Self-Assessment of Educational Program for Quality Assurance: A Case Study on BS(Agriculture) Program of BSMRAU

Volume 5 Issue 3 (July 2020)
Md. Safiul Islam Afrad Muhammad Ziaul Hoque
Pages: 243-257 Download Count : 96 View Count: 144 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.738397 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


Self-assessment is a vital mechanism for identifying strong and weak points of an educational institute and a pivotal prerequisite for accreditation. Therefore, the study was conducted to assess the quality of BS(Agriculture) program of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) in respect of its curriculum, teachers and staffs, teaching-learning assessment system, institutional structure and facilities, knowledge and skill development, recruitment system, and student support and counseling. Data were collected from relevant stakeholders such as teachers, students, supporting staff, alumni, and employers using a semi-structured interview schedule. The findings of the study revealed that BS(Agriculture) program of BSMRAU is running smoothly maintaining good quality standards in most of the considering parameters. However, it lacks an internship program and ICT facilities to the students. Besides, there is a scope for further improvement of the transport, health care, and extracurricular facilities for the students.

Keywords

  • Higher education
  • self-assessment
  • quality assurance
  • BSMRAU.
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