Quality Enhancement Cell GCWUF, was established in 2013. Since its inception, QEC is rigorously devoted to the task of providing quality education to students. Dr. Shahla Qasim is currently holding the portfolio of Director, QEC, GCWUF. Quality Enhancement Cell in Government College Women University has been assigned with responsibility of the implementation of rules and regulations laid by Higher Education Commission. It aims to maintain proper check and balance to improve the quality of ongoing academic and research activities. It acts as a productive source to provide better chances to teachers and students excel in their respective fields.
In this competitive world, Quality and Relevance are identified as the key components of the educational and research progress of any Higher Education Institution across the world. Ultimately they have become an essential part of the strategic planning of HEIs at Pakistan as well. To meet this end, Higher Education Commission has also established high standards of quality with respect to the criteria of offered degree programs, faculty development, governance and management, physical and technological infrastructure development, leading to excellence in learning and research at higher education institutions. Quality Enhancement Cell is specifically deputed with the task of the effective implementation and cultivation of a quality culture at par with the standard metrics established by the national governing bodies. In addition to this, QEC strives to create conditions which are significant to meet international standards of quality mechanism to get acknowledged by Ranking Agencies at global level. And here lies the real worth of QEC, i.e. achieving new milestones and setting new targets to attain by adhering to a quality process which is continuously evolving and constantly progressing forward to a brighter future of the main stakeholders (students). QEC, at GCWUF is fully sensitized to its obligations to the institution and society at large. It is striving hard to materialize the targeted objectives by taking stringent measures for the maintenance of internal and external quality mechanism. It is also performing an instrumental role in the effective implementation of the Vision and Mission of the institution.
Quality Enhancement Cell is focused to position Govt. College Women University Faisalabad among the top-ranking institutions of the world through best teaching practices, research opportunities and maintenance of an effective internal and external quality mechanism.
To enhance, maintain and monitor the quality of higher education in the university.
Quality Enhancement Cell in Government College Women University has been desires to achieve the following objectives:
1. To promote public confidence that the quality and standard of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.
2. To review the quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.
3. To review the academics affiliation with other institutions in terms of effective management and quality of programmes.
4. To define clear and explicit standards as points of reference for the reviews to be carried out.
5. To develop qualification framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i-e. Bachelors, Bachelors with Honors, Masters, M.Phil and Doctoral.
6. To develop program specifications in order to clarify what knowledge, understanding skills and other attributes, a student needs to develop on successfully completing a program.
7. To enhance quality assurance process and methods of evaluating to affirm the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained.
8. To develop curriculum, subject and staff Calibre together with research and other scholarly activities
Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
Doctorate Degree PhD Mathematics
Deputy Director QEC, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
Doctorate Degree Agri Extension
Assistant, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
M-Phil (18 Years) Degree M.Phil Education,
Assistant, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
Master 16 Years Degree Urdu
Assistant, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
Qulification Not Present
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The QEC, Government College Women University, Faisalabad has following memberships with National and International Quality Networks
International Networks of Quality Assurance Agencies for Higher Education (INQAAHE)
NATIONAL Level MEMBERSHIP OF QEC, GCWUF
Institutional Performance Evaluation ( IPE) program of HEC
Quality has remained at the top of the agenda in HEC Medium Term Development Framework II (2010-15). Higher Education Commission (HEC) has undertaken a systematic process of implementation of the five-year (2005 -2010) agenda for reforms outlined in the HEC Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF), in which Access, Quality and Relevance are identified as the key components. To address these challenges a comprehensive strategy was outlined that identifies the core strategic aims for reform as (i) Faculty Development, (ii) Improving Access, (iii) Excellence in Learning and Research, and (iv) Relevance to National Priorities. These strategic aims are supported by well-integrated of cross-cutting themes for developing Leadership, Governance and Management, enhancing Quality Assessment and Accreditation, and Physical and Technological Infrastructure Development. The goal has been to develop and implement high standards of quality across all university activities and making it compatible with the world.
