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- The Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University acknowledges the financial and technical support of QAAP throughout its QA activities since 2003. Special thanks are due to Prof. Mohsen El Mahdi, Prof. Nadia Badrawi and Prof. Salwa Magouli and all the NQAAC for their continuous support and encouragement. The Faculty also acknowledges the unlimited support of AU presidents: Prof. Mohamed R. Mahmoud, Prof. Mohamed I. Abedelkader and Prof. Ezzat A. Ahmed. Dean of Engineering Prof. Ibrahim M. Ismail 2
I - CONTEXT Contents Assiut University Faculty of Engineering II- Faculty Annual Report 2004/2005 - Mission and Strategic Objectives - Education - Research - Community Involvement - Quality Management III- External Visit and Peer Reviewers Report. IV- Action Plan for Development in 2005/2006. V- Achievements in 2005/2006. 3
I- CONTEXT - Assiut University Basic Information : Inauguration : 1957 ( Science and Engineering ) Statistics : (2003/2004) Number of students : 64631 undergrad. Number of Faculties : 16 Number of Institutes : 2 Number of Staff members : 1432 male : 467 female Number of assistant staff members : 719 male : 580 female 4
I- CONTEXT… cont Assiut University Status for QA v Assiut University (AU) established a “performance evaluation and development ” unit in 1997; currently called “QAA center”. Many activities have been done including: Ø Ø Seminars and workshops addressing QA issues. Publishing a yearly book containing results of students assessment and the unit’s activities in QA. Monitoring students’ evaluation of the performance in different courses. Assisting faculties in developing their self- evaluation. 5
I- CONTEXT… cont Assiut University Status for QA…continued • AU has largely cooperated with the QAAP managing committee: Ø Ø Ø Two faculties started the pioneering developmental engagement with the QAAP. Each faculty has a QAA unit and 13 faculties (out of 16) have established an internal QA system through sub-projects. The University has a written QA strategy and it is under implementation and monitored by AUQAAC. 6
I- CONTEXT… cont Assiut University Status for QA…continued • AU has been engaged in several self- evaluation Projects including: Ø Ø Self-study of all academic programs in the university (2000 -2002); supervised by AUQAAC. Self-evaluation by one faculty (engineering) in association with the Association of African Universities; followed by a site visit by external evaluators; and a validation report. 7
I- CONTEXT… cont Assiut University Status for QA…continued Ø Ø Self-evaluation in association with the TEMPUS Ev. Qua- Meda project. Self-evaluation in association with the QAAP managing committee (2+11 faculties); two faculties had external evaluation following a site visit. 8
I- CONTEXT …. . Cont. Faculty of Engineering Basic Information : Inauguration : 1957 Statistics (2003/2004) No of Students : 5209 Undergrad. : 174 Post grad ( 74 Diploma 93 M. SC. 7 Ph. D. ) No of Undergraduate programs offered : 10 No of Staff Members : 185 No of Teaching Assistants : 127 No of Graduates : 863 Undergrad : 42 Post grad ( 12 Diploma 22 M. Sc. 9 8 Ph. D. )
I- CONTEXT… cont Faculty of Engineering Status for QA Ø Ø The faculty has a QAA unit. The faculty made a self-study of its 10 academic programs (2000). The faculty submitted a self-evaluation report to the AAU. Three experts from the AAU visited the faculty for three days. A validation report of the external evaluation was issued (2002) The faculty submitted a self-evaluation report to the Ev. Qua-MEDA TEMPUS project (2004). 10
I- CONTEXT… cont Faculty of Engineering Status for QA…cont. Ø The faculty has a developmental engagement subproject with the QAAP managing committee. First self-evaluation report submitted (2003) was reviewed by two British experts. A second Selfevaluation report submitted (2005) was followed by a site visit (British chairman + shadow chairman + 5 experts). The peer review report validated that there are few drawbacks which have to be addressed before the next visit. 11
I- CONTEXT… cont Faculty of Engineering Status for QA…cont. Evaluation Framework for QAAP Project: Academic Standards: ILOs – Corricula-Students Assessment- students Achievement. Ø Quality of Learning Opportunities: Teaching and Learning-Student Support- Learning Resources. Ø Research and Other Scholarly Activities Ø Community Involvement. Ø The Effectiveness of Q Management and 12 Enhancement. Ø
II- FACULTY ANNUAL REPORT 2004/2005 - Presented to QAAP in June 2005 as an output of the developmental engagement Sub-project , financed by QAAP - Faculty Dean : Prof. Ahmed A. Abo-Ismail - Project Director : Prof. Ibrahim M. Ismail - Main features presented here are : - Faculty Mission and Strategic objectives - Education - Research - Community Involvement - Quality Management - Sustainability Measures 13
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. I-Faculty Mission and Strategic Objectives …. cont. Mission "The mission of the faculty of engineering, Assiut university is to graduate engineers in different disciplines satisfying the needs of the national and international engineering and technological sectors. The graduates are educated to be fully aware of basic knowledge and skills that satisfy the international standards. They are prepared to lead engineering projects in the disciplines with deep conscious of the society and environment problems and ethics. Mission is extended to upgrade engineers knowledge and skills through specialized short courses and workshops as well as enrollment in programs of higher studies (Diploma, M. Sc. and Ph. D. ) Moreover, the faculty of engineering contributes to the engineering science by genuine research and to the community by professional 14 consultations. "
