KCU Management News
KCU Strategic Planning Meeting
King Ceasor University management successfully concluded its strategic management process with the objective of formulating a strategic plan, which will guide King Ceasor University in meeting its core functions of teaching and learning, conducting research, and community engagement with excellence for the next five years. It was conducted on 2nd March 2023 at Las Vegas hotel in Kampala. The workshop was facilitated by the Dean of Business School Dr. Mulema Sabiiti, an expert in organizational theories and management. It was attended by the Deans of Schools and Directors from the various Directorates who were divided and grouped into small teams with each tackling a particular aspect of the strategic plan.
In his opening remarks, the Deputy Vice-chancellor Mr. Egesa Ronald Leonard welcomed the members in attendance and briefed them about a strategic plan as a document that focuses on high-level University requirements and its role in the efficient management and functioning of King Ceasor University. He further guided the different teams on how to approach the various tasks assigned to them before their breakout sessions. The team discussions were followed by presentations from group representatives.
During her closing remarks the vice-chancellor, Dr. Charity Basaza Mulenga thanked King Ceasor University management for its enormous support and contribution to King Ceasor University and assured them that the University was moving to greater heights and in the right direction of becoming an international center of academic excellence.
KCU Senate Meeting
The University held its Senate meeting on 16th March 2023 in preparation for University graduation.
The meeting focused on reviewing and approving students’ academic records to ensure that they have met all the necessary requirements to graduate. Members were asked to do thorough verification to ascertain that students have fully completed all required courses and fulfilled any necessary credit outstanding issues and academic misconduct cases. This was done to ensure that the graduands have met the academic standards and requirements in addition to upholding the integrity and quality of King Ceasor University academic programs.
The Quality Assurance Department successfully held its Quality Assurance workshop on the 10th of March 2023. The team headed by the director Dr. Anabella Habinka Ejiri welcomed all the members present and introduced them to the facilitator of the day Dr. Ssengendo Francis a quality assurance expert from Nkumba University, and a member of the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) quality assurance expertise committee. The workshop was centered on institutional self-assessment as a tool to help KCU improve its quality as a higher education service provider in Uganda.
During the training, he introduced members to the various quality assurance frameworks used globally in the higher education sector and narrowed down to the East African quality assurance framework as a guide for Universities in Uganda. He stressed the need for the institution to have a well-established quality assurance department that designs self-assessment mechanisms for all departments.
He guided the trainees on the evaluation of the existing Quality Assurance systems in King Ceasor University and hinted at the need to always conduct analysis of the patterns and trends across the different departments within the University.
He emphasized the need to teach people how to conduct self-assessment and the need to always have a feedback mechanism through which data from the various stakeholders in regard to the services offered by the University can be channeled.
He informed members that a university self-assessment exercise leads to the development of a university document known as a University Self-Assessment Report which must be been well written defining the key strategies on how best the University can be improved as it consists of an improvement plan. In his final remarks, he stated that this was an important document which has to be submitted to the NCHE so as to be granted or renew a charter.
By QA Team