Overall QEC Workshops

Thursday August 17, 2017

Year 2016

July to December 2016

  1. Workshops/Meetings: (Conducted/Organized)

    • QEC Organized one-day workshop on Self-Assessment Report writing methods on November 24, 2016 at Women University Bagh. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafque, Director QEC and Dr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC Acted as resource persons in the said workshop. The Agenda of the workshop is to disseminate the concept of QA, Self-Assessment Procedure, Functions of QEC, Curriculum Development and Organization and other set assigned criterion laid down by HEC.
    • QEC organized Assessment Meeting to evaluate the SAR Ph.D. Program, Department of Chemistry. The Assessment Team Expert, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aziz Choudhary, Professor Department of Chemistry Mirpur University of Science and Technology was invited to evaluate the Self-Assessment Report (SAR), Department of Chemistry Ph.D. Program. The meeting was arranged on November 28, 2016 at Department of Chemistry, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chellah Campus Muzaffarabad.
    • Dr. Lal Hussain Attended HEC annual Progress Review meeting from December 01-02, 2016 at Grand Regency Hotel, Islamabad.
    • QEC organized and conducted a meeting of Focal person of MS/M.Phil. and PhD Programs on December 19, 2016. Dr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC briefed the focal persons on ERP surveys and ensure the focal persons to timely evaluate the surveys after completing the semester.
    • QEC Organized and conducted two-day workshop on “Finance & Audit, Institutional Performance, Communication Skills and IT tools for non-teaching employees of the University from Dec. 29-30, 2016 at City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Prof. Dr. Nisar Hussain Hamdani Director KIE, Muhammad Idrees Khan, Director IT finance AJK, Govt., Dr. Batool Atta Chairperson institute of education, Dr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC and Mr. Imran Shamoon acted as resource persons in various modules such as ethics, institutional performance, finance and Audit, Communication Skills and IT Tools.
    • QEC organized and conducted a briefing meeting on January 05, 2017 at committee room for Ph.D review meeting focal persons. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafique and Dr. Lal Hussain briefed the participates regarding Ph.D review process flow, Ph.D’s review data surveys and relevant documents and preparation of consolidated  report to QEC before HEC review panel visit.
    • QEC organized and conducted a briefing meeting on January 10, 2017 at committee room for MS/MPhil review meeting focal persons. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafique and Dr. Lal Hussain briefed the participates regarding Ph.D review process flow, MS/MPhil review data surveys and relevant documents and preparation of consolidated  report to QEC before HEC review panel visit.

     

Year 2016

January to June 2016

(a)  Activites

  1. Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Kashmir Institute of Economics, Faculty of Arts on June 04, 2016 at City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Karim Khan, Assistant Professor, PIDE, was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR, M.Phil. Economics program.
  2. Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering on June 03, 2016 at City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Wasi Haider Butt Associate Professor Department of CS, NUST (Expert) to evaluate SAR, Ph.D. CS&IT program.
  3. Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering on June 01, 2016 at City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sajid, Department of Mathematics/Statistic, International Islamic University Islamabad (Expert) to evaluate SAR, M.Phil. Mathematics program.
  4. QEC in collaboration with the Department of Education organized 5 days an orientation Training from 30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016 of the newly appointed Teachers of The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  5. Conducted one Day Workshop on Promulgation of QEC Concept in affiliated Postgraduate Colleges (Male), Muzaffarabad on May 31, 2016. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafique, Director QEC introduces the QEC, its functionality, objectives and need in current era. Mr. Naveed Sarwar, Deputy Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys, Minimum Criteria for Affiliated Colleges and Semester Rules.
  6. Mr. Naveed Sarwar, Deputy Director QEC participated in a one-day workshop on “Six Sigma in Higher Education” by the Iqra University Karachi on at Iqra University.
  7. Quality Enhancement Cell organized a one-day meeting to apprise the University Administration and Faculties about the Importance of Annual Ranking of Higher Education Commission on March 11,2016
  8. Quality Enhancement Cell organized a one-day meeting about Prime Minister Directives for Quality Assurance and Mechanism to meet Assess Quality Issues of HEIs March 24,2016

