Quality Enhancement Cell

IPE Procedure

Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE)

IPE Procedures

Quality has remained at the top of the agenda in HEC Medium Term Development Framework II (2010-15). Higher Education Commission (HEC) has undertaken a systematic process of implementation of the five-year (2005 -2010) agenda for reforms outlined in the HEC Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF), in which Access, Quality and Relevance are identified as the key components. To address these challenges a comprehensive strategy was outlined that identifies the core strategic aims for reform as (i) Faculty Development, (ii) Improving Access, (iii) Excellence in Learning and Research, and (iv) Relevance to National Priorities. These strategic aims are supported by well-integrated of cross-cutting themes for developing Leadership, Governance and Management, enhancing Quality Assessment and Accreditation, and Physical and Technological Infrastructure Development. The goal has been to develop and implement high standards of quality across all university activities and making it compatible with the world.

Performance Evaluation Standards for the HEIs at a Glance

The Higher Education Commission has taken a significant initiative of performance based Institutional recognition and started up with primary step of outlining the Performance Evaluation Standards for the HEIs to be used for the purpose. A total of eleven standards are prepared and each one of these articulates a specific dimension of the institutional quality.

      I.        Mission & Goals

     II.        Planning & Evaluation

    III.        Organization Governance

   IV.        Integrity

    V.         Faculty

   VI.        Students

  VII.         Institutional Resources

 VIII.        Academic Programs & Curricula

   IX.        Public Disclosure

    X.        Quality Assurance & Assessment

   XI.        Student Support

Institutional Performance Review Process

The institutional review process that consists of a University Portfolio Report and a team visit provides the institution with performance indicators which will permit to look at the university critically, to have input from an external review team, and to take the necessary steps towards continuous quality improvement. This review process which will take place periodically is of vital importance to all universities that desire to meet international standards.

To achieve the desired objectives of IPE Reviews, the university must provide the answers to the questions listed in conjunction with each of the standards as well as the university data which is requested by the university.  This University Portfolio Report needs to be prepared before the visit of IPE Review Panel. The IPE Review Panel will be at university for two-three days.

The purpose of such a review is not to bestow praise nor is it just to find fault. It is to be an honest appraisal of where there are existing strengths and where there is a need for improvement. External peer review is vital to a high-quality university that seeks to nurture a culture of continuous appraisal and improvement.

Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) 2021-22

Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) opened its horizon for Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE). LCWU took up the charge of successfully exercising Internal IPE (Self-IPE) in the month of June 2021.

The IPE review panel comprised of three members as reviewers

  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahzad, Chairperson, Department of pharmacology – University of Health sciences, Lahore as External reviewer 
  • Dr. Saima Farhan, Chairperson, Department of Computer Sciences -LCWU, Lahore as Internal reviewer 
  • Dr. Samia Nasreen, Chairperson, Department of Economics -LCWU, Lahore as Internal reviewer 

A University Portfolio Report (UPR) compiled by QEC based on eleven standards of IPE, standard operating procedures and statistical data of academic and administrative bodies was presented and on the recommendations of the reviewers the implementation plans were executed and approved.