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. I - Faculty Mission and Strategic Objectives strategic objectives - To offer undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education programs which are intellectually stimulating and appropriate to the profession. - To advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research, particularly in science and technology and in close association with industry and commerce. - Provide the community in Assiut city as well as upper Egypt as a whole with the necessary services and professional consultancy through faculty facilities and resources for the benefits of individuals and organizations. - To provide the framework for the curricular objectives of each program in the faculty. 15
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education 2. a - Educational Programs Since 1990 the Faculty of Engineering has changed its curricula two times, on 1994 and on 1997. Changes of curriculums are applied only on newly enrolled students. Major changes in the curricula as proposed by the departments after thorough discussions have to be approved by the Faculty Council, the University Council, and the Egyptian Engineering Education Sector (EEES). Such procedure takes time, almost a year, but ensures the seriousness of the procedure. The EEES does not approve any new program before making sure that the facilities and human as well as physical resources are existing and that the program satisfies the needs of the society. Lately, the faculty has upgraded the curriculum and it has been approved by the University Council and the Engineering Education Sector in May 2004. 16
2 - Education… cont. II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. b- Statistics: Table (1 V-1): Number of graduates for each program for the academic year 2003 -2004 (May and Nov. ) No of students sit for exam. No of graduates % of graduates 90 88 97. 8% 366 332 90. 7% Power and Machines 76 72 94. 7% Communications and electronics. 160 150 93. 7% 25 22 88% 261 244 93. 5% 117 94 80. 3% Production 14 14 100% Mechatronics Engineering 35 33 94. 3% Total 166 141 84. 9% 60 58 96. 7% 943 863 91. 5% Program Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Computers and systems Total Mechanical Engineering Power Engineering Design & Engineering Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Total 17
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. c- Academic Standards Faculty of Engineering Assiut University aims to have graduates who must be competent throughout their working life by virtue of their education, training and experience. The following academic standards are considered: 1 - Graduates should have a sound grasp of science, mathematics and the technological base relevant to their discipline. 2 - Graduates demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relevant to their chosen specialist engineering discipline, and knowledge and understanding of the constraints within their engineering judgment will have to be exercised. 3 - Graduates engage in the creative and innovative development of engineering technology and continuous improvement systems. They must be able to apply the appropriate tools from mathematics, science and technology and coupling these with know-how drawn from professional experience. 18
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. c- Academic Standards… Cont. 4 - Graduates apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of engineering problems and review the potential for enhancing engineering products, processes, systems and services. 5 - Graduates demonstrate discipline-specific practical skills, particularly concerning laboratory work, project work and use of discipline- specific software. 6 - Graduates provide technical and commercial leadership; plan for effective project implementation, budget, organize, direct and control tasks, people and resources. 7 - Graduates should have effective interpersonal skills to communicate with others at all levels, exchange information, present and discuss proposals, and demonstrate personal and social skills. 8 - Graduates should make personal commitment to professional standards, recognizing obligations to society, the profession and the environment. They 19 comply with the relevant codes of conduct, manage and apply safe systems of work.
2 - Education… cont. II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. d- Ethical Standards Graduates appreciate and gain the following ethics through the practice of the profession as well encourage, by advice and example, others to adhere to these standards: – Undertake only such work as they are competent to perform by virtue of their training and experience. – Will not deliberately misrepresent qualifications or abilities they do not possess at the expense of the employer, clients or colleagues. – Protect, to the fullest extent, the interests of their employers and provide protection for the public's welfare. – Shall, at all times, discourage exaggerated statements concerning any project for which they are a part. – Will not directly or indirectly use any information confidential or otherwise, which is adverse or detrimental to the interests of the employer or client. – – Will be cognizant of national and governmental statutes pertaining to the 20 practice of engineering in Egypt.
