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Key Area 1: - Mission, Vision and Educational goals

1. The Academy has a clearly stated vision, mission, and


values with specific goals and priorities.
2. The Academy has specific strategies in place for
monitoring achievement of Academys goals and
identifying problem areas.
3. The mission statement and objectives are regularly
reviewed and revised.
4. Policy statements and action plans to fulfill the stated
mission are formulated for all operations
5. To achieve its stated objectives, the Academy has
systematic and transparent procedures for planning
and development.
6. Relevant stakeholder groups are represented in the
policy formulation process to encourage ownership
and to facilitate feedback and openness.
7. The organizational structure of the Academy is
appropriate for its operations
Key Area 2: - Governance and Management
1. The academy leadership creates conducive working
environment and good governance.
2. Clear accountability structures for responsible officers
are in place.
3. Where appropriate,

staff,

cadets

and

external

stakeholders are represented in governance structures.


Governance structures are representative in terms of
gender.
4. The Academy has put a management information
system in place to manage cadet and staff data, and to
track cadet performance.

5. The

administrative

staffs

possess

appropriate

qualifications and experience for their positions and


roles.
6. The selection and promotion criteria give preference
to candidates with experience and skills in various
administrative activities.
7. The responsibilities and job descriptions of staff are
clearly specified and respond to the learning needs of
the cadets enrolled in the programme.
8. The academy has effective leadership with regard to
accomplishment of its mission and drives the military
academy to its vision.
9. The Academy has a defined code of conduct and
ethical standards for all levels of staff and activities.
10. Management, staff and cadets are made aware of the
defined code of conduct and ethical standards and
adhere to it.
11. There is an effective employee welfare system.
Key Area 3: - Infrastructure and Learning Resource
1. The Academy has sufficient lecturing spaces to
accommodate cadet numbers taking the Academys
mode of delivery into account.
2. Recreational facilities are adequate and well equipped
for both cadets on the main campus and satellite
campuses

3. Accommodation facilities are adequate and well


equipped for both cadets on the main campus and
satellite campuses.
4. Catering facilities are adequate and well equipped for
both cadets.

5. Cultural and sporting aspects of the Academy are


catered for and recognized.
6. The Academy has adequate

and

appropriate

infrastructure facilities to provide quality academic


programmes

and

administrative

services effectively.
7. Necessary physical

infrastructure

functions

and

(space

and

buildings) is available for conducting small group


interactions and other academic activities.
8. The Academy has well equipped laboratories.
9. The Academy provides individual offices

for

academic staff with access to technology to support


teaching-learning and research.
10. The Academy has plans to ensure that the growth of
the infrastructure keeps pace with the academic
growth of the Academy.
11. The Academy has a master plan reflecting the future
development of the campuses.
12. The Academys strategic plan gives a clear direction
on

the

optimum

utilization,

maintenance

and

development of infrastructural facilities.


13. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated
library policy.
14. Library facilities include technology aided learning
materials to enable cadets to acquire information,
knowledge and skills.
15. The library catalogue is up-to-date and easily
accessible to staff and cadets.
16. The library is computerized and has sufficient
materials available in electronic form (e-books, ejournals).
17. The library provides internet facilities to staff and
cadets.
18. The library has sufficient qualified staff trained to
deal with the latest electronic media and provide

adequate support to the staff and cadets to access the


library facilities.
19. There is justified allocation of financial resources for
the upkeep, maintenance and development of the
library.
20. The Academy allocates sufficient budget annually to
replace, add and deploy new technology and related
facilities.
21. The library has mechanisms to regularly evaluate the
adequacy and accessibility of resources and services
for cadets and takes appropriate remedial measures to
address inadequacies.
22. The library obtains feedback from cadets and staff,
and other users on the adequacy and accessibility of
the support facilities and learning resources available
at the Academy and the outreach centers.
23. The outcome of the feedback is acted upon and
appropriate remedial measures are taken to overcome
any inadequacies.
24. There is a provision in the budget for meeting
unforeseen emergencies in the provision of learning
support facilities.
25. The Academy has a modern and effective ICT system
in place and it is continuously monitored and
improved.
26. The Academy

conducts

staff

development

programmes to improve the skills and competencies


of the staff in handling the technology, equipment and
facilities of the Academy.
27. The Academy provides sufficient learning/studying
space for cadets including access to electronic
learning resources, as required for the Academys
mode of delivery.

