Welcome to the quality assurance and enhancement (QAE) webpage of the University of Saint Joseph!
QAE are cornerstones of the work of the University, and they touch academic, administrative, service and support units across the University. The importance of QAE cannot be overstated, as the University strives to ensure that all its work, activities and operations are of the highest quality, benchmarked to external standards of excellence and committed to continuous review and improvement. This addresses the University’s vision statement ‘to be a leading multicultural Catholic University of China, that stands by the principles of academic integrity, follows international standards in higher education, fosters innovation and upholds humanising values in all cultures’.
The University holds QAE to be an essential feature in ensuring and protecting the integrity of, and confidence in, the highest standards and quality of all the work, procedures, operations and outcomes of all its work. QAE ensures that these are aligned and serve the University’s mission, vision and strategic development. Evaluation, self-evaluation, review, with consequent action planning and development, are ongoing practices that serve that improvement. QAE is designed to ensure that student voice is listened to and acted upon to ensure that their learning and student life are of the highest quality, promoting their all-round development to fulfil the University’s stated mission to ‘nurture an academic community committed to whole person development’.
The Quality Assurance Office, established in September 2018, handles a wide range of QAE matters, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, quality assurance agencies, and the Macao government offices. The QAE website pages, to which links are provided here, attest to the significant role that QAE plays in meeting the mission statement of the University to ‘welcome all who seek academic excellence, irrespective of their ethnic, social or religious affiliation’.