Deanship of Development and Quality Assurance
The concept of quality was addressed early by USTY in 1999 when the unit of quality was established. It was the first unit in the country concerning academic quality. Now it is called Quality Assurance and Accreditation Management. (QAAM)). The aim of QAAM in USTY is to enhance the educational service quality and develop the service delivery procedures including all components of the educational system in USTY such as teaching, curricula, staff, students, infrastructure, equipment, regulations, operations, and administration. Currently, QAAM is comprised of 4 units in the head office and 9 units in 8 colleges and the Girls’ Branch. In 2004, the Steering Council of Quality has been established in USTY to figure out the strategies and polices of the USTY quality.
In the field of accreditation, USTY recently launched the project of international accreditation and three pilot programs are ready to register for the international accreditation by 2014. These programs are Pharmacy, Computer Science and Business Administration. When these three pilot programs are accredited, the rest of programs in USTY should follow the same process to be accredited in couple of years. Quality is important to USTY, as it is our duty and responsibility to give the best to our students. We may be lacking in some areas, and we stand corrected, but we will improve, for without quality, we are nothing.
Local leadership and regional excellence in the quality of undergraduate education.
The Deanship of Development and Quality Assurance is dedicated to continuously improve the level of quality in the university’s academic programs, support services, and administrative units in accordance with comprehensive educational quality standards locally, regionally and internationally.
- Developing the quality system at the university.
- Promoting the culture of quality in the university.
- Obtaining academic and institutional accreditation from the relevant authorities.
- Providing support, training and advice to the various units of the university and its affiliates, in quality.
- Establishing professional relationships and community partnerships between the university and other prestigious institutions in quality systems.