The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a training workshop titled "From Quality to Excellence " on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 .Quality assurance and Accreditation Head of department, MS.Lubna Aljazi, explains the concept of quality and excellence with examples. MS.Lubna Aljazi, also explained the methodology needed to transfer from quality to excellent. in addition to a lot of discussion with quality assurance and accreditation liaison officers .Through this workshop, liaison officers were equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively understand the importance to transfer from quality to excellent.
The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Dr.Wijdan Abu Al-Haija, met with new faculty members in the orientation and Development program organized by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.The event was attended by 15 new faculty members.The program spanned three days and included a series of lectures and discussions on administrative affairs ,e-learning, student Affairs, administrative and Financial Department services, strategic plan, scientific research, postgraduate studies, registration system ,library services, Sustainability ,leadership, and digital transformation ,In addition, there were discussions with department heads and college deans.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a training workshop titled "Quality tools and process development " on Thursday, August 17, 2023 .The Quality Officer, Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, explains quality tools in details and its uses in process development also she explained process developments techniques and its benefits for process enhancement through out the university explaining that process development is the responsibly of everyone .Through this workshop, liaison officers were equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively use quality tools and enhance process across the university.
In collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), a workshop was held to align qualifications with the Jordanian National Qualifications Framework in Thursday 16-3-2023. Attended by the Vice Dean of King Hussein School of Computing Science, the Head of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Department and the Liaison Officer at the King Hussein School for Computer Sciences, The workshop facilitated a comprehensive understanding of the framework's structure and its role in promoting educational excellence and addressing societal needs.
Emphasizing the value of student engagement and their vital contribution to the educational process, Quality Officer Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, accompanied by a group of students from Princess Sumaya University for Technology, actively participated in a thought-provoking workshop on March 12, 2023. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the esteemed British Council and hosted by Al-Hussein Technical University, aimed to foster a deeper understanding of the significance of student involvement in shaping and enhancing the educational journey.
The Head of Quality and Accreditation Department actively participated in a month-long workshop organized by GAF from March 12, 2023, to April 12, 2023. This engaging workshop placed a strong emphasis on the significance of a comprehensive capacity-building program designed for graduating students. Participants were provided with a detailed overview of the development and delivery mechanisms of the program, with special attention given to cultivating essential teamwork skills, fostering cooperative communication, and enhancing presentation abilities.
In pursuit of fostering a culture of quality and embracing sustainability within the university, the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center orchestrated an insightful workshop. On Monday, February 27, 2023, Dr. Ola El Hadid delivered a comprehensive presentation on sustainability. Dr. El Hadid delved into the fundamental principles and significance of sustainability, highlighting the university's commitment to this cause. Engaging stakeholders and actively pursuing energy conservation measures were among the key aspects discussed, alongside the promotion of alternative energy sources.
In line with its mission to cultivate a culture of quality, the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center took the initiative to organize a workshop focused on ABET accreditation. This workshop, held on Thursday, February 16th, 2023, exclusively catered to Quality Liaison Officers at the university and was skillfully presented by Ms. Nadaa Al Thaher from King Abdullah II School of Engineering. Ms. Al Thaher shared invaluable insights from the School of Engineering's own experience with ABET accreditation, offering a firsthand account of the process.
Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, PSUT's Quality Officer, actively took part in the EFQM Foundation training facilitated by EFQM on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The comprehensive course delved into the standards and model of EFQM, including the intricacies of the renowned RADAR approach. The training emphasized the significance of global quality systems across diverse organizations, drawing the participation of professionals from various regions worldwide. Engaging interactive discussions were conducted, fostering valuable exchanges on the opportunities and challenges entailed in implementing global quality systems.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center, represented by Ms. Lubna Al-Jazi, the Head of Quality and Accreditation Department, and Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, the Quality Officer, participated in the workshop titled "Quality of Arab Education in Schools and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities." in Tuesday 2-7-2023. The workshop aimed to ensure the quality of Arab education and deepen dialogue among thought leaders. It covered topics such as unified quality standards, technological infrastructure, and capacity building for students in literature and humanities.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center actively participated in a workshop dedicated to THE ranking, with representation from Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, PSUT's Quality Officer. This insightful workshop was organized by the Amman Private University in collaboration with the Higher Education Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission, taking place on Monday, February 6, 2023. The workshop provided a comprehensive overview of THE ranking, including its significance, the updated methodology, participation criteria, and potential future changes.
