Knowledge University

Quality Assurance

2018-07-09 10:47:27

What is QA? And who we are?

Quality Assurance in Knowledge University rely on tools that help the assessment team to record evidence, this system leads to certain accuracy to make judgment and then to write the report in its final form. Philosophy and methodology proposed in this report focuses on the experiences of assessors and competencies in the calendar and ensure the quality of the institution in addition to the commitment to quality control system and its manual and follow the standards and then use the toolkit calendar. The multiplicity of tools and methods used to help take on the accuracy of the verdicts, as well as discussions and exchange of views between members of the team calendar, but it all depends on the experience, skill and understanding of the rectifier and the team. Calendar tools require the use of two methods of evaluation methods first method is Qualitative Assessment and the other is Quantitative Assessment

Qualitative Assessment: It is the using of tools and methods, including discussions, interviews, observations, testing of records, case studies, measurements, questionnaires and others, the team may follow the style of qualitative assessment. In the light of information, data and evidence gathering team members have the team to summarize the results and the verdicts reached by the answer to paragraphs and phrases written and metrics that show the quality of the performance of the institution. The focus here is on the quality of inputs, processes and outputs. 

Quantitative Assessment: In this style, team members, are focusing on the development of the verdicts in a digital form and allow of careful consideration to the elements of the performance of the university in terms of the quantity of each, separately, and thus focus attention on the quality of inputs, processes and outputs. The integration between the two modes (qualitative and quantitative) and following  the standards established in the evidence and the use of tools and group discussions illustrate the final verdicts for the university in terms of the quality of their performance and the possibility of access to quality assurance .

 

Vision

The Quality Assurance Team play a strategic role in implementing best practices to achieve positive outcomes for the Students and Alumni. Academic qualifications of the highest quality require fitness for purpose, effective management and employability of graduates, standardization of procedures and innovative teaching, learning and community engagements to keep the University competitive and sustainable in globalized education area.

 

Mission

The Quality Assurance Team promotes effective and efficient service delivery in Knowledge University by applying expertise and knowledge in the areas of organizational development, program evaluation, process and practice improvement, and by optimizing technology and resources. Our mission that needs attention and support (students, academics, and administration staff) to understand and practice activities in keeping with quality standards in the knowledge university.

 

Values

 

Student’s Needs - We are committed to meeting the needs of our Students and Alumni.

Integrity - We express our integrity through objectivity, honesty, and transparent communication.

Excellence/Quality - We strive for excellence in the quality of the work of the Knowledge University and encourage a culture of learning and creativity to continually enhance service delivery.

Collaboration - We value collaboration with others Directorates, Colleges, and University Units, respecting the diversity and talents of our colleagues

 

Quality Assurance Directorate structure of Knowledge University contain Two Units:

1-    Administration Quality Assurance:

     The working principle of the quality assurance Administration unit is Similar to academic quality. This unit evaluates the performance of employees and managers in the job work within the university and follow up their work through the development of a work plan and commitment to it:

1-     Evaluate of the employee's profile in terms of confirming his academic certificates and the training courses he joined, which must match his administrative function at the university.

2-     Encouraging the training and development of the employee in the field of his work and creativity through the imposition of training courses for that Specialization.

3-      Evaluation of the performance of the employee for his work and filled by the responsible.

4-     Evaluate work of the managers and staff of the units (IT, Health and Safety of the University, Registration and Documentation, Human Resources, Library).

5-      Student needs from the university as the student services.

6-     Evaluate the job performance of the University Presidency, Deans, Heads of Departments, and Heads of Educational Committees.

 

 

2-    Academic Quality Assurance Unit:

     Teachers are the single most important learning resource available to most students. Teaching staff should give opportunities to develop and extend their teaching capacity and should be encouraged to value their skills.

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1-     Checking and audit of the annual plan for scientific departments and colleges.

2-     Request the writing of the course book and to check it with the course syllabus of that department. With the addition of the test questions form after the end of the semester.

3-     Audit TAP e-system on the university website in terms of scientific certificates and biography and matching the competence of the Teacher with the subject matter of the study.

4-     Checking and encourage the Teacher to participate in the seminars, the Work Shop and the Conferences.

5-     Checking Scientific Research and Articles with Google Scholar Citation.

6-     Evaluate the Teacher scientific performance through TF and CAD.

7-     Checking the course book and the textbooks prepared by the Teacher for the courses.

8-     SF for both the Teaching performance of the Subject and the Course Methodology

9-     Evaluation of teaching performance through the Head of Department.

10- Evaluation of the performance of the Head of the Academic Department through Teaching Staff and Dean of the College

11- Evaluation of Dean of the College for the academic performance through the Heads of Department.

 

Quality Assurance Directorate job:

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1-     Checking administrative assignments for academics.

2-     Checking of students in terms of Students – Teachers Ratio, Numbers of Students in each Departments.

3-     Checking of the preparation of the permanent teaching staff and the partial contract.

4-      Auditing the student database and admission requirements.

5-      Checking curriculum in terms of curriculum development plans, updating and accreditation / global educational systems.

6-     Checking the conditions of opening the new scientific sections and their conformity with the requirements of educational quality.

7-     Checking scientific labs and the quality of lab equipment, match the scientific experiments of the scientific curriculum for that course.

8-     Audit of sources and methodological books.

9-     Checking of the college scientific achievement through scientific visits to the classrooms by the Deans and quality assurance.

10- Measurement of the exam time and success rates for each (course, stage, department, college).

11-  Auditing all scientific activities, cultural, artistic, and sports that have an impact on the assessment of the performance of the university and the University Ranking.

12- Evaluation of Academic Performance of the College in terms of Curricula, Teaching Hours by an External Academic Evaluator.

13-  Discussing the scientific plan of the departments like (graduate research, visits and scientific locations and places, summer training, and student exams).