Quality Assurance is the means through which an institution can guarantee with confidence and certainty, that the standards of its educational provision are being maintained and enhanced. During recent years, the realization of the need for quality assurance in higher education has become a global phenomenon. Developing an internal quality assurance mechanism in every institution is highly important. This acts as a sustainable base for External Quality Monitoring.
Self-Assessment, being one of the tools used for achieving Quality Assurance is conducted by the institution itself. It is meant to assess whether the existing programs can meet the educational objectives and outcomes with the purpose and aims of improving the outcomes and outputs of the education system.
Recognizing the role that it has to play in the higher education sector, IAC has established a Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) as per the guidelines laid down by the HEC. This cell has the responsibility to ensure that the institute’s quality assurance procedures are compatible with the national and international standards and are designed to improve the quality of higher education. The QEC at IAC has been established through a mechanism by the Quality Assurance Committee to improve the standards and quality of higher education systematically.
Since its establishment, the QEC is actively involved in various activities taking place at IAC, including faculty development, improving learning, and teaching standards, determining stakeholder satisfaction, appraisal of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degree programs, and refining the support processes.
The QEC is committed to ensuring quality in teaching and learning and to creating policies and processes for all activities within the faculty to foster a conducive environment for knowledge transfer. We aspire to produce world-class graduates who will earn name and fame for IAC.
As mandated by the HEC, our work is geared to enhance the curriculum, attain excellence in teaching through faculty development, and ensure that the PEOs (program educational objectives) are achieved in a timely manner for every program being offered at IAC. Our main goal is to facilitate each School in establishing its strategic plan to gain recognition from regional, national, and international academic communities. Therefore, QEC is mainly focusing on three different areas to be evaluated: