The University Quality Assurance and Accreditation Centre (QAAC) was created during the academic year 2009-2010. The QAAC’s role is to lead and support quality improvement initiatives. It serves to promote excellence in student learning, educational practices and quality of service by establishing and maintaining campus culture of self-evaluation and improvement at all levels of the institution.

QAAC Quality Policy

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center is committed to:

  1. develop and improve performance of the UOB through the development of academic performance in the field of education and learning, scientific research and community service.
  2. meet the requirements and needs of all stakeholders in order to provide educational service of high quality.
  3. establish a culture of quality, and increase their efficiency through continuous training.
  4. follow-up and review periodically the quality objectives to ensure the continuous improvement and development of the quality system.
QAAC Vision

To achieve and sustain excellence at UOB and become a source of knowledge in the field of quality assurance and institutional research.

QAAC Mission

To support institutional decision-making, operational, and strategic planning; coordinate and support quality assessment efforts for continuous improvement, accreditation and review; and conduct activities that spread the quality assurance culture and processes within UOB.

Compliance: The purpose of the compliance responsibility is to ensure compliance of the academic programs and the university as whole with the requirements and criteria set by the NAQQAET, and Higher Education Council (HEC). At college and program level, the QAAC should coordinate with the colleges and programs to ensure compliance with the requirements for program reviews, Qualification Placement onto National Qualification Framework (NQF). At the university level, the center should manage the preparation for the institutional review, institutional listing or any other compliance functions towards national criteria within the quality assurance field.

Assessment: The purpose of the assessment responsibility is to maintain continuous improvement of the courses and programs. The assessment responsibility overall is managed by the QAAC at the university level, and is directly managed and implemented by the College Quality Assurance Director (CQAD) and the Quality Assurance Committees. The university adopts the University-wide Outcomes –Based Assessment Concept to implement and enhance the quality of the programs, which covers three levels:

  1. Provide leadership in articulating a University’s Quality Assurance framework, policies, mechanisms and processes to support University’s mission of achieving “excellence in teaching and learning”
  2. Propose strategies, policies, systems, procedures and practices for the university’s academic quality assurance and enhancement in accordance with the university vision and strategic planning.
  3. Develop and implement quality enhancement, assurance and accreditation mechanisms across the university, with the aim of achieving parity with international standards of quality in higher learning.
  4. Promote the culture of academic quality and self-assessment and improvement within the university by offer customized consultations and training workshops.
  5. Monitor, review, audit, evaluate and continuously develop the university’s quality assurance and enhancement strategies, frameworks and procedures at all levels of the university.
  6. Provide administrative and substantive support for quality assurance and enhancement at all levels of the university, and support the institutional and program accreditation processes and contents for national and international organizations and agencies.
  7. Work with faculty, staff and the University-level assessment committees to systematize assessment and related reporting to fulfill University expectations and accreditation requirements.