Filed under University Internationalisation

Mike Diboll: teaching and learning awards and evaluations in higher education, 2010-2012

Below is a teaching observation from the University of Sussex, 21st August 2012: MikeDiboll ObservationPre sess 21Aug2012 (1) In February 2011 I was awarded a Distinction for a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice award. This is a Masters-level award designed to ensure excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education, delivered on-campus at Bahrain Teachers … Continue reading

Hard Lessons in Bahrain: Mike Diboll in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Hard Lessons in Bahrain: Mike Diboll in the Chronicle of Higher Education

My article on my experiences in Bahrain education reform, culminating with the events of 13th March 2011, has just been published on line and in print in the Review section of the Washington DC-based Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is the world’s leading news medium for higher education. Utne described the award-winning Chronicle Review as “a fearless, free-thinking section … Continue reading

Letter to Dr. Mike Diboll from the University of Bahrain

Today I begin publishing correspondence relating to the dispute between myself and my former employers, the University of Bahrain. The rationale for this is: The correspondence shows the UoB to be in gross violation of international norms of academic freedom and best practice Exposing the UoB’s dealings with me might help others in Bahrain who … Continue reading

Index on Censorship’s “Spotlight on 14th February”

Index on Censorship’s “Spotlight on 14th February” http://www.indexoncensorship.org/bahrainfeb14/ Here’s my contribution: THE DOWNSIDE TO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS I worked in higher education in Bahrain at the College of Arts, University of Bahrain from 2007-2008, and at Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain — founded in 2008 as a key part of the Crown Prince’s “Bahrain 2030 Vision” … Continue reading

Were the FCO behind the Edinburgh-Bahrain Deal?

Were the FCO behind the Edinburgh-Bahrain Deal?

I am convinced that the University of Edinburgh has made the right decision in cancelling its proposed co-operation with Bahrain. My hope that the case gains wider publicity so that it will set a precedent: Edinburgh has taken an ethical lead over Bahrain, and any other UK higher education institution would either have to follow … Continue reading

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

The scrapping of a planned deal between the University of Edinburgh and the Bahrain Ministry of Education following a vigorous protest campaign against it is a game changer. It should now be clear to all other UK universities, indeed universities the world over who follow an ethical internationalisation policy, that links with the Bahrain regime … Continue reading