3:00

Dimensions of Future General Education Program
Dr. Susan Albertine
Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

3:00 – 3:15

Wrap-up and Resolutions
Dr. Maha Al-Hendawi
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee & Director of the Core Curriculum Program & the Foundation Program
Qatar University


 

Registration Starts

August 15, 2015

Registration Ends

October 05, 2015



Conference Date

October 15, 2015

  • 21st Century Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Active Inquiry