HEC visits LUMS for Institutional Performance Evaluation - Press Release issued by Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Lahore -- October 22, 2018 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)


The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), a division working under Higher Education Commission (HEC) visited LUMS on October 9-11, 2018 for an external review of Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE). The IPE is one of the key initiatives taken by the Higher Education Commission to promote good governance and enhance the quality of Degree Awarding Institutions (DAIs). The purpose of the IPE review visit was to facilitate LUMS and gauge the performance effectiveness of the institute from the perspective of predefined 11 qualitative standards. The standards provide a holistic baseline to measure and evaluate HEI's effectiveness in nurturing a quality education culture and satisfaction of key performance indicators.

QEC at LUMS prepared a detailed University Portfolio Report (UPR) based on the guidelines of Higher Education Commission. UPR is a pre requisite document which provides responses to all queries listed in each standard of IPE manual. QEC worked effectively with all academic and administrative departments for over 8-10 months to prepare the University Portfolio Report.

Preceding to the external visit, UPR was self-reviewed in June 2018 by a panel of three internal and one external faculty member. Dean QEC, Dr. Syed Mubashir Ali, facilitated the self-review process along with his team. The UPR along with the results of self-review were shared with the HEC on the basis of which the institution selected LUMS to be reviewed against IPE Standards on a cycle of 3 years in the current academic year.

The three-day external review visit of the HEC was centred around IPE manual. The activity was headed by the Vice Chancellor of Iqra University Prof. Dr. Wasim Qazi, while the other panel members included educationists, Prof. Dr. Noor Jehan, Vice Chancellor, University of Swabi; Prof. Dr. Ali Ahsan, Dean Business and Technology, Foundation University; Prof. Dr. Gul Hassan, Director, University of Turbat; Dr. Usman Ghani, Joint Director, Institute of Management Sciences...

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