Dr. Karma

Nominated By: Nadia Badrawi
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Associate Professor
Family Names(s): El Hassan
Mailing Address: OIRA, AUB, Bliss st., Beirut
Country: Lebanon
Office Telephone: +9611350000, ext 3131
Office Fax: +9611365019
Residence Telephone: +9613223553
Email: kelhasan@aub.edu.lb
Nationality/Citizenship: Lebanese
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 16-07-1948
Current Position: Director OIRA
Current Employer: AUB
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English,Arabic
Fluent in Writing: English,Arabic
Fluent in Speaking: English,Arabic
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD. educational psychology measurement & evaluation,Institute of Education London University,1990
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MA educational psychology,American University of Beirut,1985
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Teaching Diploma,American University of Beirut,1987
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: BBA,American University of Beirut,1969
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Student feedback and surveys
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: institutional assessment & accreditation
Institution/City/Country: American University of Beirut
Date: 2002-present
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Institutional audits
Institution/City/Country: Ministry of Higher Education, Lebanon
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Development of comprehensive assessment and self assessment system
Institution/City/Country: Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia
Date: 2009-2010
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
4. Brief Description: Training of faculty on institutional and outcome assessment
Institution/City/Country: Qatar University
Date: 2004-2009
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Karma El Hassan Professional ProfilernrnAssociate Professor of Educational Psychology Measurement and Evaluation at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Director of the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (OIRA) at the University. Has extensive experience in teaching, undergraduate and graduate courses, training, and research in area of expertise. Has conducted and supervised research in test development/adaptation, validation, and use. rnAs Director of OIRA, engaged in institutional assessment, development of annual assessment plans, and preparations for accreditation and peer review in higher education. With respect to accreditation at AUB, was member of accreditation and re-accreditationrnSelf-Study Design Teams, and chaired Institutional and Learning Outcome Assessment working groups on both occasions. Participated and presented in local, regional, and international conferences on modern assessment, assessment in higher education, criterion of quality, and language policies. Some of conference presentations, papers, and contributions in the last three years concentrated on a) defining quality in education and the criteria for measuring it, b) role of assessment in higher education, c) quality assurance measures in higher education in Lebanon, and d) disseminating AUB experience in this regard. A member of local, regional, and international organizations involved with educational research, assessment, and quality, as well as the Basic Education Strategic Planning Committee in Lebanon. As UNESCO Consultant since 2007, has prepared several country reports and a regional report on UNESCOâ??s education support strategy for the Middle East. Assisted in the development of a comprehensive assessment system and another one for self-assessment at the basic education level in Saudi Arabia. As President of Association for Institutional Research for MENA region (MENA-AIR), organized MENA-AIR 2nd Annual Conference that was held at AUB November 4-5, 2010. Theme of the conference: Driving Change in Higher Education: Role of Institutional Research & Assessment. Has published in international and regional journals and books in areas of expertise. Some of related publications:rnrnSirgy, M.J., Grzeskowick, S., Yu, G.B., Webb, D., & El Hassan, K. (2010). Quality of college life (QCL) of students: Further validation of a measure of well-being. Social Indicators Research. In press. rnrnEl Hassan, K. (2009). Investigating substantive and consequential validity of student ratings of instruction. Higher Education Research & Development Journal 28 (3), 319-333.rnrnEl Hassan, K. (2008). Identifying predictors of student development. College Student Journal, 42, 517-530.rnrnEl Hassan, K. and Madhun, G. (2007). Validating the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. Higher Education Journal, 54, 361-383.rnrnEl Hassan, K. (2010). Assessment in Higher Education Institutions. Paper presented at the National Conference for the Development of Study Plans, Teaching & Learning, and Scientific Research, June 15-17, Amman, Jordan. http://henc-jordan.org/en/presentations/Dr.%20Karma%20Fahoum%20al-Hassan_Assessment%rnrnrnEl Hassan, K. (2010). Internal Quality Assurance Processes at AUB. Paper presented at the National Conference for the Development of Study Plans, Teaching & Learning, and Scientific Research, June 15-17, Amman, Jordan. http://henc-jordan.org/en/others/AUB's%20presentation.pptrnrnrnEl Hassan, K. (2009). IR in the MENA region: Survey results. Paper presented at MENA-AIR Annual Meeting, Dubai, November 2009.rnhttp://www.mena-air.org/iweb2/MENA-AIR/conference_2009_files/MENA-AIR%20Survey%20Results.pptrnrnEl Hassan, K. (2009). The role and function of institutional research in institutions of higher education: Theory and practice. Paper presented in UNESCO Regional Conference on Higher Education, Cairo, June 2009.rnhttp://www.arche10.org/office/downloads/1243244846!List%20of%20authors%20english.pdfrnrnEl Hassan, K. (2007). Quality assurance in Arab education to meet job market needs. Paper presented in Arab Thought Conference in Amman, April 2007. http://educationatf.org/images/stories/files/paper_by_dr.karma_el_hasan.docrnrnrnEl Hassan, K. (2006). Higher education in Lebanon and quality assurance. Paper presented at the World Bank Seminar on Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education, Sevres France. http://piaf.ciep.fr/de/default.aspx?alias=qualite_sup

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