28. Academic and Administrative Staff have access to


computer resources and the internet.
29. Cadets have access to computer resources and the
internet at a level appropriate to the demands of the
Academys mode of delivery.
30. The Academy has sufficient laboratory facilities to
accommodate cadets in science studies, taking
Academys mode of delivery into account.
31. Laboratory equipment is up to date and well
maintained.
32. The Academy invests in maintaining an up to date
library to support academic learning and ensures that
appropriate

access

mechanisms

are

available

depending on the mode of delivery.


33. The Academy makes provision for managing and
maintaining utilities and ensuring that appropriate
safety measures are in place.

Key Area 4: - Academic and Supportive Staff


1. The recruitment process for administrative and
supportive staff is transparent and the Academy
ensures adherence to the stated criteria.
2. The recruitment process for Academic staff is
transparent and the Academy ensures adherence to the
stated criteria.
3. Appropriate mechanisms are in place to evaluate staff
in line with performance agreements with relevant
authorities.
4. The Academy encourages and rewards teaching and
learning innovation.
5. Cadet:staff ratios and

academic

staff

average

workloads are in line with acceptable norms for the

particular mode of delivery, and are such that the


necessary cadet feedback can be provided.
6. The Academy has developed a policy or criteria for
staff

recruitment,

deployment,

development,

succession planning and a system of mentorship


and/or apprenticeship.
7. The Academy/department has sufficient, qualified and
experienced academic staff, including contract, parttime staff and tutors, to teach the programmes/courses
allocated to them.
8. The Academy/department

offers

development

opportunities to academic staff to enhance their


knowledge and competences to facilitate learning.
9. Academic staff are offered opportunities to enhance
their

knowledge

and

competencies

in

cadet

assessment.
10. The Academy has procedures in place to support the
induction to teaching, pedagogy, counseling and the
upgrading of staff teaching and learning skills through
continuing education and lifelong learning.

Key Area 5: - Cadets admission and Support Services


1. Cadet support services, including academic support
and required counseling services are provided, in line
with the Academys mode of delivery.
2. The Academy has mechanisms in place to support
cadets to become independent learners, in line with
the Academys mode of delivery.
3. There is adequate cadet counseling services equipped
with qualified and competent staff.
4. The mode of delivery takes account of the needs and
challenges of all targeted cadets.

5. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated


policy in place on welcoming new cadets.
6. The Academy/department has effective systems in
place for identifying and dealing with at risk cadets,
tracking cadet performance, gathering cadet feedback,
reviewing

programmes

and

curses,

gathering

feedback from stakeholders and providing feedback


on teaching and learning matters to cadets, staff and
other stakeholders.
7. Cadet support is provided using a range of media
including appropriate ICTs
8. Adequate administrative and technical support is
given to tutors to enable them to provide individual
academic support for distance cadets.
9. The tutor/cadet ratio enables tutors to provide
individual support to learners and monitor their
progress to completion.
10. The tutor/cadet ratio enables tutors to work with small
groups of learners and facilitate problem solving.
11. The Academy employs sufficient and competent
administrative staff to support cadets.
12. The Academy employs sufficient and competent
technical staff to respond to cadet needs.
13. The Academy has robust and extensive systems that
underpin cadet support.
14. Academic and personal counseling is provided to the
cadets
15. Roles and responsibilities for academic and personal
counseling are clearly specified.
16. Appropriate support and facilities are provided for
cadets with specific learning difficulties.
17. The Academy identifies and responds to cadets with
specific learning difficulties.
18. Cadet support emphasizes the development of
independent learning skills.

19. The Academy provides orientation to the cadets on


the

desired

learning

skills

for

pursuing

the

programme.
20. Regular and systematic monitoring of cadet support
services for continuous improvement takes place.
21. Feedback from cadets on support services is regularly
solicited and acted upon.Cadets are advised of
changes resulting from their input.
22. Career guidance advice is provided for cadets.
23. Cadet support systems target retention
24. Preventative support provided in initial courses
25. Remedial interventions are provided throughout the
programmes for cadets at risk of failure.
Key Area 6: - Program Relevance and Curriculum
1. The offer of programmes is determined in response to
national needs and reflects global trends.
2. Programmes offered are responsive to changing
market needs and designed to achieve the Academys
mission.
3. The programme objectives are clearly defined and
focus on the development of cadets knowledge,
attitudes

and

skills

and

their

application

in

professional practice where applicable.


