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Quality Assurance

QAIE Mission and Vision

Mission:

The Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Office (QAIE) supports the University to achieve its mission by assessing and continuously improving administrative and academic performance, and supporting the various units of the University to provide excellent educational experience for the students.

Vision:

Our vision is to become a national and regional model in Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness through assessment, accreditation and excellence in teaching and learning and student support.
Accreditation

The QAIE Office supports International Institutional Accreditation on both European and American levels and promotes and provides support for program accreditation by being an assessment resource, for the academic units, on matters pertaining to assessment and curricular and program improvement.





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Assessment
Keeping improved student learning and institutional effectiveness in the priorities of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik through developing efficient, sustainable, and integrated assessment processes, USEK has adopted an assessment strategy that includes:
  • University Catalogue data collection including program credentials (mission, educational objectives, outcomes), curriculum maps and courses descriptions
  • Strategic Planning and Assessment
  • Academic programs assessment and evaluation
  • Surveys (below is the USEK Surveys Calendar)

Survey Targeted participants Frequency More details
Course Feedback by Students All enrolled students Week 13, every semester Click here
Course Self-Assessment by Faculty Faculty members Week 15, every semester Click here
On-Campus Well-Being All enrolled students Week 13, every semester Click here
Full-time Faculty Self-reflection report Full-time Faculty members May, every year Click here
Employee Self-reflection report Employees May, every year Click here
Graduation Survey All graduating students End of graduating semester Refer to the unit secretariat
USEK Alumni Alumni evaluating Services and Programs Continuously Click here

Sharing some results…

Student Course Feedback survey summary results

 

General Impression on the services at USEK


For more information, please contact the QAIE Office.
E-TALEB Project
The Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities “E-TALEB” is a national project co-funded by Erasmus+ co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. E-TALEB aims at developing the Lebanese Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning and cooperating for innovation and exchange of good practices and experiences relevant to similar frameworks established in Europe.

The main objective of this project is to support the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and foster dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development in diverse academic disciplines and/or professional settings. The project will support in creating a community of researchers in different disciplines who share inter and intra university practices in teaching and learning.

E-TALEB will acknowledge the variety and quality of teaching, learning and assessment practices that support and underpin student learning including instructional technology. It will also demonstrate to students and other stakeholders the professionalism that staff and institutions bring to teaching and their support for student learning.

Aims and wide objectives

E-TALEB aims to develop faculty members teaching skills and students learning experience in Lebanon by developing a national framework of good practices and shared experiences:
1. Supporting the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching and supporting learning;
2. Fostering dynamic approaches to teaching and learning through creativity, innovation and continuous development in diverse academic and/or professional settings;
3. Creating a community of researchers in different disciplines who share inter and intra university practices in teaching and learning;
4. Acknowledging the variety and quality of teaching, learning and assessment practices that support and underpin student learning including instructional technology;
5. Assisting individuals and institutions in gaining formal recognition for quality enhanced approaches to teaching and supporting learning.

Specific Objectives

As a result, the project will have high national impact, providing at once many outcomes:
  • Establishing the Lebanese Professional Standards Framework in Teaching & Learning LBPSF;
  • Offering a Post-Graduate Certificate Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for faculty members;
  • Collaborating interuniversity activities centered on training and educational programs;
  • Creating centers for teaching excellence inside each of the participating universities that support faculty and students in their teaching and learning activities;
  • Supporting the universities in their accreditation programs by having a formal process for teaching and learning;
  • Developing human capital and talented experts in teaching and learning in the participating countries;
  • Sustaining the competitiveness of the higher education field in Lebanon, the Middle East and the participating partner countries;
  • Publishing the Lebanese Journal on Teaching and Learning.

E-Taleb Consortium

Project Applicant and Coordinator:
  • Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon (Project Applicant and Coordinator)
National authority:
  • Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE), Lebanon
Partners
  • Al‐Manar University of Tripoli
  • University of Balamand
  • Beirut Arab University
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Evalag, Germany
  • Holy Family University
  • Jinan University
  • Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Germany
  • Lebanese American University
  • Lebanese University
  • University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), United Kingdom

Contact us

E-Taleb Project
Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Office
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
Campus Kaslik, Building G, Floor 3, G 307A

Website: etaleb.org
Email: info@etaleb.org; etaleb@usek.edu.lb
Facebook: E-Taleb / Erasmus+ Project
Phone: +961 9 600 351-2
Fax: +961 9 600 671
Facts and Figures
USEK Fact Book 2015-2016

USEK Fact Book 2014-2015

USEK Fact Book 2013-2014

Student enrollment

By cycle         2017-2018         2016-2017         2015-2016         2014-2015         2013-2014
By academic unit and cycle         2017-2018         2016-2017         2015-2016         2014-2015         2013-2014
By campus         2017-2018         2016-2017
        2015-2016         2014-2015         2013-2014
By campus and academic program         2017-2018         2016-2017
        2015-2016         2014-2015         2013-2014
By gender         2017-2018         2016-2017
        2015-2016         2014-2015         2013-2014


Graduated students

By academic program       2016-2017       2015-2016
    2014-2015       2013-2014
Adherence to Quality Networks
USEK is institutionalizing its quality culture, through its adherence to the most well-known international quality networks that promote excellence and share the best practices adopted by American, European and regional universities:



      European University Association (EUA)
Affiliate Member since April 2011
 
   
International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
Associate Member since 2011
 
   
CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG)
Member since December 2012

 
   
Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
Member since April 2013
 
   
Middle East and North Africa Association for Institutional Research
(MENA-AIR)
Member since February 2015
Administration
Director: Ms. Nathalie Bouldoukian

Secretariat
  • Opening: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (closed on USEK holidays)
  • Location on the plan: Building G, 3rd Floor, G 307
  • Contacts: E-mail: qualite@usek.edu.lb , Tel.: (+961) 9 600 783, Fax: (+961) 9 600 671
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
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