Virtual Assurance of Learning
Seminar II

12–14 August 2020 | Virtual Offering | Asia Pacific and EMEA


Frazer_LorelleLorelle Frazer, University of the Sunshine Coast, USC Business School

Professor Lorelle Frazer joined the University of the Sunshine Coast as Dean and Head, USC Business School in 2018. Previously she worked at Griffith University and was the Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the Griffith Business School from 2006 to 2014 where she had responsibility for the successful implementation of AoL. Lorelle’s research and teaching expertise is in franchising. She has attracted more than $2 million in competitive research grants and has been the recipient of three ARC Linkage Project grants and a (current) ARC Discovery Indigenous Project. She has led the biennial ‘Franchising Australia’ surveys of the franchise sector since 1998. In 2010 she was presented with a Contribution to Franchising award from the Franchise Council of Australia for ‘significant contributions to the education of the Australian franchise community’. In 2010, Lorelle was appointed a Global Facilitator for AACSB International to co-facilitate Assurance of Learning seminars in Australia and internationally.

Rihab_KhalifaRihab Khalifa, United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics

Rihab Khalifa is the Vice Dean for the College of Business and Economics, the founding Director of the Emirates Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (EILOA), and a Professor of Accounting at United Arab Emirates University’s (UAEU). Previously she held positions at Manchester Business School, the London School of Economics, and Warwick Business School, UK. She holds a Master of Accounting and Management Science degree from the University of Southampton, a PhD in Accounting from the University of Manchester, and obtained subsequently an MA in Academic and Professional Practice in Education from the University of Warwick. She is also the Chair of the Assurance of Learning and Assessment for the College of Business and Economics (the first to be accredited in the region). In the latter role she is coordinating the assessment of student learning outcomes across four departments (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Finance, and Statistics) and nine programs at the bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. These programs have been accredited by multiple bodies, namely, AACSB (separately for Business and Accounting), WASC, and under the UAE’s National Qualifications Framework. Additionally, Rihab holds membership of the University Outcome Assessment Committee, which overseas assessment activities for more than 130 university programs, the accreditation committee at her College, and was part of the University committee for WASC accreditation. At the College of Business and Economics, Rihab has led a team to review and rebuild the outcome assessment infrastructure and establish solid institutional processes for student learning in all the College programs. Her collective efforts with the Accounting Department’s accreditation team resulted in her Department obtaining the AACSB accounting accreditation for the first time in 2013. Regionally, she has given multiple presentations on assurance of learning and assessment-related topics and has helped some business schools build to refine their assessment systems. Her primary areas of research interests include assessment of student learning, institutional processes of accreditation, doctoral education, professional service firms, auditing, corporate governance, gender, and women studies. She is a member of the editorial boards of Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies and The Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (both Emerald). She has published in leading accounting journals, including Accounting Organizations and Society, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the European Accounting Review, and Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.