In line with its mission to deliver world class educational experience and promote academic development in the Kurdistan Region, Tishk International University has embraced the process of Quality Assurance (QA) into its education system. Although slightly developed, the process of quality assurance was first introduced with the establishment of the University in 2008. However, with the full implementation of quality assurance system at Kurdistan public universities and as instructed by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), a more solid and structured implementation of the process was executed in 2011 in the University.
The process of quality assurance is one sphere of quality management, and in higher education, the process of QA helps to enhance the development of education system mainly in relation to teaching, learning and research. This is performed through consistent monitoring and assessment procedures and through apposite tools that are purpose-designed.
At Tishk International University, under the process of quality assurance several programs are functioning. These include Teaching Quality Assurance (TQA), program and curriculum development, ranking, benchmarking and auditing; processes that uphold the core values of Tishk International University.
These processes are systematized and monitored by the Quality Assurance Department (QAD) which oversees the ongoing implementation of these interconnected processes and in connection with the relevant unit or department, where necessary. The three key assessment procedures employed by the department take in Student Feedback (SF), Teacher Portfolio (TP) and Continuous Academic Development (CAD). These procedures serve as a method to assess teaching activity and efficiency of courses taught, and they enhance teaching staff’s knowledge and academic proficiency. The efficiency of these procedures and assessment tools are periodically reviewed and updated for better outcomes.