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INTRODUCTION

THE UNIVERSITY

INTRODUCTION

Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) was established, in Riphah International University, in Oct 2009 by Higher Education Commission (HEC) with a mandate to monitor, quality of education through a well-structured feedback mechanism.  The feedback is obtained from the current and ex-students, faculty, and employers. Since its inception, QEC worked at a high pace, created conducive environments to increase acceptability in the faculties towards the QEC mechanism.

QEC organized several awareness seminars in the university for the program team members, faculty and senior management on quality assurance, preparation of self-assessment reports.  Director QEC has attended several national and international events to represent Riphah International University and learn and share good practices with national and international counterparts. 

QEC is a progressive and dynamic department striving to achieve distinctions in Quality Circles.

VISION

The Quality Enhancement Cell is responsible for promoting public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Verify that the existing programs meet their objectives and institutional goals
  • Maintain and continuously enhance academic standards
  • Review of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area
  • Review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.
  • Develop quality assurance processes and evaluation methods to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are maintained and foster curriculum, subject and staff development, and research and other scholarly activities.
  • 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.
  • Provide feedback for quality assurance of academic programs to the top management and HEC
  • Develop procedures for the following:
    • Approval of new program
    • Perform periodic monitoring and evaluation of programs, faculty, and student perceptions.
    • Departmental review
    • Student feedback
    • Employer feedback
    • Quality assurance of MS/M.Phil and PhD degree programs
    • Subject review
    • Institutional assessment
    • Program specifications
    • Qualification framework.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  •  QEC represented the university at International QA Platforms, including the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) and Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) since 2012.
  • Riphah won 2016 APQN’s Best/Model Internal QA Award.
  • Director QEC Riphah got elected as Director INQAAHE Board through global voting in 2018.
  • QEC Riphah earned HEC annual rating scores in the range of 97-100% since 2012. It remains one of the most highly rated QEC in the country.
  • Achieved ISO 9001:2015 QMS Certification of Riphah by M/S Lloyd’s Register UK.
  • During the Covid-19 QEC Riphah amicably supported online teaching by taking students’ feedback regarding:-
    • Internet Connectivity
    • Teaching quality
  • Conducted Peer Review exercise for 2,000+ online courses offered during the COVID 19 Lockdowns based on Blackboard Online Course Quality Rubric (2020-21)
  • Conducted Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) and MS/MPhil/Ph.D. programs review of Riphah Islamabad, Lahore and Faisalabad Campuses through a composite team of HEC
  • Provision of granular level data regarding 20,000+ students, 900+ faculty members and 1,500+ staff members of Riphah to Higher Education Data Repository (HEDR), HEC
  • QEC organized several online sessions for faculty members of Riphah on Quality Matters by engaging renowned Quality Professionals in the country.

Director QEC Acted as a resource person to conduct awareness sessions in several Peer Universities on Quality Assurance matters.