The Internal Institutional Quality Audit Committee (IIQAC) in coordination with the Quality Assurance Office (QAO) at SQU conducted a workshop for the panel members on Thursday, 6th December 2018 for the 2nd batch of themes to be audited for 2017-2019 (Academic Integrity, University Visibility, Students’ Non-academic Support Services, Research Planning and Management, Financial Sustainability and Procurement).
The purpose of the workshop was to explain the process of the audits and its general guidelines taken from the Internal Institutional Quality Audit Manual, Third Edition, 2018. The manual was developed by the IIQAC, chaired by Prof. Ali Yousif, Expert from the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Community Service. Its members are (1) Prof. Musbah Tanira, Head of Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Unit from College of Medicine and Health Sciences, (2) Dr. Hamoud Al Muqbali, Director of Center for Educational Technology, (3) Dr. Joseph Jervase, Associate Professor from CENG and (4) Dr. Ibrahim Al Harthy, Director of Quality Assurance Office.
During the workshop, Prof. Ali Yousif, presented the audit stages and timeline. He also reiterated the roles and responsibilities of the Panel Chairs and Members. The Panel Members were selected based on their experiences and expertise. The Chairs/Members of the Panels are as follows:
Academic Integrity- Prof. Sulayma Al-Barwani from CMHS, Dr. Fawziya Al-Siyabi from CEDU, and Dr. Sufian Eltayeb from CLAW. University Visibility – Dr. Maha Al Khaduri from CMHS, Dr. Michel Claereboudt from CAMS, and Dr. Fathiya Al-Rashi from CASS. Students’ Non-Academic Support Services – Dr. Ali Al Mosawi from CEDU, Dr. Amur Al-Yahmedi from CAMS and Dr. Abir Al-Hajri from COS. Research Planning and Management – Prof. Abdulla Al-Badi from CENG, Dr. Khalaf Alabri from CEDU and Dr. Judie Arulappan from CON. Financial Stability and Procurement – Prof. Mohammed Elzain from COS, Dr. Ahmed Al-Alawi from CAMS and Dr. Mohammed Al-Alawi from CASS.
Prior to the workshop, the Panel Members received the Portfolio and the supporting materials of the themes. They are expected to meet the Contact Persons of each themes by December 30, 2018 to finalize planning for the audit visit, list of interviewees and additional supporting materials.