is my pleasure to introduce the home page in English, produced by the Assiut
University Quality Assurance And Accreditation Center (AUQAAC). The center,
established on 31st October 2004,has been a must as a result of Egypt's
highest concern for education.
is considered as the first national priority project to face the challenges
of the third millennium. Performance evaluation and quality assurance in
higher education institutions are very important issues that have to be
highly regarded by universities by establishing the Assiut University
Performance Evaluation and Development Unit (AUPEDU) in 1997. Since then,
the unite has implemented many pilot activities. In the Previous eight
years, the members of the unit have harmonily led the development theme in
Assiut University. The unit, and its established branches in all
faculties/institutes of the university, have disseminated the quality
culture among he staff members, staff assistants, students and non-academic
employees. Also, many pilot projects concerned with the institutional and
academic programs self-evaluation were performed.
This home page is
a tool for disseminating consciousness and understanding of performance
evaluation, quality assurance and accreditation systems as basic pedagogic
concepts. Implementing such concepts aims at developing the whole education
process in universitie.
The Assiut university Quality assurance
and accreditation center AUQAAC hes been established in October 2004 as a
replacement of the Assiut University Performance Evaluation and Development
Unit (AUPEDU) which was founded in June 1997. It is a Center directly
belonging to and headed by the University president.
Local units in all faculties and
Institutes of the university have been also founded in 2003 as Performance
Evaluation and Development branch units and replaced in 2004 by Quality
Assurance and Accreditation units
The mission of AUQAAC is
concerned mainly with evaluation of the academic performance of the all the
elements and activities of the educational system in the light of local,
national and international performance standards. This is done to achieve
total quality and continuous improvement and development of the university
educational system; and to promote the quality level and competitiveness of
the university education outputs. Assiut University can thus present itself
as a distinguished university on the national, Arab and international
The vision of AUQAAC is to complete the basic components of
internal quality assurance system at all faculties and
institutes of the university . Thus, faculties can achieve
ongoing improvement and development . This eventually leads
to qualify them to get institutional and academic
accreditation for their programs from well-reputed national
and international organizations.
1. Evaluating the teaching-learning
process through measuring the performance indicators of both the input
and output ( facilties, staff, students and alumni);
2. Designing and preparing the
necessary evaluation forms and tools that include the mechanisms and
standards of evaluation as well as the procedures of carrying out such
3. Disseminating evaluation culture
among the staff members and students of the university through seminars,
workshops and training sessions.
4. Exchanging the experiences and ideas
of university performance development with the other centers and units
in the other Egyptian, African and Arab universities and benefiting from
them in achieving the desired development.
5. Establishing a database for the
different study programs and degrees offered by Assiut University for
the sake of accrediting those that cope with the international standards
and specialized organizations.
6. Identifying the strengths and
weaknesses of the academic potentialities and study programs offered by
Assiut University and suggesting the possible solutions.
7. Following up how the university
faculties develop their own programs and by laws to help their graduates
be distinguished among the graduates of other universities so as to
enable them to compete at the national, regional and international labor
8. Creating communication channels with
the national and international organizations that are interested in
university evaluation and urging them to support the teaching-learning
process in Assiut University.
9. Preparing training programs that aim
at developing the professional growth of faculties, especially the
training programs of using the internet and high technology in the
teaching –learning process.
10. Following up the performance of
newly established education systems such as open education and distance