The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU)

> The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU)

The Quality Assurance Unit’s (QAU) prime focus is administering quality systems which governs all academic matters within the University. It will be under the remit of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the activities of the unit will be guided by the University Quality Assurance Committee which reports to Senate.

It is the responsibility of the unit to develop and review the University’s systems, policies and guidance for assuring and enhancing the quality of students’ learning experience and maintaining academic standards.

To ensure continuous enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning, existing Programmes of Study are reviewed every five years which requires input from external stakeholders, teaching staff, graduates and students. Modules related to each Programmes of Study as well as Peer Evaluation of Teaching are are also reviewed annually.

The QAU is also the repository for all documentation related to Quality which includes Minutes of Meetings; Reports of Examiners; Reports on Programme and Modules Reviews; Accreditation Reports; Quality Procedures; Teaching Materials, and so on.

Furthermore, the unit monitors a range of relevant risk and performance indicators, including risk indicators monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), such as the Statistical data on the performance of programmes; Student feedback and survey results (MTSE); and Annual reports regarding complaints, appeals, misconduct, fitness to practice and cases submitted to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

Reports from Committees regarding the outcomes of annual and periodic reviews relating to the quality assurance or academic standards of collaborative provision, such as the services provided by the university library, IT provision, general facilities and so on, will be considered by the QAU.