Training Imparted by QEC Team

Training on ISO “implementation ii. Techniques of Auditing iii. Techniques for transition to latest version of ISO 9001:2015” at Six Campuses of CIIT

Wah Campus: 09 August, 2016 Attock Campus: 18-August ,2016 Islamabad Campus: 23-24 August 2016 Lahore Campus: 30-31 August 2016 Sahiwal Campus: 01-02 September, 2016

During the months of August-September, 2016 Quality Enhancement Cell (PS) arranged to impart training sessions at six campuses of CIIT. Additional Registrar, QEC and Consultant, QEC and Director Training of M/s ConsTech visited six campuses for the purpose. QEC team gave a brief history of adoption of ISO 9001:2008 Standard by the CIIT six campuses and award of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificates first time in August 2011 and then in January 2015 for three years i.e. January, 2018. The Team also upraised the participants about the revised version of ISO 9001:2015 and advice the participants to convert the QMS documentation on ISO 9001:2015 Standard. Resource person from ISO consultancy firm M/s ConsTech and QEC Team conduct intensive theoretical as well as practical training sessions according to the schedule.

Training On “Quality Assurance of Academic Programs & Self-Assessment Process

16 February 2017 Sahiwal and Vehari Campuses

Quality Enhancement Cell Team Comprises of Ms. Shazia Shabbir, SPO and Mr. M. Zafar Iqbal Khan, Consultant, on the request of CIIT Sahiwal and Vehari Campuses conducted a joint training session for (i) Program Teams (PTs) and (ii) Assessment Teams (ATs) on Quality Assurance of Academic Programs & Self-Assessment process at Sahiwal Campus on Thursday, 16 February 2017. More than 35 participants from both campuses participated in the training. QEC Team explained how to write/ prepare the Self-Assessment reports of the programs by the PTs and assessment techniques that are to be used by the ATs to assess the reports prepared by the PTs of the programs offered by the campuses. The QEC Team used both theoretical as well as practical mode of training.



Trainings Obtained by the QEC Staff

Indigenous on Campus Training (IOT) at Air University

19-21, July 2016

The Air University Islamabad in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan arranged a training “Indigenous on campus Training (IOT)”. Mr. Muhammad Sarfraz, Assistant Program Officer of QEC participated in this training. The objective of the training was professional grooming of the QEC Officers to develop Quality Assurance System at Higher Education Institutions in Pakistan.

One-day Training of QEC official on HEC’s Ranking Software, HEC

09 December, 2016

The QAA, HEC organized a “Training of QEC Officials on HEC’s Ranking Software”. Ms. Shazia Shabbir, SPO, QEC participated in this training. The objective was to train the QEC’s concerned officers to familiarize them with the Ranking Software which enable them to upload the ranking data of their institution without any problem. The SPO of QEC is very effectively using this software.

Training on “Improving Personal Effectiveness” at PMI

6-8 March 2017

Pakistan Manpower Institute, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Islamabad, Government of Pakistan organized training for “Improving Personal Effectiveness”. Ms. Maria Khan, Assistant Professor QEC Participated in the training. Ms. Khan found the training very effective in personal grooming and expressing oneself effectively in the private as well as official maters.

Training on “Communication & Presentation Skill” at PMI

20-21 March, 2017

Pakistan Manpower Institute, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Islamabad, Government of Pakistan organized a training on “Communication & Presentation Skills”. Mr. Muhammad Sarfraz, Assistant Program Officer and Mr. Haseen-Ur-Rehman, Assistant Program Officer of QEC attended the training.

Training On “Pre-visit Preparation of IPE, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D. Program Review” By HEC

23 May 2017

QAA of HEC organized the training “Pre Visit Preparation of IPE, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D. Program” for HEIs QEC relevant officers. Ms. Shazia Shabbir, SPO, QEC participated in the training. The purpose of the training was to educate and acquaint the participants with the techniques and processes required for the Pre-visit Preparation of IPE, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D. Program Review.



A Report on attending a Conference: 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance at Higher Education on December 18-19, 2017 held at Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

21 December 2017

The 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance at Higher Education held on December 18-19, 2017 at Khyber Medical University, Phase V, Hayatabad, Peshawar Pakistan. From QEC, CIIT I attended the conference where experts presented very informative presentations on Quality Assurance in higher education. Beside that the conference also provided a platform to the staff of QEC of Public and Private sector universities to contribute and share their valuable experiences on Quality Assurance in their respective universities & HEIs. Apart from National level, members of accreditation councils & experts from abroad also participated in the conference. The conference had the following main & sub themes

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Quality Enhancement Practices.

Sub-Themes:

  • Good QA practices in imparting knowledge, skills and Research at HEIs.
  • Self-Assessment Reports in facilitating Accreditation Processes.
  • Develop Public Confidence in Higher Education.
  • Competing at International level for seeking standardization of Qualification Framework and employment.
  • Significance of feedback of the stakeholders focusing Employers and Alumni.
  • Challenges in implementation of QA processes.
  • Impact of QA practices in building National Economy.
  • Significance of ISO Certification in promoting Quality Culture in HEIs.

The conference was divided into 6 sessions. The opening session was followed by the presentations session, 2 international key note speakers presented after being followed by local the presenters. The concluding session was a panel discussion followed by the closing ceremony. Approx. 250 participants from the HEIs of Pakistan attended the conference and 6 invited speakers from 6 countries presented their recent work in quality assurance area. As Manager, QEC CIIT this conference provided me a full opportunity to participate in a constructive dialogue. This conference was an ideal platform for my career growth as a quality assurance professional and will help me out in future, because it was an international forum, and national and international quality assurance experts presented the latest knowledge and advance practices of QA adopted by the renowned HEIs of the world. Also, this forum can work as a strategic think tank to enhance work on the conference themes relevant QA educational industry.

One of the highlights of the conference was Mr. Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt,s Speech (Special Representative of Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) (FIBAA), Bonn, on Germany Self-Assessment Reports (SAR) in facilitating Accreditation Processes. It was a thorough presentation on how SAR,s facilitate the Accreditation process in a specific program. How a program is positioned on educational market, on job market & overall strategy of HEIs. The main instruments of QA like evaluation by students, evaluation by faculty & evaluation by alumni, employers third parties. Another key note speaker was Dr. Bassam Mohammed Alhamad, Director of the QA & Accreditation Center, AP in Chemical Engineering, University of Bahrain,s Presentation, where he compared National and International Accreditation bodies and gave an insight about the difference between the two and which one is better. Most of the presentations were very enriching and knowledgeable.

It provided me with a valuable learning experience. For instance, it was an excellent opportunity to gather together, interact and exchange their findings and views during conference sessions. Consequently, I got to know a number of academics and professionals from different cities and countries who were representing their respective QEC departments and have similar task. Finally, I would like to thank COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and Additional Registrar, QEC for giving me the opportunity to attend the 1st International Conference on Quality Assurance at Higher Education conference covering all my expenses. This conference is very interesting and enriches my experience with more information, knowledge and confidence.