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Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)

Introduction

The establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells roots in the establishment of the Quality Assurance Agency. With the vision "To promote, enhance and assure the quality of higher education across Higher Education Institutes in Pakistan" Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) was established in 2005 by the Government of Pakistan through Higher Education Commission (HEC). The QEC department has been established in the Private and Public Sector Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan and they are working under the guidance of HEC.
The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) has been established at the University of Chakwal in 2022. It started functioning under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khan, Vice Chancellor of the University of Chakwal. The University of Chakwal is a newly established university that has emphasized quality assurance very much earlier.

Vision

To employ the best academic practices for ensuring the highest quality education congruent with national and international standards.

Mission

To strive for the best possible quality education at UOC to empower the faculty and staff through capacity building and provide conducive teaching and learning environment aligned with international academic standards.

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Objectives
  • To evaluate quality standards in each department as per QAA guidelines.
  • To ensure quality assurance aspects of higher education by monitoring the ongoing quality.
  • To gather feedback from the respective departments and analyze it.
  • To conduct regular training of the Program & Assessment Teams to explicate the self-assessment process.
  • To assess the current status of educational provision at the departmental level by holding meetings with the Program & Assessment Team.
  • To critically examine the data and formulate recommendations in consultation with the concerned Head/ In-charge of the department.
  • To follow the progress of the corrective actions highlighted in the Self-Assessment Report (SAR) by the respective departments.
  • To facilitate the respective departments in getting accreditation from the councils/ bodies prescribed by Higher Education Commission.
  • To acquire the membership of the international agencies working in the domain of quality assurance.
  • To verify whether Institutional Performance Evaluation Standards (IPES) devised for the betterment of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are in accordance with the HEC guidelines.
  • To make sure that the university abides by the rules & regulations set by HEC in terms of faculty appointment, admission to MS/M.Phil and Ph.D programs, and importantly the plagiarism detection service by utilizing Turnitin Software.
  • To meet the challenges of global compatibility in higher education.
Q.E.C. Functions (As prescribed by HEC)

    The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is headed by the Director QEC; who directly reports to Vice Chancellor and corresponds with outside bodies.
    QEC has the following responsibilities:

  • Develop program specifications that define the knowledge, understanding, skills, and other attributes of a student on successfully completing a specific program. It also helps the employees to know what they could expect from a candidate.
  • Define clear and explicit quality standards to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained to foster curriculum, student and staff development, research, and other academic activities at UOC.
  • Devise methods for evaluating the quality standards that fit in with the national arrangements.
  • Review the academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of quality standards.
  • Apply Pakistan Qualification Framework for curriculum development.
  • Help in devising university appointment criteria for faculty and staff in accordance with the revised/ updated HEC Eligibility Criteria.
  • Promote public confidence by ensuring that the quality standards of awarded degrees are preserved and enhanced.

Events Organized By QEC

Event 01: Workshop Report of Effective Teacher Training

Date: 22 July, 2022

Venue: Confrence hall, Engineering Campus, University of Chakwal

Presenter: QEC Team

Participants: Departmental Program Team

Event 02: Report of Training Session on Self-Assessment Report (SAR)

Date: 07 September, 2022

Venue: Confrence hall, Engineering Campus, University of Chakwal

Presenter: QEC Team

Participants: Departmental Program Team

Event 03: Seminar on Preparation and Maintenance of Course File

Date: 27 September, 2022

Venue: Confrence hall, Engineering Campus, University of Chakwal

Presenter: QEC Team

Participants: Departmental Program Team

QEC Core Team

 

Dr. Malik Mohammad Sohail

PhD From University of Sargodha, Pakistan

Deputy Director QEC

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Dr. Wahid Ullah

PhD From Hokkaido University, Japan

Senior member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Mr. Nasir Mehmood

MPhil From PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Mr. Muhammad Arslan

M.S From University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Mr. Muhammad Arqum

M.S From University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Mr. Wasi Haider

MPhil From PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Ms. Asmara Farzand

LLM (Corporate Law) From International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Ms. Nuzhat Khalid

MPhil From University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

Member

University of Chakwal, Punjab Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

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