To ensure and enhance the quality of education, research, and services at CUI Abbottabad Campus by fostering a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and excellence.
To become a recognized center of excellence in quality assurance and enhancement, contributing significantly to the academic and research excellence of CUI Abbottabad Campus.
- Quality Assurance: Ensure that academic programs, teaching, and research activities consistently meet and exceed national and international quality standards.
- Continuous Improvement: Promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in teaching, research, and administrative processes.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Foster strong connections and partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to gather feedback and drive quality enhancements.
- Benchmarking: Continuously benchmark CUI Abbottabad Campus against reputable national and international institutions to identify areas for improvement.
- Faculty Development: Facilitate professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance their teaching and research skills.
- Curriculum Enhancement: Review and update academic programs to align them with industry needs and global trends.
- Student Support: Provide support services and initiatives to enhance the overall student experience, including counseling, career guidance, and extracurricular activities.
- Research Excellence: Encourage and support research activities that contribute to knowledge creation and innovation.
Quality is an inherent and distinguished characteristic through which an academic institution can guarantee planning, maintenance and improvement of its education system.“Quality begins on the inside and then works its way out”. (Bob Moawad)
To achieve and ensure the quality at CUI ATD, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) started working in 2007 under the directions of HEC, taking a progressive mission towards quality assurance in education, research and development. Since its conception, QEC has taken bold initiatives to attain, manage and enhance quality at the institutional level including management of academic and administration related system of university. The quality maintaining processes started with training on quality management systems ISO 9001 new version at CUI Abbottabad campus in 2010, and then quality maintaining journey went on. The QEC, as an essential component of CUI management, is dedicated to an effective implementation of Quality Standards, processes of Quality Assurance and Management System, and continually reviewing the progress for enhancement of quality as per CUI Quality Policy. The QEC serves as a focal point to achieve the objective of quality learning standards by auditing academic standards and the quality of teaching, learning and management in each subject area. CUI QEC Abbottabad campus has obtained ISO 9001-2008 certification in year 2011, and is now heading towards next level of ISO certification i.e., ISO 9001-2015 revised version as priority quality objective. This is how QEC has undertaken the development of a quality mindset in the university at student, faculty, and management levels, so that practicing quality culture has become one of the best practices at CUI.
The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at CUI Abbottabad Campus performs the following key functions:
- Quality Assurance and Accreditation: QEC ensures that academic programs and processes adhere to quality standards and are in line with accreditation requirements.
- Program Assessment: It conducts periodic assessments of academic programs to evaluate their effectiveness and relevance.
- Feedback and Surveys: Collects feedback from students, faculty, and external stakeholders to identify areas of improvement.
- Faculty Development: Organizes workshops, seminars, and training sessions for faculty to enhance their pedagogical and research skills.
- Curriculum Review: Regularly reviews and updates the curriculum to meet evolving industry demands and academic benchmarks.
- Research Promotion: Encourages research activities and provides support for research projects, publications, and grants.
- Benchmarking: Compares the performance and quality of CUI Abbottabad Campus with other institutions to identify best practices.
- Student Services: Offers support services to students, including counseling, academic advising, and career guidance.
- Continuous Improvement Initiatives: Initiates and oversees projects and initiatives aimed at improving the overall quality of education and research.
The QEC plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the institution remains committed to its mission, vision, and goals by continually monitoring and enhancing the quality of education, research, and services provided at CUI Abbottabad Campus.