Capacity Building

Date Topic Target Group Presenter Event Objective (s)
16th November, 2017 ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Vice Chancellors and Director QEC's Prof. Dr. Asif Ahmed Shaikh, Chairperson, Department of Environmental Engineering Director QEC, Management Representative, ISO 9000 Celebration of Conforming NED University to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
To realize the significance of ISO certification in the academic improvement of organizations.
15th November, 2017 Identification and Prioritization of Critical Issues in Promoting the Quality Culture in HEIs Quality Assurance Professionals Dr. Zaki Rashidi, Director Quality, Learning and Innovation, Associate Dean (Accreditation) Iqra University and Prof. Dr. Mustaghis-ur-Rahman, Head of Management Sciences Department, Bahria University Seminar at IBA Karachi.
To understand the challenges faced by top leadership in promotion of quality culture in Higher Education Institutions.
27th October, 2017 Writing an effective Self-Assessment Reports PT and AT members Deputy Director, Incharge QEC Awareness Session for newly appointed PT and AT members
All faculty members were briefed about their new role as PT and AT members. They were briefed how this Self-Assessment process help in raising quality of academic programs at SMIU.
6th October, 2017 Faculty Advisory Initiative-Fall 2017 Faculty Members Deputy Director, Incharge QEC Awareness Session To inform faculty about their new role as advisor and increase students and teachers relationship for better learning environment.
5th October, 2017 Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy Faculty, PT, AT and QEC Staff members Professor Brenda Leibowitz, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
AKU's Network of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Keynote online Session-II
To increase awareness of teachers social responsibilities
4th October, 2017 Critical Thinking High Impact: Teaching and Learning Faculty, PT, AT and QEC Staff members Professor Geraldine Van Gyn, University of Vactoria Canada AKU's Network of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Keynote online Session-I To highlight the importance of critical thinking in higher education teaching and learning
28th August, 2017 Effective Teaching for Improving Teacher Student Relationship in Higher Education Faculty Members Mr. Mansoor Soomro
(Corporate Trainer and Executive Educator)
Motivational Session QEC ongoing investment in faculty member's development.
17th July, 2017
Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR) meeting at HEC Regional Office Karachi.
PQR Focal Persons HEC officials Meeting To update PQR e-portal for degree attestation and scholarships
20th June, 2017 Workshop on Quality Enhancement and Governance in HEIs QEC Staff Members Engr. Salim Ahmed Khan, Director QEC, Riphah International University Awareness session organized by PIEAS University To enhance the quality of Academic programs and governance in HEIs.
4th May, 2017 Strategic Goals for Pakistani Higher Educational Institutions-Experience of Past, Present and Future. Principal officers and HoDs, Program Team (PT) and Assessment Team (AT), QEC via video conferencing Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh (Vice Chancellor SMI University) National level Video Conferencing Session. To highlight the importance of Education in the development of nations and society.
May 2-3, 2017 Two-days Training for Pre Visit Preparation of IPE and MS/M.Phil./Ph.D. Reviews Head of QEC's Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Baloch, DG QAA, Mr. Muhammad Shaoib, Project Director IPE, and Mr. Shoaib Irshad, Assistant Director QAA 2 Day Training Activity of Heads of QECs To strengthening the Quality Assurance System.
24th April, 2017 Awareness seminar on Academia and Industry Linkages QEC and ORIC Staff Members Expert from Academia Awareness Session at IBA Karachi To promote effective and strong interaction between the industrial sector and the educational sector.
13th April, 2017 QEC Meeting with Worthy Vice Chancellor QEC Team and Head of Departments Facilitated by Team QEC Departmental Meeting with our Worthy Vice Chancellor To discuss and share QEC Progress and Future action plans.
10th March, 2017 Learning the Strategic Management for Quality Betterment Program Team (PT), Assessment Team (AT), Faculty and QEC Department Dr. Munir Hussain, Director QEC, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi. Awareness session organized by SMIU QEC. To further improve the knowledge of PT and AT members regarding Quality in Higher Education.
24th February, 2017 QEC Progress Review Meeting with the worthy Vice Chancellor QEC team, worthy Vice Chancellor and Head of Departments Facilitated by Team QEC Departmental Meeting. To discuss and share QEC Progress and share strategic plan for university development in the year 2017.
21st February 2017 ISO 9001:2015 and Processes Improvement for Quality Assurance Director / Deputy Director QEC Dr. Shahid Raza (Director QEC,IBA) Awareness session at IBA Karachi To increase awareness of ISO 9000:2015 certification and its benefits.
