Directorate of Quality Enhancement

Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, in the quest to achieve higher standards of education is routed towards Quality Assurance. The guidance is attained from the regulatory authorities guiding principles laid by Higher Education Commission. We take our intellectual guidance from various sources available at hand. With the shift in paradigm for education, the whole idea of higher education has changed. However with shifts, we regrettably, maintain a status quo. Even if we intend to progress, we always follow and never initiated a take leaders position.

QEC was established in 2014 under the astute leadership of the Vice chancellor Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology. It is an imperative that Universities have to initiate formal setups for enhancing quality. This agitated the setup of a QEC department whose responsibilities include the overall quality impositions as laid down by HEC through Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

Quality is the systematic review process to determine, whether international/local learning objectives are met, equipped with the required resources. Quality education is the prerequisite for enhanced academic standards, harness future leaders, enrich academic and intellectual landscape. This in-turn will develop the whole country's image in the global arena where our competitive student body will be recognized internationally. This will help student, in their quest for a career and any further education if they intend to pursue. This effort has a strong impact on the children's response towards their social obligations, ethical conflicts, and religious biases and would equip them with the right tools for managing their lives.

The key ambition for education is its compatibility, and the creation of knowledge economy. This can only be done through sensitization of the processes, curricula, and resources, being responsive to the global changes, and proceeding with the global shift in paradigm.

The target is to create a quality culture, which can be done through capacity building (faculty, infrastructure and curricula). This can only be done through research in the field of education.

"Defining quality, setting standards and following the overall mission of the institution."

Enhancing quality to specified standards, catering education economy by developing quality culture.

1) To be established in each university/degree awarding institute to be headed by a Professional whose services will be hired against the relevant criteria for quality assurance of higher education. The status of QEC head will be equivalent to a Dean and the reporting authority for this position will be Vice Chancellor/Rector. He/she will be the correspondent with the outside bodies and responsible for internal Academic Audit as well. All these Quality Enhancement Cells will be facilitated by Quality Assurance Agency that will be established at Higher Education Commission.

2) To be responsible for promoting public confidence that the quality and standards for the award of degrees, management and overall quality of knowledge being imparted by the institutions are enhanced and safeguarded.

3) To be responsible for the review of quality standards by auditing academic standards and the quality of teaching, learning and management in each subject area.

4) To be responsible for the review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.

5) To be responsible for defining clear and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews to be carried out. It should also help the employees to know as to what they could expect from the candidates.

6) To be responsible to develop qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Bachelors, Bachelor with Honors, Master, MPhil, PhD 7) To be responsible to develop program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have developed on successfully completing a specific programme.

8) To be responsible to develop quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.

9) To be responsible to 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.

10) QEC staff will get the capacity building training from HEC on the subject of quality in higher learning and will be responsible to implement and disseminate that acquired knowledge into learning environment of the institution.

11) To be Responsible to Develop Procedures for the following: Improvement of existing programs and approval of new programs in consultation with already existing body responsible for the task at universities. Annual monitoring and evaluation including program monitoring, faculty assessment, and students' perception. Developing a data source for accurate information regarding quality assurance which will be deliverable to all stakeholders. Departmental review. Student feedback. Employer feedback. Quality assurance of Master, M Phil. and PhD degree programs. Subject review. Institutional audit. Program me specifications. Qualification framework.

1)To attend the SAR meetings as and when required.
2) To ensure that Self Assessment Mechanism is being implemented as per given guidelines.
3) To collect and document all the information required to fulfill the prescribed standards under each criterion.
4) To provide justification for each standard if it is not applicable.
5) To prepare drafts of the SAR on the given dead line and send them to QEC for timely feedback.
6) To keep the record of all the supporting documents addressing various standards of the SAR.
7) To circulate all the applicable feedback forms to the target stakeholders and include the analysis of the same in the SAR.
8) To communicate with the management on the effectiveness and suitability of the SA mechanism.
9) To coordinate with other departments and faculty members as and when required for the completion of the SAR.

1) To attend SAR briefing as and when required
2) To review SAR report as per guidelines provided by QEC and mark areas for review further.
3) To visit department with QEC members and verify the contents of SAR.
4) To attend meetings on the findings of visits and sharing of experiences.

Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology (SUIT), is a leading Institute of higher education in Pakistan, was established in 2001 through an Ordinance of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The University offers wide ranges of disciplines in the field of science, engineering and social sciences. The University is dedicated to imparting high quality education with emphasis on demand-oriented skill-development and training under excellent conditions of learning.

SUIT has inclination towards Civic engagement and community service. Civic engagement is aimed at serving regional and national areas related with education and economy. Though this effort, we try to create homogeneity with all those Institution who are engaged in enhance quality of education and transmission of cultural values. Following are some activities carried out by SUIT

SUIT believes in serving the deserving community of region. For this purpose blood donation volunteer include group of students who donate their blood voluntarily in order to backup-blood donation organizations of the surrounding areas of the region. It creates social awareness among the students to uplift weak section of the community. Pharmacy department of SUIT rendered special service in donating blood to blood organization. Both students and faculty members actively participate in serving humanity through blood donation.

Fund Raising For IDPS

The government of KPK started an educational project named E-Peshawar. It is aimed to make poor communities of the KPK educationally stable. Almost Four Universities of KPK gained the membership of E-Peshawar. SUIT's department of information technology (IT) has taken the initiative to be the very first member of this motivational project. Recently in the month of November, 2014, Aleema Khan, Marketing director of ShaukatKhanum Hospital andMember Board of the Imran Khan Foundation &Namal Education Foundation visited SUIT to create social awareness as well as warmly encouraged the membership of the SUIT. Her prestigious visit was related with the promotion of E-Peshawar project at the different backward regions of KPK.

In order to strengthen the facility of distance education Sarhad University uses renowned software for dissemination of information and to impart knowledge to its distinct students through the internet. Through the platform of distance online education SUIT's is providing door to door educational access to the community, through electronic devices such as Computer System. Furthermore provides opportunity for obtaining higher education at cost affordable by common man. It facilitates online exam to respective candidates. Distance education as effective as face to face education. It enables students to earn while they learn. It also arranges classes and examination.

Annual Declamation SUIT sport society plays an important role in arranging annual declamation at national level with the collaboration of other Universities. Mostly invitation is send to the reputed Universities and Colleges of Khyber PukhtoonKhaw (KPK). At SUIT various departments play a vital role to arrange all these activities. Department concentrates on leisure and explores talent of the students by providing ways of sports, cultural and stage performances during each semester. Most of the time, SUIT has been won the competition. Additionally sport society of SUIT also motivates rest of the Universities of the region. University Highlights

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APQN Goal: Dissolving Boundaries for a Quality Region

APQN Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through strengthening the work of quality assurance organizations and extending the cooperation between them.

APQN Vision: To be a self-sustaining Network, a first point of reference for advice or support, efficient in its operations and open in its information sharing.

APQN Values: To be committed to quality higher education and supportive of quality organizations in the region.

APQN Methods: APQN achieves its purposes through a range of methods, including: dissemination of information through newsletters, documents, journals and books, whether in paper-based or electronic form; training and development through seminars, workshops, conferences and staff movement; developing and utilizing databases and other resources from other organizations; other appropriate means as determined by the General Council or the Board.

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