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. e- Benchmarking Statements All the following statements are the benchmarks which are common for all graduates from the five departments in the faculty and should be interpreted with reference to the specific discipline. . 1. Graduate has knowledge of mathematical methods essential to his discipline and can apply it. 2. Graduate has knowledge of the essential design methodologies related to the discipline. 3. Graduate has basic knowledge of the characteristics of commonly occurring engineering materials and components. 4. Graduate can design a system, component or process using routine design techniques as well as modify the design for an existing system to meet a specified requirement. 5. Graduate can manipulate, sort and present given data through a range of standard forms. 6. graduate can use scientific principles to produce routine solutions to familiar engineering problems. 7. Graduate can model and analyze routine engineering systems, processes and 21 products using scientific principles.
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. e- Benchmarking Statements ( continued) 8. Graduate can conduct appropriate research, and undertake design and develop possible solutions. 9. Graduate can estimate errors/accuracy of measurement. 10. Graduate can integrate knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, business context and engineering practice to solve routine problems. 11. Graduate has some experience of applying engineering techniques and develop a project plan, identifying the resource requirements and the time scale involved. 12. Graduate can develop a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and to identify the main external constraints. 13. Graduate can use computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the results. 14. Graduate has basic familiarity with common IT tools such as a wordprocessor, spreadsheet, email, file transfer, and the web. 15. Graduate has a basic knowledge of management and business practices. 22
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. d- Benchmarking Statements ( continued) 16. Graduate is aware of the responsibilities of a professional engineer, and the ethical responsibilities of the engineer and also the impact of engineering practices in a global and social context. 17. Graduate has the ability to assess marketing needs and contributes to marketing strategies. 18. Graduate can identify the required cost, quality, safety, reliability, appearance, fitness for purpose and environmental impact of the outcome. 19. Graduate has, by virtue of his/her education training and experience to negotiate the necessary contractual arrangements with other stakeholders (client, subcontractors, suppliers etc). 20. Graduate has, by virtue of his/her education training and experience, to make a personal commitment to professional standards, recognizing obligations to society, the profession and the environment. He/She must comply with the relevant codes of conduct, manage and apply safe systems of work, carry out continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in the area of practice and to act as a member in a team to finish a 23 project that needs the work of different disciplines.
2 - Education… cont. II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. e- Reference Standards The strategic objectives of the Faculty, academic standards and the benchmarking outlined above are referred to the following : - The Quality Assurance Agency for higher Education, QAA in UK. - Competence and Commitment of the chartered engineer (UK- SPEC) - Faculty of engineering, Kansas State University - Institute of Chartered Engineers of Canada 24
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. f- Curricula : • Each Program of the 9 working programs has written aims, ILOS, curriculum as well as other related specifications. • All programmes are of appropriate standards. • The curricula cope with the recommendations of the National Engineering Sector as well as the international standards. • The framework of the different programs is given in the following tables. 25
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. f- Curricula …. . cont. Educational programs in electrical department. Programs Academic Components Power and Machines Electronics and communications Computers and Systems No. of courses/No. of units % of program units Basic Sciences 10/43 18. 4 10/43 18. 7% Social sciences and Humanities 9/18 7. 7 7/14 6. 1% 9/18 7. 8% Engineering Sciences 22/96 41. 25/105 45. 7% 23/99 43. 05% Computer Sciences 2/8 3. 4 2/8 3. 5% ---- Language 1/1 . 4 1/1 0. 4% 1/1 . 4% 18/63 26. 8 16/55 23. 9% 19/65 28. 35% 1/5 21. 3 1 /4 1. 7% 63/234 100% 62/230 100% 63/230 100% Specialization Project Total 26
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. f- Curricula …. cont. Educational programs in mechanical department. Programs Academic components Mechanical Power program Design and Production Mechatronics No of courses/No of units % of program units Basic Sciences 10/46 19. 2% Social sciences and Humanities 10/22 9. 2% Engineering Sciences 21/98 41. % 18/93 38. 9 20/103 42. 9% Computer Sciences 3/8 3. 3% 3/8% 3. 3% Language 2/3 1. 3% 2/3% 1. 2 % 13/58 24. 3 16/63 26. 4 14/54 22. 5% 1/4 1. 7% ¼ 60/239 100% 60/240 Specialization Project Total 1. 7% 27 100% 27
