Dr Tashmin Khamis
Vice Provost, Quality, Teaching and
Dr Khamis is the founding Director, of the Networks of Quality, Teaching and Learning, working globally across all AKU campuses. Since 2013, she has led the establishment of AKU's Academic Quality and Teaching and Learning Frameworks. Dr Khamis is responsible for the professional educational development for faculty across all disciplines including on teaching with technology, the establishment of a virtual learning environment and promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) globally across all campuses of AKU. Dr Khamis has also established a cyclical quality assurance (QA) review process for all academic programmes and has been acknowledged for her contribution to QA in higher education regionally and internationally, including through her scholarship on quality and education development. She has served as immediate Past-President of the East African QA Network (EAQAN), a Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance practitioners from 80 universities across the East African Community (EAC), and Board Member of the International Network of QA Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). As Vice-Provost, Dr Khamis oversees the professionalisation of teaching amongst faculty through the Advance HE (UK) accredited TEACH scheme at AKU, enabling faculty to gain Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships to international benchmark teaching effectiveness to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Support of Learning (UKPSF). As Vice Provost she is establishing the AKU Teacher's Academy as the first such inter-disciplinary Academy of faculty peer mentors in the developing world. Dr Khamis is a Principal Fellow of the HEA, one of only 1000 PFHEAs of the 100,000 HEA Fellows around the world. Dr Khamis has been appointed to the Advance HE (UK) Global Strategic Advisory Board and has served as a Judge on the Advance HE (UK) prestigious global teaching excellence award. She also serves as a Board member of the AKES in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.