University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Membership Type: Institutional
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2004
Countries/regions/states of operation: Bangladesh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Prof.
First Name: Jahirul
Surname: Haque
Job Title: Vice Chancellor
Phone: 9661255
Fax: (+8802) 9660610
Email Id: jahirul.haque@ulab.edu.bd

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Jude William
Surname: Genilo
Job Title: Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
Email Id: jude.genilo@ulab.edu.bd

Organisation Details

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
Address: House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
Bangladesh
Website: www.ulab.edu.bd

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: The recognition authority in Bangladesh is the Education Ministry and the University Grants Commission (UGC). Please find attached the permission granted to the university by the authorized body.

Being relatively new, APQN membership would benefit the university in the following ways:

1. it would be able to improve its quality assurance activities by learning best practices of and receiving advise from APQN members.

2. it would facilitate better the mobility of its students to other institutions within the region and vice versa by applying international standards and recognizing international qualifications.

3. it would be able to network with QA agencies which it can consult for information, advise and expertise.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: The following documents prove the university's good standing with the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. These are as follows and are mostly written in Bangla: 1. Approval of University Statutes 2. Permission to use Campus A Building 3. Permission to use Campus B Builing 4. Approval of Business Administration and Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate programs 5. Approval of Media Studies and Journalism undergraduate program 6. Approval of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering undergraduate program 7. Approval of English and Humanities undergraduate program 8. Approval of General Education Program 9. Approval of MBA (Regular) Program 10. Approval of MBA (Executive) Program 11. Approval of Masters in Social Science in Media Studies and Journalism Program I will attach these documents in a separate email.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

Documents Submitted









ULAB_Permission_English.doc






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