Georges El Yahchouchi's profile picture Georges El Yahchouchi

Biography

Professor Georges Yahchouchi was appointed as Provost of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in September 2016. As Provost, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and has the broad responsibility for ensuring that the University's academic programs and student learning experience are of the highest quality. He oversees the development and implementation of its academic plans and policies, through collaboration with the deans, vice-presidents and deputy presidents.

He has served as the Deputy President for Quality Assurance and Teaching & Learning at USEK. He is the founding Director of the Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Office created in 2008 and the Teaching and Learning Excellence created in 2015.

From 2008 to 2016, he served as the Dean of the Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences (ISSPA). During this journey, ISSPA focused on expanding its international and local partners and matching diverse student and community needs by creating new professional programs for diplomats and army officers.

At the national level, Professor Yahchouchi is Coordinator of the national project “E-TALEB: Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. He serves as Member of the National Taskforce for the Development of Governance in Higher Education Institutions. He is the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee at the Universities Association of Lebanon.

In October 2018, he was appointed member of the Middle East and North Africa Advisory Council (MENAAC) of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), wherein his expertise contributed to tackling key issues and challenges, and assisting in setting priorities related to business education and to AACSB’s activities and engagement in the MENA context while serving quality improvement needs of business schools in this region. 

He holds an academic appointment as Full Professor at USEK Business School. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the Montesquieu University – Bordeaux IV – France in 2004. He is the author of many publications in Higher Education management, quality enhancement, teaching and learning and business.

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Employment

Provost Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
21/9/2016

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences Subjects taught: Microeconomics; Financial Policy; Financial Engineering (Derivatives), Strategic Management; Sociology of Organizations, Research Methodology for Business (MBA), Economics of Education.

Address: Lebanon
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My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on the fact that I am well aware that I am not a “born teacher”, yet a “born learner” and along the way I learned how to teach.

My teaching style and techniques are evolving daily knowing that one best way does not exist, and continuous improvement should be assured through seeking professional development programs, embracing feedback from my peers, and most importantly listening to learners in my class.

To me, a large part of teaching is figuring out what knowledge the learners already have, and find a way to tap into that knowledge and build upon it every day. To do so, I engage them in activities and discussions, and I rely on technology as an effective tool to address different learning styles, to create a productive learning environment, and to increase learning motivation.

Being a constant learner myself, one of my ultimate objectives in teaching is to facilitate learning by helping the learners to gain the necessary skills to take control of and become active participants in their own learning.

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My Research Interests

Leadership in Higher Education Institutions, Quality Assurance, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behaviour and Managerial Accounting, Financial Policy, Financial Engineering, Strategic Management, Sociology of Organizations, Research Methodology for Business and Economics of Education.

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E-TALEB project

Prof. Georges Yahchouchi, Coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Project E-TALEB

E-TALEB is the Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities, project co-financed by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union www.etaleb.org

Affiliations / Memberships

Member of the AACSB Middle East and North Africa Advisory Council
10/2018
Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee - Association of Lebanese Universities - Lebanon
1/6/2014
Member of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges - USA
1/1/2013
Member of the Association for Institutional Research - USA
1/6/2016

Cooperative AL MAHABA CARITAS – Lebanon NGO in charge of humanitarian and sustainable development projects

Member of International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
1/4/2011
Member of Association of Business and Political Sciences Institutes and Faculties in Arab Universities
2005
Member of Arab Society of the Faculties of Business Administration
2005
Member of the Municipality Board of Yahchouch – Lebanon
2010-2016
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Contact information

  • Town: Beirut
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Postal address: 446 Jounieh
  • City/region: Jounieh
  • Business phone: 00961 9 600009
  • Fax number: 00961 9 600100

About USEK

Books and publications

Proceeding of selected conferences and papers published under the supervision of Georges Yahchouchi

SEDA and the Lebanese Professional Standards Framework
2016

Presented during "Rendez-vous Franco-libanais de l’Enseignement Supérieur" organized by the French Embassy in Lebanon

Presented during the Erasmus+ Workshop on Indicators for measuring performance in HE held in Beyrouth.

Presented during the Conference "Accrediting Business Schools:A Necessity or a Trend?" organized by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Presented during the 5th MENA Tertiary Education Conference held in Algeria

Presented during the CONFREMO 8th Assembly General organized the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie at the Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi

European Journal of Business and Management www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) Vol.7, No.11, 2015

Presented during the Conference organized by HERE : Developing Internal Quality Assurance, Beyrouth.

Presented during the 4th edition of International Conference on Higher Education in MENA Region - Empowering Higher Education Institutions through Information Sharing and Improved Governance organized by the World Bank in Beyrouth.

Presented during Bluenotes EMEA User Conference at Dubai

Presented during OECD event What Works Conference on Fostering Quality Teaching – How to maximize the added value of the student experience?, Paris

Presented during the National Workshop on Lessons from Benchmarking University Governance in Lebanon, organized by the World Bank, Beirut.

Presented during Organization and Profile of Doctoral Studies, Thematic seminar for Higher Education Reform Experts organized by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik and the National Tempus Office in Lebanon, USEK, Lebanon

Presented during the 1st Higher Education Leaderhsip Forum under the theme “Becoming a “World-Class University” in a Modern Context: Challenges Opportunities and Strategies Forward” organized by Clicks under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research – United Arab of Emirates.

http://www.cli-cks.com/documents/Case_Study_2013.pdf

Presented during UNAM - Supra-regional Conference in Governance in Southern Neighboring HEIs, March 2013, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Presented as panelist during the event Public Policy Lecture on the Higher Education Reform Project organized by the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Watch video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia5rr1rRg2U

Presented as Key Note Speaker during the event Regional Workshop on Lessons Learned from Benchmarking University Governance in MENA organized World Bank, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the British Council, and the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.

http://cmimarseille.org/highereducation/docs/regional_workshop/Georges_yahchouchi.pdf

Presented as Key Note Speaker during the General Assembly of FUCE, Fédération des Universités Catholiques d'Europe et du Liban, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.

http://www.unamur.be/fuce/ag/agfuce2012/yahchouchi/view

Presented during the conference “Towards a Comprehensive System for Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Lebanon”, Unesco Palace.

http://www.higher-edu.gov.lb/Workshops/Conf_QA/30_4_2011/Georges_Yahchouchi.pdf

Presented at the International Conferene “Qualité en Recherche et en Enseignement Supérieur” held at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA)

French–Lebanese program CEDRE

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