The QAAC, represented by Mrs. Lubna Al-Jazi, the Head of Quality and Accreditation Department, and supported by Ms. Sahar Frihat, the Accreditation Coordinator, actively engaged in an inception workshop centered around the Graduate Attribute Framework (GAF) on Sunday, January 15, 2023. This workshop served as a valuable platform to thoroughly review and engage in discussions regarding the framework for graduate attributes—an essential and highly relevant topic in the realm of higher education.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a meeting with Dr. Wael Al-Atiwi, Head of the Business Information Technology Department and assessor of the prestigious King Abdullah II Award for Excellence. This productive meeting, held on Nov. 10, 2022, provided a platform for Dr. Al-Atiwi to share his invaluable experience in the evaluation process of the King Abdullah II Award for government organizations, the private sector, and public universities. With great clarity, he elucidated the evaluation criteria specific to public universities and their practical application.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a training workshop titled "Internal Audit for the Center's Liaison Officers" on Sunday, November 9, 2022. The workshop was led by the Head of the Quality and Accreditation Department, Ms. Lubna Al-Jazi, who provided a comprehensive overview of the internal audit concept .Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, PSUT’s Quality Officer, delved into the various types of internal audits, shedding light on the procedures and models employed in the process.
Princess Sumaya University for Technology achieved a remarkable milestone by being honored with an award during the prestigious QS Arab Region University Ranking ceremony held in Dubai on 18-10-2022. The university received an outstanding recognition, securing the impressive third position within the local ranking and an impressive 42nd position among universities across the Arab world. The Director of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center, Dr. Muhanna Muhanna, graciously accepted the award on behalf of the university president
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a highly informative Benchmarking workshop exclusively for QAAC Liaison Officers on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The workshop commenced with a presentation by Ms. Lubna Al-Jazi, Head of the Quality and Accreditation Department, who shed light on the essence of benchmarking and its pivotal objectives. Following this, Eng. Bara' Qasrawi, PSUT’s Quality Officer, provided comprehensive insights into the various types of benchmarking, detailing the associated procedures and models.
Under the leadership of Prof. Wejdan Abu Al-Haijaa, the Acting President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, an auspicious event unfolded as she inaugurated the New Faculty Orientation and Development Program. Organized meticulously by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center, the program commenced on Sunday, 2/10/2022, in the presence of Prof. Mohammad Sabbah, the Associate Vice President for Administrative Affairs. Over the course of two days, the program encompassed a comprehensive array of lectures and interactive discussions
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center hosted a workshop titled "Establishing New Program and Private Accreditation Procedures" on Thursday, September 29, 2022. The workshop was specifically designed for the academic college liaison officers, providing them with valuable insights and guidance on the process of establishing new programs and navigating the private accreditation procedures.
Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, President of PSUT, graciously welcomed Mr. Nick Davis, the Regional Director of the Times Organization for University Ranking, to the university. This momentous meeting was attended by Prof. Wejdan Abu Al-Haijaa, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Muhanna Muhanna, the Director of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center. discussed, crucial aspects pertaining to university rankings and related matters.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized a workshop on the EFQM Model for QAAC Liaison Officers on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The workshop commenced with Ms. Lubna Al-Jazi, the Head of the Quality and Accreditation Department, providing a comprehensive overview of the EFQM model and highlighting its fundamental principles. Participants gained insights into the significance of adopting this model for driving excellence and continuous improvement within the university.
Princess Sumaya University for Technology took great pride in hosting the Jordanian Accreditation Standards for Academic Programs workshop, organized by AQACHEI in collaboration with the PSUT Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center. The event, held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, was held under the esteemed patronage of Prof. Dhafer Al-Sarayrah, President of AQACHEI. The workshop witnessed the presence of Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, President of PSUT, Prof. Dr. Wejdan Abu Al-Haija, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and deans of business faculties from various universities.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center orchestrated a highly beneficial annual report workshop exclusively for the dedicated liaison officers on Sunday, 24-7-2022. Commencing the workshop, Mrs. Lubna Al-Jazi, the Head of the Quality and Accreditation Department, provided a comprehensive overview of the center's commendable endeavors in organizing annual reports over the preceding years. She delved into the intricacies of the new forms' structure and elucidated their intended objectives. Following this insightful introduction, Sahar Freihat, the Accreditation Coordinator, explained annual report procedures and shed light on their underlying objectives.
