Center of Development & Quality Assurance

The Center of Development & Quality Assurance (CDQA) drives concurrently with obligation to the University’s mission, so as to ensure that the quality of education and research provided is under continuous review and that the standards set are appropriate and being met. Therefore, CDQA is dedicated to set out structures, procedures, and outcomes of the evaluation processes. Furthermore, CDQA is provides administrative and substantive leadership, guidance and support for quality assurance at all levels of the University, and to supporting the institutional and faculty accreditation processes and contents. Moreover, it supports the University to achieve its mission by assessing and improving administrative and academic performance, supporting various units of the University and providing excellent educational experience for students.

The CDQA defines, examines, maintains and disseminates official institutional data, and provides institutional
information to both internal and external constituents, for the purposes of describing, documenting, and publishing
institutional information and measures effectiveness. In addition, CDQA provides Quality Assurance and Institutional
Effectiveness workshops and encourages the use of multiple measures in assessment and curricular and program
improvement. The next stages for the University involve the challenges of an overall continuous institutional review.
The quality assurance process at all levels is nonetheless continuous and requires ongoing effort to meet the University’s
commitment to fully participate in quality assurance mechanisms both for its academic and administrative structures.

CDQA’s role is to make significant contributions to developing, reviewing, monitoring, managing and implementing of quality assurance policies and procedures and associated administrative systems. Also contributing to special institutional projects and quality assurance related activities.
1.Formulate strategies, policies, systems, procedures and practices for the university’s academic quality assurance and enhancement;
2.Uphold and implement quality-related strategic developments within sustainable quality assurance and enhancement frameworks and procedures in accordance with the university vision and strategic planning;
3.Promote the culture of academic quality within the university;
4.Develop policies and guidelines on teaching evaluation, program review and student learning assessment;
5.Monitor, review, audit, evaluate and continuously develop the university’s quality together with its quality assurance and enhancement strategies, frameworks and procedures at all levels of the university, for the promotion of academic excellence in learning, teaching and research;
6.Provide administrative and substantive support for quality assurance and enhancement at all levels of the university, and to support the institutional accreditation processes and contents for external organizations and agencies;
7.Any other duties that fall within the scope.

Examining the University performance from different perspectives and setting a rich framework is extremely critical
in meeting national and international accreditation requirements. Therefore, CDQA is adopting a comprehensive self-
examination model that covers any accreditation requirements at the institutional, schools and programs levels.
That is, reflecting the context of the standards of excellence for Institutional Context and Educational Effectiveness.     

A quality culture has been developed through a process that simulates an overview of accreditation Self-Study and
Peer-Review Process. Accordingly, and in order to develop Quality Culture at LIU, several seminars have been
presented to LIU community, namely:.

1.Dissemination of Quality Assurance Culture                   28/9/2017
2.Dissemination of Quality Assurance Culture                   12/10/2017
3.Managing time and workplace stress                   19/11/2017
4.Academic programs learning outcomes assessments                   20/11/2017
5.Self-Assessment workshops for MBA          16/12/2017 to 28/12/2017
6.Learning outcomess                   30/12/2017
7.Self-Assessments (1)                   6/1/2018
8.Self-Assessments (2)                   15/1/2018
9.Academic programs learning outcomes                   17/1/2018
10.Scientific research methodology                   11/4/2018
11.Self-assessment (learning outcomes)                   26/4/2018
12.Vision, mission, & objectives for IDES                   8/5/2018
13.Vision, mission, & objectives for business                   12/5/2018
14.Intended learning outcomes                   20/10/2018
15.Program Mapping for IDES                   12/11/2018
16.Program Mapping for clinical pharmacy                   9/1/2019
17.Program Mapping for clinical Business            15/1/2019 to 16/1/2019
18.Program Mapping for IT            4/2/2019 to 6/2/2019
19.Pharm-D workshop                   6/3/2019
20.Vision, Mission, Objectives for other departments                   24/7/2019
21.MBA In Accounting, Self-Assessment                   1/1/2020
22.Quality learning at the University                   19/1/2020
23.Self-Assessment for the Marketing Program                   12/7/2021
24.The Workshop of Courses Specifications for the Interior Design Program                   16/8/2021
25.The Workshop of Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes for the Nutrition Program                   17/8/2021
26.The Workshop of Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes for the Biomedical Science Program                   21/8/2021
27.The Workshop of Courses Specifications for the Clinical Pharmacy Program                   24/8/2021
28.The Workshop of Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes for the Biomedical Engineering Program                   25/8/2021
29.The Workshop of Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes for the Electrical Engineering Program                   28/8/2021
30.The Workshop of Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes for the Communication Engineering Program                   29/8/2021
31.The Seminar of Scientific Publication and Journal Ranking                   1/9/2021
32.Instructors Training Workshop                   18-22/12/2021
33.Self-Assessment Workshop                   18-19/12/2021
34.Strategic Planning Workshop                   20-22/12/2021
35.Program Specifications – Master of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics                   24/8/2022






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