Asha Sajeewani Karunaratne

Nominated By: Asha Sajeewani Karunaratne
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Mailing Address: 144, Dharmashoka Mawatha, Lewella, Kandy
Country: Sri Lanka
Office Telephone: +94(0)462280046
Nationality/Citizenship: Sri Lankan
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: no date set
Current Position: Professor
Current Employer: Sabaragamuwa,University of Sri Lanka
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English;Sinhalese
Fluent in Writing: English;Sinhalese
Fluent in Speaking: English;Sinhalese
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: "B.Sc. Agriculture University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka 1997"
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: "M.Phil Crop Science University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka 2004"
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: "PhD in Environmental Science University of Nottingham United Kingdom 2009"
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: "Preparation of Self
Evaluation Report
(SER) for
institutional review"
Institution/City/Country: "Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka"
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: "My? current? position? as? a? Professor? in? Crop? Production? Systems? and? Modelling? at? the? Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, has developed specific student teaching skills and experience. I have? tremendous? experience? in? teaching,? curriculum? development? and? quality? management and enhancement in a Higher Education (HE) environment along with excellent? written? and? verbal? communication? skills? that? developed? over? last? 20? years? beginning from a junior lecturer up to the Professor at Sabaragamuwa University, and as a? visiting? lecturer? for? the? University? of? Reading--©\UK,? University? of? Nottingham--©\UK? and? University of Nottingham --©\ Malaysia Campus. Further, I regularly participate in continuing professional? development? related? to? teaching? and? learning? and? subject? knowledge? workshops/trainings both at national and international level. I am able to demonstrate independent?and?self--©\managing?work?styles.? ?
I have developed skills and gained experience in many leading roles at University and at national? level.? As? the? Director,? Internal?Quality?Assurance? Centre,? I? am? responsible? for? quality, audit and other external reviews of degree programmes/institution and the preparation of Self Evaluation Reports (SER)for external reviews. I serve as a member of QA Standing Committee of University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka since 2016 and as a observer to Science Standing Committee to deal with QA matters. As a UGC--©\QA Standing committee representative, I contributed to organise 2 international conferences March 2019, Colombo in Quality Assurance in HEI; International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) 15th Biannual Conference and Asia Pacific Quality Network? (APQN)? 15th? Conference.? Further? I? am? a? National? Reviewer? for? Programme? Review of state Universities in Sri Lanka with a clear understanding and experience on how a qualification can be trusted with three key elements that need to be quality assured as; (a) the?learning?outcomes:?the?knowledge,?skills?and?competences?that?the?holder?of?a qualification should have, (b) the assessment and validation process and (c) the standards against which learning, assessment and validation have taken place. As a senior academic (professor) in the University, I have gained experience in student mentoring and counselling."

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