4. There are clear processes and procedures for
programme development and approval.
5. The programme development and approval process
involves scrutiny by internal and external peers.
6. The academic standard of the programmes is
appropriate to the level and nature of the award.
7. The curriculum (expected outcomes, content, teaching
and learning strategies and assessment methods of the
programme) matches the standards and benchmarks
established by national bodies (e.g. accreditation
agencies, and professional bodies).

8. The expected learning outcomes, the content,


teaching and learning strategies and assessment
methods

of

the

programme

are

aligned

and

appropriate to the award and objectives of the


programme.
9. The programmes provide information for cadets
which include a description of the aims, objectives
and learning outcomes, target groups, teachinglearning processes, means of delivery, support
services, scheme of assessment, credit and time
requirements.
10. The curriculum reflects current knowledge and
practice and is sufficiently comprehensive for cadets
to achieve the stated learning outcomes.
11. The content of the programmes is up-to-date and
reflects current knowledge and practice.
12. The programmes are evaluated on the basis of the
cadets achievement

of

the

intended

learning

outcomes.
13. Programme evaluation and monitoring is undertaken
at regular intervals.
14. There is a regular and structured feedback mechanism
in place to obtain feedback from cadets, lecturers,
employers and the community about the effectiveness
of the programmes in achieving its objectives.
15. The outcomes of the evaluation are used to make
necessary changes and improvements to programme
design and delivery.
16. Cadet satisfaction relative to the quality of education
and training provided in the programmes is regularly
evaluated.
17. The Academy promptly informs staff and cadets of
the outcomes of the survey and the actions taken in
response to feedback received.

18. The programme is aligned with the overall Academys


mission and vision.
19. The programme meets national accreditation criteria.
20. The Academy allocates sufficient resources to support
the programme.
21. There is a programme coordinator(s) responsible for
managing and ensuring quality of the programme.
22. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated
curriculum framework.
23. The course objectives fit into the overall goals and
objectives of the Academy (graduate Profile), and
they are being achieved.
24. The curriculum clearly specifies target learners and
learning

outcomes/competencies

for

each

module/course and for the programme as a whole.


25. The curriculum is regularly updated to take account
of new knowledge and learning needs to support
interest of MOND.
26. The courses are designed according to the stated
programme objectives.
27. Course design is focused on national and international
priorities and trends and the needs of prospective
cadets and employers.
28. Courses reflect current developments and knowledge
in the relevant field of study
29. The design of individual courses contributes to
achieving the overall programme objectives.
30. Courses are designed based on cadet-centered
principles.
31. The teaching/learning methods are consciously
planned and monitored keeping in view different
cadet abilities and needs.
32. The teaching/learning strategies are clearly stated in
the

course

document

and

discussed with the learners.

communicated

and

33. The courses have ample scope for encouraging and


developing creative and critical thinking, independent
and

lifelong

learning

and

interpersonal

communication and team work skills.


34. Learning activities are designed to contribute to the
development of the specified generic skills
35. Courses are developed with contributions from
experts in the academic subject area, in instructional
design and in course delivery.
36. Instructional design includes assessment of learning
against stated learning outcomes
37. Learning outcomes are clearly stated. Assessment is
designed to measure achievement of learning
outcomes in terms of defined criteria.
38. Modules/courses are coherently planned and provide
a sequenced learning pathway for cadets towards
attainment of a qualification.
39. The curriculum includes an appropriate balance of
theoretical, practical and experiential knowledge and
skills (where applicable) as well as core and elective
areas
40. The curriculum reflects positive MoND values and
the needs of MoND.

Key Area 7: - Teaching, Learning and Assessment


1. The Academy encourages and rewards teaching and
learning innovation.
2. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated
teaching and learning policy.

3. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated


teaching and learning framework
4. The
Academy/department
deploys

learning

opportunities appropriate to the learning outcomes


including formal lectures, group work, service
learning, etc.
5. The teaching/learning methods are consciously
planned and monitored keeping in view different
cadet abilities and needs.
6. The teaching/learning strategies are clearly stated in
the

course

document

and

communicated

and

discussed with the learners.


