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QEC Activity on Departmental Norms and Expectations for Academic Year 2017-18

August 7-8, 2017

On the initiative of and directions by the top management, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) conducted departmental presentations for setting norms and expectations for Academic Year 2017-18, on August 7-8, 2017. The presentations were carried out by all Deans/Hods where their departmental teams were present. The objective of this whole activity was to run academic year 2017-18 with new zeal ensuring continuous improvement and augmented excellence. MORE

The presentation cum training for faculty was carried out on the following parameters;

  1. Department and program vision and mission
  2. Goals for 2017-18
  3. Academic rules and Discipline.
  4. Test Banks
  5. Student Personality Transformation
  6. Practical Education
  7. On-time Classes

Training of Examination Department on the Role of Positive Behavior and Ethics at Work place

August 11, 2017

Quality Enhancement Cell at University of South Asia hosted an interactive training session titled “Role of Positive Behavior and Ethics at Workplace”. The session was conducted by Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman, Member Punjab Higher Education Commission and former Vice-Chancellor of Government College University, Lahore. The entire staff of Examination Department and all QEC core team members participated in the training. The honorable Vice Chancellor, University of South Asia, Mian Imran Masood and Vice Chairman, Dr. Shafkat Beg also graced the occasion. MORE

Faculty Capacity Building Workshop on Effective Communication Skills

August 1-10, 2017

Quality Enhancement Cell at University of South Asia conducted a capacity building workshop for the faculty on “Effective Communication Skills” at Tufail Road Campus. Dr. Irfan Amir, Director QEC and Ms. Raana Naseer, Lecturer English led the 12-hour contact interactive training focusing on the key dimensions of communication skills. The faculty members significantly benefited from the training program. MORE

Training on Departmental Self-Assessment Reports (SARs)

17-18 July, 2017 - Batch 1
24-25 July, 2017 - Batch 2

A two-day training workshop on “Preparing Departmental Self- Assessment Reports (SARs)” was organized by Quality Enhancement Cell at University of South Asia, Tufail Road Campus. The session was conducted by Mr. Amir Abbas (Deputy Director QEC) and facilitated by Mr. Qalab-e- Abbas (Assistant Director QEC). The workshop covered eight criteria outlined by HEC for the preparation of Departmental SARs. Training for Batch-1 included faculty members from Department of Management Sciences, Fashion and Design, Architecture, Biotechnology, and Food and Nutrition. Likewise, training for Batch -2 was attended by faculty members from Department of Computer Sciences, Physiotherapy, Media Studies and Law. Program Teams (PT) were also formed and documented to initiate the compilation of SARs to meet HEC self-assessment requirements.MORE

Training Session on Personal and Professional Development

May 24, 2017

Dr. Irfan Amir, Director QEC, conducted an interactive training session on “6 Cs of Personal and Professional Development” at the University of South Asia, Tufail Road campus. The conceptual, idiosyncratic framework was shared with faculty and staff for their capacity building. MORE

Preparing Self-assessment Reports (SARs) and HEC Criteria for Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE)

May 22, 2017

A training session on preparing Self-assessment Reports, together with the criteria deployed by HEC in their visit for Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE), was conducted by Mr. Aamir Abbas, Deputy Director QEC. The session provided an overview of the eleven IPE standards outlined by HEC. Each of the eleven standards covered a specific dimension of institutional quality. The QEC core team, focal persons across all faculties (both Tufail Road and Raiwind Campus), and Director HR and Academic Coordination participated in the session. MORE

Course File Preparation Training at Raiwind Campus

May 18, 2017

A session on “The Importance and Philosophy of Making Course Files” was conducted by Mr. Aamir Abbas, Deputy Director QEC, for instructors across all faculties at University of South Asia’s Raiwind campus.MORE

Course File Preparation Training at Tufail Campus

May 17, 2017

Mr. Aamir Abbas, Deputy Director QEC, conducted a session on “The Importance and Philosophy of Making Course Files” at Tufail Road campus. The session was attended by faculty across all departments at the Tufail campus. MORE

Progress Review of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Mechanism at University of South Asia

May 2-3, 2017

Mr. Aamir Abbas, Deputy Director QEC, made a presentation on “Progress Review of IQA Mechanism at the University of South Asia” at HEC, Islamabad. He briefed Director General QAA, other members of the HEC team, and QEC representatives from other participating institutions on the current standing of QEC at USA, institutional performance, implementation plan and actions taken to address weak areas and assistance required from HEC. MORE

1st National Conference on Business Management

April 25-26, 2017

Quality Enhancement Cell jointly organized 1st National Conference on Business Management with Faculty of Management Science, University of South Asia.MORE

Feedback on Class Audit conducted during April 3-6 2017

April 13, 2017

Dr. Irfan Amir, Director QEC conducted a presentation on “Feedback on Class Audit conducted during April 3-6 2017”. During the session, the instructors who participated in the class audits were briefed about parameters outlined in HEC prescribed Class Audit Report proforma on which their classes were judged. Strengths, areas for improvement and some generic tips on methods of instruction were shared to enhance the quality of teaching at University of South Asia. MORE

Class audit reports

April 7, 2017

QEC concluded class audits. Class audit reports were prepared and submitted to Director QEC. MORE

Initiated class audit

April 3, 2017

QEC initiated class audit project at University of South Asia, Tufail Road Campus. MORE

Personal and Professional Development

March 29, 2017

Dr. Irfan Amir, Director QEC and Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences at University of South Asia conducted a seminar on “Personal and Professional Development” at School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. MORE

A meeting of QEC core team members

March 13, 2017

A meeting of QEC core team members and program team members was convened to ensure compliance with regard to submission of course files from respective departments in accordance with the HEC requirements. MORE

Course Coding as per International Standards and HEC Guidelines

February 28, 2017

A session on “Course Coding as per International Standards and HEC Guidelines” was organized by QEC at University of South Asia, Tufail Road Campus to facilitate faculty in developing road maps for their respective courses complete with course codes in accordance with international norms and HEC requirements. Dr. Irfan Amir, Director QEC was the course lead. MORE

feedback of instructors

February 9, 2017

QEC initiated students’ feedback of instructors through Teacher Evaluation Form (Proforma 10) provided by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) at HEC. MORE

QEC Strategic Plan

February 7, 2017

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) submitted the QEC Strategic Plan: Long-Term Perspective and Action Plan for 2017-18 to the University management highlighting QEC goals and activities for the year. MORE

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