The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is a highly professional higher educational institute approved by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, functioning with the intention of providing quality tertiary education to the entire South Asian region to meet the changing needs of the world today and tomorrow.

In order to ensure the continuous maintenance and development of high quality standards in every aspect of SAITM activities, SAITM appointed the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Committee in May, 2011 which is supervised by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) Council of Sri Lanka, University Grants Commission, Ministry of Higher Education.



OUR MISSION…

“Continuous support for institutional planning and decision making in maintaining and enhancing Standards & Quality in education at SAITM based on the mission and vision of the institute”.


COMMIITTEE STRUCTURE & MEMBERS

The Committee is chaired by the Vice Chancellor of SAITM and comprises of: a Committee Advisor from the QAA Council of Sri Lanka; Prof. Neville Fernando (Chairman, SAITM); All Faculty Deans and one nominee from each faculty (Medicine; Engineering; Management & Finance; and ICT & Media); One Representation/Nominee from the Board of Directors; Director Finance; Registrar; Bursar; Librarian; Manager-Marketing; Director/Principle Nursing Education; and Secretary to the committee.


MAJOR SUB-COMMITTEE


SCHEDULING OF MEETINGS

The Committee is chaired by the Vice Chancellor of SAITM and the committee meetings are held monthly. Certain decisions are taken at these meetings and highly important and sensitive matters are forwarded to either Senate or Board of Directors as appropriate.


OUR RESPONSIBILITIES…

1) Co-ordinate all QA related activities within the Institution/ University;
2) Liaise with the UGC/QAA Council and other external QAA agencies;
3) Implementing QA Reviews/ Audit and implementing follow-up action;
4) Preparation of Institutional Self-evaluation report;
5) Preparation of Guidelines on QA for the Institution/ University;
6) Provide advice on QA to all faculties and departments;
7) Monitor and Guide faculty level QA activities;
8) Organize awareness programs on QA for the staff members;
9) Contribute Quality and QA aspects in to the corporate plan;
10) Identification and sharing of good practices with other departments;
11) Advice and assist in creating manuals
(e.g. Academic regulations, equipments manuals, laboratory manuals, etc)
12) Ensure their academic regulations/By-Laws are in place, if not make recommendations for remedial action.


WHERE ARE WE NOW…

The SAITM IQA committee proudly announces the successful completion of their Four years and two months of operations and within this period they have successfully conducted 33 monthly meetings, Eleven workshops which were conducted mostly once in two months basis for both academic and non-academic staff; two awareness programs and also their First in-house staff development program for the selected first batch of academic staff (16) and the Second in-house staff development program for the selected academic staff (17) covering different disciplines i.e. Medical, Engineering and Nursing with the support and supervision of the QAA Council of Sri Lanka.

Not only that, SAITM is an Institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) since July 2012 and won the APQN’s (Asia Pacific Quality Network) Best/Model Internal Quality Assurance Award-2014 at Hannoi, Vietnam in March 2014. Finally, SAITM IQA has successfully submitted a research paper (as planned) titled “Guidelines of Good Practices for Internal Quality Assurance Secretariats at Higher Educational Institutes” and this paper was accepted and presented at the APQN 2015 Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held in Kunming, China from April 17-19, 2015.


SAITM - FIRST STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The SAITM IQA committee was able to successfully complete the First SAITM in-house staff development program for the selected first batch of 16 (out of 20) academics (from Medical, Management & Finance & ICT & Media faculties) with both the support and supervision of the QAA Council of Sri Lanka in terms of: program development and Review; identification of resource persons; assessment of participant’s achievements; assuring the quality of the program; etc for free of charge.

This program was conducted for 80 hours and commenced on September, 2011 and successfully completed on April, 2012. The program held on weekdays (full day) once in every two weeks basis during a period of six months. The program consisted of: class room lectures; guest speeches; various group and individual assessments; practical sessions; peer observation and evaluations and the final assessment was based on a combination of a portfolio, individual teaching session and peer observation session in the real class environment.

The main Resource Persons who tendered their valuable time, effort, guidance and support during this staff development program are: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Director – QAA Council of the University Grants Commission; Prof. Udith Jayasinghe-Mudalige, Director - Staff Development Centre, Wayamba University; Prof Deepthi C. Bandara, Former Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya; Prof. Nelun De Silva, Professor of Microbiology & Head of Microbiology, SAITM; Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya; Prof. Sirimewan Widyasekera, Dean Faculty of ICT & Media, SAITM; Prof. Veranja karunaratne, Science Team Leader, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) & Professor in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya; and Mrs. Husni Hussain, Registrar, SAITM.



Congratulations to our dear academics who have successfully, completed the First SAITM in-house staff development program..!


SAITM - SECOND STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The SAITM IQA committee was able to successfully complete the Second SAITM in-house staff development program for the selected second batch of 17 academics covering different disciplines (i.e. Medical-11, Engineering-04, Nursing-02) with both the support and supervision of the QAA Council of Sri Lanka in terms of: program development and Review; identification of resource persons; assessment of participant’s achievements; assuring the quality of the program; etc for free of charge.

This program was conducted for 150 hours and commenced on April, 2013 and ended by 07th Feb 2014. The program was conducted on Fridays (full day) once in every two weeks basis during a period of ten months. The program consisted of: class room lectures; guest speeches; various group and individual assessments; practical sessions; peer observation and evaluations and the final assessment was based on a combination of a portfolio, individual teaching session and peer observation session in the real class environment.

