Panel Discussion 2
Planning the New Normal: How has the Pandemic Changed Higher Education?
Monday, 29th June
17:00-18:30 UAE Time (+4GMT)
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty and changes to the higher education sector that could be long-lasting. Some predict that the “new normal” will involve the emergence of new business models for the sector, wider investment in online learning and a greater adoption of micro- credentials and other alternative higher education models. Pedagogy is projected to be more blended than ever, as more institutions are considering using a blend of in-person and online classes. The sector also anticipates a decline in student enrollment, student mobility and revenues/ funding. Remote working and new faculty recruitment models may emerge. Big data may become more crucial than ever to deliver a personalized student centric learning experience. We may also witness more collaboration both among and across the sector along stronger ties with key stakeholders; as such we may witness the raise of more incubators, accelerators and research collaboration.
All of this means that the higher education sector will need to establish strategies and build the necessary capacity to sustain and enhance teaching, research, and public service in light of these new parameters. Universities and Colleges will have no choice but to reassess and redefine their value proposition. New business models may need to be considered and resources would probably need to be allocated differently than how they were in the past.
The panel aims at:
- discussing the top predictions for the higher education sector on the long term and consider how they will disrupt the sector
- addressing the key areas institutions should consider when planning both the near and far future
- highlighting strategies institutions have adopted to navigate through the “new normal”
- identifying views on how institutions can re-invent themselves and build resilience
Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou
Founder & CEO, Center for Learning Innovations & Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS), UAE
Prof. Radouane Mrabet
President, Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah-Fès, Morocco
Dr. Susan Aldridge
President (Ret.), Drexel University Online, USA
Prof. Guner Gursoy
Vice President, Istanbul Okan University, Turkey
Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail
President, Effat University, KSA
Who should attend?
Registration in the Panel Discussion is free and open to anyone from the higher education community wherever located. However, there is a maximum capacity to the session and slots will be allocated based on ‘first come first served’; hence we recommend early registration.
The Center may reserve the right to limit the number of registrations from the same institution to provide the opportunity to other institutions to join.
To Register to the Panel, click here