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Quality Assurance

About Quality Assurance

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences was established in August 2013 with the view of assisting in the quality assurance of teaching, learning, assessment and administrative related tasks/activities at the Faculty. The major responsibilities of the IQAC are:

  • Implementation of routine evaluations (teacher, course, peer, laboratory, field visits) and analyze the data and provide recommendations
  • Assessment and development of teaching and learning resources
  • Identifying existing gaps and implement guidelines and policies in the Teaching, Learning and Assessment process
  • Planning and implementation of QA related training/capacity development workshops for the Faculty staff and students
  • Planning and organization of activities related to Programme Review and Institutional Review
  • Liaising with the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) of the University on the implementation of the QA Framework

Governing Structure

Activities

2020

 

  1. Facilitate student-centered learning including the introduction of LMS including web-based to increase accessibility to knowledge, Apr-May 2020
  2. Capacity Building/CPD/Training: Leadership and Soft Skills Development Programme (1-day interactive workshop conducted by internal resource persons and an external resource person), May-Jun 2020
  3. Workshop on research proposal preparation and awareness on local and international funding sources (conducted by resource persons from NRC, NSF, NASTEC and COSTI), July-Aug 2020
  4. Excursion to a hi-tech analytical laboratory to gain exposure on lab management and good laboratory practices (1- workshop),  Oct-Nov 2020

Other Activities

 

       To be updated.

2020

 

  1. Workshop on file handling and file system management (1-day workshop conducted by internal/external resource persons), Jan-2020
  2. Final workshop for SER preparation of the SPs conducted by the Faculty (2-day residential workshop-conducted by an external resource person), Feb-Mar 2020

2019

 

  1. Workshop on basic IT skills and digital literacy for office work management (1-day workshop to be conducted by internal resource persons).  March–April 2019
  2. Familiarization visit/Field Excursion to a high tech laboratory to gain exposure on Lab Management and Good Laboratory Practices and workshop (1-day excursion). May 2019
  3. Participation in the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) conference. March 2019
  4. Workshop on research proposal preparation and awareness on local and international funding sources (to be conducted by resource persons from NRC, NSF, NASTEC and COSTI ). July –August 2019
  5. Leadership and Interpersonal Communication Skills Development Programme (1-day interactive workshop to be conducted by internal resource persons and an external resource person). August-September 2019
  6. Workshop for SER preparation of the SPs conducted by the Faculty (2-day residential workshop to be conducted
    by an external resource person). November-December 2019

2018

 

  1. Workshop on the Self Evaluation Report (SER) preparation for academic and academic supportive staff in the five departments of the Faculty (1 day workshop conducted by an external resource person)
  2. Workshop on the development of office/lab management protocols and Work Procedures/Scope of Work for the non-academic staff (1 day workshop)
  3. Project-based and Problem-based learning workshop (1 day) for students (third-year undergraduates)
  4. Familiarization visit/Field Excursion to a high tech laboratory to gain exposure on Lab Management and Good Laboratory Practices (1 day excursion)
  5. Workshop on advanced statistical techniques and reference/bibliograph

2017

 

  1. Workshop for the Development of Examination Code of Practice for the Faculty of Applied Sciences - for Academic, Academic Supportive. Administrative and Non-Academic staff members of the Faculty.
    16.08.2017 Mini Auditorium, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  1. Workshop on reforming practical lessons of the Faculty of Applied Sciences- for Academic and Academic supportive staff members of the Faculty
    29.11.2017-30.11.2017 National Holiday Resort, Bandarawela
  1. Workshop on Good Laboratory Practices – for the Technical Officers and Lab Attendants December 2017