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َQuality unit

Vision, Mission and Objectives

 

Reaching the College of Science - Jouf University - to complete the application of international quality standards to achieve the continuous development of its scientific and research outputs and community service in order to obtain institutional and academic accreditation for its programs from national and international bodies with a distinct reputation.

Message

Ensuring the quality of the college’s performance of all elements and activities of the educational system in terms of institutional capacity and educational effectiveness according to international quality standards in order to activate the comprehensive quality system and the continuous development of the university education system, and to raise the level of efficiency and competitiveness of the outputs of university education, which places the College of Science with its academic programs on the map of colleges Distinguished both at the local, regional and global levels, which achieves the vision of Jouf University 2030.

Objectives

  • Contributing to enabling the college to achieve its mission and goals through quality assurance, which enhances the capabilities of the college to achieve sustainable competitive capabilities.
  • Completing the provision of the elements and requirements for obtaining institutional accreditation according to the standards of the National Program and Institutional Accreditation Authority (NCAAA)
  • Providing the elements and requirements for obtaining academic accreditation for its various academic programs according to the standards of the National Program and Institutional Accreditation Authority (NCAAA).
  • Completing the international accreditation requirements for all the college’s scientific programs
  • Spreading a culture of quality among the faculty members, their assistants, members of the administrative apparatus, employees, and college students, in order to achieve excellence in performance and accomplishing tasks
  • Activating student participation in applying quality standards.
  • Setting mechanisms to activate the internal and external evaluation of the academic and non-academic activities of the college
  • Effective communication with the Deanship of Quality, academic accreditation at the university.

 

 

 

 

 

Organizational structure and sub-committees of the unit

Unit members

0558375912

Unit Head

mmfouda@ju.edu.sa

Dr. Maged Mohamed Ali Fouda

0555107805

Deputy Head of Quality Unit

eaelsayed@ ju.edu.sa

Dr. Islam El-Sayed Abd El Tawab

 

0541225913

- Chairman of the Quality Coordinators Committee in the programs

tarekahmed @ ju.edu.sa

Dr. Tarek Ahmed Elmosalami

0551213544

Chairman of the Follow-up and Performance Measurement Committee

fshaldoum@ ju.edu.sa

Dr. Fayez Mohamed Shaldom

0541225913

 

Chairman of the Training and Technical Support Com

tarekahmed @ ju.edu.sa

Dr. Tarek Ahmed Elmosalami

0553558537

Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee

nmhadia@ ju.edu.sa

Dr. Nomeri Mohamed Abbas

 

Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation terms

Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.

Academic Accreditation   

    It is the recognition that an educational institution's programs have achieved or have reached the minimum standards of efficiency and quality previously established by the awarding authority for accreditation.

Academic Standards

 These are specific criteria approved by the institution; they are drawn from external national or international references and include the minimum skills and knowledge that graduates are supposed to acquire from the program and fulfill the institution's stated mission.

Academic Reference Standards

They are reference points by which the program criteria and quality can be compared, and therefore represent general expectations about levels of achievement and general characteristics that must be met in the qualities of a graduate of a major.

 

Action Plans

The set of activities that are prepared and implemented in a clear sequence to reach specific goals.

 

 Annual Report

The self-assessment report, which is prepared annually for the educational institution and is based on reports of its academic programs and the various activities that achieve the mission of the institution.

Documentation 

The process of writing and recording all the work data of the institution, so that the institution has a history and reference points or mechanisms; through which you can analyze these recorded data with a view to development and improvement.

 Efficiency

The ratio of the quality of the output from the process to the quality of the inputs.

Evaluation                          

 The process of measuring the quality of performance in all activities with the aim of constantly improving future performance.

General and Transferable Skills

The skills acquired from the study style and have norelation with specialized study materials, but they are general, such as the ability to work in an effective team.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure that serves the work for workers inside the organization such as buildings, rooms and laboratories, connections, telephones, and computers,...etc.

