Ali Hikmat

Since graduating from UMass, I have been involved in academic activities here at Bamyan University, Afghanistan. At the beginning of my work I developed a proposal to establish an English department at Bamyan University. Fortunately it was accepted by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the fourth cohort is now celebrating its graduation from the English department. At first, I worked as the head of English department for one year (2010) and then was appointed as the Dean of the Education Faculty, a position which I still hold.


In addition, I developed the first draft of the university’s strategic plan, with the approval of the chancellor, that was accepted by MoHE and the World Bank. As part of that, I worked as the member of Quality Assurance committee for three years (2012-2013). In January 2014, I developed a proposal for an education faculty member and established two new departments (Pedagogy and Educational Administration).


Recently I was selected as one of 24 champions/master trainers for the Outcome-Based Education and Student-Centered Learning (OBE-SCL) workshops to train university lecturers from all the government higher education institutions. To obtain OBE-SCL skills, the 24 champions attended in two-week, intensive training at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and now we are conducting the trainings in our home universities. 


Beside activities within the university, I have participated in various academic activities outside of university. In 2012-2013, I worked as moderator for the British Parliamentary Debate Club at Bamyan University and in 2014, I was the chaperone for AUSEP III (Afghan University Student Exchange Program third cohort) which was supported by US Embassy, Kabul and Asia Foundation—I went to Bangalore University, India with students from 14 different Afghan universities. [1-17]






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