The Higher Education Commission has taken a significant initiative of performance based Institutional recognition and started up with primary step of outlining the Performance Evaluation Standards for the HEIs to be used for the purpose. A total of eleven standards are prepared and each one of these articulates a specific dimension of the institutional quality.
Standard 1: Mission Statement and Goals
Standard 2: Planning and Evaluation
Standard 3: Organization and Governance
Standard 4: Faculty
Standard 5: Students
Standard 6: Institutional Resources
Standard 7: Academic Programs and Curricula
Standard 8: Assessment & Quality Assurance
The institutional review process that consists of a University Portfolio Report and a team visit provides the institution with performance indicators which will permit to look at the university critically, to have input from an external review team, and to take the necessary steps towards continuous quality improvement. This review process which will take place periodically is of vital importance to all universities that desire to meet international standards.
In order to achieve the desired objectives of IPE Reviews, the university must provide the answers to the questions listed in conjunction with each of the standards as well as the university data which is requested by the university. This University Portfolio Report needs to be prepared before the visit of IPE Review Panel. The IPE Review Panel will be at university for three days.
The purpose of such a review is not to bestow praise nor is it just to find fault. It is to be an honest appraisal of where there are existing strengths and where there is a need for improvement. External peer review is vital to a high quality university that seeks to nurture a culture of continuous appraisal and improvement.
Pre Visit Process
a) Role of University
i.The university has to prepare a “University Portfolio Report (UPR)”. It comprises of information about the university mostly based on answers to questions that have been provided at the end of each standard in the manual. It also mentions where the supporting documents that may be needed by review panel are placed in the room set aside for them. Each standard will be its own chapter in the UPR.
ii.A separate room is required for IPE review panel, where all the documents related to University Portfolio Report, is placed.
iii.There is no need to prepare the photocopies of the documents/evidences as no documents will be taken out of the room.
iv.The room for the IPE Review Panel will have a table for each standard and the folders containing the information are to be clearly numbered. Sufficient office space within the room for all Panel members is to be provided.
v.Proper electrification for laptops/computers, internet facility and printout facility are also required in the room.
vi. In addition, any written reports, power-point presentations, or other information that IPE Review Panel have not requested but that the administration feels would be relevant to our review should be placed in the room.
vii.One soft copy and six hard copies of the University Portfolio Report will be provided by the university.
b) Role of IPE Review Panel
The original documents examined by the Review Panel and all discussions conducted with officials/students will be confidential. Individual names will not be mentioned in the report.
Role of HEC
i.Review panel will works on the evidences provided against each standard (09:00 am to 11:30 am).
ii.Meeting with Senior Faculty representatives (11:30 am to 12:30 pm).
iii.Lunch and Pray Break (12:30 pm to 01:30 pm).
iv.Meeting with Junior Faculty representatives (01:30 pm to 02:30 pm).
v.Panel Meets with the Admin (Registrar, Head of Finance, Director P & D and Controller Examination) (02:30 pm to 03:30 pm).
vi.Panel meets with the Vice Chancellor (03:30 pm to 04:00 pm).
a. The 1st Draft of IPE Review Report
Post Visit Activities
i.Meeting of Review Panel at HEC or via video conference to conclude the report.
ii.Team Leader will submit the report to QAA for further submission to competent authority at HEC for the approval.
iii. After the approval, IPE Review report will be shared with university.
Student Course Evaluation Questionnaire(Proforma-1)
Teacher Evaluation Form (Proforma-10)
Faculty Resume (Proforma-9)
Employer Survey (Proforma-8)
Alumni Survey (Proforma-7)
Survey of Department Offering Ph.D. Programs (Proforma-6)
Faculty Survey (Proforma-5)
Research Student Progress Review Form (Proforma-4)
Survey of Graduating Students (Proforma-3)
Faculty Course Review Report (Proforma-2)