The Department of Organizational Excellence supports the mission and goals of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the area of institutional research and policy/quality management, and by using advanced analytics and the monitoring of continuous quality improvement initiatives.
The Department comprises the three core units of Institutional Quality Assurance and Institutional Research.
The Institutional Research Unit collects, analyzes and reports institutional data for internal and external stakeholders to support informed decision making based on resources, capacity, efficiency and effectiveness. The units utilizes its Institutional Research methodology based on the best practice in the field and provides ongoing support to academic divisions and administrative departments on existing/ historical data trends, innovative dashboards, data definitions and critical inputs for respective Key Performance Indicators. The unit carries out periodical exercises to generate official reports for external entities, such as the Center for Educational Data and Statistics (CHEDS), Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), Statistics Abu Dhabi, the Prime Minister’s Office, State Audit Institute, QS Institutional Ranking and the Ministry of Finance. It publishes periodical reports such as the HCT Fact Book, the Institutional Effectiveness Report and manages data dashboards such as IEMS.