02 February, 2017 Review meeting for Pakistan Quality Register (PQR) PQR Focal Persons Ms. Sadia Bukhari, Representative at HEC for PQR Video Conference Session To share review and concerns while entering program details at HEC e-portal
30 January - 8 February, 2017 Faculty meeting with QEC Faculty members of all departments Team QEC Departmental meeting To conduct periodic meeting with departments to share mutual concerns and suggestions for improvement
24 January, 2017 Yearly Planning Meeting Deans and Departmental Heads Deans and Controller of Examination Departmental Meeting To plan the academic calendar for upcoming semesters
26-31 December, 2016 Gender Equity Program (GEP) Training Session Deputy Director QEC and Finance attended the training program Entrepreneurship and Management Excellence Center (EMEC) at IoBM   Capacity building training under USAID Aurat Foundation, Gender Equity Project (GEP) Develop Public Sector Institute & NGOs for Project Management
December 28, 2016 World Quality Day Seminar Team QEC and PT / AT members Dr. Cosrow J. Dubash (Vice Rector, Forman Christian College) Dr. Naveed A. Malik - Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan   Video Conference Session organized by Virtual University Pakistan and University of Education Punjab. Highlight the importance of quality in higher education
29thNovember, 2016 Teaching for Critical Thinking PT and AT Faculty members and QEC Staff Professor Geraldine Van Gyn, PhD - a retired professor from the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada Video Conference Session Highlighting the need and importance of critical thinking in higher education
28thOctober, 2016 Orientation meeting for newly nominated Program Team (PT) and Assessment Team (AT) members PT and AT members Ms. Ambreen Barwani (Deputy Director, Incharge QEC) Awareness Session To underline the importance of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) & initiate the same for the year 2016-17.
21-22ndSeptember, 2016 Progress Review Meeting of Quality Enhancement Cells falling under group (VII, VIII) HEC, Islamabad. Quality Enhancement Cells falling under group (VII, VIII) HEC Islamabad Ms. Ambreen Barwani (Deputy Director, Incharge QEC) attended the meeting and presented SMIU Progress Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Annual Review Meeting Progress Review
25thAugust, 2016 Debrief on Self-Assessment Report (SAR) process & aligning learning objectives and outcomes Faculty members of SMI University Ms. Ambreen Barwani (Deputy Director, Incharge QEC) Awareness session for Faculty Development Program 2016 To facilitate achievement of curriculum outcomes for all courses taught at the institute.
5 & 18thAugust, 2016 Meeting with Department of IT, Planning and Development & Library Respective Head of Departments Team QEC Departmental Meetings To discuss feedback and suggestions with Head of Departments to integrate Quality in overall Institutional Performance.
11thAugust, 2016 Triangulation of teaching, assessment and learning outcomes PT & AT and QEC Staff QEC Video conference session Awareness session To increase awareness of teaching for better outcomes
27thJuly, 2016 Triangulation of Teaching, Assessment and Learning Outcomes Quality Assurance professionals in universities in Pakistan Dr. Abdul Wahid Usmani (Consultant for the Deanship of Quality & Head of Quality & Strategic Planning and affiliated with King Saud University, Riyadh) Deputy and Assistant Director QEC participated in Seminar at Indus University Karachi To enhance curriculum outcomes & objectives with the integration of teaching and assessment methods.
2ndJune, 2016 Self-Assessment Review PT and AT members Mr. Ziauddin Ahmed (Assistant Director QEC) Group Meeting To complete the SAR Process in each department and resolve any gaps.
18thMay, 2016 Get Set Go Final Semester Students Ms. Ambreen Barwani (Deputy Director QEC) Skill development workshop for final semester students To train and motivate students for professional challenges
13thMay, 2016 Faculty Learning Community Session 04: Assessment Based Learning For Faculty and QEC Staff Members Ms. Sumaira Hussain-Lecturer Computer Science Department Internal QEC Initiative for Learning and Development Awareness Session
29thApril, 2016 Faculty Learning Community Session 03: SPSS Practice and Writing a Research Paper For Faculty and QEC Staff Members Mr. Faris Mahar (Lecturer, Business Administration Department) and Dr. Shaista Naz (Chairperson, Education Department) Internal QEC Initiative for Learning and Development Awareness Session
22ndApril, 2016 Faculty Learning Community Session 02: SMIU's Library E-Resource Overview and SPSS - Tool for data analysis For Faculty and QEC Staff Members Ms. Sumera Gul (Librarian) and Dr. Naila Rozi (Associate Professor and Chairperson Environmental Sciences Department) Internal QEC Initiative for Learning and Development Awareness Session
18thApril, 2016 Participation in an interactive workshop on Six Sigma in Education Workshop organized by Iqra University Karachi Deputy Director and Assistant Director QEC Participated in the workshop Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Jamil Director QEC University of Management Technology Lahore. One-Day training workshop To encourage Six sigma practices in Higher Education Institutions.