Year 2015

July – Decmber 2015

(a)   Activities

  1. QEC organized one day workshop on Implementation of Quality Assurance Standards according to HEC Quality Assurance policy Guidelines in Sub-Campuses at Neelum Campus for Faculty and staff on December 29,2015. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC briefed the concept of Quality Assurance Standards, Self-Assessment procedure and their implementation, and made a detailed presentation on Quality Assurance Criteria and its Standards, Self-Assessment Report writing method, importance of Course and teacher evaluation surveys etc.
  2. QEC organized one day workshop on Implementation of Quality Assurance Standards according to HEC Quality Assurance policy Guidelines in Sub-Campuses at Jhelum Campus for Director Jhelum, Faculty and staff on December 11,2015. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafique Director QEC briefed the concept of Quality Assurance Standards, Self-Assessment procedure and their implementation. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC made a detailed presentation on Quality Assurance Criteria and its Standards, Self-Assessment Report writing method, importance of Course and teacher evaluation surveys etc.
  3. QEC organized and assisted in Three Day Workshop on Good Governance of Non-Teaching Employees of Teaching Departments in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Indigenous On Campus Training (IoT) Program under Modern University Governance Program in various Modules such as Leadership Styles, Management Approaches, effective recruitment selection tools, Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Developing Strategic Planning and Thinking, Good Governance Techniques and Its effective implementation, Knowledge Management in Public Sector Organizations from Dec. 16-18, 2015 at Committee Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad.
  4. QEC organized a training / briefing of focal person for Online Surveys for BS Masters, MS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program on December 10, 2015. Mr. Engr. Fakhar Zaman presented the ERP system demo, its usefulness for both student and teacher to conduct online surveys using this software. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC briefed the concept of Online Surveys for said program and trained the focal person for this purpose.
  5. QEC organized and assisted in Three Day Workshop on Good Governance of Non-Teaching Employees of Teaching Departments in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Indigenous On Campus Training (IoT) Program under Modern University Governance Program in various Modules such as Product Development and Marketing, Human Resource Management and Management Skills from Dec. 02-04, 2015 at Committee Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad.
  6. QEC organized and assisted in Three Day Workshop on Finance and Audit of Non-Teaching Employees of Teaching Departments in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Indigenous On Campus Training (IoT) Program under Modern University Governance Program in various Modules such as New Accounting Modules and Accounting Policies, Budgeting in Public Sector Universities and preparation of Cash Flow Statement from Nov. 18-20, 2015 at Committee Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad.
  7. QEC organized and assisted in Three Day Workshop on Finance and Audit of Non-Teaching Employees of Audit and Finance section in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Indigenous On Campus Training (IoT) Program under Modern University Governance Program comprising of Modules such as New Accounting Models, Treasury Rules and Management, University Financial Rules and Audit from Oct. 28-30, 2015 at Committee Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad.
  8. QEC organized one day training on How to Use Turnitin Software Hands on Exercise for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Supervisors at University Vide Conference Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad on October 07, 2015. Mr. Lal Hussain acted as a resource person.
  9. QEC Organized Students Satisfaction Surveys under Collaboration of SEBCON (Pvt.) Ltd. and Higher Education Commission at Video Conference Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad from October 19-20, 2015.

Year 2015

January – June 2015

(a)   Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)                   Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC made a seminar presentation entitled “Spatial Coherence and Coupling connectivity between Phase of Brain Waves: Differences in Resting States with Eye Open and Closed” at Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics Research Group (N&BMPR group), Physics Building, Lancaster University, UK on June 12, 2015.

ii)                QEC in collaboration with the Department of Software Engineering & IT section organized an orientation seminar of the newly developed software for conducting HEC online Surveys at the Digital Video Conferencing (DVC) room On June 10, 2015. Engr. Muhammad Zaman Fakhar, Lecturer, Dept. of Software Engineering was the Resource person.

