Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC)
Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) of the University Grants Commission is the governing body for maintaining and enhancing academic standards in the Universities of Sri Lanka. Wayamba University of Sri Lanka has established an Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) to co-ordinate quality assurance activities within the university. The IQAU was established in 2002 and revitalized in 2015 with guidelines given by the UGC. The IQAU is placed directly under the purview of the Vice Chancellor and managed by Director/ IQAU through a Management Committee. All faculties have a Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC), which coordinates quality assurance activities for improvement in the overall performance of the faculty in liaison with the IQAU.
Academic Quality Enhancement Framework (AQEF) of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka formulated by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) describes in detail the main policies, procedures and guidance relating to quality assurance and academic standards relevant to Teaching and Learning in all faculties and units or centers.
FQAC of the Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation management established in 2012, comprises of a committee of academic staff members lead by a Coordinator under the purview of Dean of the faculty. FQAC regularly plans and monitors quality assurance activities and give guidance on good practices among staff and students of the faculty in liaison with other related units and committees within the Faculty such as Curriculum and Academic Development Committee and Teaching and Learning Committee. Coordinator, FQAC regularly reports to the Faculty Board on the quality assurance activities.
FQAC is responsible for writing self-evaluation reports (SER) for external reviews for the faculty in Programme Review and for the University in Institutional Review.
FQAC office is located at room no. SR/05, ground floor of the Faculty main building.
Major responsibilities of the IQAC are:
- To promote quality enhancement activities within the faculty liaising with Curriculum and Academic Development Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, Research Development and Higher Degree Committee and other Faculty committees and departments.
- To liaise with the Internal Quality Assurance Unit of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Commission in facilitating the conduct of external reviews in the Faculty
- To facilitate implementation of follow-up actions recommended in external review reports, and monitor progress in their implementation.
- To liaise with IQAUs in other higher educational institutions, to share good practices and enhance the quality