The Applied Science Private University has been adopting total
quality philosophy since 2003 after the establishment of Total Quality
Management Department during the same year. Quality assurance and Accreditation
Office (QAAO) was established per University President's decree No. (101)
on 22 September, 2010.
QAAO Follows the quality policy adopted by the university “Taking
care of the educational process scientifically and practically to
prepare students to join the labor force by recruiting qualified human
resources, and providing needed laboratories and modern workshops. The
university administration is also committed towards improving the
quality of the educational process and its continuous improvement.
QAAO supports decision making process regarding continual
improvement in administration procedures also it strengthens the way to
excellence for the university in comparison to other universities.
About Quality Assurance and Accreditation Office - QAAO
was established during 2010 as an extension to total quality management
office which was established in 2003 declaring its commitment that
placed on it, which is derived from the university vision and mission,
which focuses on the University of Applied Sciences of being a source
and a special habitat for science and knowledge on the national, Arabian
and international level, that will Contribute in providing the local as
well as the Arabian society with the highest quality and best outcome
of knowledge and science, Based on this faith, the QAAO being part of
this great academic edifice have undertaken from the first day the
initiative to search for all means, methods and tools for excellence in
educational, administrative and functional systems associated to it,
starting from the inputs then processes and ending with the outputs,
through adopting the philosophy and the policy of continuous improvement
in all educational and administrative areas in order to conform with
national and international standards of quality in education, raising
the slogan of "collective responsibility to ensure excellence in
everything we do." QAAO is associated to the Office of Quality Assurance
and Accreditation office at the university level, which is overseen by the
Steering Committee for Higher Quality in the University under the
surveillance of the University`s President.
Vision, Mission and Goals
Creating a culture its basis to excel in all functions and services
performed whether its Educational, Regulatory or Administrative
Emphasis on high quality and perfection in all Scientific, Knowledge
and Administrative processes and outputs, to guarantee compatibility
with the standards that will contribute to achieve the university
mission which is based on continuous excellence and universality.
Participating in achieving the university vision, mission and its strategic goals.
Emphasizing on quality assurance culture and continuous improvement in all university departments and colleges.
Making sure that all processes within colleges and different
administrative units in the university are always in complete
compatibility with university goals and purposes.
Unification of administrative procedures in the university to reduce time, cost and effort.
Obtaining national and international accreditation
Duties and Responsibilities:
of Quality Assurance and accreditation office (QAAO) are derived from the concept of quality
assurance in education that is based on all policies, directions of the
administrative procedures that are directed toward lasting and improved
quality system in the educational system as whole and in a continuous
form. It’s the same that is referred to as an activity of planned
process to evaluate the educational institutions and their programs, to
determine whether or not the educational standards and the
infrastructure are compatible with the national and international
standards of educational institutions, and that it is preserved and
supported, and to make sure that the students are receiving an
educational opportunities of high quality. QAAO also focuses on
encouraging the continuous improvement through the process of evaluation
and periodical revision of the academic and administrative programs as
the path to excellence.
In general the responsibilities of QAAO are concentrated in the following fields:
1- Make sure that all colleges,
departments (academic and administrative) are working in rhyme with the
university mission, vision and goals.
2- Spreading and establishing the culture of quality among all academicians and management staff.
3- Revision of quality assurance standards of higher education institutions on the national, regional and international level.
4- Revising the quality of the academic programs and performing the required improvement to coup up with changes.
5- Reporting to university management to resolve weakness points and improve strength points.
6- Conducting training programs to
academic and administrative staff during the academic year for the
purpose of improving their skills and capabilities
7- Drafting plans related to the process of improvement and development.
Quality Assurance and Accreditation Office (QAAO)
High Quality Steering Committee:
Prof. Mahfouz Joudeh
Prof. Sameha Jarrah (member)
University Vice-President and Nursing College Dean
Prof. Thair Kaddumi (member)
Quality assurance and Accreditation Office manager
Internal Audit Manager
Quality & Excellence Steering Board Members:
Prof. Mahfouz Joudeh
University President - Head
Prof. Sameha Jarrah
Vice President - Member
Prof. Thair Kaddumi
Quality Assurance & Accreditation Office Head - Member
Prof. Iman Bashiti
Pharmacy College Dean - Member
Dr. Husam Al-Shrouf
Students Affairs Deputy Dean - Member
Internal Audit Manager