COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Amir Qayyum

Convener
Dean QEC
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Dr. Nadeem Anjum

Member
Department of Computer Science
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Dr. Muhammad Tahir

Member
Department of Electrical Engineering
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Dr. Muhammad Sagheer

Member
Department of Mathematics
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Dr. Shujaa Safdar Gardezi

Member
Department of Civil Engineering
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Dr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui

Member
Department of Computer Science
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Dr. Dur-e-Shahwar Sagheer

Member
Department of Mathematics
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Dr. Mahboob Alam

Member
Department of Pharmacy
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Dr. Arshia Amin Butt

Member
Department of Biosciences
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Dr. Lakhi Muhammad

Member
Department of Management Sciences
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Dr. Salman Sagheer Warsi

Member
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Mr. Amir Waqas Azhar

Member
Sr. Manager IT
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Mr. Umair Manzoor

Member
QEC
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Mr. Alamgir Khan

Member
Librarian
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TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToRs)
  1. The Committee will ensure that VLE is functioning by meeting the minimum criteria set forth by the University and HEC.
  2. The Committee will evaluate each course and labs being offered in the VLE for quality assurance.
  3. The Committee will audit University Learning Management System (LMS) for each course and lab. The Committee will ensure that the course/lab related material and assessment details have been provided through University LMS.
  4. The Committee will also monitor infrastructure support required for the execution of VLE. The Committee will suggest remedial measures to address the complaints both from the students as well as from the instructors.
  5. The Committee will ensure that a suitable and credible mechanism has been adopted for course and lab assessments.
  6. The Committee will formulate a proposal to enhance the capacity of instructors for VLE system.
  7. The Committee shall receive suggestions and feedback through its official email:- vle@cust.edu.pk
  8. The Committee will meet online on weekly basis as per the date and time given by the Convener of the Committee and shall submit its findings to Vice Chancellor Secretariat on regular basis for appropriate action.
ACTIVITIES
  1. 1st VLE Monitoring Committee Meeting – April 16, 2020
    1. Finalization of ToR of the Committee
    2. Discussion on Weekly Reporting Mechanism of VLE Monitoring Committee Members
    3. Debate on department wise attendance status and how to increase it
    4. Regulatory Authorities’ Requirements for online classes
    5. Discussion on implementation status of CUST Online Teaching Policy
    6. Briefing of members regarding the Assessment mechanisms implemented in their respective departments
  2. 2nd VLE Monitoring Committee Meeting – April 23, 2020
    1. Reporting by members of all departments regarding status of online classes and problems faced in their respective departments
    2. Inspection of status of CUST Portal. All members were asked to make the availability of information of all courses uploaded on CUST Portal before next week.
    3. Discussion on Assessment Mechanisms for quizzes, assignments, midterm exams, final term exams and final year project.
    4. Discussion on departmental strategies to increase class attendance
    5. Reporting regarding emails of students received at vle@cust.edu.pk
    6. Discussion on Regulatory Authorities’ Requirements for Online Classes
  3. 3rd VLE Monitoring Committee Meeting – April 30, 2020
    1. Reporting by members of all classes regarding the problems faced during online classes in their respective departments
    2. Implementation of Recommendations regarding VLE
    3. CUST Portal Status: 95% compliance
    4. Discussion on Status of Midterm Exams
    5. Briefing members and directing them to initiate HEC Online Survey in their respective departments
    6. Discussion on the methodology of HEC Students Grievance Survey
    7. Announcement of Capacity Development Session for Faculty members
  4. 4th VLE Monitoring Committee Meeting – May 7, 2020
    1. Reporting by members of all classes regarding the problems faced during online classes in their respective departments
    2. CUST Portal Status: 100% compliance
    3. Status of HEC student survey for internet connectivity
    4. Evaluation of Assessment Mechanisms
    5. Announcement of second Capacity Development Session for Faculty members
  5. 5th VLE Monitoring Committee Meeting – May 14, 2020
    1. Reporting by members of all classes regarding the problems faced during online classes in their respective departments
    2. Detailed discussion on implementation of HEC Online Policy
    3. Finalization of methodology for HEC Students Grievance Survey
    4. Announcement of third Capacity Development Session for faculty members
    5. Discussion on Assessment Mechanisms
  6. 1st Capacity Building Session for Faculty Members – May 4, 2020

    An online training seminar on Microsoft Teams was organized. Mr. Salman Ahmed, Lecturer Computer Science Department was the Resource Person. Around 90 faculty members from all the departments of university attended the online training seminar.

  7. 2nd Capacity Building Session for Faculty Members – May 13, 2020

    An online training session titled “Online Assessment of Cognitive Nature Activities from Question Design to Marking” was organized. Dr. Majid Ali, Professor Civil Engineering Department was the Resource Person.

  8. HEC Online Survey for Connectivity – May 15, 2020

    An online survey was conducted on the directions of Higher Education (HEC) to assess the internet connectivity of students. The survey was conducted from the students of all departments of university. More than three thousand six hundred students responded to the survey. The results of the survey were submitted to HEC on May 15, 2020.

  9. VLE Emails

    VLE Monitoring Committee receives students’ complaints through its official email address, which is vle@cust.edu.pk. This email address was communicated to all the students of university by sharing it on the university website, social media networks, student app, and was also verbally communicated by the faculty members in various classes. Various complaints including connectivity issues, assignment/ quiz submission problems etc. are received from students. Student is acknowledged when the email is received. Head of Department of the concerned department is taken in loop, where required and all such complaints are resolved on priority basis. Data of all these emails is maintained for review.

  10. Class Held Reports

    VLE Monitoring Committee maintains a Class Held Report. This report gives the numbers of held classes on daily basis. The classes that couldn’t be conducted for some reason are also reported for record.