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. f- Curricula …. cont. Educational programs in civil, architect and mining departments. Programs Academic components Civil Engineering Architectural Engineering Mining and Metallurgical Eng. No. of courses/No. of units % of program units Basic Sciences 9/39 17. 0% 7/29 13. 8% 9/37 15. 6% Social sciences and Humanities 8/16 7. 0% 9/19 9. 0% 9/18 7. 6% Engineering Sciences 30/107 46. 5% 24/98 46. 7% 23/106 44. 5% Computer Sciences 2/6 2. 6% 3/8 3. 8% 3/10 4. 2% Language 1/1 0. 4% 1/1 0. 5% 1/1 0. 4% 16/59 25. 6% 13/49 23. 3% 15/61 25. 6% 1 /2 . 9% 1/6 2. 9% 2/5 67/230 100% 58/210 100% 62/238 Specialization Project Total 2. 1%28 100%
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. g-Student Assessment - Several Methods are used including: Written exams. , oral exams. , practical exams. , assignments, computer-aided problems, model making, reports, projects, sketches, presentations, and questionnaires. A good example is Architectural Engineering. - The written exams. have a good design and is related to the ILOs. - Many written exams. have model answers. Good examples are Mechanical and Electrical departments. - Year-work marks are announced to the students at least two weeks 29 before the final exam. and students complains have to be reviewed
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2 - Education… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement - Statistical results of all courses, levels and Faculty are published in the AUQAAC annual book. The Faculty education committee analyzes it and presents recommendations to the Faculty council. - Generally, the percent of excellent and very good grades is small due to the large demands from students by the staff members. - Example of progression and retention is given in the following tables. 30
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Progression and retention of students in Architectural Engineering Department Academic Year 1999 -2000 -2001 -2002 -2003 -2004 No % No % 129 38. 3 105 29. 4 77 22. 7 95 27. 5 57 19 76 22. 5 104 29. 2 94 27. 6 69 19. 9 94 31. 2 75 22. 3 73 20. 4 94 27. 6 89 25. 7 60 19. 9 57 16. 9 75 21 75 22. 1 93 26. 9 90 29. 9 337 100 357 100 340 100 346 100 301 First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Total 10031
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Progression and retention of students in Civil Engineering Department 1999 -2000 -2001 -2002 -2003 -2004 No % No % 458 35. 3 433 30. 6 337 23. 7 402 28. 1 351 25. 2 352 27. 2 431 30. 5 440 31 350 24. 4 387 27. 8 279 21. 5 303 21. 5 351 24. 7 366 25. 6 290 20. 8 208 16 246 17. 4 293 20. 6 314 21. 9 366 26. 2 1297 100 1413 100 1421 100 1432 100 1394 100 Academic Year First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Total 32
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Progression and retention of students in Electrical Engineering Department 1999 -2000 -2001 No % No % First Year 415 416 39. 0 323 28. 5 305 26. 1 298 24. 9 Second Year 237 23. 7 306 28. 7 392 34. 5 368 31. 5 340 28. 4 Power 51 - 56 - 55 - 84 - 120 - Electronic 99 - 106 - 138 - 167 - 157 - Computer 47 - 41 - 38 - 27 - 21 - Total 197 19. 7 203 19. 0 231 20. 3 278 23. 8 296 24. 7 Power 35 - 50 - 52 - 53 - 75 - Electronic 56 - 97 - 106 - 132 - 163 - Computer 60 - 42 - 32 - 25 - Total 151 15. 1 141 13. 3 190 16. 7 217 18. 6 263 22. 0 100 1066 100 1136 100 1168 100 1197 33 100 Academic Year Third Year Fourth Year Total 2001 -2002 -2003 -2004
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Progression and retention of students in Mechanical Engineering Department 1999 -2000 -2001 -2002 -2003 -2004 Academic Year No % No % First Year 285 42. 3 261 35. 4 257 32. 8 255 32. 0 203 25. 8 Second Year 189 28. 1 247 33. 4 220 28 211 26. 4 212 26. 9 Third Year 102 15. 2 143 19. 4 188 23. 9 200 25. 1 203 25. 8 Power 71 - 52 - 79 - 110 - 117 - Design &Prod. 26 - 13 - 23 - 17 - Mechatronic - - 22 - 18 - 5 - 35 - Total 97 14. 4 87 11. 8 120 15. 3 132 16. 5 169 21. 5 673 100 738 100 785 100 798 100 787 34 100 Fourth Year Total
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Analysis of questionnaire implemented in April 2004. discipline No. of graduates in the sample Number and % of graduates having job Level of graduates, in stakeholders opinions, as indicated by them high Average below average Civil Eng. 69 33 (47. 8%) 54. 5% 39. 4% 6. 1% Electrical Eng. 33 10 (30%) 80% 10% Mechanical Eng. 25 6(24%) - 100% - Architectural Eng. 40 13 (32. 5%) 38. 5% 46. 1% 15. 4% Mining Eng. 0 - - - 35
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. h- Student Achievement …cont Analysis of questionnaire implemented in April 2005. Discipline Grades of graduates (4 th year) having job No. of graduates in the sample Number and % of graduates having job Civil Eng. 91 Electrical Eng. Excellent Very good Good Pass 45 (49. 5%) - 5 11 29 56 23 (41. 1%) 4 3 13 3 Mechanical Eng. 19 6 (31. 5%) - - 3 3 Architectural Eng. 41 9 (22%) - - Mining Eng. 7 2 (28. 6%) - - 36
