ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

This framework is a guide to all staff responsible for preparing or approving Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Forms. 

The new mandate of the institution as a Technical University and the appointment of new leadership for the University provided an opportunity to plan a new direction for the University.

The purpose of this policy, among other things, is to provide opportunities for skills development. In line with this mandate, and consistent with its mission, the University deems it fit to provide an avenue for students to have a fair experience of the world of work while studying.

This policy aims to provide details of how the University manages the selection and bestowal process for scholarships. This document sets out the policy, then principles and operationalises the scholarship selection and bestowal by outlining relevant procedures. This document ensures that the management of scholarships at ATU is consistent with the University’s values.

Accra Technical University (ATU) is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe working environment for its quality human resource and to enhancing  students experience as enshrined in the ATU strategic plan (2021-2025). Occupational health and safety can be related to the promotion and maintenance of the highest physical, mental, and social well-being of employees in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities (ILO, 1995). 

The conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities was aimed at repositioning them to deliver higher learning using competency based approach for effective training. The application of competency based training using various fields of learning is a unique feature about Technical Universities.

The passage of the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715) in June 2006 made provisions such as rights, accessibility, employment and education for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) amongst others. 

Guidelines for the conduct of students of Accra Technical University. Relevant to Junior Members of the University.

Accra Technical University (ATU) owns an extensive portfolio of physical infrastructure and landed assets on its campuses to carry out its core mandate and render services to the University community. Preserving a functional and safe working environment is critical in supporting the University’s strategic plan and objectives. 

Institutions that have legal existence are also recognized as corporate citizens given that they have rights and responsibilities just as any normal human being. Accra Technical University (ATU) as an institution recognizes this dimension of its existence and attaches high importance to same.

This document draws its main source from the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) as amended, The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Act, 1993 (Act 456) and other relevant documents such as guidelines on Conflict of Interest (COI) and policies and procedures on conflict of interest. 

The purpose of the document is to provide guidelines for providing a safe and healthy environment for the University community and for achieving and maintaining compliance with all environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations.

The purpose of the Standard Operating Procedures is to provide a clear and detailed description of the step-by-step routine actions of the service providers providing services in the facilities.

Accra Technical University is committed to the generation of new knowledge through high-quality applied and market-driven research; the translation of the knowledge through innovation and enterprise into technologies, interventions, strategies and innovations that have commercial applications for solving problems in society and dissemination of the knowledge for the benefit of society.

The Accra Technical University shall assure the quality of its academic programmes by ensuring that its activities, services and products meet established benchmarks that conform to national and international standards.

Accra Technical University has the obligation to produce graduates who are relevant to industry. This shall be achieved by linking in-school training with on-the-job training which provides life-transforming opportunities and experiences for students to gain and apply learned knowledge and skills at the workplace.

In furtherance of its mission, The Accra Technical University (ATU) operates a zero-tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace, treats all incidents seriously and promptly investigates all allegations of sexual harassment. Any person found to have sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment or studies.

Accra Technical University has been engaged with industries and communities for a long time. However, there is no policy to guide its industry and community engagement activities. This has necessitated the development of this policy document to guide its activities in line with the objective of engaging industry and community. The policy outlines the Strategies of Accra Technical University towards Industry and Community engagement. 

Accra Technical University is legally responsible for ensuring that necessary and appropriate actions are taken to protect people and property from the consequences of disasters that may take place suddenly or develop slowly. The Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) serves as a guidelines document for the Accra Technical University community for responding to disaster situations that disrupt normal business operations on campus.

This Manual is drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Regulation, 2019 (L.I. 2378), its rules of application and the accounting manual, which identify the tasks entrusted to Imprest Holders, their rights, duties and the responsibilities they assume in this role.

A University’s ability to achieve its strategic vision and mission hinges on the effectiveness and efficiency of the staff, hence the need to incorporate staff development strategies in its policies and practices. It behooves on the University therefore to exhibit commitments in providing staff development and training opportunities.