iii)             QEC Organized a meeting in collaboration with Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP) project of HEC, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Shams-ud-Din Qureshi, former of Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Sindh, and ex-federal secretary for Science & Technology visited the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad on March 09, 2015. He acted as an independent consultant to review the IPE (Institutional Performance Evaluation) of the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad under Third Party Validation (TPV) of Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan, Islamabad; being partially supported by the World Bank. During the visit, Dr. Qureshi held detailed interactive sessions of deliberations with the staff members of the Directorate of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), the senior and junior faculty including the Deans, the Heads of Academic Departments; and the Principal Officers comprising the Registrar, the Controller of Examinations, the Director Finance, the Director Planning and the Director Works. Overall, the efforts being made by the faculty and management of the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir were appreciated in view of the challenges being faced, such as the limited infrastructure and financial constraints.

iv)              Organized a meeting of Institutional Performance (IPE) report for University Principal Officers, HoDs and faculty members on March 04, 2015. The purpose of this meeting was to share with the officials the contents of IPE report as conducted by the HEC and the upcoming TPV visit and Evaluation criterion such as Program Mission, Objectives and Outcomes, Planning and Evaluation, Organization and Governance, Faculty, Students, Institutional Resources, Academic Programs & Curricula and Assessment & Quality.

b)     Workshops Participated

i)                   Mr. Naveed Sarwar, Deputy Director QEC participated in a three-day workshop on Quality Assurance organized by the Higher Education Commission and IMSciences, Peshawar from April 27-29, 2015 at Islamabad. The workshop comprised different sessions on aspects of quality assurance at the Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) of Pakistan and under international settings as well.

ii)                 Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan (Director QEC) participated in workshop on Financial Management from April 06 to April 10, 2015 at Margala Hotel, Islamabad.

iii)               Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC participated in two days seminar/workshop on Outcome Prediction in Attention, Learning and Cognitive Control on March 19-20, 2015 organized by the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK.

 

Year 2014

July – December 2014

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)                   QEC organized a Five Day on-campus workshop on Managerial Skills (Planning & Development, Monitoring & Evaluation, Noting and Drafting) from December 20-24, 2014 for administrative clerical staff, and teaching/ academic departments’ clerical staff of UAJK under HEC On- Campus Training Program as a part of Modern University Governance Program.

ii)                The resource persons included; Prof. Ikram Ur Rashid, Dr. Abdul Majid, Mr. Muhammad Shamoon Hashmi, Prof. Dr. Raja Nasim Akhtar, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor and Dr. Ali Abbas.

They conducted sessions on Ethics and Code of Conduct, MS Word, Planning & Development, Noting and Drafting, Monitoring and Evaluation and MS Excel.

 

iii)             QEC organized a Five Day on-campus workshop on ICT Training for Clerical Staff of Administrative Departments from December 05-09, 2014 under HEC on- Campus Training Program as a part of Modern University Governance Program.

The resource persons included; Prof. Ikram Ur Rashid, Mr. Raja Sharjeel Saeed, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Awan, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Nadeem, Dr. Ali Abbas and Dr. Saeed Arif Shah.

The participants were trained with sessions on Ethics and Code of Conduct, Internet Basics and Email, Microsoft Word, Urdu Inpage, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel.

 

iv)              QEC organized a Five Day on-campus workshop on ICT Training for Clerical Staff of Teaching Departments from November 21st -25th, 2014 under HEC On- Campus Training Program as a part of Modern University Governance Program.

The resource persons for the training included; Prof. Ikram Ur Rashid, Dr. Abdul Majid, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Nadeem, Dr. Rabia Riaz and Prof. Dr. Wajid Aziz Loun. They conducted sessions on Ethics and code of conduct, Internet Basics and Email, Microsoft Word, Urdu Inpage, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel.

v)                QEC Organized Five Day workshop on UMIS Tools under HEC on Campus Training Program- Modern University Governance Program from August 29th-September 2nd, 2014 at Chehla Campus for the Clerical Office Staff of the Examinations Department, the Registrar Office, Accounts and other departments.

The resource persons included; Mr. Imran Abbasi, Kh. Muhammad Arif, Mr. Imran Shamoon, Mr. Mubashar Ahmed Lone and Mr. Wajid Arshad Abbasi. Training sessions were offered on Administrator/security Management System, HR Meeting Management System, Academic and Administration Management System, Registration Admin and Institute Affiliation, Student Registration, Accounts Management System, Fixed Assets Management System and Transport Management System.

vi)              QEC organized a Five Day on-campus workshop on Financial Management and Audit Skills from August 08-12, 2014 for Administrative Staff, particularly the ones from the Audit and Accounts Section of UAJK under HEC On- Campus Training Program as a part of Modern University Governance Program.

