Self Assessment Committee of Architecture program organized a workshop entitled “AWARENESS BUILDING WORKSHOP ON SELF-ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE [B.ARCH] PROGRAM” with the initiative and support from UGC (University Grants Commission) and AIUB- IQAC at the Department of Architecture on 6th May 2015. The intention of this workshop was to raise awareness and develop team building among the faculties on self assessment and quality-assurance issues. It also addressed the audience about the mechanism, responsibilities, processes and potentials of self assessment. The workshop was embellished by the presence of Dr. Charles C. Villanueva (Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director, AIUB-IQAC), Dr. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. ABM Rahmatullah (Additional Director, AIUB-IQAC), Ms. Farheen Hassan (Additional Director, AIUB-IQAC) and Mr. M. Arefeen Ibrahim (Head, Department of Architecture, Head SAC, ARCH).

All the faculties from Department of Architecture were present at 10.30 am and Mr. Ibrahim inaugurated the session in brief. Dean of FE Dr. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain explained about the contemporary teaching methodologies and the possible outcome. Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Charles Villanueva mentioned the mechanism of self assessment in academic institutions. His presentation comprised of the self-assessment process flow, report preparation and peer review procedure.

Dr. ABM Rahmatullah primarily described the role of AIUB-IQAC (Institutional Quality Assurance Cell). He spoke about the journey of AQAC from 2008 till 2014 and AQAC’s the recent uplifting into AIUB-IQAC. Dr. Rahmatullah mentioned about the importance of gaining accreditation for different programs.

Later, Ms. Farheen Hassan narrated each fragments of IQAC and also made clear of individual parts of the intended final report to be prepared by SAC-ARCH. Later the Self-Assessment committee for B.ARCH program headed by Mr. M. Arefeen Ibrahim with the other two members Mr. Ashik Ikbal (Assistant Professor) and Mr. Ashik Vaskor Mannan (Assistant Professor) were introduced to the audience.

The workshop was concluded by Mr. Arefeen Ibrahim expressing his gratitude towards the workshop speakers and the faculties. He wrapped up the session by showing a wonderful presentation on 10 years journey of Architecture Department at AIUB. It was indeed a walk through the memory lane; guests and faculties did appreciate the achievements of the department. As the head of the SAC he included a Work-Plan in the presentation for the Self-Assessment committee and cheered the prevailing bonding among the faculties which eventually promises a professional team of faculties. The Department of Architecture AIUB humbly acknowledges the generous support from the AIUB-IQAC, Faculties, Officers and AIUB Authority at large which made this event successful.


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