This policy applies to all assessments for all types of programmes in the institution. These assessments include but are not limited to continuous assessments, end-of-semester examinations, re-sit examinations, matured entrance examinations, and examinations for access programme.

The purpose of this policy is to support the operation of an attendance recording system that would provide accurate information on the punctuality and regularity of ATU employees at work.

Accra Technical University’s housing scheme is uniquely designed and built to cater to all university permanent staff. The categories of staff entitled to the university housing are Senior Members, Senior, and Junior Staff. Subject to the availability of the housing unit, the University shall allocate a two (2) or three (3) bedroom housing unit to a Senior Member, one (1) or two (2) bedroom unit to a senior staff, and a one (1) bedroom or studio to a junior staff.

This guidance document has been prepared by the Directorate of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPTT) to assist all staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are engaged in collaborative research at the Accra Technical University. 

This document presents the Conditions of Service for Senior Members of Accra Technical University (ATU). It is intended to motivate staff to do their best in the carrying out their duties and also to enhance their performance. The document also outlines the various benefits that Senior Members are entitled to.

The Accra Technical University Staff Performance Management System is an instrument designed for evaluating the performance of staff (employee) in relation to his/her contribution to the overall improvement of the organisation’s performance. Performance appraisals are used for staff development and are essential for the effective management of employees and organizations. Performance appraisals assist in identifying individual training needs and are important for career and succession planning in organisations.

Staff Performance Planning, Review, and Appraisal Form For Senior Members (Teaching)

The purpose of this document is to harmonise the appointments and promotions criteria for Senior Members Administrative and Professionals of Accra Technical University (ATU). The preparation is informed by the need to address the differences in the appointments and promotions regulations and procedures among the Technical Universities in Ghana and the need to address emerging inconsistencies identified in the Statutes of ATU on one hand and policies of the Technical Universities regulatory bodies, namely, the Technical Universities Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended) and the Scheme of Service for Technical Universities in Ghana, on the other hand.

The purpose of this policy is for the Appointments and Promotions of Senior Members (Teaching) in Technical Universities to be in tune with the regulatory documents of the Technical Universities.

The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear and consistent risk management methodology and approach for the effective management of risk across the University in the pursuit of its mission, vision, and strategic goals as enshrined in the ATU 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and other policy documents of the University. It summarizes how risk management supports the University’s planning activities and further aims at providing ATU Senior Management, Directors, Deans, Heads of Departments, Heads of Sections and Units, and other staff with a guide to assist in managing the strategic and operational risks faced by the University.

The purpose of this policy is to set down principles and procedures for the safe conduct of appropriate field trips.

Policy for ensuring the highest standards of professional integrity among staff and students, and in the execution of all Technical University functions.

The purpose of this policy document is to outline the principles and parameters to guide the evaluation of courses by students. This shall be done by the use of a set of reasonably research-based indicators of teaching and learning activities and learning environment variables to enhance student learning.

The purpose of this policy is to define the steps by which the policiesof Accra Technical University shall be enacted, to ensure that there are effective policies and procedures for every functional area of the Technical University.

The purpose of this policy document is to outline the principles and parameters to guide the evaluation of courses by students. This shall be done by the use of a set of reasonably research-based indicators of teaching and learning activities and learning environment variables to enhance student learning.

06. Disability Policy

The passage of the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715) in June 2006 made provisions such as rights, accessibility, employment and education for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) amongst others. 

07. Accra Technical University Students Handbook

Guidelines for the conduct of students of Accra Technical University. Relevant to Junior Members of the University.

08. Framework for Preparing Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Forms Policy

This framework is a guide to all staff responsible for preparing or approving Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Forms. 

09. Assets Maintenance Policy 

Accra Technical University (ATU) owns an extensive portfolio of physical infrastructure and landed assets on its campuses to carry out its core mandate and render services to the University community. Preserving a functional and safe working environment is critical in supporting the University’s strategic plan and objectives. 

10. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy 

Institutions that have legal existence are also recognized as corporate citizens given that they have rights and responsibilities just as any normal human being. Accra Technical University (ATU) as an institution recognizes this dimension of its existence and attaches high importance to same.

