The Higher Education Commission is
systematically implementing the five-year (2002 -2007) agenda for reforms
outlined in the HEC Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF). The key
components identified in the MTDF are Access, Quality and Relevance.
To address these challenges, a comprehensive
strategy was outlined that identified the core strategic aims for reform
as i) Faculty Development, ii) Improving Access, iii) Excellence in
Learning and Research, and iv) Relevance to National Priorities.
In order to improve the performance of HEIs,
HEC has started with primary step of outlining the Performance Evaluation
Standards for the HEIs to be used for the purpose.
A total of eleven standards are defined in
this document and all the eleven standards are equally important to be met by
the HEIs to achieve the desired certification to quality provision in higher
education, international visibility and significant place in the regional and
international rankings of the HEIs.
Various performance evaluation standards
outlining major areas to be focused on by the HEIs for evaluation of their
effectiveness and future development are given below:
Statement and Goals
Programmes and Curricula
Disclosure and Transparency
10: Assessment &
11: Student Support