15thApril, 2016 Faculty Learning Community Session 01: Teaching for Meaning : Aligning Goals with Actions For Faculty and QEC Staff Members Ms. Ambreen Barwani Deputy Director QEC Internal QEC Initiative for Learning and Development Awareness Session
5thApril, 2016 Participation in the seminar on World Quality Day organized by Punjab University Lahore in collaboration with Virtual University of Pakistan QEC Staff, PT and AT members Mr. Ali Sajid (Educationist, Trainer and Professor University of Engineering Technology (UET) Video Conferencing Session To share concerns about concerns regarding quality in higher education.
15th, 17th, 21st, 22ndMarch, 2016 Department-wise Faculty meetings For all faculty members Facilitated by Team QEC Departmental Meeting To get to know concerns and feedback from valued faculty members in their respective departments.
26thFebruary, 2016 QEC strategic planning meeting with University Office bearers. QEC team, worthy Vice Chancellor and Head of Departments Facilitated by Team QEC Departmental Meeting. To discuss and share QEC strategic plan for university development
4 - 13thJanuary 2016 SMIU Faculty Training Program 2016 For new faculty members FProfessionals and Trainers from the industry 07 Days Training Workshop To invest in training and learning of Faculty members at the University.
16thOct, 2015 Participation in National Seminar on Higher Education in Pakistan: The Way Forward SMIU Students, Academic Professionals Vice Chancellors and other keynote speakers from leading institutions of learning in Pakistan SMIU's Seminar at Marriot hotel Karachi To discuss variety of subjects and issues related to higher education in Pakistan.
15 - 17thSeptember 2015 Staff Development Workshop with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Staff members of different departments of the University Professionals and Trainers from the industry 03 Day Training Workshop To invest in professional development activities of faculty and other staff members.
11thSep, 2015 Mission, Vision, Objectives, Outcomes PT, AT and QEC Staff Members Mr. Moin Ali Khan, Director QEC, IoBM Karachi. Video Conferencing Session Awareness Session
16th April, 2015 Quality Enhancement a Three Cycle Strategy Program Team Members (PT) & QEC Staff Prof. Dr. Muhammad Awais, Director QEC, KAMU, Lahore. Video Conferencing Session Awareness Session
18th Mar, 2015 How to Write a Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Program Team Members (PT) Syed Arslan Wasti Awareness Session To provide guidance for self-assessment report writing procedures.
25thFeb, 2015 Role of QEC and Self-Assessment PT, AT , Deans, Chairperson and QEC Staff Dr. Tasneem Ahmad Awareness Session To give awareness about Self-Assessment procedures.
11-Feb-2015 Accreditation of BBA Program by NBEAC Faculty of Business Administration and QEC Staff Prof. Dr. Aurengzaib Awareness Session To give awareness about accreditation of business programs
6th Jan to,10th Jan, 2015 Professional Development Faculty Members & Staff 2 Resource Person from British Council 5 Days Training Session How to improve interpersonal skills?
8th Dec, 2014 Awareness Session for Students All SMI Students Dr. Syed Adnan Hassan Awareness Session To let them know about evaluation Performa
3rd,4th,5th  9th& 10ths Sep-2014 Indigenous on Campus Training Faculty Members 10 Resource Persons from well reputed background 5 Days Training Session How to improve administrative and Communication Skills?
17-May-2014 Self-Assessment Review Faculty Members Dr. Syed Adnan Hassan Awareness Seminar How to write self-assessment report
18-Apr-2014 Awareness Session Newly Appointed QEC Heads HEC Resource Persons Awareness Workshop To introduce newly established QEC at SMIU

Workshops/Awareness Sessions arranged by QAA, HEC, attended by SMI QEC Heads

Second Orientation Workshop for Newly Established QECs at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad held on 22nd and 23rd January 2015.
Dr. Tasneem Ahmad Director QEC SMI University attended the workshop.
First Orientation Workshop for Newly Established QECs at Higher Education Commission, Islamabad held on 18th and 19th April 2014.
Dr. Syed Adnan Hasan Ex. Director QEC SMI University attended the workshop.