The resource persons included; Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Dr. Wajid Aziz Loun, Mr. Tahir Iqbal, Mr. Shamoon Hashmi. Training sessions were conducted on Financial Management, Basic Computing Skills, Taxation and Audit, Office Automation, Accounts and Budgeting, Planning and Development, Procurement and Exploring Information on the Web.

In the Concluding Ceremony of the workshop, the participants were awarded with Certificates of Participation by the Vice Chancellor UAJK, Prof. Dr. Syed Dilnawaz Ahmed Gardezi. Among others, the ceremony was also attended by the Director QEC, the Deans and the Registrar UAJK.

b)     Workshops Participated

i)       Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) participated in the Seventh Meeting of Phase-IV QECs at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad on Dec 30-31, 2014. He represented the UAJK Muzaffarabad at the national forum of HEI’s and shared the progress of UAJK with the officials of the Quality Assurance Agency and QECs representatives from other national institutions of higher education from the public and private sector. The participants of the meeting were apprised with the measures being taken by the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad aimed at enhancing the academic and administrative governance of the university by implementing and assuring adherence to the guidelines and directives issued by the HEC. It is hoped that with the new insights into Quality Assurance, the UAJK will gain significant growth in the near future.

ii)     Mr. Naveed Sarwar, Deputy Director, QEC UAJK participated in an International Resource Person (IRP) training workshop on TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Regional Centre Lahore from Dec 15-19,2014. The said training was offered by the HEC to English Language Teachers (ELT) of HEI’s participating from different parts of the country. It offered them to learn effective modern techniques and activities aimed at improving the language skills of learners at different levels in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On successful completion of the workshop, the participants were awarded with certificates by the HEC.

iii)   Mr. Naveed Sarwar, Deputy Director, QEC UAJK participated in the International Symposium on Linguistics & TESOL held at the SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY(SJSU), California, USA on Sep 26, 2014. The symposium was arranged by the Department of Linguistics & Language Development (LLD) to share research studies conducted in the field of Linguistics and TESOL. Mr. Naveed made a presentation entitled, “Pahari Language Exhibiting Patterns of Language Shift” and discussed social patterns exhibited by Pahari, an indigenous major language of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The insightful study dealing with a major language of AJK was greatly appreciated by other researchers, faculty, students and staff participating in the symposium at SJS

c)      Workshops QEC officials as Resource Person

i)       Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC, UAJK acted as a Resource person to Present two Technical Sessions on Microsoft Excel in five day workshop on ICT Tools for Clerical staff of administrative departments from Dec 05th-09th, 2014 under HEC Indigenous on-Campus Training Program-Modern University Governance program.

ii)     Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC, UAJK acted as a Resource person to Present two Technical Sessions on Internet Basics and Email in five day workshop on ICT Tools for Clerical staff of teaching departments from Nov 21st-25th, 2014 under HEC Indigenous on-Campus Training Program-Modern University Governance program.

 

Year 2014

January- June 2014

 

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)                   Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Science & Engineering on June 10, 2014 at City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Mr. Muhammad Umair Javed Ilam Sindhu, Assistant Professor/ Chairman, Department of Computer Engineering, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur, AJK was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR, M.Sc. Economics program.

ii)              Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Institute of Kashmir Studies, Faculty of Arts on June 06, 2014 at Chehla Campus, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Asghar Iqbal, Assistant Professor, Department of Kashmir Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR, M.Sc. Economics program.

iii)               Conducted one Day Workshop on Promulgation of QEC Concept in affiliated Postgraduate Colleges (Male/ Female), Rawalakot on May 16, 2014. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC introduces the QEC, its functionality, objectives and need in current era. Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys, Minimum Criteria for Affiliated Colleges and Semester Rules.

iv)               Conducted one Day Workshop on Promulgation of QEC Concept in affiliated Postgraduate Colleges (Male/ Female), Bagh on May 15, 2014. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC introduces the QEC, its functionality, objectives and need in current era. Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys, Minimum Criteria for Affiliated Colleges and Semester Rules.

