JUSTAQA was established in 2007/2008 academic year. The purpose was to ensure independent and integrated quality assurance system for the university higher education academically and institutionally. In addition the office charged to trail the accreditation requirements for the university to comply with the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC).
Quality assurance is not about processes or procedures' it's rather a mission that needs everyone attention and support (students, faculty and administrative staff) to understand and know how to use it and how to make it efficient. In these days everyone is talking about quality; building the culture of respect of what quality assurance can do is what is needed. JUST is approaching a new era of more innovation to its constituents.
The office functioning will be based on several parallel dimensions that cover areas in:1- The student,2- Student learning and effective Teaching process,3- The faculty member,4- The university status and educational output, and the 5- External feedback
These areas will cover the inputs, processes, and the output of just educational system. The whole notion of quality will be based on the development of specific protocols and procedures that governs all the areas related to the teaching learning process. Using these protocols will create the necessary data bases that reflects on these procedures and at the end the interpretation of the data will help in building educated decision making for the good of the university.
One of the crucial issues for JUST University to excel it is capacity in teaching and learning to reach excellence in it is student outputs, is to invest and engage in a real academic advising system. A system that is based on training of the staff equipped with standardized assessment tools and techniques. Moreover, establishing a center for students learning needs, especially those facing academic probation, is another crucial issue to give these students the chance to follow the lead of their fellow students.
It is envisioned that with the integration of all these systems, we can turn the data into information.