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By:

Nadeem Mustafa
Director Quality Enhancement Cell
GIFT University, Gujranwala.

What is Quality?

What is Quality
Assurance?

Levels of Quality
Assurance?
Internal Quality Assurance
(Develop and Implement System and Strive for Continuous
Improvement)
Quality Enhancement Cell

External Quality Assurance


(Public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded)

University Rankings, IPE, Accreditations

Quality Enhancement
Cell
HEC has established QEC at all W-Category
Universities with the objective of significant
enhancement of quality in higher learning.
The major function of the QEC is to integrate the
concepts of quality in the higher learning systems and
to develop practical guidelines and policies for
uplifting the standard of education.

Organization of QEC
Rector

Director QEC

Deputy
Director

Data
Analysts

Office
Assistant

Naib
Qasid

Functions of QEC
1. Promoting public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are
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enhanced and safeguarded.


Review of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject
area.
Review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management
of standards and quality of programs.
Develop qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be
expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Bachelors, Bachelor with Honors,
Masters, M.Phil, Doctoral.
Develop program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what
knowledge understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have developed on
successfully completing a specific program.
To develop quality Assurance process and methods of evaluation to affirm that quality
of provision and standards of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum,
subject and staff development, to gather with research and other scholarly activities.

Functions of QEC
7. Ensure that the universitys quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with
the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality
of Higher education.
8. QEC is responsible to develop procedures for the following:

Approval of new programs


Annual monitoring and evaluation including program monitoring, faculty monitoring and
students perception.
Departmental review
Student feedback
Employer feedback
Quality assurance of Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D. degree program.
Subject review
Instructional assessment
Program specifications
Qualification framework

Self Assessment
System?

What is Self
Assessment?

Objectives of Self
Assessment

Inputs

Output

Students
Curriculum

Faculty
Laboratories, Computing
& Library Facilities

Processing
&
Delivery

Processes

Institutional Facilities

Institutional Support

Assessment/Feedback

Graduates that
Perform Outcomes
that Achieve
Educational
Objectives

QEC initiates SA through the dean one semester prior to the


assessment
Department forms the PT that will be responsible for preparing SAR

QEC reviews the Documentation submitted through the Dean within


one month

SAR
NO

Complete?
YES

The Vice Chancellor / Rector forms the AT in consultation with the


concerned dean based on the recommendation of the QEC
QEC plans and fixes AT visit

The AT conducts assessment and presents its findings to QEC, Dean,


PT and dept. faculty

The QEC submits an executive summary to the Rector

Department prepares and submits implementation plan to QEC

Follow up of the implementation plan by QEC

Criteria for Self


Assessment

Criterion 1: Program mission, objectives


and outcomes
Each program must have a mission, measureable objective and expected outcomes for
graduates. A strategic Plan must be in placed to achieve program objectives.

Criterion 2: Curriculum design &


organization
Curriculum must be designed and organized to achieve the programs objectives and
outcomes.

Criterion 3: Laboratories and computing


facilities
Laboratories and computing facilities must be adequately available and accessible to
faculty members and students to support teaching and research activities.

Criterion 4: Student support and


advising
Student must have adequate support to complete the program in a timely manner and
must have ample opportunity to interact with their instructors and receive timely
advice about program requirements.

Criterion 5: Process
control

The process by which major functions are delivered must be in place, controlled,
periodically reviewed, evaluated and continuously improved

Criterion 6: Faculty
Faculty members must be current and active in their discipline and have the necessary
technical depth and breadth to support the program . There must be enough faculty
members to provide continuity and stability.

Criterion 7: Institutional
facilities
Institutional facilities, including library, computing facilities, classrooms and offices
must be adequate to support the objective of the program.

Criterion 8: Institutional
support

The institutions support and the financial resources for the program
must be sufficient to provide an environment in which the program
can achieve its objectives and retain its strength.

AT Finding
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8
Chairmans Comments
Name & Signature
Deans Comments
Name & Signature
QECs Comments
Name & Signature

Corrective
Action

Implementation Responsible
Date
Body

Resources
Needed

Acknowledgement
This presentation is largely developed from

the Self Assessment Manual prepared by Dr.


Abdul Raouf, for Higher Education Commission
Pakistan.