Daniel Mamo (PhD)
Quality Enhancement and Program Directorate
The directorate, QEAPAD in short,
consists of three units, namely, curriculum Development and
Review Expert, professional
(teachers) development Coordinator and Academic Program Affairs
Officer. The aim of QEAPAD is to enhance the effectiveness of
one of the University’s core activities-teaching learning. The Directorate
helps improve the quality of the teaching learning process at the University.
The directorate works on various issues
to ensure that the quality of the teaching learning is improved. Some of the
activities it conducts to improve the quality of education is firstly to help
departments design a curriculum for a program after making sure that there is
demand for the program through the need assessment conducted and approved at
various levels within the university. Moreover, it actively engages in the
selection, employment and development of its staff. Vacancy announcements for
new positions will be announced after close scrutiny is conducted as to the
need and kind of professional required. Once the need is established, the
directorate works to ensure that selection and employment of high caliber
instructors based on the instructor recruitment & development guideline.
After instructors are employed they are required to take a 3/4 days induction
program. Those with second degrees will be encouraged to attend HDP training
while first degree holders, unless there is staff shortage, are encouraged to
go for further education. Moreover, training on topics such as quality
concepts, student centered teaching, assessment and others for those selected
from all departments will be given. Further, class progress follow-up will be
done by quality coordinators, and academic program officer.
Moreover it carries
out various quality enhancement activities such as satisfaction surveys, impact
assessments, program and institutional evaluations. Also, it conducts when
necessary, follow-up or monitoring visits to see if the recommendations
forwarded during program or institutional evaluations are implemented or not.
Among others, the directorate is
and monitors the development and implementation of academic quality Enhancement
internal system (strategies and procedures) that shall be continuously
appropriate guidance and support for university quality enhancement procedures,
policies and strategies.
University level quality standard, undertake academic quality audit on periodic
basis, follow up and rectify the deficiencies revealed by the audit, maintain
appropriate documentation of the audit and submit such a document regularly to
• Overview and
facilitates the management of external academic quality audits and similar
the University regarding quality enhancement and academic program design to
training/awareness workshops regarding academic quality enhancement/assurance
procedures, policies and strategies to the University’s academic staffs.
• Conduct need
assessments so as to design new programs or to review the existing
Undergraduate & post graduate programs with teams in the respective schools
on annual bases.
impact assessment to terminate or maintain all programs.
Undertake & guide activities of curricular
development, updating/revisions and implementation of same by the
Quality Enhancement & Academic
Programs Affairs Directorate has the following professionals.
2. Dr. Ashenafi
Rank: Assistant Professor
Academic Programs Officer
Teachers Development Coordinator
Mr. Hailu Kissi
Curriculum Development & Review Expert