v)                  Organized and conducted one Day Workshop on Implementation of Self-Assessment mechanism and Semester Rules for Faculty of Health Sciences, Muzaffarabad Campus on April 22, 2014. Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys and new semester rules. Dr. Bashir-ur-Rehman, Director, Institute of Medical Technology, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Chairman of Public Health and Faculty members of Health Sciences were participated in all the technical sessions.

vi)               Organized one Day Workshop on Turnitin Software Hands on Exercise for M.Phil. Ph.D. Supervisors and Faculty members of Muzaffarabad Campus on March 25, 2014. Dr. Wajid Aziz Loun, Chairman CS & IT and Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC were the resources persons.

b)     Workshops Participated

 

i)       Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC participated in 6th Meeting of 24 QECs of Phase-IV organized by HEC at Islamabad from June 11-12, 2014 at HEC Islamabad.

ii)     Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC participated in HEC Meeting for Finalizing of Draft of Minimum Quality Standards (MQS) for Evaluation of Affiliated Colleges on February 06, 2014.at HEC Regional Center, Lahore.

iii)   Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC participated in 5th Meeting and Workshop of 24 QECs of Phase-IV organized by HEC from January 23-24, 2014 at HEC Islamabad.

 

c)      Workshops QEC officials as Resource Person

Mr. Lal Hussian as a resource person conducted a one Day Workshop on Turnitin Software Hands on Exercise for M.Phil. Ph.D. Supervisors and Faculty members of Muzaffarabad Campus on March 25, 2014. Dr. Wajid Aziz Loun, Chairman CS & I

 

Year 2013

July-December 2013

 

 

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)       Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Department of Botany, Faculty of Science & Engineering on December 03, 2013. Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmed (AT Expert), Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Hazara University, was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR, M.Sc. Botany program.

ii)     Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts on November 13, 2013. Prof. Dr. Niaz Muhammad, Director, Institute of Social Work, Sociology & Gender Studies, University of Peshawar, Peshawar was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR M.Sc. Sociology program.

iii)   Organized meeting for Third Party Evaluation Panel on October 25, 2013. The purpose of the team is to review the Progress of QEC based on Program assessment. The team interviewed the QEC regarding Establishment and Organizational Structure of QEC, Procedure Developed/ Adopted, Main Proformae self-developed/ adopted, Selection of PTs and ATs and assessment of their selection, No. of Departments/ Programs being assessed, Quality of Assessment, its control and improvements and Level of satisfaction about overall functioning of QEC and whether it needs to be reformed in its Administrative structure Procedures adopted Self-Assessment Proformae/ Evaluation Frequency, Selection of members of Program/Assessment Teams, Decentralization etc.

iv)   Conducted Assessment Team meeting of Kashmir Institute of Economics, Faculty of Arts on October 11, 2013. Mr. Mahmood Khalid, Senior Research Economists, PIDE, Islamabad was invited as AT expert to evaluate SAR, M.Sc. Economics program.

v)      Organized meeting for Institutional Performance (IPE) review Panel on October 09-10, 2013. The purposed of the team is to visit the University to look it critically, to take input from stake holders such as Registrar, Director Finance, Faculty, Students, QEC and to take the necessary steps towards continuous quality improvement. Review Panel evaluated the University based on the standards such as Program Mission, Objectives and Outcomes, Planning and Evaluation, Organization and Governance, Faculty, Students, Institutional Resources, Academic Programs & Curricula and Assessment & Quality.

vi)   Organized and conducted one Day Seminar on Biodiversity, Climate Changes and its Future Impacts on Himalayan Foothills, Athmuqam on October 03, 2013. The aim of this seminar is to create awareness about the Biodiversity and effect of climate changes on Himalayan Foothills. Furthermore, to disseminate knowledge about the current state of biodiversity being influenced by climate change and to highlight the issues regarding present and future status of biodiversity, glaciers, water and land resources in Himalayan Foothills. Prof. Dr. Syed Dilnawaz Ahmed Gardezi was the Patron; Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan was Chief Organizer while Mr. Lal Hussain was Program Coordinator.

