Quality Assurance Framework
A’Sharqiyah University Quality Assurance Framework
Academic excellence and quality are at the heart of A’Sharqiyah University’s values. They are enshrined in the University’s bylaws and policies. ASU’s quality assurance framework aims to provide the vehicle for the University to realize its strategic vision by ensuring:
• a quality experience for ASU students;
• that academic standards are maintained, and
• excellence is achieved in learning, teaching and all associated activity.
Key elements in ASU’s Quality Assurance Framework
A’Sharqiyah’s quality assurance framework is supported by 3 key elements:
• ASU policies, procedures and regulations
• Monitoring, evaluation, feedback and review
• Continuous improvement and enhancement
Figure 1 Key elements in ASU’s Quality Assurance Framework
ASU’s QA Framework embodies our quality processes which focus on:
|Policies, procedures and regulations||development, implementation and communication of clear and robust policies, procedures and regulations;
meeting regulatory requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education, the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority and other relevant external bodies
|Monitoring, evaluation & review||performance monitoring and reflection;
creating and promoting a culture of reflection and self-review.
|Continuous improvement and enhancement||continuously improving and enhancing the quality of all we do;
acting on feedback from students, staff and other internal and external stakeholders, and sharing ideas and good practice across the University.
As part of the quality assurance process, A’Sharqiyah University is conducting a continuous and in-depth University-wide self-study. This is expected to align the University’s activities with its mission, vision and values.