Report on the workshop on Post Self-Assessment Improvement Plan'
A day long workshop on 'Post self-Assessment Improvement Plan' organized by Institutional Quality Assurance cell (IQAC), Prime University was held on the 7th November 2018 at 10.00 am in the conference room of the University. Prof. Dr. M Abdus Sobhan, Vice Chancellor of the University chaired the session while Mir Shahabuddin, Chairman, Board of Trustees graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Md. Ashraf Ali, Senior Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees was there as the Special Guest. Moreover, Registrar of the University, M A Jabber, Prof. Dr. A.S.A Noor, Director of IQAC, Prime University, Md. Jahidul Azad, Additional Director of IQAC, Prime University, Prof. Dr. Jahangir Alam, Dean and Head, faculty of Business Studies and all members of Self-Assessment Committee of different departments were also present in the session. Mr. Jahidul Azad moderated the workshop sessions very effectively. Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen and Dr. Mahbub Ahsan Khan, Quality Assurance Specialists, Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission (UGC) were the Keynote Speakers and facilitated the workshop.
Md. Jahidul Azad, Additional Director, IQAC, Prime University anchored the whole program and introduced the guest. The program started with the recitation from the Holy Quran by Md. Nazrul Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration. Then Prof. Dr. Abu Saleh Abdun Noor , Director , IQAC was requested to deliver his welcome speech.
In his speech Prof. Dr. Abu Saleh Abdun Noor, Director, IQAC welcomed the participants in the workshop and expressed his gratitude to the speakers. He mentioned that in this workshop we will learn how to write the improvement plan. He said that most of the peer reviewer's had a bad impression about Prime University but their impression has been totally changed after their visit. He thanked all the members of the Self-Assessment Committee for their tremendous work and that's why it has been possible for them to prepare Self-Assessment Report. He hoped that two speakers will guide properly SAC members to prepare the improvement plan so that our University can meet the challenges of 21st century which can lift it to a high standard University.
Honorable Registrar, M A Jabber, in his speech mentioned that after establishment the IQAC in Prime University many workshops and seminars were held in different times and he learned many things from these workshops and seminars. He also told that we have many things to do to improve the university. Self-Assessment committee members have got lot of support from the university authority to prepare SAR. He hopes that the facilitators will give their proper method to write the improvement plan for SA Committee members. He expects that according to the improvement plan authority will take initiative to improve the universities many sides.
Finally the chief guest Alhaj Mir Shahabuddin, Chairman, BOT, Prime University delivered his most important speech.
At the very beginning the Chief guest greeted all and told that the issue of IQAC or QAC is not a very old concept to us but this process is very old in this global. He told that Government should also introduce this process in primary school, high school level and finally in higher education. He thanked both the speakers Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen and Dr. Mahbub Ahsan khan for coming in this campus and giving valuable time to teach our SAC members for preparing the improvement plan. We know that there are many weaknesses in our University. We believe that we will be able to overcome those and develop ourselves in all respects step by step by the help of this improvement plan which will be implemented in coming 4 years.
After completion of the Chief Guest's speech there was a short tea break. After tea break, Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen, QA Specialist, UGC started his 1st session on Post Self-Assessment Improvement Plan. In his lecture he explained many topics on improvement plan.
After lunch another QA Specialist Dr. Mahbub Ahsan Khan started the 2nd session ot the workshop where he trained the participants by giving some problems to solve.
Workshop ended with Question and Answer session given by both speakers.
In concluding speech as chairperson, Prof. Dr. M Abdus Sobhan, Vice Chancellor, Prime University thanked both speakers for conducting the workshop. He also mentioned that our neighboring country India has already developed much in ICT sector. So we need to develop ourselves in this sector too. He concluded the workshop by giving thanks to all SAC members, IQAC office and specially the QA experts from UGC.