Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (IP&E)

Sohar University is committed to assuring the on-going quality and effectiveness of its operations, both academic and administrative. It is determined to meet not only the demands of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Omani Academic Accreditation Authority, but also to align strategic goals with international standards in higher education. In order to implement effective quality assurance systems and provide stakeholders with value-added guidance and support, IP&E has oversight of institutional planning, quality assurance and enhancement of educational and support services, risk management, governance of University committees and compliance with University policies and procedures, amongst others.

Responsibilities

Institutional Planning and Effectiveness coordinates the review and implementation of systems and procedures to ensure constant and continuous improvement across all aspects of the University’s operations in order to achieve it Mission, Vision and Values. To achieve this, it is responsible for :

  • Oversight and management of Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Oversight of the institutional budget and planning process
  • Reviewing institutional data to support the University’s planning and decision making efforts
  • Running Business Process Improvement reviews to ensure effective and efficient quality of provision of support services
  • Oversight of the Quality Management System
    • Managing external and internal reviews and quality audits of the academic delivery and support services to ensure alignment and achievement of strategic goals
    • Facilitating benchmarking to share good practice and ensure compliance with regional and international standards
    • Providing support to academic programme professional body accreditation
    • Project managing all institutional and programme accreditation
    • Support for quality assuring the academic delivery of all programmes
    • Embedding students engagement within quality assurance and enhancement processes
  • Oversight and management of the University Risk Management System
  • Oversight of the University Policy Management System
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective governance of Committees through compliance with set standards and code of practice and provision of training
  • Measuring performance through student feedback surveys and leading on action plans to assure the continued satisfaction of student stakeholders and quality of services provided

Contact us

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Ms. Gweneth O'Gorman Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 477
Mr. Jamal Manager BPI & Risk Management This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 427
Ms. Amna Al Jabri Quality Assurance & Enhancement Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 282
Ms. Amani Al Maqbali QA Risk and Technical Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 164
Ms. Abeer Al Badi Governance and Compliance Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 491

Location: Saham Building, next to the Vice Chancellor’s Office