Quality assurance is ‘a process of establishing stakeholder confidence that higher education provision (input, process and outcomes) fulfills expectations or measures up to threshold minimum requirements’. “Internal quality evaluation” is a ‘process of quality review undertaken within an institution for its own ends’. Accordingly, development and management of internal quality assurance system is ‘at the discretion of the higher education institution, which usually carries out this mandate in the context of available institutional resources and capacities’. Teaching and learning quality is a main concern of higher educational institutes. Quality in higher education is approached through two main dimensions, namely, quality enhancement and quality assurance. While quality enhancement focuses more in improving teaching and learning, quality assurance is more focused on revealing issues in quality.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) for the Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture (FASEA) was established in 2015 and the first IQAC meeting was held on 08th April 2015. The Collection of student feedback, Peer observation process, conducting workshops to enhance the teaching and learning quality are monitored by the IQAC/FASEA as the major events.
Guidelines for Moderation and second marking of examination – Download
Peer Observation of Teaching at Uva Wellassa University-Policy Document – Download
Peer Observation of Teaching –Form for documentation – Download
Student Feedback form – Practical – Download
Student Feedback form – Theory Lesson – Download
Student Feedback form –Field visits – Download
Paper Moderation form – Download
Peer Observation of Teaching- Form of reporting – Download
PEER OBSERVATION FORM FOR LECTURERS – Download
Prof. S.C. Jayamanne -Dean/ Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture
Dr. P. E. Kaliyadasa – Head/ Department of Export Agriculture
Mr. N.P.P. Liyanage – Head/ Department of Animal Science
Prof. K. G. Premathilaka – Representative (TEA)
Dr. A. M. W. K. Senevirathne – Representative (PLT)
Dr. R. A. P. I. S. Dharmadasa – Representative (EAG)
Dr. D. C. Mudannayake – Representative (ANS)
Ms. G.G.N. Thushari – Representative (AQT)
Dr. N. M. N. Nambapana – Faculty Coordinator & Secretary/IQAC
Ms. W.M.D.K Ethulgama -Assistant Registrar/FASEA
Discussion on standards & claims of criteria in draft SER report
The third workshop for finalizing SER writing was held on 30th January 2018, from 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m at Capital City Hotel, Badulla. The workshop was conducted by Prof. J.L. Rathnasekara, the Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University. All the academic, administrative and non-academic staff members attached to the FASEA were participated for the workshop.
Introduction to SER preparation and SWOT analysis
The second workshop for SER writing was held on 27th November 2018, from 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m at Grand Regency Hotel, Badulla. The workshop was conducted by Prof. J.L. Rathnasekara, the Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University. SWOT analysis for FASEA was discussed at the workshop with the participation of all academic, administrative and non-academic staff members attached to the FASEA. In addition, Registrar/ Uva Wellassa University, Bursar, SAR/General Administration, SAR/Student Affairs, SAR/Examination, SAR/Human Resources, University Librarian and Assistant Librarian, Director/Physical Education, University Medical Officer were participated for the workshop.The first draft self evaluation report was discuss during the workshop.
Awareness workshop for Program Review
The first workshop for SER writing was held on 20th June 2018, by Prof. B.D. Nandadeva, Member/Manual Writing Team; Retired Professor/Fine Arts, University of Kelaniya. All the academic, administrative and non-academic staff members attached to the FASEA were participated for the workshop. In addition, Director/IQAU, Bursar, SAR/General Administration, Director/Physical Education, University Medical Officer were participated for the workshop.