Bassam

Nominated By: Bassam Mohamed Alhamad
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Alhamad
Mailing Address: House 1046, Road 4515, Block 245, Arad
Country: Bahrain
Office Telephone: 17438083
Residence Telephone: 39902799
Email: balhamad@gmail.com
Nationality/Citizenship: Bahraini
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 22-11-1976
Current Position: Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center
Current Employer: Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: ARABIC, ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney, 2006
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MSc. in Instrumentation and Analytical Science, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 2001
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: BSc. In Chemical Engineering , University of Bahrain, 1999
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Professional Practitioner Certificate, York St. Johns, 2007
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
Specialisations:
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Student feedback and surveys
Other (please specify): Program Review/Audit, Program Assessment and Evaluation Cycles
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Conducted Program Audit/Review for more than 30 programs in 8 colleges (Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Law, Business)
Institution/City/Country: Bahrain
Date: 2011-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Worked in the preparation for International Accreditation/Equivalence by many accreditation bodies, for 1st and 2nd cycle for American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – gained accreditation for the two cycles, 1st and 2nd process of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, 1st and 2nd visit by National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) – in process, 1st and 2nd cycle by Canadian Society – gained accreditation in the two cycles, General review by American Bar Association (ABA), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) – just started the process
Institution/City/Country: Bahrain
Date: 2009-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Worked in the preparation for International Accreditation/Equivalence by many accreditation bodies, for 1st and 2nd cycle for American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – gained accreditation for the two cycles, 1st and 2nd process of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, 1st and 2nd visit by National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) – in process, 1st and 2nd cycle by Canadian Society – gained accreditation in the two cycles, General review by American Bar Association (ABA), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) – just started the process, Participated as members of Working groups with National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training (NAQQAET) – (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Mapping Group, Qualifications Approval Group, Institutional Listing Group, Careers Guidance Group), Worked for the preparation for Institution Listing for University of Bahrain
Institution/City/Country: Bahrain
Date: 2011-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
4. Brief Description: Worked as a consultant to prepare three Higher Education Institutes for Institutional Review by NAQQAET
Institution/City/Country: Bahrain
Date: 2013-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Dr. Bassam AlHamad is the Director of the Quality Assurance & Accreditation Center (QAAC) at University of Bahrain (UOB). He is a member of the Higher Education Academy, and an affiliate member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
He worked in the preparation for International Accreditation/Equivalence by many accreditation bodies, American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – gained accreditation for the two cycles, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) – passed first two visits and awaiting for 3rd visit for accreditation, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) – in process, Canadian Society – gained accreditation in the two cycles, General review by American Bar Association (ABA), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) – just started the process.
He conducted Program Audit/Review for more than 30 programs in 8 colleges (Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Law, Business).
He participated as members of Working groups with National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training (NAQQAET) – (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Mapping Group, Qualifications Approval Group, Institutional Listing Group, Careers Guidance Group)
He implemented the National Qualification Mapping (Pilot stage) for 15 programs including Undergraduate and Graduate programs
He worked as a consultant to prepare three Higher Education Institutes for Institutional Review by NAQQAET. He worked as a consultant to prepare seven Higher Education Institutes for Program Review by NAQQAET. He is also the member of the Team who wrote the Institutional Listing Report for NAQQAET. He was the member of the Team who wrote the Institutional Review Report for NAQQAET. He developed the report for the Institutional Review by Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET), Responsible for the Execution Plan of Improvement Action by QAAET. He was the member of the Strategic Team for the Strategic Plan 2009-2014 & 2015-2018.
He is also a member of the Excellence Team in implementing more than 10 projects using the Bahrain (European) Excellence Model. He was a reviewer for more than 10 Ministries and Authorities for Excellence Model implementation and awards.
He developed the report for the University Quality Review by Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). He developed the report and system for the review of Chemical Engineering Program by UNDP, gaining full confidence.
He worked for the Consultation at Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), Auditing Finance Department, HR Department, Training Department, Metrology Department based on ISO 9001 standards. He developed Training Management System (TMS) based on ISO 10015 standards for Ernst & Young. He developed the QMS based on ISO 9001 standards at Jahromi Contractors (JAHECO). He developed Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001 standards at Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE). He developed Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001 standards at Dheya Towfiqi Engineering Bureau (DTEB). He developed part of the Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001 standards at Yokogawa, Saudia Arabia (YKSA).

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