Continuous Academic Development (CAD)

Quality

2012-02-21 00:00:00
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Continuous Academic Development (CAD)

Continuous Academic Development (CAD)

The second program in the QA process is the Continuous Academic Development (CAD) which also runs by the Directorate of Quality Assurance under the supervision of the Vice President for Scientific Affairs and Postgraduate Studies. This program is all about the performance of the teacher concerning the attendance or presentation of the seminars in the department and school, the publications in scientific/ academic journals whether local or international, participation in conferences, workshops, symposiums, and training courses, supervision on different proposals, thesis and dissertations, with additional activities to enhance the teachers' skills.

The CAD Process Considers the Following

  • A seminar is held each semester in each department and college; subjects discussed in college seminars should be more expanded and deeper.
  • Seminar programs should be decided before the course is started in Spring and Fall under the supervision of the Scientific Committee and the Quality Assurance Unit in each college.
  • A copy of the program should be sent to the Directorate of Quality Assurance in the university presidency for review.
  • The Dean of the college supervises the results of the seminars held in colleges and departments while the heads of the departments or the in charge of the Scientific Committee supervises the results of the seminars held in scientific departments. This doesn't mean that the dean or the heads of scientific departments will organize the seminars.
  • The head of the department assigns one of the teaching staff as seminar organizer in the department. Another one is assigned as seminar organizer in the whole college.
  • The timetable of the seminars should be decided before the meeting of the College Board so the Board would approve it.
  • The attached forms (A to I) should be filled by the organizer then collected and sent to the Directorate of Quality Assurance in the university and through it to the Directorate General of Quality Assurance in the Ministry.

Points of the Continuous Academic Development Program

  • The required points in a year according to scientific degree

 

Activity

Attendance

Required points

Scientific Degree

10

15

25

assistant teacher

16

19

35

teacher

28

22

50

assistant professor

35

25

60

professor

 

  • The mechanism of gathering points

Notes

Points

Activity

#

 

1

Attending a seminar in Department or School

1

 

3

Giving a seminar in Department or School

2

2 points each day excluding travelling days (5days maximum) + 5 points for the research if the conference is local and 7 points if international.

2

Participating in a conference with a research

3

2 points each day excluding travelling days (5days maximum)

2

Attending a conference without a research

4

2 points each day excluding travelling days (10days maximum) +5 points for presentation if the workshop is local and 7 points if international.

2

Attending in a local or international workshop

5

 

3

Publishing a research in a local magazine

6

These points are added to encourage teachers to do research

8

Giving a seminar on a research published or approved to be published in a local scientific magazine

7

 

5

Publishing a research in an international magazine

8

These points are added to encourage teachers to do research

10

Giving a seminar on a research published or approved to be published in an international scientific magazine

9

3 articles or subjects maximum

2

Publishing articles and other scientific subjects  in newspapers

10

 

12

Patent

11

each week
giving the course

1
2

Participating in a local or international training course

12

documented

2

TV. Or Radio interview

13

 

documented with a university order

 

12
4

Writing a book:

  • under the request of the university
  • without the request of the university but approved by the scientific committee in the department or the committee of authoring and translation

14

 

documented with a university order

 

8
4

Translating:

  • under the request of the university
  • without the request of the university but approved by the scientific committee in the department or the committee of authoring and translation

15

 

1
2

Membership of the editorial board of a local or international scientific magazine

16

 

1

 

1
2

  • assessing a research for scientific promotion
  • assessing a research in a magazine:
  • local magazine
  • international magazine

17

 

 

1
2
3

Supervising a research of:

  • higher diploma
  • master degree
  • PhD

18

 

 

1
2
3

Thesis discussion:

  • higher diploma
  • master degree
  • PhD

19

 

 

1
2
3

Scientific and linguistic assessment for a thesis of:

  • higher diploma
  • master degree
  • PhD

20

 

 

2

Scientific and linguistic assessment for translations

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2
3
3

3

Scientific committees:

  • Committees at departments, schools and faculties level
  • Committees at university level
  • Committees at ministry level
  • Committees at other ministries level
  • Committees preparing scientific conferences.

22

 

Table of the required points according to scientific degree and the results and merits
University of Duhok – Salahaddin University – University of Sulaimani – Hawler Medical University


Results and Merits

Required points according to scientific degree

#

 

Assistant Teacher
25

Teacher
35

Assistant Professor
50

Professor 60

Degree

A letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Higher Education provided that the teacher get no less than (A) in student feedback.

more than
45

more than
55

more than 70

more than 80

A*

His/her rights are preserved and he/she is excused from questioning

25-44

35-54

50-69

60-79

A

The teacher will receive a letter of notification for more efforts in the coming years. If he/she gets less than the required points a second year, he/she would be submitted to item (C)

18-24

24-34

35-49

45-59

B

- The teacher will be considered weak in CAD program and denied the right to teach for 3 months and the university full-time allocations would be cut from his/her salary during that period
- he/she is not allowed to submit to any administrative post for one year
- denied the right of being dispatched abroad for any purpose
- If he/she gets less than the required points a second year, he/she would be denied the right to teach for one year and will be given other assignments.

12-17

15-23

20-34

20-44

C

-the teacher will be denied the right to teach for 6 months
- will be submitted to item (C)

6-11

6-14

6-19

6-19

D

- The teacher would be questioned for negligence and dereliction
- will be denied the right to teach for one year
- will be submitted to item (C)
- If he/she gets less than the required points a second year, he/she will be deprived from teaching permanently and will be given other assignments in the university.

00-5

00-5

00-5

00-5

E

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