Engineering Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (EFIQAC)

Engineering Faculty Quality Assurance Cell (EFQAC) was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a culture that seeks to continually improve the quality of the academic and administrative activities of the Faculty. It was renamed to Engineering Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (EFIQAC) in September 2021 in accordance with the recommendations of the KDU Center for Quality Assurance.

Composition of EFIQAC

  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Chairperson, EFIQAC
  • Heads of Departments
  • A representative from each department
  • Training Engineer, Industrial Training Unit
  • Chairperson, Curriculum Development Committee
  • Chairperson, Faculty Research Cell
  • Chairperson, Information Technology Cell
  • Academic member of the Faculty who will act as the Convener

Any other relevant person/s shall be invited to attend a specific committee meeting as required

Responsibilities and Duties of EFIQAC

  • Liase with KDU Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) and other external quality assurance agencies as well as relevant international agencies in facilitating activities related to quality assurance of Faculty of Engineering (FoE).
  • Promote quality enhancement activities within the faculty liaising with all departments and committees.
  • Support the faculty to prepare for external QA Institutional Reviews (IRs), and in meeting accreditation requirements.
  • Represent the interests of the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) at KDU Senate Standing Committee for Quality Assurance.
  • Offer guidance and assistance to engineering departments in defining programme objectives and outcomes, graduate profiles and course curricula which are in accordance with national reference points such as Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework and Subject Benchmark Statements.
  • Offer guidance in new engineering program development and Curriculum development.
  • Collate and analyse Faculty Quality Assurance (QA) data such as peer review, student feedback and external reviews.
  • Promote and coordinate all quality assurance related activities within the faculty through appropriate means and facilitation of the good practices at interdepartmental level.
  • Develop internal QA policies and standard operational procedures necessary for the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Devise and suggest additional QA measures or changes to the existing measures based on the data collected on various QA indicators such as peer feedback, student feedback and external reviews.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the academic and other activities of the Faculty for the approval of the Faculty Board.
  • Monitor the implementation of follow-up actions recommended in Faculty/programme/ subject review reports.
  • Organize workshops and seminars on quality related themes and facilitate internalization of the quality culture.

Reflective Practices Seminars/workshops

The Reflective Practices seminar series organised by the EFIQAC provides a common platform for collaborative growth and value addition to existing practices of the Faculty staff. In addition, the cell conducts capacity building workshops for the academic staff of the Faculty.

Date Title of Seminar/Workshop Resource Person
12/09/2022 Workshop on Methods and Tools for Measuring Student Performance Eng. KM Vignarajah
24/08/2022 Reflections on Facilitating Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Construction Management Modules for Civil Engineering Undergraduates Dr. Ramya Kumanayake
19/07/2022 Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Prof. TL Weerawardane
20/07/2022 Reflections on Divergent Assessment in Assessing Problem-Solving Competencies Dr. RMPS Bandara
29/06/2022 Reflective Practices on Scientific Writing Prof. TL Weerawardane
31/05/2022 Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning Dr. TMWRMB Samarakoon
26/04/2022 Effective TLA with Formative Assessments and Feedback Eng. KM Vignarajah
22/03/2022 Peer Observation Process Mr. V. Sivahar Director – CQA,
University of Moratuwa
24/11/2021 Second-Guessing (Part II): A Critical Attribute for Success in Teaching and Research in Engineering & Technology Snr. Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu
University of Moratuwa
27/10/2021 Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Teaching for Employment and Learning for Knowledge Dr. Maneesha S. Wanasighe-Pasqual
University of Colombo
15/09/2021 Second-guessing (Part I): A Critical Attribute for Success in Teaching and Research in Engineering & Technology Snr. Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu
University of Moratuwa
20/07/2021 How to Conduct Effective Online Exams Dr. Sumudu Edirisighe
16/06/2021 How I Extend my Teaching Approaches Dr. (Mrs)WCDK Fernando
20/05/2021 My Experiences in Continuous Assessment of Student Performance Snr Prof Rohan Lucas
21/04/2021 Reflective Practices in Teaching and Learning Dr. NS Miguntanna
How My Experience Helped to Embrace Diversity and Enhance Inclusivity Capt (Retd) SU Dampage