7. Learning activities are designed to contribute to the
development of the specified generic skills
8. Instructional design includes assessment of learning
against stated learning outcomes
9. Teaching and learning are based on explicit learning
outcomes which are consistent with programme and
course aims.
10. The academic staff possess appropriate qualifications,
skills and expertise for their positions.
11. Sufficient, qualified technical and support staff are
employed to meet the Academy's objectives for cadet
learning.
12. A variety of learning activities is provided in the
course to encourage active learning, collaborative
learning and self-assessment.
13. The Academy systematically records and assesses the
effectiveness and impact of learning strategies.
14. The Academy obtains regular feedback

from

academic staff on the course materials, with reference


to their user friendliness, appropriateness and
effectiveness.
15. There is a specified procedure to receive, record,
process and return marked assignments to cadets.

16. The specific time frame to return assignments allows


cadets to benefit from formative feedback.
17. The Academy provides orientation to the cadets on
the

desired

learning

skills

for

pursuing

the

programme.
18. Innovative teaching and learning materials are
provided for cadets.
19. Clear information about mode of assessment is
provided for all courses/modules making up the
programme.
20. Assessment is used as an integral part of the teaching
and learning process and seeks to ensure that cadets
have mastered specific outcomes.
21. The level of challenge of assessments is appropriate
to the specific programme and targeted cadets.
22. A variety of assessment methods are used in the
programme.
23. Marking procedures ensure consistency and accuracy
and the provision of feedback to cadets.
24. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated
assessment policy.
25. The Academy has effective and reliable central
management of the cadets marks and learner records
that guarantee the security of the data.
26. There is transparency, fairness and consistency in the
assessment system
27. The teaching learning processes of the Academy
include formative as well as summative assessment.
28. The assessment outcomes are used to inform teaching
methods and improve the curriculum.
29. Assessment is aligned with stated learning outcomes.
30. The course information package provides the details
of the assessment, the assessment techniques, the
intended learning outcomes and timelines.

31. Induction and orientation programmes for cadets at


course

commencement

provide

information

on

assessment expectations.
32. Procedures for both formative and summative
assessment ensure consistency and accuracy of
marking / and grading and provide timely feedback to
learners.
33. All summative assessment grades are accurately
recorded on the cadets record and are communicated
promptly.
34. Formative assessment enables the cadets to receive
objective feedback on their performance
35. The Academy ensures the security of assessment
processes.
36. Assessment results are recorded securely and reliably
and are made available to cadets timely.
37. There is a procedure for orientation of the examiners
on the marking schemes to ensure consistency.
38. The cadets are made aware of ethical practices and
code of conduct for submission of assignments and
project work and for sitting examinations
39. There is a clearly stated disciplinary procedure for
handling malpractices and violation of code of
conduct and ethical standards relating to copying,
plagiarism, reproduction of materials and Intellectual
Property Rights.
40. The Academy has a mechanism for reviewing the
effectiveness of the processes and the overall
performance of the assessment system.
Key Area 8: - Cadet Progression and Graduate
Outcomes

1. The Academy provides ongoing support for cadet


progression across courses within a programme of
study.
2. There are mechanisms to follow up and support
cadets throughout the duration of their study
3. There is a positive employer perception of graduates.
4. Performance of past cadets is monitored to inform
programme revisions.
5. Retention rates are monitored against targets
6. Progression and completion rates are monitored in
relation to Academyal and national targets.
7. The programmes of the Academy

provide

opportunities for the cadets to progress both vertically


and horizontally.
8. The Academy has mechanisms to facilitate cadet
progression from one level of education to the next
higher level successfully and towards gainful
employment.
9. Cadet progress

is

monitored

throughout

the

programme and early warning is provided for cadets


at risk.
10. Enrollment to the programmes is strictly in line with
the specified norms and admission guidelines.
11. The Academy publishes clear policies on the
admission of local and international cadets.
12. Expert peers and/or professional bodies review the
relevance and quality of learning achieved by cadets.
13. There is established linkage with potential employers
that facilitate graduate employment.
14. Tracer studies of graduates and their employers are
conducted to obtain feedback on achievement of
graduates.
15. The programme has an effective research plan with
suitable implementation, evaluation and feedback
mechanisms.

16. Completion, retention and progression rates are


monitored on a continuous basis
17. The Academy has mechanisms in place for regularly
soliciting feedback from cadets on the quality of the
programmes and courses, learning opportunities,
teaching, and the total cadet learning experience.
18. The Academy regularly undertakes stakeholders
surveys (graduates, employers, etc.) and the findings
from these surveys are used to improve the quality of
teaching and learning, research, community service,
and other service provision.

