Professor Tashmin Khamis is Vice Provost (Quality, Teaching and Learning) at the Aga Khan University (AKU), where she oversees academic quality with a particular focus on transformational and professionalised teaching, including with technology.
Under her leadership, the AKU has become the only university in Pakistan and East Africa to be accredited by the UK’s Advance HE, enabling faculty to internationally benchmark their teaching to gain Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships. It has also established the first inter-disciplinary Teachers’ Academy in the developing world.
Professor Khamis is a Principal Fellow of the HEA, one of only 1,000 in the world, and serves as a member of the Global Perspectives Advisory Group at Advance HE.
Professor Khamis is a past member of the Aga Khan Education Board (UK) and Grants and Review Board (Pakistan), and currently serves as a Director for Aga Khan Education Services, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. She is a former President of the East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network, and has also served on the governing board of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education.
Professor Khamis has worked in academia and development settings, serving as CEO of the Child to Child Trust (UK) and working with international and multilateral agencies, including the World Bank, UNICEF and Comic Relief. She currently resides in Kenya, and holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences (King’s College, University of London), an MBA with Distinction in Higher Education Management (University College London) and PhD (King’s College London).