Quality Enhancement Cell

Introduction

Quality Assurance is the premeditated, organized and regular review process of an institution especially at higher level.

The Quality Assurance programme of the HEC essentially has three major components:

" Development of criteria and standards for various quality parameters in Higher Education.

" Development of processes and capacity building to ensure implementation of these criteria.

" Develop a system for arranging regular internal and external monitoring of the higher education institutions in respect of the status of implementation of the quality criteria and quality control processes.

The Quality Assurance Committee of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recommended the establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) in all universities and DAIs of higher education with the Primary Objective "QEC is to enhance the quality of our Academic Programmes and also inculcate Quality Culture through adoption and implementation of Self-Assessment Procedures as per QA Manual of HEC."

The Quality Assurance Agency established 10 offices known as Quality Enhancement Cells in the public sector universities in 2007 at first Stage /Phase 1 to implement quality assurance mechanism in the universities.

The establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is an ongoing systematic progression consequently Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad (SBBU-SBA) was integrated in this procedure, the proceeding of establishment of QEC SBBU SBA was initiated in the month of September 2013.

The QEC-SBBU-SBA started working under the self-motivated and energetic leadership of worthy Vice-chancellor Mr Arshad Saleem. At present the responsibility of director QEC - SBBU-SBA has been assigned to Prof. Dr. Tayyaba Zarif.Presently, keeping in view the following Structure the QEC-SBBU-SBA started the functioning.

Vision

To ensure the SBBUSBA as Quality service provider University through attaining International quality Standard for higher education.

Mission

Developing a viable and sustainable mechanism of quality enhancement of the academic programs as well as effectual administration of all Internal process, to provide Informational Support for academic procedures and contributing toward timely response to all stakeholders, also offer practical exposure under the supervision of field experts of national and international origin while focusing on continuous professional development, applied research and modernization so that they could play valuable role in nation building and become innovative leaders & driver of sustainable global change"

Core Values

Sincerity toward Institute

Commitment.

Transparent and credible mechanism of execution

Accountability

Respect

Continual & consistent development of the processes/p>

Objectives

To review quality standards by auditing academic standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.

To promote public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degree are enhanced and safeguarded.

To develop qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D./p>

To review academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

To develop program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have to develop on successfully completing a specific program,

QEC IS RESPONSIBLE TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Approval of new programs in consultation with already existing bodies.

Annual monitoring and evaluation e.g. faculty assessment and students perception

Departmental review

Students feedback

Employer feedback

Quality assurance of Mater's, M.Phil. and Ph.D degree programs

Subject review

Director QEC

The Quality Enhancement Cell at SBBU-SBA is strongly committed to achieve excellence in higher education to be brought at par with most of the international professional Universities by adopting the global standards of education & then implementing the guidelines/policies of HEC in its true letter & spirit. The team of QEC will spare no stone unturned for the best possible outcome in lieu of dedicated & devoted efforts to bring this university in the forefront of modern era of higher education. We shall deliver quality and standard education to produce the competitive qualified young stuff in all disciplines I am very much confident that QEC will continue to strive the best for improving the quality of higher education being imparted in SBBU-SBA. In this regard, the worthy Vice Chancellor is strongly committed to improve the overall quality standards at the University. It is strongly urged to all the departments cooperating and playing a vital role to enhance the quality of this University in all aspects so that the QEC at SBBU-SBA can be uplifted to the international norms.

Assessmentment Team

Department AT Name Picture
English Mr. Nadeem Jalbani, Ms. Attiya ,Mr. Ameen Sajid N\A
Business Dr. Liaquat Zardari, Mr. Mehran Tunio N\A
Chemistry Mr. Amrat, Dr. Zaheer N\A
Education Dr. Ejaz Ahmed , Dr. Abdul Majeed Niazi , Mr. Mehboob Ali Dehraj N\A
IT Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, Mr. Sagheer N\A
Media & Studies Dr. Sohail Ahmed Ansari,Mr. Ejaz N\A

Program Team

Department AT Name Picture
English Mr. Aamer Saeed, Mr. Ayaz Ali Jarah N\A
Business Ms. Afroze Siyal, Mr. Arman Khan, MR. Ahmed Shafique N\A
Chemistry Mr. Lal Bux, Dr. Qurat-ul-Ain N\A
Education Mr. Abdul Latif , Mr. Izhar Ali , Mr. Irfan N\A
IT Ms. Marina Sherbaz, Mr. Sajid Hussain N\A
Media & Studies Dr. Sohail Ahmed Ansari, Mr. Ejaz N\A