Year 2013

       January- June 2013

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)       One Day Workshop on Promulgation of QEC Concept and Semester System in Affiliated Degree Colleges (Male/ Female), Authmuqam on May 30, 2013. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC introduces the QEC, its functionality, objectives and need in current era. Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys, semester systems rules.

ii)     Organized one Day Workshop on Promulgation of QEC Concept and Semester System rules in Affiliated Postgraduate Colleges (Male/ Female), Muzaffarabad on May 09, 2013. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC introduces the QEC, its functionality, objectives and need in current era. Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC conducted all technical sessions on Self-Assessment procedure, Self-Assessment Report writing methods, purpose of course and teacher evaluation surveys, semester systems rules.

iii)   Organized one Day Workshop on implementation of new semester Rules for Bachelor, Masters, MS/M.Phil and PhD Programs of the University on February 20, 2013. The purpose of workshop is to comprehend the new semester Rules (GPA system, Distribution of Marks [Quizzes, Assignments, Sessional, and Terminal Exam.], Probation Rule and Drop Rule etc). Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Chairman Department of Botany, Dr. Kh. Ansar Yasin, Chairman Department of Chemistry and Dr. Muhammad Arif Khan, Department of Physics were the resource person

b)     Workshops Participated

i)       Mr. Lal Hussain, Assistant Director QEC participated in Three Day Workshop on Advanced Data Analysis Techniques from June 11-13, 2013 organized by Khyber Medical University (KMU) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission held at KMU, Peshawar.

ii)     Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC participated in Two Day Workshop on strengthening Program Self-Assessment” for HoDs of QECs from May 23-24, 2013 organized by HEC at Serina Hotel, Islamabad.

iii)   Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC participated in 1st CIIT International Workshop on QS University Ranking on May 02, 2013 organized by HEC at Serina Hotel, Islamabad.

Year 2012

July – December 2012

 

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)       Organized one Day workshop on Quality Teaching in Higher Education and Self-Assessment on December 06, 2012 at Faculty of Administrative Sciences Kotli. Mr. Ghulam Nabi, Chairman, Business Administration was the resource person. 40 participants from Business Administration, Commerce, Public Administration, and Computer Science and Information Technology participated in the event.

ii)     Organized one Day Workshop on November 20, 2012 “Developing University-Industry Linkage Through Professional Development and Performance Productivity” The purpose of event is to train the faculty members, M.Phil. / PhD scholars to enhance performance productivity and Industry Linkage. Mr. Hasan Haider, CEO ACI is the resource person, who has expertise as a professional management trainer, consultant, auditor and researcher.

iii)   Organized one Day Workshop on August 27, 2012 “General Criteria for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology) accreditation & Preparation of Course Files” at Video Conference Room, City Campus, Muzaffarabad. Dr. Imtiaz Hussain, Assistant Professor, King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the Resource Person The Workshop was arranged for all HoDs and Faculty members for Introduction on accreditation, including the general criteria for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology) accreditation – a US-based body which accredits computing and engineering programs. Curriculum development and continuous improvement process Course Binder (Course

b)     Workshops Participated

i)       Mr. Lal Hussain held a briefing meeting on December 05, 2012 with the Director, Faculty members, Program Team members Institute of Economics, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad.

iii)   Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC held a meeting with Project Director QAA Islamabad on September 30, 2012 to discuss the various parameters of University Performance Evaluation Report.

iv)   Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC and Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC participated in Third Meeting of Twenty Four Quality Enhancement Cells (Phase-IV) held on 19th -20th September, 2012 at HEC Regional Center, Peshawar.

