American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) has been selected as the model of the Institutional Quality Assurance Cells (IQACs) of all the private universities of Bangladesh.
A total of 40 IQAC directors, additional directors and UGC-QAU (Quality Assurance Unit) visited the AIUB in connection with the training of these officials from 18 public and private universities recently, says a press release.
The organisers of this training, headed by Prof Sanjoy, for these newly designated IQAC directors and additional directors selected AIUB representing the private universities and Dhaka University on behalf of the public universities for the needed orientation on how AIUB operates its IQAC in promoting Quality Assurance (QA) at the university level.
AIUB Vice-Chancellor Dr Carmen Z Lamagna warmly welcomed all the visitors cum participants in the university’s conference room of the permanent campus.
This was followed by individual introduction of the visitors and all those present in the conference room.
The IQAC orientation was conducted by Prof Dr Charles C Villanueva, Pro-VC of AIUB and also the Director of IQAC, through a video presentation of the AIUB Journey’s in QA which started in 2007.
The orientation was followed with open forum where some participants raised questions on how specific areas are being assessed like research, student’s performance, partnership with foreign universities and management support to faculty development, including capacity building of both academic and nonacademic staff. The orientation ended with a vote of thanks and the presentation of souvenirs to the visitors.