To celebrate the impact of the Aga Khan University's educational development efforts over the last 10 years, the Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning (QTL_net) has launched a publication
“Transforming Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Stories of Impact from the Aga Khan University".
This e-book, co-published with
Advance HE in the UK, is a compilation of impact stories from AKU faculty and academic staff and is a testament to the transformative power of education and the University's commitment to nurturing it.
Professor Tashmin Khamis, Vice Provost, Quality, Teaching and Learning at AKU said, “The case studies reflect on impacts made on teaching practice, student, engagement, technology transformation in learning and an institutional teaching culture that is research-led and student-centred. As we reflect on the past ten years, we see the ripple effects of our dedication to quality education that extends far beyond our campuses."
“Sharing and learning from good practice is the bedrock of continuous professional development and the relentless pursuit of teaching excellence – and there's an abundance of quality work in these studies," said Professor Will Foster, Advance HE Assistant Director, Professional Recognition.
“I am also very pleased to see the positive footprint of the Professional Standards Framework and Advance HE Fellowship throughout this work. Combined, the PSF and Fellowship motivate, recognise and reward good teaching and underpin confidence in teaching practice such as in these case studies."
The past ten years have been a journey of discovery for QTL_net. They have reshaped the landscape of higher education not only at AKU, but in the communities they serve.
AKU is the first University in the developing world to gain
accreditation by Advance HE in the UK. This achievement means that AKU's commitment to professionalizing teaching and supporting learning is now internationally benchmarked against the
Professional Standards Framework for higher education.
The Aga Khan University also holds the distinction of being the sole accredited institution in East Africa and Pakistan with the authority to confer faculty Higher Education Academy Fellowships. This prestigious recognition speaks volumes about the outstanding work carried out by QTL_net across AKU campuses, where excellence in teaching is at the heart of our mission.
Within the vibrant ecosystem of QTL_net, the
Haile T. Debas Teachers' Academy was nurtured – the first interdisciplinary Academy of its kind in the developing world. It is comprised of exceptional AKU teachers, who have earned recognition for their excellence in teaching and leadership in higher education. Together, they inspire and mentor the next generation of educators.