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. i - Quality of Learning Opportunities: - Teaching and learning • The University strategy for learning and teaching is based on its mission. • Faculty members introduce to students the objectives and ILOs of the courses (usually in written). • Tutorial hours are dedicated for individual discussions with students in addition to office hours. • The Faculty has 6 libraries and the university has a central library. • Libraries are open from 8 am to 8 pm. • Staff members are present in the Faculty for most of the work hours and devote their time to the students. • A center for engineering education development was furnished and equipped. It offers short courses to students. • Students evaluate the courses taught to them through a questionnaire since 1997/1998. 37
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. i - Quality of Learning Opportunities …. cont Student support • Large pastoral aid ( large housing and feeding facilities, good medical care, good resources for athletics and social activities). • The university finance extra organized tutorial sessions on demand by the departments for students with needs. • Students handbook is available. • A committee from two staff members and two students is formed for each level in every department to find solutions for students complains. • The Faculty workshop is well facilitated to serve the students, the university and the community. 38
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 2. i - Quality of Learning Opportunities …. cont Learning resources: - The number and performance of staff members and technical and administrative staff is very good. - The Faculty has 9 buildings (22850 m 2 ). - The Faculty has 15 lecture halls , 89 class rooms, 98 laboratories, and 213 offices. - The capacity of class rooms, and lecture halls can accommodate up to 8300. - Some lecture halls are equipped with different teaching aids including video camera systems. - Laboratories are adequately equipped with apparatus and measuring instruments. Excellent example is mechatronics Lab. . - The libraries resources are adequate. 39
3. Research and Other Scholastic Activities - The faculty and departments have research plans since the academic year 2000/2001 as acquired by the 2000 higher studies by-laws. The Ph. D. and M. Sc. research subjects are selected from the plan. - Faculty members involved in research activities are between 75 -80%. -Five prizes each year are allocated for distinguished researches. Other prizes are allocated on the university - wide. -The Faculty produces a scientific journal entitled “Journal of Engineering Sciences”. All papers are refereed. Number of issues reached 6 annually. In the year 2004, 145 papers were published, 24 of them are from outside Egypt and 35 are from outside Assiut. -The Faculty, in 2001, has approved high standards for M. Sc. and Ph. D. programs. The decision requires publishing at least one paper for M. Sc. degree and two papers for Ph. D. degree before forming the examination committee. 40 4 - Regular conferences are organized by the departments of the Faculty. 0
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 4. Community Involvement - Service units : The workshop production unit ( 680 orders by clients in 2003/2004). The engineering studies and consultation center (900 consultations reports in 2004/2005). Center of maintenance and repair of scientific appliances (450 orders executed in 2004/2005). • • • – Professional training courses for upgrading the skills of engineers and technicians (110 courses) –The Faculty organized 17 seminars related to the environmental impact on the community. –An association membered by the students entitled “Association of Environmental Friends”. –A decision has been made to establish a “Partnership With the Employers” Unit in the Faculty. –A good and progressing relation with the community, especially the district factories. 41
5. Quality Management II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 1. Ensure quality in the program design by revising every item in the program, and provide its data in standardized format 2. Ensure quality in course design, in every course to be provided in the faculty, by revising the course aims, ILOs, contents, etc. , and documenting these data in standardized format. 3. Revise the quality management system for integrated quality assurance and enhancement that includes the system structure, the monitoring mechanisms, the quality measures, … etc. 4. Implement the action plan for improvement based on the remarks and set of deficiencies identified in the validation report of experts (AAU and QAAP ). The action plan covers: 4 -1. Running intensive workshops and meetings about the quality concept. 4 -2. Documenting programs specification/report, course specification/report and any other related issues. 4 -3. Restructuring the Quality Assurance Unit, and redefinition of tasks and duties of the unit under the umbrella of AUQAAC. 4 - 4. Dissemination of activities. 42 5. Preparing the faculty annual report for the year 2005 to identify the situation and specify the action plan for the next year.
