Quality Assurance (QA) is designed to help each faculty, department, institute and program achieve and maintain standards of excellence in research and teaching. It also helps to:
Document their quality relative to comparable units nationally and internationally;
Provide information to Senior University Administrators and Deans to guide the re-allocation of resources and to provide the means by which existing undergraduate and graduate programs can be evaluated;
Create an institutional culture of excellence;
Meet public accountability expectations through a credible, transparent and action-oriented review process including publication of assessment outcomes;
Augment Comprehensive and Strategic Plans with expert assessments of existing and planned activities in research and teaching on a regular basis.
Academic Unit Reviews focus overall academic activities including all key elements of a unit’s performance, management, resources, structure and governance, personnel complement, educational programs, research productivity, partnerships, budget, and space.