ENSURING QUALITY THROUGH TWO TIER CLASS MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS

Published On: 20 Apr 2020
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With the digital transition in education triggered by the pandemic, quality assurance is one of the greatest concerns of higher education institutes all over the world. Copping with the challenge of continuity, excellence, equity and the quality of education, Sargodha University has introduced a two-tier class monitoring and evaluation process. All the measures have been taken in line with HEC, PHEC and HED policy guidelines in true letter and spirit.

For quality assurance, a Task Force of 23 members from the University was constituted by the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC). To ensure transparency, the evaluation and monitoring was done at departmental as well as university level. Initially, the heads of the departments along with course coordinators evaluated and monitored online classes. Further, members of QEC Task Force personally joined the classes to assess the quality of education through continuous monitoring.

The two-tier class monitoring and evaluation process is initiated to check regularity and punctuality of the conduction of online classes as per departmental schedule on Zoom app. The evaluation of online teaching skills and quality of the content delivered by faculty members during online classes was done against quality indicators mentioned in the designed Performa by QEC.

Based on reports received from the Heads of Departments and QEC Task Force, the University discontinued more than 100 courses out of above 3000 courses of some departments that were not following the minimum quality parameters.

The two-tier class monitoring and evaluation process would be continued during the remaining period of the Spring Semester.

Quality Parameters

The quality of online classes was assessed according to the following parameters mentioned in evaluation Performa:

  • Stating course outline with clear learning outcomes
  • Communicating objectives of the session clearly
  • Sharing of relevant material  beforehand
  • Delivering lecture with clarity
  • Communication skills
  • Students' attention during online session
  • Teacher's ability to build students' curiosity
  • Updated knowledge sharing
  • Supplementing content delivery with relevant examples
  • Encouraging students' engagement
  • Teacher's cooperation with students
  • Strictly complying  with the time table
  • Overall effectiveness of online teaching-learning process