PQA – Quality Enhancement
Quality Enhancement Committee (QEC)
The office provides executive support to the Quality Enhancement Committee (QEC) which oversees the Campus commitment to quality assurance and enhancement processes.
Terms of Reference for QEC (Link):
Integrating Planning, Budget and Quality Management: CIC Cycle and ADRI Approach
CSM’s commitment to quality improvement is accomplished through a Continuous Improvement Cycle (CIC) process: Approach, Deployment, Review/Results and Improvement (ADRI).
Schedule for Annual Assessment, Planning and Budgeting Cycle (Link)
The continuous improvement cycle (CIC) comprises: strategic planning; operational planning; alignment of the budgeting process with the planning process; performance assessment of academic and service areas; staff performance management programme; and improvement. The table below indicates the steps in the cycle.
|Approach||August||Planning at Area/School Level (1st week of August)
Develop next fiscal year’s area plans (objectives, action plans, assessment methods, and resource requirements) based on the SP.
Planning at University Level (3rd week of Aug)
|September||Budget at Area Level/School Level
Develop budget at area/school level, linking budgetary needs to Planning.
|October||Budget at University Level
|November||Finalization & Approval
|Deployment||Jan – Dec (On-going )||Implementation of the Strategic Plans and supporting plans
Achieving KPIs targets
|Review||July – August||1st Bi- annual Review
|Improvement||August – Dec||Using Results for Improvement
|August||Revise next year’s plans/targets/KPIs and budget
|November||Performance Management Program
Staff Performance Management Program commences.
|Nov – Dec||The PVC reports interim assessment and results to the Vice Chancellor and Curtin Sarawak Council.|
|Feb- March||2nd Bi-Annual Review
Quality Improvement Plan(s)
PQA coordinates the development, monitor and follow up on Quality Improvement Plans for the reviews, assessments and evaluation visits (excluding Teaching & Learning) such as CASS, Accreditation visits and quality assurance visits from government and validating professional agencies. T & L is handled by a separate unit/committee.
- AUQA Improvement Plan
- CASS Improvement Plan
- Engineering Improvement Plan