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DIRECTOR: PROF. K. S. ADEKEYE, Ph.D., FRSS, CStat.
The Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance was created in January 2013. The Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAPQA) spearhead the Quality Assurance System of the University through monitoring and evaluation of all activities that directly or indirectly influence academic planning and quality.
The Directorate assists and advises the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to the academic planning, quality assurance and accreditation of the University by governmental and non-governmental agencies. For the purposes of planning, quality assurance and accreditation, it liaises with the Corporate Affairs Unit of the University to engage government ministries, foreign governments and foundations bodies (e.g. Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of African Universities, UNESCO, etc.). It prepares and revises the academic brief of the University and provides guidance on the operation of the academic brief and admissions exercise to ensure compliance with the approval global minimum bench marks of academic programmes of study and research.
The Directorate has two major sub-units, namely, Academic Planning Unit and Academic Quality Assurance Unit.
The core mandates of the Directorate include the following:
1. Coordination and collation of information to National Universities Commission (NUC) for national planning purposes.
2. Promotion of the quality of teaching, learning and research in the university through periodic evaluation of academic activities in the University.
3. Monitoring and advising on the growth of department and establishment of positions in various units of the University and advise the Vice- Chancellor on the creation of new positions;
4. Monitoring the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolment in relation to staff strength;
5. Guide academic and related units of the University on the operations of the Academic Brief and participate in the review of the academic Brief and general curriculum development, as at when due;
6. Liaise with National Universities Commission (NUC) on matters relating to academic planning and quality assurance including the University System Annual Review Meetings (USARM), system-wide programme audit, and other academic matters that may be of interest and benefit to the University.
7. Coordinate and ensure compliance of academic and other units of the university with NUC guidelines on academic and other matters;
8. Process proposals for the creation of new Departments and introduction of new programmes;
9. Coordinate and ensure the provision of conductive teaching, learning and research environment in the University;
10. Monitor the efficient and effective utilization of academic resources;
11. Monitor academic programmes of the University in terms of their objectives, assessment practices and availability of human and material resources
12. Monitor all processes and resources that directly or indirectly influence the teaching, learning and research environment.
13. Participate in the review of academic programme curricular of the University and evaluation of proposal for new academic programmes.
14. Generate and periodically update the University databank/statistics on academic and other matters and make necessary projections for the attention of the Vice-Chancellor;
15. Generate policies for and identify priorities in the academic development of the University for the consideration of senate through the development committee;
16. Recommend desirable changes in the academic and administrative structures of the University to the Development Committee;
17. Participate in the preparation of the University Annual Budget;
18. Maintain a computer based data bank on student and staff statistics for use in planning budgeting land other management requirements.
19. Conduct annual evaluation of the University’s Strategic Plan
20. Develop a blueprint for the systemic development of the University
21. Keep all stakeholders (staff and students) well informed of evaluation results and recommendations.
22. Monitor and ensure compliance to academic brief, staff student ratio, quality and mix, teaching and research quality.
23. Bring up relevant statistical data for determining trends and patterns.
24. Carry out all other duties assigned by the Vice-Chancellor
25. Coordinate and guide academic units/departments for purposes of programme accreditation and continuous quality assurance;
26. Set up audit teams, periodically, to evaluate teaching and research activities of Departments and Faculties.
27. Organise seminars and workshops on quality assurance issues.
28. Facilitate curriculum development/review processes.
29. Development of a quality assurance policy for the University.
30. Preparation of checklists of procedures for performance evaluation
31. Set up a Quality Assurance Implementation Committee
32. Develop a self-assessment manual
33. Develop and update criteria and format for assessing teaching quality and effectiveness through peer group and student review.
34. Analyze past accreditation reports of the University and highlight areas of remediation preparatory for next exercise.
35. Monitor and assess quality, adequacy and currency of facilities and resources in Departments and Colleges.
GIANT STRIDES SO FAR…..
1) Standardization of Examination Questions
2) Analysis of Examination Question Papers Per Semester
3) Course Allocation Analysis Per Semester
4) Online Assessment of Course Delivery and Lecturer’s Evaluation by Students Per Semester
5) Production of The Maiden Edition of Pocket Statistics
6) Monitoring of Conduct of Examinations’ Processes
7) Analysis of Registered Students Per Gender, Programme, and College