Meetings Workshops/Seminars July 2016 to June 2017

SNo. Month Week Event/Activity Purpose/Agenda/Theme Responsibility Remarks
1 August 2016 1st Week Meeting with PTs To share the progress about the implementation plan Director QEC
2 August 2016 2nd Week Two Days training of the faculty members To enhance the understanding about Quality assurance Director QEC
3 August 2016 2nd Week Awareness Workshop /sessions for heads of administrative & academic departments & Program Team of All the Departments Capacity building regarding Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) process Director QEC
4 August 2016 3rd Week Seminar for M.Phil Students/Working on proposal of training program of focal persons of affiliated colleges Quality research and data analyses by using SPSS/HEC Training workshop for academic staff of affiliated colleges on Quality Assurance System funded by Learning Innovation Division Director QEC
5 August 2016 4th Week Meeting with VC Briefing to VC on UPR of SBBU, SBA Director QEC
6 September 1st Week Meeting with Director Colleges Regarding training of focal persons of affiliated colleges. Director QEC
7 September 2016 2nd Week Meeting with HoDs To share the progress about the implementation plan Director QEC
8 September 2016 3rd Week Meeting with HoDs of Admin & Academic Institution performance evaluation process Director QEC
9 October 2016 1st Week Seminar about the Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement Seminar with the theme of how to ensure the Quality Assurance and Importance of Quality Enhancement Process in the HEI Director QEC
10 October 2016 3rd Week Guest Speaker Session for the faculty and students To understand and acquire knowledge about the Quality Indicators Director QEC
11 October 2016 3rd Week International seminar, For all department Quality teaching g for quality learning Director QEC
12 November 2016 1st Week Counselling Session for Associates To enable the counselling for the associates to improve their quality career planning Director QEC
13 November 2016 2nd Week Two Days awareness workshop for administrative staff To have the understanding of Quality and Organizational Management Director QEC
14 November 2016, 3rd week to December2016, 3rd week Exam of University & Affiliated colleges
15 December 2016 4th Week Meeting with PTs To share the progress about the implementation of Quality Improvement Plan Director QEC
16 January 2017 1st Week 14 Days Training program on quality assurance Training of focal person of affiliated colleges. Proposal will send to HEC for funding. Director QEC
17 January 2017 1st Week Meeting with HoDs /Academic and HoDs Admin Regarding the Quality Assurance and Accreditation through Councils Director QEC
18 January 2017 2nd Week Orientation Session with College Faculty To give orientation of the Quality Assurance Process in the Educational Institutes Director QEC
19 January 2017 4nd Week International/ National Conference on Quality Assurance Equality and Quality in rural contact: challenges and opportunity Director QEC
20 February 2017 1st Week Guest Speaker Session for the M.Phil Associates To learn the tools, measures and techniques of practicing the Quality Enhancement Director QEC
21 February 2017 2nd Week One Day Orientation Workshop with Heads of all the departments • Quality Education in HEI • Role of QEC in Quality Education • Assessment Criteria Director QEC
22 February 2017 4th Week Two days orientation workshop with Program Team • To understand the process of Quality Assurance Director QEC
23 March 2017 2nd Week Two days’ Workshop with the members of Program Teams and Assessment teams of all the Departments • Self-Assessment Manual • Self-Assessment Report Director QEC
24 March 2017 3rd Week Meeting with HOD Business Administration Department Discussion and Feed Back regarding the accreditation of program Director QEC
25 March 2017 4th Week One Day Orientation Workshop with the faculty of all Department To understand the process of accreditation and quality assurance To familiarize with the scope of NACTE To build the capacity regarding the documentation for NACTE Director QEC
26 April 2017 1st Week Meeting with Sr. Coordinator Assessment result implementation plan summary Director QEC
27 April 2017 3rd Week Meeting with HoDs Assessment result implementation plan summary Director QEC
28 May 2017 2nd Week Submission of SARs Reports of MBA, BS-Chemistry, MSc-Chemistry & campuses PT of the department will submit the complete SAR report of one program of relevant Department Director QEC
29 May 2017 3rd Week Review of submitted SARs by the QEC QEC review the SARs, if not satisfactory , may sent back to the PTs for re-submission within one week Director QEC
30 May 2017 4th Week Feedback on Submitted SAR to all the PTs To modify and correct the required things in the SAR Director QEC
31 June 2017 1st Week Visit of ATs for selected programs ATs team will visit and submit the SARs within one week Director QEC
32 June 2017 2nd Week SAR Approvals ( all left programs) QEC will send the SAR to the competent authority for the approval Director QEC
33 June 2017 4th Week SAR sending to QAA-HEC ( all programs) The approved SARs will be sent to QAA-HEC on demand Director QEC