Functions of IQAU

  • Facilitate the mission and objectives of the university for enhancing the quality and relevance of teaching and learning and respond to global trends on quality education;
  • Guide and assist the program offering entities i.e. departments, faculties and institutes of the university to define program objectives;
  • Develop standards and benchmarks for various academic and administrative activities of the university;
  • Organize workshops, seminars and appropriate training for capacity building and promoting QA culture at all levels of the university;
  • Facilitating the creation of outcome-based education and a student-centered learning throughout the university using technology for a participatory teaching and learning process;
  • Review existing procedures for further improvement of delivery of teaching and learning;
  • Provide support to the study program offering academic units to conduct the self-assessment, external peer review and implement QA process at program level;
  • Facilitate the approval of new program offering entity and new programs for existing entities using appropriate QA procedures;
  • Develop a data base containing information regarding quality assurance, which will be available to all stakeholders;
  • Develop an Institutional QA Strategic Plan for every 5 years and ensure its implementation and monitoring of achievements. The Plan will be discussed and approved by the QAC of the university and submitted to QAAD;
  • Prepare and produce an annual Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring Report (IQAMR) which will be discussed and approved by the university’s QAC and subsequently submitted to the QAAD;
  • Deliver input on quality enhancement of teaching and learning to the Strategic Institutional Development Plan of the university;
  • Advise university management, faculty and departments on QA and related matters; and
  • Prepare the detailed budget of the IQAU.