 

v)      Mr. Lal Hussain conducted a briefing Meeting with Cyber Vision International team to Online the QEC Surveys on September 10, 2012

vi)   Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC participated in National Media Workshop–5 from July 02-13, 2012 organized by The National Defence University Islamabad, Pakistan

Year 2012

January- June 2012

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)                   Organized one Day Workshop on “Implementation of QA mechanism in Department of Education Schools (AJK) Male and Female for awareness to ADE Programs and Preparation of Self-Assessment Report “for Principals and Subject Specialist to assess the ADE Program organized Elementary College (Female), Muzaffarabad on May 18, 2012. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC briefly explain the concept of Quality, QA concept, initiation of QA process by HEC and its implications in national and International level, Ranking criteria, Functions and Objectives of QEC. Prof. Dr. Raja Nasim Akhtar discussed the mission, objectives and outcomes of Program with many examples. A detailed presentation was delivered by Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC including Self-Assessment Procedure, Responsibilities of Program Team, Assessment Team, Self-Assessment Report Criteria and Standards, Self-Assessment Proformae, Analysis techniques on Proformae result and Preparation of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) according to Self-Assessment manual.

ii)                 Organized one Day Workshop on “Implementation of QA mechanism in Department of Education Schools (AJK) Male and Female for awareness to ADE Programs and Preparation of Self-Assessment Report “for Principals and Subject Specialist to assess the ADE Program organized Elementary College (Female), Rawalakot on May 10, 2012. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director briefly explained the concept of Quality, QA, Functions and Objectives of QEC, Assessment Procedure, Responsibilities of Program Team, Assessment Team, Self-Assessment Report, Criteria and Standards, Self-Assessment Proformae, Analysis techniques on Proformae result and Preparation of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) according to Self-Assessment manual.

iii)               Organized one Day Workshop on “Implementation of QA mechanism in Department of Education Schools (AJK) Male and Female for awareness to ADE Programs and Preparation of Self-Assessment Report “for Principals and Subject Specialist to assess the ADE Program organized Elementary College (Female), Muzaffarabad on May 04, 2012. Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC, briefly explain the concept of Quality, QA concept, initiation of QA process by HEC, Functions and Objectives of QEC. Prof. Dr. Raja Nasim Akhtar discussed the mission, objectives and outcomes of Program with many examples. A detailed presentation was delivered by Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director QEC including Self-Assessment Procedure, Responsibilities of Program Team, Assessment Team, Self-Assessment Report Criteria and Standards, Self-Assessment Proformae, Analysis techniques on Proformae result and Preparation of SAR.

a)      Workshops Participated

 

i)       Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qayyum Khan, Director QEC participated in Two Day Workshop on Strategic Management organized by Learning Innovation Division in Collaboration with The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir held at University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad from May 02-03, 2012.

ii)     Mr. Lal Hussain participated in Strategic Planning for Teachers Education in University of AJK, Organized at Conference Hall, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarbad from Feb. 29-March 01, 2012.

iii)   Mr. Lal Hussain, participated in Strategic Planning for Teachers Education in University of AJK, Organized at Hill View Hotel, Islamabad from Feb. 29-March 01, 2012.

 

iv)   Mr. Lal Hussain presented a paper entitled “Real-Time Emotion Recognition in Human Speech, Using Neural Networks” in 1st International Conference in Engineering Science ICES 2012, organized by ICE, Punjab University, Lahore from Feb.28-29, 2012.

 

Year 2011

July-December 2011

a)Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i) Organized workshop on How to use Turnitin Software Hands on Exercise” for M.Phil./ Ph.D. supervisors and scholars at Faculty Laboratory, Department of CS & IT, Muzaffarabad on July 23, 2011 to train them how to practically use the Turnitin Software to evaluate the theses and research papers/ assignments using this service. Dr. Wajid Aziz Loun, Chairman CS & IT and Mr. Lall Hussain, Assistant Director, QEC were the Resource Persons

ii) Organized one Day Workshop on “Plagiarism Policy and Hands on Exercise on Turnitin” for all the M.Phil./ Ph. D. Supervisors at Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Kotli on Dec.23, 2011. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director acted as Resource Person.

iv)               Organized one Day Workshop on “Propagation of QEC Concepts and Self-Assessment Report Writing Method” at Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Kotli on December 22, 2011. Mr. Lal Hussain Assistant Director acted as Resource Person

a)      Workshops Participated

i)                   Mr. Lall Hussain, Assistant Director, participated in one day workshop on Implementation of Plagiarism policy & Plagiarism Detection Service (Turnitin) on July 28, 2011 organized by HEC at Video Conference Hall, HEC, Islamabad.