Special questions for cadets


1. All cadets know what their study programmes set out to
achieve.
2. All cadets are aware of the knowledge and skills they will
acquire through completing their study programmes.
3. Cadets are clear about the links between what they are
learning and the ways in which they are assessed.
4. Cadets are treated in a respectful manner by staff.
5. The Academy makes an effort to prepare cadets for their
next career step when they leave MOND.
6. The quality of the support services such as access to the
library, computers, counseling, etc available to you is
satisfactory
7. Cadet representation

on

Academy

committees

is

effective.
8. Cadets receive feedback on the suggestions they make to
improve courses, teaching and learning.
9. Facilities for teaching and learning, equipment to support
learning, and technical support are adequate.
10. Library resources are adequate and accessible.

Quality Assurance
1. The Academy has a policy with regard to quality
assurance and monitoring in all aspects of its
operations.
2. There is an integrated framework to ensure the quality
of the academic and administrative activities of the
Academy.
3. There are clearly stipulated internal quality assurance
processes for both administrative and academic
activities.
4. Quality
assurance

policies

are

effectively

communicated to all the constituents of the Academy.


5. Students are actively involved in quality assurance
activities.
6. There is a system for implementing and reviewing the
quality assurance procedures of the Academy.
7. The Academy undertakes quality reviews/ audits at
regular intervals and ensures the quality of all its
activities.
8. The Academy constantly monitors and reviews the
effectiveness of its quality assurance procedures. The
outcomes are used to improve implementation
strategies.
9. The Academy provides training to its staff for
effective implementation of the quality assurance
procedures
10. The primary purpose of the Academys quality
assurance policy and procedures is to achieve quality
enhancement.

11. Quality enhancement is identified as a goal of the


quality assurance policy.
12. Specific improvement targets are identified for each
activity subjected to monitoring and review.
13. Quality of performance is recognized for selection
and promotion of all categories of staff.
14. The Academy evaluates the performance of the staff
at regular intervals through annual self appraisal
reports, confidential reports and student feedback on
courses and teaching.
15. The outcomes of performance

evaluation

are

communicated to and discussed with the staff


concerned

with

performance.
16. The Academy
development

the

aim

provides
programmes

of

improving

training
to

and

improve

their
staff
the

performance of the staff and contribute to their


continuous development.

Research Publication and Innovation


1. The Academy has a research policy and publications
policy, strategy and agenda. The research policy
includes a focus on research supporting interest of the
Ministry of National Defence, among others.
2. The Academy has a policy and/or strategy on
Innovation, Intellectual Property Ownership and
Technology Foresight.
3. The Academy has an

approved

and

widely

disseminated research policy.


4. The Academy has approved and widely disseminated
processes and criteria in place for the approval of
research proposals.

5. The Academy has mechanisms in place for support


and development of the capacity of new and
established researchers.
6. There is a research committee or an appropriate body
which develops procedures and guidelines for
undertaking research by academic staff.
7. The Academy provides financial assistance to
academic staff to conduct research.
8. The Academy facilitates and encourages research by
providing administrative and academic support to its
academic staff in the form of study leave, project
preparation,

sponsorship,

physical

facilities,

preferential work load allocations etc.


9. At appropriate stages, the research committee or an
appropriate body monitors and evaluates the research
work of the academic staff that is funded by the
Academy.
10. Research activities are an integral part of the duties of
academic staff. Publications and research projects are
given due recognition and good work is rewarded.
11. Academic staff are encouraged to disseminate the
research findings that are relevant to other units of the
Academy.
12. The Academy has an extension unit which undertakes
various community engagement activities such as
HIV/AIDS awareness, gender issues, environmental
issues, livelihood improvement etc.
13. Community work undertaken by students is integrated
in learning programmes and is recognized by the
Academy in fulfillment of graduation requirements.
14. The Academy has procedures in place to support
academic staff to develop and enhance their research
skills,

including

publication.

collaborative

research

and

15. Staff and students publish their research in accredited


academic journals and apply for patents (where
relevant).
16. Researchers are encouraged and supported to present
their research at Academyal conferences.
17. Researchers are encouraged and facilitated, using
Research and Development budget, to engage in
research relevant to the resolution of MoND problems
and the creation of economic and development
opportunities.
18. The Academy encourages and rewards research
whose results are used by the Academy.