Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) opened its horizon for Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE), Program of Higher Education Commission (HEC). Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), LCWU had taken up the charge of exercising IPE activities in all academic and administrative departments of the university. The IPE review panel comprised of five members as representative of HEC; Mr. Shoaib Ahmad, Project Director, Quality Assurance Agency, HEC, Islamabad; Prof. Dr. Aamir Ijaz, Director QEC, University of Punjab, Lahore; Brig. (R) Salim Ahmed Khan SI (M), Director QEC, Riphah International University, Islamabad; Dr. Sohaila Javed, Director QEC, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad and Mr. Ijaz Ahmed, Deputy Director QEC, University of Punjab visited the LCWU on 3rd and 4th December 2013. A University Portfolio Report (UPR) based on eight standards of IPE, standard operating procedures and statistical data of academic and administrative bodies were compiled.
The panel met with Mr. Tahir Ilyas, Director QEC, LCWU, during series of meetings for need assessment, developing a baseline for future collaborations as well as for drafting an action plan to implement vision 2020 with regards to quality. The review panel also met with Registrar, Treasurer, Controller of Examinations, Director Planning and Development, Project Director, Director Student Affairs, Head Career Counseling and Job Placement and various Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professor and Lecturers for assessing different standards of quality such as graduate output, institutional resources etc. A separate meeting was also held with students of BS, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D programs so as to get student feedback on academic development and to address their needs. Moreover the panel visited different academic departments, computer labs, laboratories, libraries of the University to identify specific dimensions of institutional quality improvement.
An exit meeting with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor culminated the panel visit, where they shared their feedback received from faculty, staff and students with her. The Vice Chancellor appreciated their visit and concluded by welcoming any such activities for future development and enhancement of the university according to international standards.