A.3.12 Quality Assurance and Systems
(i). Give a brief statement on teaching quality assurance procedures within the Department and state how they relate to the institutional QA requirements. Include information on
maintenance and improvement of standards of lectures and other modes of teaching and learning, assessment and examinations;
programme review procedure;
moderation of examinations, students’ work, including monitoring and feedback;
the role of the External Examiner
(ii). Provide records of the examination, curriculum development or other meetings as evidence on how QA procedures have been developed and the action taken by the Department to implement QA procedures.
A.3.13 Future Plans
A.3.13.1 Planned Changes
Give details of any major changes planned or intended in the programme structure or content, facilities, equipment, staff or student intake. What are the implementation dates?
A.3.14 Staff Profile
See Annexture AA
Provide a listing of all academic staff who teach in the Faculty of Engineering, indicating their qualifications (degrees, professional memberships, honours and other post nominal). Include adjunct staff, and visiting or part-time staff who have principal responsibility for subjects. For the adjunct and visiting staff, give the titles of their substantive appointments.
Indicate numbers of visiting staff who perform supporting roles (i.e., do not have principal responsibility for subjects) and typical occupational categories e.g., practising engineers, other professionals, research students.
Discuss the competency of the teaching staff to cover all areas of the curriculum, and indicate any strategies for reinforcing areas of weakness, staffing new areas of specialisation, and succession planning for academic and organisational leadership.
Provide information about other units of the University, which teach subjects in the engineering programme(s), and about any staff outside the University who have responsibility for substantial elements of the engineering programme(s).
For any programme or pathway conducted substantially outside the University (e.g., contracted to another university, or remote campus with different staff), describe the staffing arrangements that apply, and the methods used by the University to assure itself of the capabilities of the staff involved.
A.3.15 Staff Policy
Outline the University / Faculty policies in relation to staff, including:
supervision and staff counselling;
appointment, supervision and counselling of visiting staff;
professional development of staff; and
any merit-based reward systems
Describe the University’s arrangements for managing staff workloads indicating the approximate proportions of academic staff activity devoted to undergraduate teaching, postgraduate teaching, student consultation and counselling, research and research supervision, consulting and other professional activity, developmental programmes and administration.
Provide information about the number of staff undertaking professional development programmes, and the range of programmes undertaken.
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Peradeniya
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