On Wednesday, the 15th of February, 2023, in the presence of the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, the Vice Rectors, a number of the University Council members, and the Directors of the University Presidency, the Quality Assurance Directorate conducted a workshop for the heads of scientific departments of all colleges and institutes under the title (Development of Academic and Administrative Skills) which included these subjects: (Body Language, Leadership, Assessment of Academic Writing, Implementation of the guidelines of the Ministry of Higher Education in the Bologna system, and guidelines for the promotion of academic titles) that continued for two days.
At the beginning of the workshop, the University Rector delivered a speech in which he welcomed the heads of departments. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki described the activity as an important step to enhance the capacity of the heads of departments in terms of administration, science and technology, to make the education process reach a higher level.
In another part of his speech, the Rector said: The position of the department head is a sacred and important duty, and it is the connection point between students and teachers. The progress of the educational process depends on the skills and talents of the teacher Managing this duty. This is why, I hope you consider this workshop as an opportunity to get more benefits to accomplish your mission better.
Then, the first chapter entitled (Body Language) was presented by Dr. Fazil Jaff who scientifically explained body language, contact and physical and communication such as eye movements and gestures, facial lines in general, and hand movements during speech and conversation.
After a short break, the second chapter entitled (A Kind of Leadership) have been presented by Dr. Mahdi Khalid Qadir. He in detail spoke about the art of leadership and the characteristics of a successful leader.
Finally, the door of discussion was opened and the participants asked questions that were responded by Dr. Fazel and Dr. Mahdi.
On the second day of the workshop, three topics were presented in a scientific and detailed manner, each of these topics (Evaluation of Academic Writing) by (Prof. Dr. Himdad Abdulqahar Mohammed) and the second topic entitled (Implementation of the Ministry of Higher Education instructions in Bologna System (ECTS) by (Asst. Prof. Dr. Botan Majid Asngar).
After the break, another topic entitled (Guidelines for Promoting Scientific Degrees) was delivered by (Asst. Prof. Dr. Afan Osman Hussein). Later the workshop presenters opened the gate of the discussion and questions in front of the attendees and answered them properly.
At the end of the workshop, the presenters were awarded by certificates of appreciation and were thanked for their efforts.
Photos of the first day: