This study investigates the impact of QEC Leaders' intellectual competencies
on Quality Enhancement of Higher Education Institutions - HEIs and
Universities. Quantitative data from QEC Officials of public and private sector
universities in Islamabad is collected. QEC Leaders' intellectual competencies
were measured by adapting Leadership Dimension Questionnaire (LDQ) from
Dulewicz and Higgs (2005, 2008). Quality Enhancement was measured by
using Quality Enhancement Questionnaire (QEQ) developed by HEC QAA
(2006). A survey questionnaire based methodology was used to collect data
from QEC Leaders of public and private universities of Islamabad.
Correlation and regression analyses were used to test research hypotheses.
Findings imply that QEC Leaders' strategic perspective significantly
contribute towards Quality Enhancement generally and specifically towards
Implementation of SA Mechanism. Furthermore, QEC Leaders possessing
strong vision and imagination competencies have significant influence on
Empowering QEC and high ranked QEC to contribute in the Quality
Enhancement. Leadership competencies are the basic elements contributing
for betterment of performance of an organization and quality enhancement. A
vital role is played by the QEC Leaders for achieving organizational
objectives and goals to enhance quality of Institutions and provide conducive
working environment which ultimately encourages the attitudes, behaviors and
motivates the followers. This study was limited to examine relationship
between QEC Leaders' intellectual competencies and Quality Enhancement of
HEI's in Islamabad. Further research is suggested to validate this model all
QECs of Pakistan. Findings provide implications for academicians and QEC
professionals to formulate policies for improving Quality of Education in
Pakistan. The study provides directions for future research.
1-M Iftikhar Ali PhD Scholar (Education), Department of Education, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Umbreen Ishfaq Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Haripur, KP, Pakistan.3-Riaz Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Education, Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.