The Office of Quality Assurance & Institutional Standards
The Office of Quality Assurance and Institutional Standards (QA&IS) resides within the Office of the President of CIT, which has the important responsibility for the design, development and implementation of CIT ‘s system for quality assurance and accreditation. This system encompasses a pragmatic and integrated approach to institutional research that facilitates strategic planning and evidence–based decision–making. This office is supported by Information and Communication Technology that facilitates effective communication among institutional stakeholders.
The office is led the President with responsibility for:
- Quality Assurance
- Institutional Standards
- Knowledge and Compliance Systems
Role of QA&IS
The Office of Quality Assurance and Institutional Standards contributes to the achievement of CIT’s mission by being the leader and driving force for:
- A strong , university–wide quality assurance system that is evidence–based and reinforced by self–evaluation and external review
- Innovative approach to institutional research that captures, produces and disseminates information to facilitate and improve decision–making and strategic planning
- A commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement that is driven by the institutional mission and supported by new and emerging technologies technologies.
CIT Quality Management System (QMS) is evaluated for its effectiveness, outcomes and sustainability. The primary purpose of quality assurance within the context of CIT is to ensure quality, accountability, transparency and continuous quality improvement.
Means providing a high–quality learning environment and experience for students, an atmosphere of constant challenges and reward for faculty and staff. Having a distinctly high quality distinguishing trait and product, that meets the needs of all stakeholders.
Relies on taking individual and/or collective ownership of processes and responsibility for outcomes.
Refers to ensuring that all of our operations and systems can be effectively scrutinized and inspected for internal and external compliance.
Continuous Quality Improvement
Is based on systematically assessment of CIT’s operations and system and using feedback to enhance future performance.
The Quality Framework
There are (3) three key components of CIT Quality Assurance Framework:
- Internal Quality Audit
- External Review and accreditation
The Office of Quality Assurance & Institutional Standards is the important responsibility for ensuring that CIT is guided by its Quality Policy in the achievement of its institutional goals.