5. Quality Management … cont II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. Monitoring To assure quality in every process, the faculty of engineering established systematic monitoring mechanisms and tools . The academic performance evaluation in different sectors is the responsibility of the Faculty Quality Assurance Unit (FQAU) which is supervised and guided by the University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center (AUQAAC). The unit collects this information from different channels including: A. Quality Reports of the yearly course and program revising mechanism and students performance statistical data in each semester. B. Student questionnaires C. Staff performance sheets D. Comments and recommendations from departmental scientific conferences and faculty conference. E. Graduates performance questionnaires F. Stakeholders questionnaires. G. External reviewers comments H. On-event complains sheets (if available). The FQAU reports to the Faculty Council, twice a year, the quality related data in a 43 ready to use format that abstract any identified deficiency, advantage, and/or recommendation. The Faculty council is to take decisions.
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 5. Quality Management … cont Dean Quality Management Structure Students Affairs Committee Research & Higher Studies Committee Community affairs Committee Administration Committee Faculty Council AUQAAC Faculty Quality Assurance Unit “FQAU” 44
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 5. Quality Management … cont - Quality Committees • Course committee • Program committee • Department examination committee • Department council • Faculty examination committee • Faculty council 45
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 6. Sustainability Measures -The AUQAAC and Faculty of Engineering QAU are well established and experienced Incentives are allocated by the university to their members. - The University and Faculty leaderships are fully backing the QA mechanisms and systems since 1997. -Measures taken this year and developed and implemented include: • Dedicating 15 minutes in each Faculty council meeting for Quality Monitoring • Exam. Committee for each specialty area has been implemented. • Students evaluation of courses is a regular practice and measures are taken to increase its effectiveness. -Meetings headed by the University president are held to implement the AU QA strategy. -The FQAU reports monthly to the AUQAAC by filling a format covering all QA activities. -A University council decision defines responsibilities of staff members and leadership for Quality performance and defines incentives for excellence and punishment for the 46 uncommitted
II- FACULTY ANNUAL… cont. 6. Sustainability Measures… cont -Most of the staff members are backing the developmental engagement with QAAP and look forward for gaining accreditation. -The graduation day in April every year has established procedure and tools to speculate the opinions of graduates about the program taught to them and also the opinion of invited stakeholders of labor market. -The university council has agreed in July 2006 to increase the number of members of the FQAU to be 8 staff members, 3 teaching assistants, 1 administrator, 2 experts from the labor market and 2 students (male and female). - The new Faculty dean, vice dean and two department heads appointed in October 2006 are from the executive committee of the Faculty developmental engagement project. 47
III. EXTERNAL VISIT AND PEER REVIEWERS REPORT External visit Date: 28 -30 November 2005 Reviewers: Dr. Mostafa Radwan Dr. Saad Zaky Bolbol Dr. Bishri Abd El Moamen Dr. Mohamed Tawfiek Abou El Ala Dr. Abdel Maksoud Ibrahim Dr. Magdy Qassem Dr. Robert Schofield (review chair) 48
Main Concluding Remarks of the Report Strengths • The intended learning outcomes for the newly developed programmes are well designed, require the coverage of advanced material and are related to the curriculum, (paragraphs 6, 7). • The new programmes provide updated curricula and are of an appropriate standard and will achieve the ILOs, (paragraphs 12, 13, 14). • The Faculty employs a variety of assessment methods which are appropriate to the respective ILOs, (paragraph 18). • The regulations and procedures for assessment are well organized, secure and clear to students, (paragraphs 19. 20, 22, 23). • The guidance on assessment published by the University, (paragraphs 21, 23). • The presentation of progression and achievement statistics is excellent, (paragraphs 23). • The level of student progression and achievement (paragraphs 23 to 26) 49 • The overall quality of teaching and learning, (paragraphs 29 to 32)
Strengths ……continue. • The academic support provided for students, including the office-hours system, which works effectively, (paragraphs 33, 34). • The excellent relationships between staff and students, (paragraph 33). • The University funded additional classes for underperforming students, (paragraph 34). • The comprehensive social and pastoral support available to students, (paragraph 35). • The excellent study facilities available to students, (paragraph 37). • The extended opening hours of the libraries, (paragraph 37). • The high quality of faculty members and their commitment to the quality management and enhancement system, (paragraphs 43, 44, 63). • The coherent and effective research strategy, (paragraph 47). • The examples of research activity informing the curriculum and its delivery, (47, 48). • The overall research activity, including some at the highest level, (paragraphs 47 to 50). • The outstanding contribution to the community at a wide variety of levels, ( 50 paragraphs 52 to 57 ).
