Dr. Larkan-Skinner presents at international conference in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Kara Larkan-Skinner, PhD, assistant vice president for institutional research and accreditation, was invited as a keynote speaker at the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) Annual Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

NCAAA is the national accrediting body for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and is responsible for ensuring the quality of education in the KSA.

Dr. Larkan-Skinner presented to approximately 200 attendees, including several members of royalty from several Middle Eastern countries. She was invited to present based on her experience with quality assurance (accreditation, planning, assessment, research and evaluation) and on her board member role with the Association for Institutional Research, an international association with more than 4,000 members from more than 40 countries.

After Dr. Larkan-Skinner’s presentation, she was interviewed by several news outlets in Riyadh. The following is a news article about the conference and includes some quotes from Dr. Larkan-Skinner (note that some of the quotes and name, title, and institution are not translated accurately). Use google translate to translate the article from Arabic to English: http://www.eldawlagia.com/world/397055.