Institution

A university, college, or higher institute offers higher education programs that lead to a university academic qualification (Bachelor's degree) or higher (diploma - master's - doctorate).

 Institutional Accreditation

is the process of accrediting training centers after meeting the institutional accreditation standards, allowing the center to be part of the training process.     

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Learning Resources

The educational capabilities of the institution that provide easy learning for students and obtaining targeted skills.

Mission

The declared constitution of the institution, which clarifies the mission of the organization and its targeted exits

Vision

The image of the institution, its aspirations and long-term goals

 

Organization Chart

The diagram that shows the division of labor within the organization, the title of jobs available within the organization, the career hierarchy and departmental structures.

Program

It is a set of mechanisms to achieve the set of knowledge, skills and sentiments that the university provides within its walls and outside to achieve the desired learning outcomes from an educational program in a specific time period.

 Program Assessment

The methods used to obtain the views of the beneficiaries of the program, including students, faculty members, graduates, and the labor market, with the aim of improving and developing the educational program to respond to the progress in the content of the subject and the needs of society and the environment.

Total Quality Management  (TQM)

It is a philosophical thought that aims to develop the activity of the institution using sophisticated and varied analytical and statistical methods to obtain the best results and involve all elements of the system and its management in order to achieve the required quality in institutional work and satisfy the beneficiary.

Quality

 Refers to how good something is compared to other similar things. In other words, its degree of excellence.

Quality Assurance

It is an activity and a means to ensure that the requirements and standard criteria required for an organization are fulfilled in order to accomplish the goal of the institution to reach outputs that satisfy the labor market.

Quality Committees

The group of persons, whether from within the organization or from outside it, who are responsible for monitoring the progress of the quality system within the organization.

Quality Control

The techniques and practical activities that are used to make a permanent examination of the activity outputs.

Quality Circles

A small group of employees participate in an ongoing cooperative study process aimed to find problems in the work process and providing appropriate solutions to them.

Quality Improvement

The procedures and executive regulations taken by the institution to increase the effectiveness of activities and operations within it to get benefit for both the institution and the consumer.

Quality Strategy 

A set of plans that are established in the short term, which will raise the level of quality.

Quality Tools

The methods and plans used to solve quality problems and evaluate the level of performance within the organization and help in developing the institution.

Self Assessment

A personal measurement of the individual's progress in his work by thinking about what he has learned and the extent of his personal benefit from it and the result of that.

 Product

The output from any process, whether material or moral.

Student Achievement  

The level of students ’performance within the educational institution and their achievement of excellence, knowledge and skill acquisition.

 Student Support

Help and guide students how to get the maximum benfit of the institution’s educational program.

SWOT Analysis

An analytical quality tool that aims to evaluate and study the current strategic position of an organization to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the organization and to know its opportunities in development and what are the threats affecting it so that it helps to develop the strategic development plans of the institution.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The methods used by teachers to help students achieve the targeted scientific results of the course.

Institutional accreditation:

 The accreditation of an institution by the accrediting body for a specific period of time after the verification of the minimum accreditation criteria in all aspects of the institution.

Evaluating

 Performance measurement process in relation to the adopted criteria or standards. Evaluating is applied in two different contexts: The first context: Evaluating student performance in examinations or other tasks in order to evaluate the desired educational outcomes. The second context: Evaluating the quality of the performance within the framework of the institution. It is used for evaluating the quality of education and the effectiveness of a program or a course in achieving their goals.

Learning areas

 Broad categories of learning outcomes expected from a certain program such as the knowledge and skills that students are expected to acquire in the program.

Learning Outcomes

 The knowledge and targeted skills acquired by students in a course or educational program.

Teaching strategies

 Specific methods used to develop students' education in various fields, such as case studies, modeling, simulation and roleplaying.

Input

 Resources available to the institution, which are used to provide its programs, such as physical and human resources.