III. EXTERNAL VISIT…cont Strengths …… continue. • The high quality of management at the University and Faculty levels, , (paragraph 59). • The system of incentives and sanctions available to management, , (paragraph 59). (59) The Faculty benefits from excellent leadership at both University and Faculty level. The need for quality management and enhancement is recognized and strongly supported at both levels. The arrangements for faculty governance, leadership and management are well defined and comprehensive and clear responsibilities are assigned. An effective system of incentives and sanctions is available and utilized. The successful leadership and management system is reflected in many aspects of the provision. It is clearly reflected in the excellent support for students and their resulting satisfaction; in the flourishing academic and research activities, in the efficient use of available resources and in successful fund raising through the special production and consultation units and funded projects. • The well designed and comprehensive quality management and system, ( paragraphs 60 to 62). • The systems for obtaining student opinion and its analysis, (paragraph 36). 51 • The Faculty Annual Self Evaluation report, which is detailed and self-critical, (paragraph 66).
III. EXTERNAL VISIT…cont Matters that Should be Addressed Before an Accreditation Visit Include: • Course specifications including ILOs have not yet been developed in some programmes and are not reflected in the curricula, (paragraphs 7, 8). • There is no demonstration of how curricula are influenced by external references, (paragraphs 9, 13). • There is no external evaluation of assessments, (paragraph 19). • The overall poor quality of the provision of the Faculty of Humanities to the programmes and their quality management, (paragraphs 22, 64). • There is no career guidance available to students, (paragraph 36). • Computing facilities are not adequate, (paragraphs 39, 40). 52
III. EXTERNAL VISIT…cont Matters that Should be addressed …. Cont. • Some laboratory equipment is outdated and some is in need of repair, (paragraph 41). • There is a need to provide maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment, (paragraph 45). • There is some variation of student achievement on individual courses without analysis and explanation, (paragraph 63). • Stakeholders views are not systematically obtained, (paragraph 63). • Some course reports have not been produced and some others are poorly completed, (paragraph 64). 53
IV – ACTION PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT in 2005/2006 1 - Issues Addressed P 1 - Completion of course specification of courses for the bylaw 2004 and reports for only running courses. ( points 1 &11 in the list of matters that should be addressed before accreditation visit). P 2 - External evaluation of programs including student assessment. Five peer reviewers from international universities, one for each department plus nine peer reviewers from Egyptian faculties of engineering plus nine reviewers (experts) are to be invited to evaluate the programs. ( point 3 in the list of matters that should be addressed before accreditation visit) P 3 - Organizing workshops and round table discussions for establishing mechanisms for stakeholders from labor market involvement. A special unit is planned to be established for cooperation with the stakeholders in the labor market. The unit will include members from the labor market. (points Is 5 & 10 in the list of matters that should be addressed before accreditation visit) P 4 - Organizing workshops and round table discussions about scientific research development. The implementation of the university strategy for QA in 54 this field will be the main concern.
