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Title: Partnership of KSU


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Partnership of KSU KU Engineering
Afghanistan University Linkages with North
American Institutions of Higher Education
Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead January 25
26, 2011 Indianapolis, IN
  • Dr. Yar M. Ebadi, Dean of College of Business
  • Kansas State University
  • Strengthening Higher Education Program

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Ministry of Higher Education Strengthening Higher
Education Program (SHEP)
  • Funded By World Bank
  • Kabul University/ Kansas State University
    Engineering Partnership

3
Partnership Primary Goals
  • Raise the quality of the faculty
  • Reform and implement the new curricula
  • Improve teaching
  • Increase access to information technology and
    library resources
  • Raise level of English proficiency
  • Improve management
  • Establish relationships with external
    constituencies

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Raise the quality of the faculty
  • KU faculty members sent to KSU for Masters
    degree
  • Partnership team assists Dean of Engineering to
    recruit faculty members
  • Engineering faculty member hired to teach
    Engineering Chemistry
  • Develop relationships with agencies and
    institutions to increase the number of graduate
    degrees
  • Assign a KSU professor to each assistant
    professor to serve as a mentor

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KABUL ENGINEERING
Faculty Admission Departure
Ahmadi Habiburahman Summer 2008 Fall 2010
Feraidon Farhmand Ataie Summer 2008 Summer 2010
Mustafa Amiryar Spring 2009 Fall 2010
Mohammad Faqiry Spring 2009 Fall 2010
Abdul Halim Halim Spring 2009 Fall 2010
Ahmad Suliman Spring 2009 Fall 2010
Mir Seliman Waez Spring 2009 Fall 2010
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KABUL ENGINEERING
Faculty Admission ExpectedDeparture
Hemayatullah Azizi Summer 2008 Summer/Fall 2011
Ahmad Naweed Aryan Spring 2009 Spring 2011
Aashoqullah Faryad Spring 2009 Spring 2011
Ahmad Jawid Kwaja Omari Spring 2009 Spring 2011
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Reform and Implement the New Curricula
  • Reform curriculum in each of the four departments
    in the faculty of Engineering to reflect
    international standards
  • Assist faculty members in developing new courses
    in each of the four departments and revise
    existing courses
  • Implement a credit system for courses

8
Improve Teaching
  • Prepare course syllabi for the courses and
    identify educational outcomes
  • Assist faculty members in selecting appropriate
    teaching materials and supplies
  • Provide training in the contemporary pedagogy
  • Replace reliance on a single final exam with
    continuous quizzes and exercise to assess student
    learning
  • Provide contemporary textbooks to both teachers
    and students
  • Institute monitoring and assessment of courses

9
Increase Access to Information Technology and
Library Resources
  • Develop a robust expandable IT system plan to
    support usage of computers
  • Specify the hardware and software necessary to
    implement the IT system
  • Fully train staff to maintain and operate IT
    system
  • Reference library with automated book location
    and management
  • Electronic/virtual library with on-line access to
    the major departments
  • Train library staff to establish, maintain, and
    operate the library
  • Automated text book management system

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Raise Level of English Proficiency
  • Provide a program of English instruction for
    members of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Establish and operate a sub-department staffed by
    teachers able to teach technical English
  • Change medium of instruction to English

11
Improve Management
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring of the
    administration and faculty
  • Participate in two leadership training workshops
    at KSU

12
Workshops
Date Title Attendees
Jan. 11 17, 2009 Engineering Conference Hamidullah Amin, Ata Mohammad Nazar, Sayed Maqbool, Abdul Qayaum Karim, Abdul Hamid Layan and Wali Mohammad Hayeri
Jan. 15 20, 2010 Engineering Conference Nahib Rahman Sabory, Sayed Maqbool, Fairidoon Alkozai, Abdul Qayun Karim, Abdul Hamid Layan, Jan Aqa Alimy and Mohammad Edries Amiryar
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Establish Relationships with External
Constituencies
  • Develop relationships with institutions and
    agencies with common goals
  • Establish Engineering advisory council
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