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Join our community of educators, scholars, and students dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. Discover resources, share insights, and collaborate on innovative educational practices. With a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and excellence, ACTLC is your hub for professional development, networking, and advocacy in the Arab region.

  • Explore our rich repository of learning materials.
  • Connect with experts and peers in forums and special interest groups.
  • Grow through workshops, webinars, and training sessions.

Join us today to contribute, learn, and shape the future of education in the Arab world.

Our Vision & Mission


To be at the forefront of transforming Teaching & Learning across the Arab region by fostering excellence, promoting innovation, and advancing the scholarship of learning and teaching


We propel excellence in higher education teaching and learning, serving as a 'think tank' to facilitate knowledge exchange, share evidence-based best practices, build capacity, engage in joint scholarly endeavors, and champion innovative pedagogical approaches with emerging technologies. Contributing to the transformative evolution of education in the Arab region, we emphasize sustainable quality.

Our Values


We are passionate and committed to our profession, dedicated to advancing education and being innovative. Our enthusiasm fuels a shared pursuit of excellence, fostering an environment where learning flourishes. Embracing a commitment to lifelong learning, we continuously seek knowledge and growth, ensuring our dedication remains dynamic and responsive to the evolving landscape of education 


We are committed to placing  learners at the core of our initiatives, unwavering in our dedication to crafting transformative educational experiences that prioritize their needs, aspirations, and diverse learning styles. With purposeful intent, we ensure our efforts remain relevant and responsive, continually adapting to meet the evolving educational landscape and the unique journey of each learner.


Through regular reflection on our practices and outcomes, we cultivate a culture that recognizes reflective practice as an essential element of teaching excellence. Our commitment lies in ensuring that our endeavors remain well-informed, adaptive, and attuned to the ever-evolving needs of education.

Research- Informed

By integrating the latest educational research, engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and applying best practices, we gain a deeper understanding of our learners. This ensures that our contributions are grounded in solid evidence, effective, and contribute positively to the ever-evolving landscape of teaching and learning. 


Embracing diversity in all its forms, we foster an inclusive culture that values and respects the perspectives of every member. By recognizing and celebrating diversity in context, culture, and languages, we cultivate an environment where diverse voices are not only heard but also valued, enhancing our collective understanding. This commitment allows us to champion equity in education, guiding educators in the development of strategies that are respectful and supportive of all learners. We actively promote educational equity by acknowledging the richness of diversity in context, culture, and languages


Promote Knowledge Sharing

  • Oversee the development of a collaborative platform designed to share knowledge and support the consortium’s activities.
  • Establish a centralized knowledge repository (populated from among founding members) that
    provides a range of resources and references on good practices supporting innovation and excellence in learning, teaching, and student
  •  Foster collaborative efforts to develop tools,frameworks, and other pertinent resources tailored to the unique

Build a Community of Practice

  • Establish a community of experts from among founding members that are at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in teaching and
  • Facilitate an environment where experts can exchange views, engage in open and constructive discussions, share perspectives and insights, ask questions, and collaboratively
    explore innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Encourage a culture of mutual learning where members contribute to a collective pool of knowledge for the benefit of the entire consortium.

Strengthen Professional Development

  • Facilitate training and mentorship programs among member institutions by  leveraging collective expertise and resources.
  • Organize joint events, workshops, and other professional development initiatives aimed at fostering innovations in learning, teaching, and student assessment.

Advocate for Inclusivity and Diversity in learning

  • Work collectively on defining strategies for cultivating learning environments that are inclusive and diverse and which consider the particularities of our region.
  • Address learning- related challenges faced by students within the Arab region and collaboratively devise
    strategies to overcome them.

Foster Research and Innovation

  • Promote a research-driven environment that encourages cross-institutional dialogues, with a specific focus on shaping a transformative learning experience.
  • Disseminate evidence of informed practices from international and regional groups to the region, ensuring the consortium continues to have a global perspective.
  • Actively engage in joint collaborative research projects and publications,  encouraging member institutions to engage into the scholarship of teaching and learning. 
  • Champion the adoption of innovative teaching practices, driving the consortium to the forefront of educational advancements.

Advocate for T&L Policy and Quality Assurance Practices

  • Champion policy reforms and quality assurance measures for teaching and learning within our region.
  • Showcase innovations and success stories by documenting them and their impact as success stories that can serve as inspirational benchmarks to guide policy making.
  • Function as a dynamic “think tank” dedicated to exploring, researching, and proposing innovative approaches to teaching and learning. 


The consortium consists of 12 founding members, represented via their respective Teaching and Learning Centers. Founding members have been chosen based on their demonstrated Centers’ maturity and substantial commitment to enhancing teaching and learning practices along with their willingness to engage in ‘knowledge sharing’. The founding member institutions will join forces and actively collaborate towards the common goal of advancing excellence and innovation in education and will share the following roles and responsibilities:

Collaboratively (working closely with the technology partner) develop and maintain a comprehensive platform/website to support the activities of the consortium. This includes populating the website content with a diverse range of resources, tools, and best practices in teaching and learning and implementing features that facilitate interactive engagement and knowledge-sharing among consortium members.

Review and endorse the Consortium’s terms of reference to support its official launch.

Formulate a clear vision, mission, and roadmap for the consortium, that will guide the Board of Directors in shaping the strategic and operational plans of the consortium and ensure alignment with its overarching mission and vision.

Determine the key priority areas for the consortium over the next two to three years, establishing a focused agenda that directs efforts towards meaningful impact.

Plan and execute collaborative events; these could be online or in-person sessions and may take the form of workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. on relevant and emerging topics.

Identify research opportunities aligned with the consortium’s mission and priority areas. Members will collaborate on studies addressing challenges and trends in teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on integrating technology.


The ACTLC is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the General Assembly, responsible for developing the consortium’s strategic and operational plans; establish policies and procedures governing critical aspects of the consortium activities; strategically position the consortium within the educational landscape and represent the consortium in external activities, conferences and events. The inaugural advisory board include the following members:

Dr. Connie Mitchell

Teaching and Learning Center
Prince Sultan University, KSA

Dr. Tizreena Ismail

Teaching and Learning Center
Ajman University, UAE

Dr. Karim Moustaghfir

21st Century Learning Innovations and Faculty Development,
Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Dr. Nina Abdul Razzak

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence,
American University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Dr. Martin J. Endley

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou


Mr. Mohammed Husamaddin

VP Business Development
Naseej, KSA

Ms. Sofia A. Adan

Associate Director
Teaching & Learning Center
Prince Sultan University, KSA