In the Private University of Kalamoon, a directorate was constituted and named the Directorate of Quality and Accreditation that endeavors to consolidate the culture of Quality, and to implement its standards in teaching, learning, scientific research, university departments and community service. The Directorate plays a benchmarking role for the University institutions to verify implementing its mission through commitment of continual development of all its academic and administrative activities.
The Directorate Mission:
The Directorate popularizes the culture of quality in the university, and qualifies its faculties and institutions for implementing the standards of Accreditation and Programs Quality assurance according to the targeted educational outputs. It endeavors to improve performance and services, and to establish an assistant environment for the persistent development of the university and academic performance in order to acquire the community trust in the alumni according to definite and explicit performance standards.
The Directorate Goals:
1.To enhance the Quality and Accreditation culture in the University.
2.To pursue carrying out the University Accreditation as per the Ministry of Higher Education requirements.
3.To conform the University policies and plans set up for the Quality Assurance requirements.
4.To prove the ability to provide sufficient services meeting the students' demands and heighten their satisfaction thru the effectual implementation of the Quality Management System; and to verify n the continual improvement processes.
5.To build reciprocal and connective relations with the regional and foreign corporations of assessment, Quality Assurance and Accreditation.
The Directorate Duties:
1.To build up and to develop the human capabilities in the University in order to accomplish and sustain the array of Quality Management.
2.To make the strategic and executive plans and mechanisms for accomplishing the Quality Management array in the University institutions.
3.To ascertain that the systematic revision processes and how far the strategic goals and plans coincide with the University Mission.
4.To advocate the faculties in setting and implementing the reference academic standards relevant to its different programs; and in conformity with the National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) at minimum, and to upgrade them by benefitting from the modern international standards.
5.To assess the staff performance in order to ensure the educational process quality on the one hand; and to simplify the functional procedures to sustain the students' trust in their institution on the other hand.
6.Submit periodical reports to the Board of Trustees including the Quality Assurance System performance and suggestions to improve it.
Department of the Quality and Accreditation Directorate
The Quality and Accreditation Directorate includes the two following departments:
1.The Educational Process Quality Department which verify that the various academic departments in the University implement National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) at minimum and how far these standards take advantage of the world standards for each specification either at the level of the educational programmes curricula or the teaching and learning methodologies or the ways of assessing the faculty staff performance. The department also scrutinizes the accomplishment of accreditation files for the faculties, and the accuracy of these files data.
2.The Service Quality Department which works on establishing the Quality Management System under the measures of ISO9001:2008; and verifies its implementation and maintenance.
The Quality and Accreditation Directorate Organizational Structure
The Quality and Accreditation Directorate was constituted under the Board of Trustees’ resolution and it administratively linked to the Board of Trustees.
Shall appointed the Board of Trustees and selected from among the experienced staff in the field of the Higher Education accreditation requirements, quality system and service quality. He is considered as the executive manager of the Directorate Council and pursues the implementation of the Directorate Council resolutions.
The Educational Process Quality Department:
-The Head of the department is appointed by the Board of Trustees upon a suggestion of the Directorate. S/he shall be selected from among the PhD Certificate holders and must be expert in the Higher Education Quality System.
- An administrative officer in charge of assessment programmes and must be leastwise a B.A. Certificate holder.
- In each faculty a (Focal Point) is appointed as a coordinator between the faculty and the Educational Process Quality Department and will be in charge of applying the standards and procedures.
The Service Quality Department:
-The Head of the department is appointed by the Board of Trustees upon a suggestion of the Directorate. S/he shall leastwise be a B.A. Certificate holders and obtaining Lead Auditor Certificate (as per the ISO system).
-Two administrative officers in charge of auditing procedures, documents and performances in the directorates. They shall be selected from among the B.A Certificate holders leastwise.
-In each faculty a (Focal Point) is appointed as a coordinator between his/her directorate and the Service Quality Department, and will be in charge of conformation for the ISO9001:2008 standards.
The Directorate Secretary
Shall be appointed by the Director to do the coordination works of the Directorate departments.
The Directorate Council:
- Director Head of the Council
- Head of the Educational Process Quality Department Member
-Head of the Service Quality Department Member
- The Directorate Secretary Member