QEC Guidelines | University of South Asia Lahore

The Quality Enhancement Cells were established at different universities in the light of Guidelines given below:

i. The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) will be established in each university/degree awarding institute to be headed by a Professional whose services will be hired against the relevant criteria for quality assurance of higher education. The status of QEC head will be equivalent to a Dean and the reporting authority for this position will be Vice Chancellor/Rector. He/she will be the correspondent with the outside bodies and responsible for internal Academic Audit as well. All these Quality Enhancement Cells will be facilitated by Quality Assurance Agency that will be established at Higher Education Commission.

ii. QEC will be responsible for promoting public confidence that the quality and standards for the award of degrees, management and overall quality of knowledge being imparted by the institutions are enhanced and safeguarded.

iii. QEC will be responsible for the review of quality standards by auditing academic standards and the quality of teaching, learning and management in each subject area.

iv. QEC will be responsible for the review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

v. QEC will be responsible for defining clear and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews to be carried out. It should also help the employees to know as to what they could expect from the candidates.

vi. QEC will be responsible to 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, Master, MPhil, PhD.

vii. QEC will be responsible to 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 programme.

viii. QEC will be responsible to develop quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.

ix. QEC will be responsible to ensure that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality of Higher Education.

x. QEC staff will get the capacity building training from HEC on the subject of quality in higher learning and will be responsible to implement and disseminate that acquired knowledge into learning environment of the institution.

xi. xi. QEC will be Responsible to Develop Procedures for the following:

a. Improvement of existing programs and approval of new programs in consultation with already existing body responsible for the task at universities.

b. Annual monitoring and evaluation including program monitoring, faculty assessment, and students’ perception.

c. Developing a data source for accurate information regarding quality assurance which will be deliverable to all stakeholders.

d. Departmental review.

e. Student feedback.

f. Employer feedback.

g. g. Quality assurance of Master, M Phil. and PhD degree programs.

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