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Higher Education in Saudi Arabia


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Foreword.- 1. Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Reforms, Challenges and Priorities; Larry Smith and Abdulrahman Abouammoh.- 2. Dreams and Realities: The World-class Idea and Saudi Arabian Higher Education; Abdulhalem Mazi and Philip G. Altbach.- 3. Governance in Saudi Higher Education; Einas S. Al-Eisa and Larry Smith.- 4. The Learning Experiences of Saudi Arabian Higher Education Leadership: Characteristics for Global Success; Omar Al-Swailem and Geoffrey Elliott.- 5. Delivering High Quality Teaching and Learning for University Students in Saudi Arabia; Saleh A. Alnassar and Kwong Lee Dow.- 6. Assessment of Student Learning; Eqbal Darandari and Anne Murphy.- 7. The Role of Information Technology in Supporting Quality Teaching and Learning; Stephen Colbran and Nadia Al-Ghreimil.- 8. Selecting and Developing High Quality University Staff; Saleh Al-Ghamdi and Malcolm Tight.- 9. Knowledge-Based Innovation and Research Productivity in Saudi Arabia; Mohammad Alohali and Jung Cheol Shin.- 10. Accreditation and Quality Assurance; Eqbal Darandari and Phil Cardew.- 11. Higher Education for Women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Fatima B. Jamjoom and Philippa Kelly.- 12. Private Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Reality - Challenges - Aspirations; Waleed Al-Dalee, Mohammed Fnais and Ian Newbould.- 13. The Development of Medical Education in Saudi Arabia; Mohammad Yahya AlShehr

i, Steve Campbell, Mohd Zahedi Daud, Essam HussainMattar, M. Gary Sayed, and Saeed Ali Abu-Eshy.- 14. Student Scholarships in Saudi Arabia: Implications and Opportunities for Overseas Engagement; Fawzy Bukhari and Brian Denman.- 15. International Collaboration; Mohammad Al-Ohali and Steve Burdon.- 16. Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Focus Group; Larry Smith and Abdulrahman Abouammoh.- 17. Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Conclusions; Larry Smith and Abdulrahman Abouammoh.- List of Contributors.- Index.


"This book provides the audience with a detailed overview of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia. ... Not only will it benefit policy makers at the ministerial level, but also at the institutional level such as leaders, academics, researchers and students and beyond. ... The book, therefore, is highly recommended to whom higher education in Saudi Arabia is a concern." (Naif Alghamdi, Higher Education, Vol. 69, 2015)

"This book on Saudi higher education analyses not only the achievements but also the problems and concerns in a rigorous yet constructive manner. I strongly recommend the book to all readers who have an interest in the future development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

Khalid bin Mohammed Al Ankari, Minister of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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