The main Resource Persons who tendered their valuable time, effort, guidance and support during this staff development program are: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Director – QAA Council of the University Grants Commission; Prof. Udith Jayasinghe-Mudalige, Director - Staff Development Centre, Wayamba University; Prof Deepthi C. Bandara, Former Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya; Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya; Dr. Jayaweera, Head / Senior Lecturer, Wayamba University; Dr. B.M.K. Perera, Director - Career Guidance Unit, University of Peradeniya; Prof. Janendra De Costa, Senior Professor and Chair of Crop Science, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya; and Mrs. Husni Hussain, Registrar, SAITM.



Congratulations to our dear academics who have successfully, completed the Second SAITM in-house staff development program..!


SAITM - THIRD STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The SAITM IQA committee is planning to commence the staff development with more improvements and additions in September 2015 for a selected third batch of (17 participants) academics covering different disciplines (i.e. Medical, ICT & Media, Engineering, Nursing & Management) with both the support and supervision of the QAA Council of Sri Lanka in terms of: program development and Review; identification of resource persons; assessment of participant’s achievements; assuring the quality of the program; etc for free of charge.

     

       



SAITM - SECOND STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The SAITM IQA committee was able to successfully commence the Second SAITM in-house staff development program for the selected first batch of 23 academics covering all disciplines (i.e. Medical-15, ICT & Media-02, Engineering-04, Nursing-02 ) with both the support and supervision of the QAA Council of Sri Lanka in terms of: program development and Review; identification of resource persons; assessment of participant's achievements; assuring the quality of the program; etc for free of charge.

This program will be conducted for 150 hours and commenced on April, 2013 and scheduled to be end by 07 th Feb 2014. The program is conducted on Fridays (full day) once in every two weeks basis during a period of nine months. The program consisted of: class room lectures; guest speeches; various group and individual assessments; practical sessions; peer observation and evaluations and the final assessment was based on a combination of a portfolio, individual teaching session and peer observation session in the real class environment.

The main Resource Persons who tendered their valuable time, effort, guidance and support during this staff development program are: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Director – QAA Council of the University Grants Commission ; Prof. Udith Jayasinghe-Mudalige, Director - Staff Development Centre, Wayamba University ; Prof Deepthi C. Bandara, Former Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya ; Dr. Chalinda Beneragama , Director - Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya; Dr. Jayaweera, Head / Senior Lecturer, Wayamba University; Dr. B.M.K. Perera, Director - Career Guidance Unit, University of Peradeniya;Prof. Janendra De Costa, Senior Professor/ Chair of Crop Science Department of Crop Science, University of Peradeniya and Mrs. Husni Hussain, Registrar, SAITM.


Asia Pacific Quality News Issue 12, 2014 is Available to Download here


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Workshop-01: Innovative & Interactive Teaching Methods
By

Prof. Uditha Jayasinghe-Mudalige
Director,
Staff Development Centre,
Wayamba University,
Sri Lanka
Date: June 18th, 2011

Workshop-02: Peer Observation
By

Prof. Colin N. Peiris
Director,
Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission,
Sri Lanka
Date: August 08, 2011

Workshop-03: Assessment of Students: Setting Questions
By

Prof. Deepthi C. Bandara
Former Director
Staff Development Centre
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Date: September 29, 2011

Workshop-04: Procurement
By

World Bank Funded HETC project
Ministry of Higher Education
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: October 04, 2011

Workshop-05: Leadership & Time Management
By

Dr. Jayalath Edirisinghe
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Date: December 16, 2011

Workshop-06: Student Counseling
By

Prof. D A Nimal Dharmasena
Professor in Postharvest Engineering & Technology
Dept. of Agric. Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
Date: February 23, 2012

Guest Speech: Research Methodologies
By

Prof. Veranja karunaratne
Science Team Leader,
Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) & Professor in Chemistry,
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
Date: February 29, 2012


Workshop-07: Sexual Harassment at workplace
By

Dr. Ananda Samarasekera
Chief Judicial Medical Officer
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: October 02, 2012


Workshop-08: Career Development
By

Dr. B. M. K. Perera
Director,
Career Guidance Unit,
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya
Date: February 28, 2013


Workshop-09: Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework (An Awareness Program)
By

Prof. Colin Peiris
Director,
Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission,
Sri Lanka
Date: April 02, 2013


Workshop-10: Good Governance
By

Prof. Nimal Gunawardena
Senior Professor, University of Peradeniya (UoP)
Director / HETC Project, UoP
Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UoP
Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, UoP
Date: November 28, 2013


Workshop-11: Research Methodology
By

Prof. Janendra De Costa
Senior Professor, University of Peradeniya (UoP)
Chair of Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, UoP
Date: February 07, 2014


Workshop-12: Why should we have our laboratories Accredited? (an Awareness Program)
By

Prof. Sumedha Wijeratne
Department of Gynaecology and obstetrics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Date: February 27, 2014


Workshop-13: Get Smarter with IT
By

Mr. M. Azmeer
Department of New Media,
Faculty of ICT & Media, SAITM.
Date: July 29, 2015

  


OUR FUTURE EVENTS…

Fourteenth IQA workshop - The committee is planning to conduct its Fourteenth IQA workshop on either of the topic ”Marketing” Or “Professionalism” during Sep-Oct, 2015 for academic and/or Administrative staff of both SAITM and NFTH.

Listing SAITM in two international University books - The committee is planning and working on listing SAITM in two international University books in the near future.

Continuous peer observation

Third SAITM Staff Development Program – Committee has decided to commence this program in September 2015.

Formulation of an IQA unit at the NFTH.

APQN- SAITM IQA committee is planning to:
     - Submit research paper(s)/ Project Report(s) for the next APQN conference in 2016.
 

 
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