KIM University has got a Directorate of Quality Assurance placed under the office of Vice Chancellor. The Directorate focuses on key aspects that influence quality in the teaching and learning process and the support processes. The University has policies that promote quality control and assurance in the processes of student admission, staff recruitment, teaching, learning, examination and governance.
The activities that provide Quality Assurance in the KIM University are as old as the University itself. Universities globally, by their nature, have always had autonomy over quality standards. Like most other universities, KIMU has a Directorate of Quality Assurance prescribed in its operating statute document that carries out activities with intended outcomes of providing quality assurance for its programmes and setting the quality standards. Other University organs that carry out these quality activities include the Senate, School/Faculty Board, Postgraduate Board, Departmental Boards, and other Academic sub-committees like Admissions Board among others.
The University has strategies to ensure relevance and quality of academic and professional programmes. The strategies include stakeholders’ participation in curriculum development and implementation, implementation of curricula in accordance with stipulations set out in international quality assurance standards and creation of synergetic partnerships that foster pooling and sharing of academic resources, exchange of information and adoption of best practices among others.
The university continues to develop structures and systems that promote development of competitive advantages in teaching, research and provision of service.
Mr. Kihumulo Grace Patrick summarized it well when he said that in KIMU, “Quality is and should be a way of life”.