Quality Assurance Process
As part of our overall educational, research, and service missions, we develop ongoing partnerships with international universities, professional institutions and bodies, companies and other institutions in and outside of Cameroon. These partnerships, formalized through agreements, promote student, faculty, and staff exchanges as well as international research, service, and economic development opportunities. As we have actively pursued the goal of becoming “A Leading Cameroon institution of professional training with International Reach,” the number and complexity of our partners and such agreements have increased. Our quality assurance policy and guidelines are meant to ensure that the institution’s national and international agreements are developed and reviewed in a systematic way, carefully considering high quality and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Conscious of its primary role, HIPDET strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. The programmes on offer at the institution are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience in research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general. Our institutional pride and responsibilities push us to review our taught programmes to ensure their relevance, appropriateness and utility in relation to progress in the respective fields, the needs of the local economy and also the wider calling of the institution in a global context.
Quality assurance at HIPDET is a shared responsibility between the Rectorate, schools, departments and training Centres of the institution. In order to ensure that its awards and service provision are of the highest standards, we have in place a number of mechanisms which are described in various quality assurance manuals .
Responsibilities in the Management of Quality and Standards
The Board of trustees is the supreme governing body of the institution and is responsible for appointing new members of staff in academic, technical and administrative positions.
The Academic Board is responsible for academic governance and thus, it regulates programmes of study, methods of assessment, entry regulations, and considers student requests, among other things.
We currently have 05 schools and a number of interdisciplinary departments and Centres. The heads of each of these structures direct the academic business of each structure and submit to the academic board recommendations on teaching programmes and other matters which may include research and extramoral activities.
Heads of structures (which may be schools, departments or centers) are appointed by the academic board and are responsible for the implementation of regulations and bye-laws governing relevant programmes of study. They are also responsible for monitoring and evaluating programmes of study and making recommendations for improvement thereof, as well as monitoring assessment procedures and students’ performance and progression.
We make sure students are represented on every board involved in academic governance.
For details of the complete process read our programme validation process and quality assurance