Dr. Muhanna Muhanna, the Director of the Center, actively engaged in a transformative professional development opportunity by participating in an accredited innovative management course organized by the Global Institute for Innovation (GIMI). The course, held on 29-6-2022, was conducted in collaboration with the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence and the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission of Higher Education Institutions. With a primary objective to cultivate and enhance participants' capacities and skills, the course served as a catalyst for instilling a pervasive culture of excellence and innovation.
Mrs. Lubna Al-Jazi, the Head of the Quality and Accreditation Department, achieved a remarkable feat by acquiring a prestigious certificate as an accredited assessor based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). This outstanding accomplishment was attained through a rigorous three-day course facilitated by King Abdullah II Center for Excellence, conducted from 26-28/6/2022. Participants actively engaged in practical exercises such as the application of the "RADAR" technique, scoring methodologies, and on-site visitations to solidify their understanding and implementation skills.
QAAC organized a training workshop on "Document Control" for it’s Liaison Officers. The workshop took place on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, and aimed to enhance their knowledge and skills in effectively managing and controlling documents within the university. The workshop delved into the various types and specifications of documents, emphasizing the key factors to consider when preparing them. Participants gained insights into the procedures involved in issuing, modifying, and canceling documents, along with the necessary application processes and document dissemination methods.
As part of the comprehensive plan to foster a culture of quality, the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center organized an orientation session for the liaison officers of the center. The session, which took place on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, During the orientation, the officers were introduced to the fundamental concepts of international and national accreditation, including the mechanisms involved, as well as an overview of international ranking and rating systems. Various types of accreditation and the university's notable achievements in this regard were also highlighted.
In a collaborative effort with the External Relations Unit, the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center proudly played host to a distinguished delegation from Riga Technical University in Latvia during the month of May 2022. The highlight of their visit was the engaging International Staff Week, offering a diverse range of enriching activities.This event served as a platform for knowledge exchange, fostering international cooperation and promoting cultural diversity. The delegation's participation in this immersive experience further exemplified the commitment of both institutions to fostering global partnerships and nurturing a vibrant academic community.
Members of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center actively participated in the insightful workshop titled "Discussion of Documents and Evidence" conducted by the Applied Science Private University. This event, held on Tuesday 4/12/2022, witnessed the presence of the President of AQACHEI, Prof. Dhafer Sarayrah. The workshop served as a platform to discuss the accreditation standards for new academic programs, while also shedding light on the procedures required for applying for Jordanian accreditation.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center actively participated in the prestigious QS Higher Education Conference in the Middle East and Africa 2022. The conference, organized by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), revolved around the theme of "Innovation Environment: Redefining Education in the Middle East and Africa." Spanning three insightful days from March 1st to 3rd, 2022, the conference hosted a diverse range of 45 sessions. Princess Sumaya University for Technology proudly established a dedicated pavilion at the event, serving as a prominent representation of the university and providing a platform to address inquiries, engage with attendees.
In a collaborative effort between the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center and the External Relations Unit, a training workshop entitled "Future of higher education: Rankings, Accreditations, and Internationalization" was meticulously organized. Renowned expert Dr. Jurica Pavičić from Zagreb University conducted the workshop on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. it offered a comprehensive review of the key evaluation criteria for accreditations, including strategic planning, employee and student engagement
The team of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center actively participated in a highly informative workshop titled "New Accreditation Standards" conducted by AQACHEI. This event took place on Tuesday, 1/2/2022, providing an excellent platform to delve into and comprehensively discuss the recently introduced accreditation standards. The workshop facilitated a deep exploration of the new standards, offering valuable insights and clarifications on various pertinent issues.
Amidst a momentous occasion held in Dubai, the Director of the Quality and Accreditation Center, Dr. Muhanna Muhanna, proudly accepted the prestigious QS World University Arab Region 2022 award on behalf of Princess Sumaya University for Technology. This distinguished recognition symbolizes the university's remarkable achievements and outstanding performance in the region.