IV – ACTION PLAN …. continue 1 - Issues Addressed…. continue P 5 - Organizing workshops and round table discussions about the mechanisms to be applied to effect the outcomes of the measuring tools of performance evaluation of the educational process as well as research and community involvement. (point 9 in the list of matters that should be addressed before accreditation visit) P 6 - Organizing workshops and round table discussions about enhancement of teaching and outcomes of humanity courses. (point 4 in the list of matter that should be addressed before accreditation visit) P 7 - Supplying the five faculty libraries with recent textbooks in proportion to the number of students in each department. P 8 - Upgrading the capacities of computer laboratories in all departments. Raising the capacity of computer laboratory for preparatory year students. Common computer laboratory equipped with plotters and printers for upgrading computer aided design subjects in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Mining Engineering departments is to be established. ( updating and improving capacity of computing facilities are targeted). ( point G in the list of matters that should be addressed before accreditation visit) 55
IV – ACTION PLAN …. Cont. 1 - Issues Addressed…. Cont. P 9 - Upgrading laboratories in all departments with new equipment and maintain those needing repair. Upgrading laboratory of testing of materials in civil engineering department. This laboratory serves civil, mechanical and mining engineering departments. Priority criteria are set for laboratories which serve large number of students such as preparatory year, first and second year before specialization. ( point 7 in the list of matters that should he addressed before accreditation visit). P 10 - Revision of faculty academic reference standards for different programs in the light of the standards approved by the engineering sector committees. P 11 - Provision of Lecture / Class halls with multi-media and internet facilities ( for extra three halls for each department). P 12 - Organizing round table discussions and workshops about student assessment to increase awareness about it as a measure of the ILOs gained by students. P 13 - Establishment of Video-Conference facilities in the Engineering Education Development Center (EEDC) to support and activate channel system supervision of Ph. D. thesis and mutual research programs. Also to facilitate the communication and contact with foreign distinguished experts in graduate and undergraduate programs. 56
V-ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2005/2006 No. Activity Achievement P 1 Completion of course specification of courses for -60% has been completed. The courses specifications are the bylaw 2004 and reports for only running courses. running parallel to courses teaching. P 2 External evaluation of programs including student -A Canadian professor has reviewed one mech. Eng. assessment. Five peer reviewers from international Program – Report is not yet received universities, one for each department plus nine peer -A Japanese professor is reviewing communication and reviewers from Egyptian faculties of engineering electronics program. Report is not yet received plus nine reviewers (experts) are to be invited to evaluate the programs. P 3 Organizing workshops and round table discussions for establishing mechanisms for stakeholders from labor market involvement. A special unit is planned to be established for cooperation with the stakeholders in the labor market. The unit will include members from the labor market. -A Workshop was arranged with representatives of the labor market in July 2005. -A University wide workshop was held in December 2005 to enhance cooperation with labor market. -Three companies held workshops in the Faculty to enhance cooperation. P 4 Organizing workshops and round table discussions about scientific research development. The implementation of the university strategy for QA in this field will be the main concern. -The FLDP organizes research promotion short course. One course was held in July 2006. The speakers were vice and ex vice deans of engineering. 59
V-ACHIEVEMENTS … cont No. Activity Achievement P 5 Organizing workshops and round table discussions about the mechanisms to be applied to effect the outcomes of the measuring tools of performance evaluation of the educational process as well as research and community involvement -The AUQAAC has established measures to enhance the effectiveness of evaluation tools by the end of the year 2005/2006. The procedures for effecting the evaluation will be carried out by the FQAU. P 6 Organizing workshops and round table discussions about enhancement of teaching and outcomes of humanity courses. -The dean revealed to the humanity teaching staff the complains of students. P 7 Supplying the five faculty libraries with recent textbooks in proportion to the number of students in each department -The budget allocated by the university was small. P 8 Upgrading the capacities of computer laboratories in all departments. Raising the capacity of computer laboratory for preparatory year students. Common computer laboratory equipped with plotters and printers for upgrading computer aided design subjects in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Mining Engineering departments is to be established. ( updating and improving capacity of computing facilities are targeted). -The budget allocated by the university was small. 60
V-ACHIEVEMENTS … cont No. Activity Achievement P 9 Upgrading laboratories in all departments with new equipment and maintain those needing repair. Upgrading laboratory of testing of materials. in civil engineering department. This laboratory serves civil, mechanical and mining engineering departments. Priority criteria are set for laboratories which serve large number of students such as preparatory year, first and second year before specialization. -The budget allocated by the University was much below than that required - A repair team has been formed in the workshop. P 10 Revision of faculty academic reference standards for different programs in the light of the standards approved by the engineering sector committees. - The standards are not yet received from the Engineering Sector Committee. P 11 Provision of Lecture / Class halls with multi-media and internet facilities ( for extra three halls for each department). - The Nos. of Data show units are currently as follows * 5 in ME * 3 in EE * 2 in M& ME * 4 in CE * 3 in AE 61
V-ACHIEVEMENTS … cont No. Activity Achievement P 12 Organizing round table discussions and workshops -The QAAP with the cooperation of AU held a about student assessment to increase awareness workshop about assessment for all Upper Egypt about it as a measure of the ILOs gained by students. Universities in AU. -Examination committees for all specialty areas in all departments are formed to ensure exams. coherence with the ILOs. and the fairness of grading. Implementation started the first semester 2006/2007. P 13 Establishment of Video-Conference facilities in the Engineering Education Development Center (EEDC) to support and activate channel system supervision of Ph. D. thesis and mutual research programs. Also to facilitate the communication and contact with foreign distinguished experts in graduate and undergraduate programs. - Budget has not been available. 62
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