We go the Extra Mile on Quality
Kampala International University is a chartered privately funded university in Uganda, founded in 2001 and a member of The Inter-University Council of East Africa, Association of African Universities, East African Quality Assurance Network and Uganda Universities Quality Assurance Form.
KIU offers quality, market driven and learner-centered education and therefore requires its schools, colleges, students and staff to act in a manner consistent with all applicable government standards, requirements and University Policies. The Directorate of Quality Assurance has an obligation to assist the University in improving governance and controls; to capture and document information across the institution, especially in areas related to compliance, controls, and monitoring at all levels in both academic and non-academic affairs.
Our values are transparency, discipline, inclusiveness, and creativity.
In order to ensure that effort is maximized in the appropriate channels, standards are set for performance improvement. KIU has a 15-person Quality Assurance Directorate headed by a Director and two (2) Deputies; one in charge of Data and other in charge of Teaching and Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Exams.
For each College/ School, a Quality Assurance Monitor has been assigned and he/she furnishes the Directorate and the colleges /schools with a daily report about the respective colleges/schools. As we attempt to ensure and assure quality and good practice in the university, the following quality practices are considered;
- Lecture attendance using an online monitoring tool
- Monitoring 75% students attendance
- Students evaluate their lecturers
- Audit Committee of Academic and Administrative organs
- Evaluation of non-teaching staff by their supervisors
- Evaluation of administrators by lecturers
- Evaluation of heads of department by their supervisors
- Evaluation of modular teaching by students
- Student exit survey
- Tracer studies monitoring tool
This, therefore, defines the uniqueness of the Quality Assurance practice in Higher Education at Kampala International University.
The author is the Deputy Director Quality Assurance & Monitoring.