Program Schedule

International Conference on Future Trends of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ICFT - QAHE) 2022

Day 01 (16th May, 2022)

08:45 – 11:30 Inaugural Session

08:45 09:00 Gathering
09:00 09:05 Recitation of Holy Quran
09:05 09:10 National Anthem
09:10 09:15 Welcome Note by Prof. Dr. Asif Ahmed Shaikh, Director QEC, NED UET
09:15 09:25 Speech of Prof. Dr. Nida Hussain, Pro Chancellor Ziauddin University
09:25 09:50 Keynote Speech by Dr. Donald Staub, on "Online Teaching Needs Quality Too", Assistant Professor & Director, of the School of Foreign Languages at Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey
09:50 10:00 Speech by Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor NED UET
10:00 10:15 Speech by Guest of Honor Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahoo, Minister Universities & Boards, Sindh 
10:15 10:30 Speech by Chief Guest Honourable Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh  
10:30 10:40 Vote of Thanks by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tufail, Pro Vice Chancellor, NED UET
10:40 10:55 Shield Distribution
10:55 11:00 Group Photograph
11:00 11:30 Refreshment

11:30 – 14:00  Session 01 at Syed Mahmood Alam Auditorium, NED UET

Chair: Dr. Bassam Mohammed Alhamad,
Quality Expert and Former Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center at University of Bahrain- Bahrain

11:30 11:50 Keynote Speech by Dr. Anca Prisacariu, on "Student engagement in higher education governance and quality assurance", Senior Expert, Quality Assurance of Higher Education, Romania
11:50 12:10 Keynote Speech by Ms. Asiyah Bukhari, on "Impact of quality Enhancement practices in HEIs", Director QEC, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
12:10 12:30 Presentation by Ms. Tasneem Anwar on "Shaping the Future of Teaching at Higher Education: Signature Pedagogies for Uncertain Times", Institute for Educational Development, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
12:30 12:50 Presentation by Prof. Dr. Abdul Sami Qureshi on "Managing the Risk in HEIs: A case study of Mehran University", Jamshoro, Pakistan
12:50 13:00 Moderation + Shield Distribution
13:00 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00  Session 02

Chair: Dr. Anca Prisacariu,
Senior Expert, Quality Assurance of Higher Education- Romania  
Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Sumaira Imran Farooqui,
Principal, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan

14:00 14:20 Keynote Speech by Dr. Bassam Mohammed Alhamad, on "The role of NQF in Quality Assurance of Higher Education", Quality Expert and former Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center at University of Bahrain, Bahrain
14:20 14:40 Presentation by Dr. Muhammad Aslam Bhutto on "Increasing Non-Teaching Load on Faculty -A Big Challenge to Quality Assurance in Higher Education", NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, Pakistan
14:40 15:00 Presentation by Dr. Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Iram Rani Shaikh on "Adoption of Cloud Computing for Quality Online Education in HEIs of Pakistan", Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
15:00 15:20 Presentation by Dr. A. Razak Mahar on "Impact of Self-Assessment Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) process for enhancement of quality education in degree awarding institutes/universities", Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP), Karachi, Pakistan
15:20 15:30 Moderation + Shield Distribution
15:30 16:00 Tea Break

16:00 – 17:30  Session 03

Chair: Dr. Donald Staub,
Assistant Professor and Director of the School of Foreign Languages, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Irum Rani Shaikh,
Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Pakistan

16:00 16:20 Keynote Speech by Ms. Emilia Todorova, on "Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutes", Academic Quality and Learning Manager, at University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
16:20 16:40 Presentation by Mr. Ahsan Nawaz Khan on "Role of QEC In Assuring Quality In Teaching", The University of Haripur, Pakistan
16:40 17:00 Presentation on Mr. Tauseef Akhlaq, "Developing Quality Assurance Environment in Public Sector Institution – Challenges & Issues", Sindh Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Karachi, Pakistan
17:00 17:20 Presentation by Ms. Amberin Tanveer on "Application of Information Technology in Teaching and Learning Improvement at the Lahore School of Economics", Quality Enhancement Cell, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
17:20 17:30 Moderation + Shield Distribution

Session Close

Day 02 (17th May, 2022)

09:00 – 11:00 Session 01

Chair: Associate Prof. Dr. Selva Staub,
Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, International Trades and Logistics, Turkey
Co-Chair: Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Munaf,
Director Postgraduate Engineering Program, Ziauddin University, Karachi 

09:00 09:20 Keynote Speech by Dr. Muhammad Abdul Wahid Usmani on "The Question of Integration: A Review of Quality Assurance Reforms in Higher Education in Pakistan", Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
09:20 09:40 Presentation by Mr. Shahzad Afzal Kiyani on "Student Engagement Through Educational Technology: Conceptual Framework for Quality Education", Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
09:40 10:00 Presentation by Ms. Sara Musaddiq on "Academic Resilience: Performance of Academic Staff on Institutional Stability during COVID-19 Pandemic", The Women University Multan, Pakistan
10:00 10:20 Presentation by Dr. Riaz Ahmed on "The crude scores of teacher evaluation survey mislead universities: A case study of University of Turbat", Turbat, Balochistan, Pakistan
10:20 10:30 Moderation + Shield Distribution
10:30 11:00 Tea Break

11:00 – 14:00 Session 02

Chair: Dr. Muhammad Abdul Wahid Usmani,
Director QEC, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi- Pakistan  
Co-Chair: Ms. Emilia Todorova, 
Academic Quality and Learning Manager, University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar

11:00 11:20 Keynote Speech by Associate Prof. Dr. Selva Staub, on "Quality 4.0: Are we ready!", Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, International Trades and Logistics, Turkey
11:20 11:40 Presentation by Mr. Zahid Hussain on "Quality 4.0 in Higher Education: Opportunities and Conditions for Success in Pakistan", DHA Sufa, Karachi, Pakistan
11:40 12:00 Presentation by Dr. Farhan Ahmed on "Distance Education and Mobile Phones during COVID-19 Crisis: Integrating Technology Acceptance Model with Innovation Diffusion Theory", NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
12:00 12:20 Presentation Ms. Suraiya Khatoon on "Determining the Improvement in Institutional Performance of a Public Sector Medical University through the HEC Prescribed IPE measure: A Case Study", Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
12:20 12:40 Presentation Dr. Irfan Ullah Khan on "Perceptions of Undergraduate Students Regarding the Role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education after COVID-19", University of Lakki Marwat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
12:40 12:50 Moderation + Shield Distribution
12:50 13:00 Networking and Socializing 
13:00 14:00 Lunch Break

Closing Ceremony (14:00 - 15:30)

14:00 14:10 Gathering
14:10 14:15 Recitation of Holy Quran
14:15 14:20 National Anthem
14:20 14:30 Speech by Dr. Muhammad Asif, Director QEC, Ziauddin University
14:30 14:45 Speech by Guest of Honour, Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor NED UET
14:45 15:00 Speech by Mr. Muhammad Mureed Rahimoon, Secretary Universities & Boards, Sindh 
15:00 15:15 Vote of Thanks by Dr. Muhammad Wasif, Deputy Director - I, QEC, NED UET
15:15 15:25 Shield Distribution
15:25 15:30 Group Photograph
15:30 Tea

Session Close