Conference on Quality Management & Enhancement in Higher Education 2017

21 - 22 March 2017, Oman Tourism College, Muscat

The Oman Quality Network in Higher Education (OQNHE) in partnership with Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) invites proposals for papers and workshops for the 4th Conference  from academics, and practitioners working in the field of quality assurance and enhancement in higher education. The Academic Committee welcomes papers based on practical experience or practical applications which address the following themes:

Main Theme:

Quality Management and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education.

Sub Themes:

Quality Management
Emerging Philosophies and Tools in Quality Management 
Embedding Higher Education with Strategic Partners (Affiliates, Employers, Industry etc)
Analytics in Higher Education: Data Gathering,Warehousing & Data Mining
Implications of Widening Participation in Higher Education 
Change Management: Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Performance Management in Higher Education
Role of External Quality Assurance
Role of Quality Management in Staff Engagement

 Quality Enhancement
Improving Governance and Accountability
Technology Enhanced Learning
Institutional Research/Monitoring Institutional Effectiveness
Bench-marking Tools, Techniques and Case Studies
Assessment for Quality Learning
Student Centered Learning
Promoting Quality Enhancement through Student Involvement

Call for Participation: 

Abstract Submission: Abstracts will be no longer than 300 words and should be submitted through the conference submission system.

Workshops: Workshop proposals are limited to 1000 words. The workshop proposer is required to attend the conference. Proposals should be submitted through e-mail:

Paper Submission: 

Full Paper Submission Guidelines: For more information on submission guidelines, please click on this link:


Paper Submission Format: For paper template, please click on the link:


Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 11th December 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: 1st January 2017
  • Workshop proposal submission: 22nd  January 2017
  • Full Paper Submission: 31st  January 2017
  • Notification of Full Paper Acceptance: 19th February 2017
  • Notification of workshop proposal acceptance: 19th  February 2017
  • Submission of final Manuscript: 28th February 2017

Executive Committee

  1. Dr. Said Masoud Ali Kashoob - (Chair)
  2. Dr. Alma Enriquez
  3. Prof. P Mani Joseph
  4. Dr. Rima Al Zadjali 
  5. Dr. Sam Wamuziri 
  6. Dr. Sharifa Al Balushi 
  7. Dr. Tess Goodliffe 
  8. Dr. Yasmeen Al Balushi
  9. Ms. Samya Al Shanfari 
  10. Mr. Philip Barber 

Academic Committee

  1. Prof. P Mani Joseph - (Chair)
  2. Ms. Nandita Ganesh
  3. Dr. Rima Al Zadjali
  4. Dr. Tess Goodliffe

Organizing Committee

  1. Dr. Yasmeen Al Balushi - (Chair)
  2. Dr. Alma Enriquez
  3. Dr. Sharifa Al Balushi
  4. Ms. Samya Al Shanfari
  5. Mr. Philip Barber