The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is established in Minhaj University Lahore to be headed by a Professional whose services are hired against the relevant criteria for quality assurance of higher education. The status of QEC head is equivalent to Dean and reporting authority for this position is Vice Chancellor / Rector. He / she is the correspondent with the outside bodies and responsible for Internal Academics Audit as well. Quality Assurance Agency established at Higher Education Commission regulates the Quality Enhancement Cell.
QEC is responsible for promoting public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.
QEC reviews of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.
QEC reviews academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.
QEC defines clear and explicit standards as points of reference for the reviews to be carried out. It should also help the employees to know as to what they could expect from candidates.
QEC develops qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Master’s, M. Phil., Doctoral.
QEC is responsible to develop program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have developed on successfully completing a specific program.
QEC develops quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.
QEC ensures that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality of Higher Education.
QEC also develops procedures for the following:
Approval of a new program
Annual Monitoring and evaluation including program monitoring, Faculty monitoring, and student perceptions
Quality assurance of Master’s, M. Phil and PhD degree programs
Quality higher education has assumed a pivotal role in a fast changing world which has become more competitive and dynamic in the twenty first Century.