Objectives and Responsibilities

  1. Assisting the University to achieve its mission and vision.
  2. Setting-up a “Quality Manual” to explain the procedures required for the implementation and interaction of the quality assurance of academic programmes across the University, and periodically reviewing it to ensure its continued appropriateness in the light of any contemporary developments in quality assurance of education at HEI’s.
  3. Promoting the cooperation with international educational bodies in order to enhance the capacity building of BAU academic staff specially the quality assurance in teaching and learning process.
  4. Promoting the “Student-Centered Learning” educational system.
  5. Providing Faculties with technical support on the use of up-to-date and appropriate techniques in teaching and learning process.
  6. Following-up the Faculties’ action plan to fulfill the comments and recommendations of the international accreditation bodies of the accredited programmes.
  7. Organizing and participating in seminars, workshops and training sessions related to quality assurance activities inside and outside the University.
  8. Following-up the academic advising process, and monitoring some weaknesses in its application at all Faculties to adjust this process.
  9. Interviewing students from all levels to see their views on the quality of education, curricular and extracurricular activities.
  10. Preparing periodically a “Self-Assessment Report” aiming at reviewing the effectiveness of “Internal Quality Assurance System” at BAU.

Services

BAU accomplishes a set of procedures to insure high standards of quality in the offered programmes. This is performed through:

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Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

  1. The main purposes for IQA in Higher Education are the improvement of academic activities, institutional performance assessment, and compliance and accountability to the requests of National Qualification Framework (NQF), stakeholders, and standards of international accreditation agencies. Therefore, IQA at BAU is a system aiming at setting up, maintaining and improving the quality and standards of teaching and learning, student learning experience, research, and community services.
  2. IQA includes monitoring instruments, evaluation instruments and activities aiming at improvement.
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Internal Quality Audit

  1. The internal quality audit at BAU is a systematic and independent investigation with the purpose of determining whether the actions and results referring to quality are in accordance with the BAU regulations and international accreditation bodies’ requirements, whether these regulations are suitable for achieving the set goals and they are really being implemented.
  2. IQA at BAU focuses on some “Internal Evaluation Areas” for the enhancement of teaching and learning such as: Quality of Curricula, Implementation & Delivery of Curricula, Student Assessment, Student Progression and Achievement, Social Responsibility, Learning Resources and Student Life.
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External Quality Assurance and Accreditation

External quality assurance is a tool for recognition of BAU’s IQA system and its study programmes. It includes benchmark activities, external audit or external quality assessment. The most common external quality assurance procedures are accreditation and evaluation of programmes, and evaluation and accreditation of the institution itself.

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Contact

Office 506, Fifth Floor, Main Building at BAU’s Main Campus, Beirut.