The Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (acronym: SLAIHEE) is an association of higher education professionals dedicated to improving teaching and learning effectiveness by actively supporting educational developers and leaders in higher education in Sri Lanka.

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The 13th Joint Conference of the SDC SLAIHEE was held at the Open University of Sri Lanka on 23th June 2017.  It was organized jointly by the Staff Development Centre (SDC) of the Open University of Sri Lanka and SLAIHEE.

The conference theme was ‘Lectures & Beyond: Delivering Higher Education through Learning Experiences’.  The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Prasanna Ratnaweera, President of SLAIHEE. The Keynote address was delivered by Prof. Uma Coomaraswamy, Team Leader for preparing the Manual for Institutional Review of Sri Lankan Universities. Prof. Anbahan Ariadurai, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University of Sri Lanka graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.  16 peer-reviewed abstracts were presented in two parallel sessions.