Self-Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) - 2023
The Department of Quality Assurance (DQA) has a key mandate to effectively implement the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) mechanism formulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of HEC. To ensure compliance, the DQA conducted a Self-Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) of Foundation University Islamabad from March 14 to 16, 2023. The objective of IPE is to evaluate the university's performance effectiveness based on the 11 Quality Standards defined in the IPE Manual of HEC. These standards outline major areas that higher education institutions should focus on to secure recognition for their good governance and impart quality education to students.
Mr. Fazal Wahab, Director Quality Assurance at Bahria University Islamabad was invited as an External Reviewer and Internal reviewers included Prof. Dr. Huma Musarrat - HoD Anatomy, Dr. Ayesha Janjua - Prof Pharmacology and Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Assistant Professor - Faculty of Management Sciences. The DQA facilitated the review panel in coordination with all the academic and administrative departments of FUI.
The first day of the review process commenced with a briefing by the Director Quality Assurance of FUI regarding the introduction of the Self-IPE, its processes and she also highlighted the key progressions achieved through the previous IPEs at FUI. Afterwards, the University Portfolio Report (UPR) along with evidence of responses to questions listed under the 11 Quality Standards was thoroughly reviewed by the IPE panel. The Review Panel conducted dedicated meetings with the Departmental Heads at FUI Secretariat and also conducted an interactive session with the FUSH faculty and students.
The second day of the Self-IPE was dedicated for meetings of the review panel with the respective Directors of Schools, Academic and Administrative Heads and Faculty to examine the quality of processes at the University. The panel also conducted an interactive session with the Faculty and the students of FUSST and also visited the library, classrooms and laboratories to observe the available facilities. The panel appreciated the efforts of Foundation University in maintaining and enhancing the culture of quality. The Exit meeting was chaired by the Rector FUI, the Self-IPE panel members shared their recommendations for further improvements in the governance, infrastructure, teaching & learning process of the University.
The third day of the IPE was utilized for the preparation and completion of the reports by the panel members and they shared their recommendations with DQA for preparation of compliance reports.