Faculty Quality Assurance Cell
The Quality Assurance Cell of the Faculty of Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established in 2016 according to the guidelines given by the Quality Assurance Council of UGC. FQAC has a broad mandate of coordinating all the quality assurance related activities within the faculty in liaison with the Director, Centre for Quality Assurance of the University in line with the UGC circular 04/2015. It also promotes measures for faculty level functioning towards quality enhancement through internalizing best practices in academic, academic-related and administrative processes. The UGC, empowered by Section 4(2) of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, Quality Assurance and Accreditation would pursue/promote QA programmes according to universities.
Quality Assurance (QA) is the means by which an institution can guarantee with confidence and certainty, that the standard and quality of its educational provision are being monitored, maintained and enhanced. FQAC has a broad mandate of coordinating all the quality assurance related activities within the faculty in liaison with the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) of the University in line with the commission circular 04/2015. It also promotes measures for faculty level functioning towards quality enhancement through internalizing of best practices in academic, academic-related and administrative processes.
In this regard the following specific activities will be pursued:
Activities of FQAC
FQAC establishes its own internal policies and procedures for quality assurance: including
(1) Curriculum revision
(2) Continuous improvement in programme delivery
(3) Student assessment
(4) Student and peer evaluation of teaching
(5) Monitoring of key performance indicators such as research output
(6) Develop operational procedures with respect to governance and management.
FQAC arranges workshops, awareness programmes, seminars and training programmes to students, academic and non-academic staff members of the faculty to enhance the quality of the education.
Preparation of survey forms to get feedback from students, staff, stakeholders, etc., related to quality assurance and based on the outcome of surveys FQAC shall submits recommendations to the Faculty Board to continuously improve the quality.
The FQAC shall facilitate and promote the sharing of good practices followed in other faculties/institutes.
The FQAC shall prepare QA-related guidelines, manuals and evaluation forms for the Faculty usage.
Members of the Faculty Quality Assurance Cell
Dr. Ananda Chandrasekara – Coordinator, FQAC
Prof. Ajith Jayaweera BP – Dean/ Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition
Dr. (Ms) RLDK Malkanthi – Head/ Department of Applied Nutrition
Dr. (Ms) S Jayathilake – Head/ Department of Food Science & Technology
Dr. RGS Wijesekara – Head/ Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries
Mr. WADV Weerathilaka – Head/ Department of Livestock & Avian Sciences
Prof. KDRR Silva – Director, Centre for Quality Assurance
Prof. (Ms) CVL Jayasinghe – Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology
Dr. (Ms) JMKJK Premarathne – Department of Livestock & Avian Sciences
Dr. (Ms.) HPS Senarath – Department of Food Science & Technology
Ms. AMNT Adhikari – Department of Applied Nutrition
Ms. KAP Manamperi – Senior Staff Technical Officer
Ms. WMS Nishadi – Postgraduate Student Representative
Ms. MMRD Mel -Undergraduate Student Representative
Prof. (Ms) ODAN Perera – Representative of BOS
Dr. MDST de Croos – Chairman/RDPC
Dr. (Ms.) TUS Peiris – Bio Statistics Unit
Dr. WMHK Wijenayake – Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries
Mr. HUKZ de Rajapaksha – Undergraduate Student Representative
Ms. SPAU Senarath – Assistant Registrar