Internal Quality Assurance Committee

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The Internal Quality Assurance Committee

  • Dr. Pantelis Ioannou, DBA, Certified Chartered Marketer, M.B.A, FCIM, MCIM, Dip Marketing, General Director, General Director
  • Dr. Andreas Tofaris, PhD Atmospheric Science/Physics, MSc Oil and Gas Engineering, MBA (C), BSc Physics, Director of Research Centre, Member of the IQC
  • Dr Pavlos Panayi, PhD Data Communications, MBA Business, Head of ICT, Asst. Professor.
  • Efstathios Michael, BSc (Hons) Electr. & Electronic Eng. PCL, London, UK MSc Electr. University of Salfond, UK, MPSM, CIIM, Cyprus, GM of CDA Pafos
  • Athena Koliandri, M.Sc. Educational Management, BSc. Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management, IATA/UFTAA Diploma, Director of International Affairs
  • Katerina Kyriakidou,  PhD (C) Education, MA Applied Translation Studies, BA English Literature, Postgraduate Diploma Bilingual Translation, Director of Nicosia Campus
  • 1 Students’ Representative and
  • For Masters programmes (1 Bachelor and 1 Master students’ representatives).

Using innovative academic methodologies and techniques we are committed to contributing to the highest level of education.

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Duties and Responsibilites

  • It controls the general direction of instruction, research, and examination, and awards degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as receive reports from all standing and special committees. For the time being, it undertakes the following:
  • approves the organisation of faculties, institutions, and other academic units;
  • plans, develops and reviews academic programmes;
  • regulates the admission of persons to programmes of study and their attendance at such programmes and examinations;
  • appoints and instructs examiners and Boards of Examiners, and oversees examinations;
  • awards degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other marks of distinction;
  • awards, scholarships, prizes, and medals;
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The outcomes are regularly monitored and evaluated through:

  • External Examiner Comments
  • Student Complaint Form
  • Surveys and Opinion Polls by current students and Alumni Opinion Polls.
  • Students’ Faculty Evaluation Results
  • Faculty Classroom Observation Results
  • Faculty Other Academic Matters Results
  • Faculty Overall Evaluation Results
  • Internal Examiner’s Comments

Departmental Committees at CDA College

 The Agency of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education (CY.Q.A. A) at its 34th Session, held on 10 and 11 September 2018, decided and informed the following Institutions of Higher Education:

Each Department (University) / Sector (ISTE) recommends its own Internal Quality Committee, which includes:

a) the President or Vice President of the Department / Division
b) a member of the Departmental / Sectoral academic staff, preferably experienced in quality assurance procedures
c) an undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study.


Internal Quality Assurance Committee by Department

Business Department

  1. Dr. Iosif Kafkalas, PhD Economics, MSc Economics, BSc Economics,
    Coordinator of a Program of Study
  1. Dr. Amvrosios Prodromou, (DBA (C), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelors in Business Administration, Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI), Member of the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the academic staff of the department
  1. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study

 Travel and Tourism Department 

  1. Dr. Nikos Rodosthenous, PhD Tourism (Religion), MSc Airline Mgt, BA Religion, Diploma in Marketing, Fellow of Sales & Marketing Management Institute, Member of The Chartered Institute of Transport, International Travel Consultant IATA, Asst. Professor.
  2. Nasia Tryfonos, MA Tourism Management, BA in Tourism Management & Leisure Planning Head of the Program of Study
  3. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study


Department of Criminology
 

  1. Dr. (C) Christina Agathangelou, PhD (C) Criminology, MSc Cyber Crime & E-Investigation, BSc Applied Criminology with Forensic Studies, Coordinator of a Program of Study
  2. Dr. (C) Nagia Panagiotou, PhD (C) Law, LL.M and LLB Law University of Nicosia, Member of the academic staff of the department
  3. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study


Office Administration and ICT Department

  1. Dorita Chrysantou, MA in Marketing with HR Management, MBA Business Adm.
    BSc Economics, Coordinator of a Program of Study
  2. Olga Pelekanou, MBA Business Administration, MSc Web & Mobile Systems
    BSc Computer Science (Frederick University Cyprus, Computer Science, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), BSc Computer Science (Omsk State Pedagogical University, the faculty of Computer Science, Member of the academic staff of the department
  3. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study


Beauty Department

  1. Panayiota Philippou, MA Beauty Care, Exercise in Health Promotion and Stress Mgt, BA Aesthetics – Cosmetology, Head of the Program
  2. Chara Panayiotou, MA Beauty Care, Exercise in Health Promotion and Stress Mgt, BA Aesthetics – Cosmetology, Member of the academic staff of the department
  3. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study


Hairdressing Department

  1. Artemis Angelidou, MA Beauty Care, Exercise in Health Promotion and Stress Mgt, BA Aesthetics, Higher Diploma in Hairdressing, dexcel BTEC Level 3 Award (in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector Certificate 2011 V1, Certificate 2010 Learning & Development Level 4, Qualification 2008, Assessor, Certification 2007, Schwarzkopf, Certification 2000-1 NVQ 3, Connect Hair Extension System, London, Education courses for color and cut, Morr’s School, Certification 1986-1988 Hairdressing School, City & Guilds, Head of the Program
  2. Christos Michael, MA Beauty Care, Exercise in Health Promotion and Stress Mgt, BA Primary Education, European University of Cyprus, R & Z Hair and Beauty Techniques Diploma NVQ 1 & 2, R & Z Hair and Beauty Techniques Diploma NVQ 3 – Special hairdressing lessons, Member of the academic staff of the department
  3. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study


Department of Design

  1. Antonia Antoniou, Master in Fashion Design, B.A in Fashion Design, Italian Language Level B2, Coordinator of a Program of Study
  2. An undergraduate or a student of the Department / Sector who is in the third year of study

The procedure for the appointment of the members and the duration of their mandate is decided by the relevant departments and College and posted on their website.

Internal Quality Assurance Committee by Department is responsible for:

  • Proportional application of the standards set out in Article 12 of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Act and the establishment and operation of an Agency for related issues Laws and related Regulations, for the purpose of ensuring the internal quality of the Department / Sector.
  • Assist the work of the College Internal Quality Assurance Committee to prepare the special self-assessment reports in relation to External Assessments relating to the Department / Sector and its curricula, in accordance with the standards laid down and published by the Agency.
  • Analysis of internal strengths and weaknesses (SWOT analysis) in the institution / department and program as well as external factors that create opportunities and threats to achieve their goals. The evaluation of the Department / Sector or Program will focus, but will not be limited to, the following elements of the Foundation’s / Department / Sector or curriculum:

(a) the effectiveness of the teaching project and the resources available for that purpose
(b) the programs and qualifications/titles in relation to the scientific and professional objectives of each program or institute
c) research work and its synergy with teaching
d) administration, student welfare and teaching support
e) sufficiency in the number and quality of academic and teaching staff

 

The analysis and the attached data will be promoted to the College Internal Quality Assurance Committee to facilitate its work and will be an integral part of the application for Institutional, Departmental and Programmatic Evaluation.

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