Power and Duties

 

The center shall be accountable to the president of the university. The powers and duties of the Center shall be in accordance with the rules provided by the Higher Education Proclamation (Article 22 of the Higher Education Proclamation, 2009). Hence, the Center shall:

  •   Ensure that teaching-learning, research and community services offered at BDU are high quality, relevant and up to the standard;
  •    Evaluate the relevance and quality of different programs and academic units of the university;
  •   Supervise the standards and competence of the institution and its programs;
  •    When delegated by the president, represent the university regarding quality assurance by external bodies;
  •   Be responsible for the implementation of the internal and external auditing of the university;
  •  Issue policies, guidelines against which the standards of input-process-outputs of teaching-learning, research and community services of the university can be assessed, audited and enhanced;
  •   Request, when necessary, information and opinion from appropriate organs to examine the performance of programs;
  •   Nominate Ad hoc teams which will assist the center in auditing different programs and academic units of the university;
  •    Evaluate the institution at least once every year with a view to ensuring whether the institution is up to standard, and document, communicate its findings to relevant stakeholders including HERQA;
  • Gather and disseminate information (when necessary) about quality and standards of programs of study offered by other private and public universities in the country 
  • Ensure that such cross cutting issues as gender, HIV etc. are aligned to the core processes of the university
  • Follow up the practicality or implementation of recommendations made by the Center and other external QA bodies (HERQA and CEPU);
  •  Perform other duties given by the president of the university.