Key performance indicators

 (Quantity / quality) variables to evaluate the performance by identifying the extent of change in the performance or by comparing actual results with the planned ones. The institution can make a short list of key indicators performance along with other indicators chosen by each unit or department in the institution to achieve its own goals.

Quantitative indicators

 Data and information are displayed as numbers and statistics as a way to investigate phenomena through standards.

Qualitative indicators

 Data and information presented with descriptions and explanations. It is a way to investigate the beneficiaries’ experience through observation and interviews.

Operations

A series of activities and correlated communications designed to achieve a specific objective. They may include roles, responsibilities, tools and management control mechanisms necessary to provide the outcomes efficiently. They also include policy outlining, specifications, guidelines, activities and work instructions, when necessary.

Procedures

A set of instructions and rules that describe the agreed steps to accomplish a certain task or series of tasks.

Criteria

 It is the basis for comparing and evaluating university education in order to ensure its quality and enhance its efficiency and competitiveness.

Academic standards

 The level of requirements that must be met by the educational institution (or academic program) in order to ensure that the graduate has acquired the minimum level of the knowledge, skills and tendencies in line with the institution's mission.

Program Admission requirements: A set of specific rules and regulations for the admission of students into the program.

Self-evaluation

 A process carried out by a team from the institution along with all its employees in order to monitor the current situation and identify the points of strength and weakness based on the criteria of the National Commission for Evaluation and Accreditation. It seeks to establish an objective or real basis which the program can depend on to formulate its future plans aiming at improving quality and achieving accreditation requirements.

Program evaluation

 Collecting and analyzing information on a regular basis according to specific criteria to identify points of strength and weakness in order to improve performance. It represents the basis for development and quality assurance.

Benchmarking

 A standard tool used by the institution to measure and compare its performance with another recognized institution based on a system of adopted or agreed upon standards in order to determine the quality level of the institution and its outcomes and help draw developmental plans necessary to achieve its goals.

Benchmark  

The entity that is selected for the purpose of benchmarking of the institution or one of its academic programs.

Graduate qualities

 A set of knowledge, skills and competencies that should be acquired by the graduates to join the labor market or pursue post-graduate studies and academic research in the field of specialization or related fields.

Plan

 It is a future vision for a group of processes and procedures that can be carried out by the institution during a certain period of time. It can utilize the material and human resources available to achieve the desired strategic objectives.

Faculty staff

As defined by the Ministry of Higher Education, it includes teaching assistants, lecturers, language instructors, assistant professors and professors. It does not include researchers and laboratory technicians. It also includes faculty members who oversee the planning and implementation of educational programs, such as Head of Department, the Dean, Vice-Rectors and Rector of the university.

Course

 Scientific content in one of the fields which constitutes a set of knowledge and skills based on appropriate teaching strategies and evaluation tools. It helps achieve the goals and learning outcomes of the program.

Study unit

 It is part of a course to achieve or contribute to the achievement of a goal or a specific educational outcome of the course. Evaluation: It is a periodic review of the program which helps to decide whether the outcomes have been fully achieved or they are insufficient. Such insufficiency will be identified in order to start the process of modifying and development.

Academic program quality assurance

 Ensuring the quality of academic programs is one of the most important goals that the university seeks to achieve in order to guarantee the quality of performance and outputs. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has defined quality assurance as a "continuous process to review and evaluate performance, using the results to identify the defects and form appropriate solutions for improvement and development”. There is no doubt that the program quality management is instrumental in ensuring the quality of performance and outputs for there is a need to identify the various program committee structures, specify the tasks and responsibilities of each committee, and identifying relations between the committees. The following are some of the functions of the program quality management: - prepare operational plans for the academic program and follow-up the implementation - review the academic program specification - oversee the formulation of academic course description - consider modifications to the program / course description and submit them to the competent department for approval. - ensure the quality of performance and the application of quality standards during the implementation of the program - oversee the measurement of program performance indicators - annual evaluation of the program - prepare the annual report for the program - prepare a self-study for the program with the help of the program/faculty staff.

 

 

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