The Institutional Research and Quality Assurance (IR&QA) Office is a vital unit in achieving SUN’s quality standards envisaged in the Vision and Mission. It also strives to provide quality services in academic and academic support services in SUN and evaluate best practices of National and international academic institutions in the region and the world over. This office works towards meeting the guidelines/standards/accreditation requirements provided by Nigeria University Commission and International accrediting agencies. The roles of IR & QA Office are detailed in the following sections.
The Institutional Research Unit is responsible for planning, designing data collection instruments, gathering, compiling, analyzing and disseminating information to Operational Executives and Strategic Decision makers. Institutional research office’s major role is to measure, analyze and report findings that facilitate in gauging the level of Institutional Effectiveness (IE), Identifying gaps and making amendments in the process of Institutional Effectiveness. Results from the various institutional effectiveness tools are used to provide guidance in preparing and evaluating the annual and strategic plan and disseminate inputs for academic and administrative operative decision makers. Institutional Research office uses existing databases and gathers additional data as warranted to determine the future course of actions in achieving the Vision and Mission of SUN. The Institutional Research Office also supports in the performance evaluation of all employee.
The Quality Assurance Unit reviews various feedbacks and IE reports for each academic year. The findings and suggestions are disseminated to all Head of the units after approval from the Executive Council for necessary actions and decisions to improve academic and academic support services. The Quality Assurance office designs appropriate methodologies for meeting the Quality standards of the Institution in Academics and Academic Support Services to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the institution.
The QA office is responsible for providing guidelines for the implementation of policy procedures during the academic year. QA conducts regular audits of academic and academic support services to ensure the adherence of policy and procedures for the improvements in the overall institutional quality standards. It also helps in preparing, implementing and evaluating the Strategic Plan. It also oversees the planning and closing of units, updates policies & procedures and goal setting process.
The QA Office conducts developmental activities for faculty and staff members at regular intervals so as to enhance the overall institutional academic and academic support services