The Future of Higher Education: Adapting to the New Normal Post-COVID

“The Future of Higher Education: Adapting to the New Normal Post-COVID” by Abdulnassir Al-Tamimi of Lusail University, Qatar, has been announced as a keynote to be presented at The 14th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2022).

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The Future of Higher Education: Adapting to the New Normal Post-COVID

The disruption caused by COVID-19 created a global crisis in education. Higher education institutions were not prepared for this sudden and unexpected transition. Colleges and universities all over the world were forced to perform their day-to-day operations remotely from their homes, while teaching, learning and assessment shifted to hybrid or to fully online. Student engagement and extra-curricular activities were conducted through online portals which may have influenced student success.

At the same time, access to equal and quality education was a challenge to most students and faculty around the world during the pandemic due to a lack of resources. Educators, administrators, and policymakers were compelled to adopt creative and innovative techniques as well as new policies to ensure they are maintaining their missions and educational objectives.

This talk will focus on the current and future of education post-COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Al-Tamimi will share the experiences of higher education institutions in Qatar during the pandemic, how they were able to successfully overcome their challenges and provide his insights on the future of higher education in Qatar.


Abdulnassir Al-Tamimi
Lusail University, Qatar

Abdulnassir Al-TamimiPrior to joining Lusail University as the founding Dean for the College of Education and Arts in September 2020, Dr Abdulnassir Al-Tamimi served as the Vice President and Head of School for DeBakey High School for Health Professions – Qatar from August 2018 until August 2020. He has more than 20 years of experience working in schools, community colleges and universities in Texas and in the State of Qatar. In June 2010, he was selected by Houston Community College to serve on the founding leadership team that helped establish the Community College of Qatar (CCQ), the first community college in the State of Qatar. At the Community College of Qatar, Dr Al-Tamimi served as the founding Associate Dean of Student Services as well as the founding Associate Dean of Workforce Education and Community Development from June 2010 to August 2018.

Prior to his venture in Qatar, Dr Al-Tamimi held several leadership positions at Lone Star College System in Houston, Texas including Dean of Educational Programs and Organisational Development, Dean of Instructional and Organisational Development, Dean of New Program Development, Corporate Training and Continuing Education as well as Manager of Continuing Education.

Dr Al-Tamimi is known for his strong commitment to student success and outstanding leadership in academic affairs, student services, as well as program and community development. Under his leadership, he has developed a number of academic and professional development programs as well as continuing education and corporate training programs for local industries and the community. He also led in the development of a number of student engagement programs and activities that helped promote persistence, retention and student success.

Dr Al-Tamimi has conducted workshops and presented research in many local and international conferences. He has served as Secretary for the National Alliance for Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) and Chair of the Houston Forum for Advisors to International Students. He was also an active member of the Texas Association of Continuing Education (TACE), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks in Texas.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Texas Southern University, a Master of Arts Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

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