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Quality Enhancement Cell, KUST

Written by Administrator on 27 June 2012.

Making Assessment Reports
Self Assessment Report is the major function of QEC which helps the Head of the departments in knowing the weak areas of their departments which hinder the performance of their departments/Institutions. It is based on 31 standards on the basis of which departments are assessed against the available resources and infrastructure and quality education. QEC, KUST has completed the SAR of departments of Microbiology, Biotechnology, English and IIT. Self Assessment Reports were further assessed by the Assessment Team and reports were presented to the Vice Chancellor. On the basis of mentioned weaknesses VC, KUST took very supporting decisions to enhance the standard of education. The implementation plans were prepared by head of the departments and special resources were approved on the basis of implementation plan for remedial actions.

Assessment reports of other departments and institutions are in progress by respective focal persons.

Surveys:
There are ten proformas of surveys which are filled by the students and faculty to receive the feedback for further improvement. Teachers Evaluation survey is conducted in every semester from the students of all programs on teachers Evaluation form. The results are compiled and summary of feedback is given to faculty members for their further improvement. The students course Evaluation Questionnaire Survey has also been conducted and feedback is compiled to update the courses.Graduating Students Survey and Alumni Survey are also conducted and feedback of the students is communicated and mentioned in the Self Assessment Report.

Workshops Organized
For the orientation and implementation of Quality Assurance procedures, workshops have also been organized by QEC KUST according to the need of the time.

The Quality Enhancement Cell of Kohat University of Science & Technology has organized training sessions on December 16, 2011 with the collaboration of Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Pakistan titled Awareness Sessions of Intellectual Property Academy (IPA) for Ph. D faculty and Research Students. The chief organizer of this event was Ms. Yasmeen, Assistant Director QEC. The chief guest of the event was Prof. Dr. Fida Younas (Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences) acting Vice Chancellor of KUST. The resource persons of the event were Mr. Syed Nasrullah Dy. Director IPO, Mr. Saifullah Khan, Assistant Director IPO and Mr. Asif Iqbal, Assistant Director IPO. There were two sessions for lectures and one session allotted for the questions & answers. The purpose of the event was to show the importance of patent, copyright, trademarks and plant breeding etc. Mr. Syed Nasrullah emphasizes the role of Intellectual Property in the economic development of a country. At the end, chief guest presented shields and certificates to the recourse persons and chief organizer.

Regarding the criteria devised by QAA, QEC organized 1 Day workshop on Developing Mission, Objectives and Outcomes on October 10, 2012. Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmad Pirzada from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Dr. Rashid Ahmad, Chairman Department of Physics, KUST were the resource persons of the event.

In the short period of time, QEC also organized 1 Day workshop on Assessment of Academic Programs on December 18, 2012. Prof. Dr. Farman Ullah Director, Quality Enhancement Cell Agriculture University, Peshawar was the resource person of the workshop. The event was organized for the purpose to train the Assessment Team members to assess the academic programs.

QEC organized a video conference on Plagiarism Detection on May 30, 2013 to teach the faculty members about the use of plagiarism software. Mr. Munir Ahmad, Deputy Director, QAA was the resource person of the event.



Meetings/ Workshops Attended
In a period of two years, QEC, KUST has assured its presence in all the Pakistan universities QEC, s meetings organized by QAA, HEC from time to time.

On behalf of Quality Enhancement Cell of Kohat University of Science & Technology, Ms. Yasmeen, Assistant Director QEC, along with the acting director of QEC, Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman, attended a two day meeting of Heads of Quality Enhancement Cells of Phase I & II was held on 15th 16th November, 2011 at HEC Regional Center, Peshawar wherein 26 QECs presented their ideas regarding Impact of Self-Assessment Process, additional responsibilities of the QEC other than the Self-Assessment mechanism..

QEC also participated in two day workshop, organized by University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore on March 28-29, 2012 with collaboration of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), Islamabad. It was acknowledged that in desire of excellence in the institutions, the habit of self accountability must be developed, so that the objectives of the quality education could be achieved.

Assistant Director QEC, attended a two day meeting of Heads of Quality Enhancement Cells held on June 18th -19th 2012 at HEC Regional Center, Lahore.

QEC also attended an Orientation Workshop on Institutional Performance Evaluation at Agriculture University, Peshawar on June 28, 2012. It was highlighted in the workshop that how Institutional Performance Evaluation is necessary for Degree Awarding Institutions (DAEs).

On May 28, 2012 QEC participated in a Colloquium at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi titled Impact of Phase I & Phase II QECs.

QEC also represented Kohat University of Sciences & Technology while attended training session regarding Quality Based Ranking of HEIs at HEC Regional Center, Peshawar on August 28, 2012.

Regarding the preparation of Business Plan, QEC attended training session at HEC, Islamabad on 21th -22th Nov, 2012.

Assistant Director, QEC attended an event titled Celebration of World Quality Day at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad on 21st December, 2012. The theme of the event was to raise the voice of quality in higher education sector.

On behalf of Kohat University of Science & Technology, QEC also participated in 18th meeting of Phase-I & II QECs on 15th-16th April, 2013 at HEC Regional Center Lahore.

On behalf of Quality Enhancement Cell of Kohat University of Science & Technology, Ms. Yasmeen, Assistant Director QEC, along with the acting director of QEC, Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman, attended an international workshop at CIIT, Islamabad on May 2, 2013.


Data Collection

Data Collection and its provision to the national and International organization are also done by the Quality Enhancement Cell, KUST. So far data has been provided to the following organizations.
University Statistics of all KUST departments to Higher Education Commission since 2001-2010.

Provided data regarding Quality Based Ranking of HEIs for the period of 2011-2012 to the DG, QAA.
Data to Organization of Islamic Countries. (OIC).
Data to Pakistan Council for Science and Technology.
Data to Times Higher Education London.
Data to Iranian Conciliate.

QEC organized an orientation session on June 25, 2013 for Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) committee members. The event was chaired by Prof. Dr. Fida Younus Khattak (Convener of the Committee). Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Khan from University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Peshawar was the resource person of the event.

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