ii)                 Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, presented a Paper on” Pre and Post Anthesis Drought Alter Proline and Sucrose Contents During Booting and Milking Stage in Wheat Differently”” in International Conference on Prospects and Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture from July 19-22, 2011 at National Science Conference University of AJ&K, Rawalakot

Year 2011

January- June 2011

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)                   Organized one Day Workshop on “Propagation of QEC concepts and SAR Writing Methods” for Program Team members and Faculty members, Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot. Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director, QEC was the Resource Person

ii)                 Organized one day workshop on “Propagation of QEC Concepts and SAR Writing Methods” for Program Team members and Faculty members, Muzaffarabad campus, on March 28, 2011. Mr. Lall Hussain, Assistant Director, QEC was the Resource Person.

iii)               Organized one day Workshop on “Plagiarism: What is it? And how to avoid it?” at Lincoln Corner, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad on January 06, 2011 for Chairmen examination committees for awareness and avoidance from Plagiarism. Prof. Dr. Raja Naseem, Akhter, Dean, Faculty of Arts was the Resource Person.

b)     Workshops Participated

i)       Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in first meeting of newly established 24 QECs (Phase-IV) held at Higher Education Commission Regional Center Karachi from June 09-10, 2011. The purpose of workshop is to introduce Program Self Assessment in Universities through Quality Enhancement Cells.

ii)     Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in first meeting of newly established 24 QECs (Phase-IV) held at Higher Education Commission Regional Center Karachi from June 09-10, 2011. The purpose of workshop is to introduce Program Self Assessment in Universities through Quality Enhancement Cells.

iii)   Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in one day Forum on Higher Education Quality Assessment at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi on March 21-22, 2011 regarding awareness in Quality education.

iv)   Mr. Lall Hussain, Assistant Director, QEC participated in one day workshop on “Managing Plagiarism in Academic Research”, organized by Research Center for Training & Development, Institute of Research Promotion, at The University of Lahore (New Campus Lahore) on March 2011. The purpose of this workshop is awareness and hands on exercise using turnitin software

v)      Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in four day workshop on “Strategic Planning Workshop for the University Core Teams” organized by PRE-STEP/USAID at HEC Regional Center Lahore from Feb.02-03, 2011 to introducing Program Self Assessment in Universities through Quality Enhancement Cells.

vi)   Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in two day workshop on “Introducing Program Self Assessment in Universities through Quality Enhancement Cells” scheduled at HEC Regional Centre, Lahore on Jan.27-28, 2011. The purpose of this workshop is to aware the Heads of newly Established Quality Enhancement Cells regarding Quality Assurance mechanism and its implementation in their respective Universities.

Year 2010

July-December 2010

a)      Workshops Participated

i)       Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in one day workshop on “Managing Plagiarism Pre & Post Controlling Strategies”, on September 24, 2010 organized by Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) and National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Lahore.

ii)     Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC presented a paper on “Pre and Post Anthesis Drought Alter Proline and Sucrose Contents during Booting and Milking Stage in Wheat differently” in National Science Conference, Rawalakot, A.K. from July 19 to July 22, 2010.

Year 2010

January- June 2010

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)       Conducted “One Day Workshop on Propagation of QEC concept and SAR writing method” organized at University Auditorium, City Campus Muzaffarabad on March.19, 2010. Prof. Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, The Vice Chancellor, UAJK was Guest Speaker and Air Commodore, Muhammad Ismail was the Guest Speaker on the occasion

b)     Workshops Participated

i)       Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Majid, Director QEC participated in one day workshop on “Higher Education Quality Enhancement, Identifying Constraints and Sharing Experiential Learning” on June 09, 2010, organized by HEC at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Islamabad.

Year 2009

July-December 2009

a)      Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)        Attended and organized a “One Day Workshop on QEC continuous improvement of Quality of Education” for all heads of Depts. & PT members held at Conference Hall, Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Mirpur on Oct 03, 2009 attended by all Faculty/Program Team members and Heads of Departments of the University.

Year 2008

January- June 2008

b)     Workshops Conducted/ Organized

i)        Attended a Workshop on “Quality Enhancement Cells” organized by HEC at Punjab University, Lahore on 12-13 March, 2008 to share the outcomes of the evaluation of the model Departments as well as the steps taken to overcome the deficiencies.