11. Policy on Conflict of Interest 

This document draws its main source from the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) as amended, The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Act, 1993 (Act 456) and other relevant documents such as guidelines on Conflict of Interest (COI) and policies and procedures on conflict of interest. 

12. Sanitation Guidelines Policy 

The purpose of the document is to provide guidelines for providing a safe and healthy environment for the University community and for achieving and maintaining compliance with all environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations.

13. Standard Operating Procedure – ATU Clinic Policy 

The purpose of the Standard Operating Procedures is to provide a clear and detailed description of the step-by-step routine actions of the service providers providing services in the facilities.

14. Research and Innovation Policy 
Accra Technical University is committed to the generation of new knowledge through high-quality applied and market-driven research; the translation of the knowledge through innovation and enterprise into technologies, interventions, strategies and innovations that have commercial applications for solving problems in society and dissemination of the knowledge for the benefit of society.

15. Quality Assurance Policy 

The Accra Technical University shall assure the quality of its academic programmes by ensuring that its activities, services and products meet established benchmarks that conform to national and international standards.

16. Students on Industrial Attachment Policy

Accra Technical University has the obligation to produce graduates who are relevant to industry. This shall be achieved by linking in-school training with on-the-job training which provides life-transforming opportunities and experiences for students to gain and apply learned knowledge and skills at the workplace.

17. Sexual Harassment Policy

In furtherance of its mission, The Accra Technical University (ATU) operates a zero-tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment in the workplace, treats all incidents seriously and promptly investigates all allegations of sexual harassment. Any person found to have sexually harassed another will face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment or studies.

18. Industry and Community Engagement Policy 

Accra Technical University has been engaged with industries and communities for a long time. However, there is no policy to guide its industry and community engagement activities. This has necessitated the development of this policy document to guide its activities in line with the objective of engaging industry and community. The policy outlines the Strategies of Accra Technical University towards Industry and Community engagement. 

19. Business Continuity & Disaster Management Plan Policy

Accra Technical University is legally responsible for ensuring that necessary and appropriate actions are taken to protect people and property from the consequences of disasters that may take place suddenly or develop slowly. The Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) serves as a guidelines document for the Accra Technical University community for responding to disaster situations that disrupt normal business operations on campus.

20. Imprest Guidelines and Compliance Policy Manual

This Manual is drawn up in accordance with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Regulation, 2019 (L.I. 2378), its rules of application and the accounting manual, which identify the tasks entrusted to Imprest Holders, their rights, duties and the responsibilities they assume in this role.

21. Staff Development Policy 

A University’s ability to achieve its strategic vision and mission hinges on the effectiveness and efficiency of the staff, hence the need to incorporate staff development strategies in its policies and practices. It behooves on the University therefore to exhibit commitments in providing staff development and training opportunities.

22. Course Assessment Policy 

his policy applies to all assessments for all types of programmes in the institution. These assessments include but are not limited to continuous assessments, end-of-semester examinations, re-sit examinations, matured entrance examinations, and examinations for access programme.

23. Attendance and Punctuality Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to support the operation of an attendance recording system that would provide accurate information on the punctuality and regularity of ATU employees at work.

24. Housing Policy  

Accra Technical University’s housing scheme is uniquely designed and built to cater to all university permanent staff. The categories of staff entitled to the university housing are Senior Members, Senior, and Junior Staff. Subject to the availability of the housing unit, the University shall allocate a two (2) or three (3) bedroom housing unit to a Senior Member, one (1) or two (2) bedroom unit to a senior staff, and a one (1) bedroom or studio to a junior staff.

25. Publication and Authorship Guidelines

This guidance document has been prepared by the Directorate of Research, Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (DRIPTT) to assist all staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are engaged in collaborative research at the Accra Technical University. 

26. Conditions of Service for Senior Members 

This document presents the Conditions of Service for Senior Members of Accra Technical University (ATU). It is intended to motivate staff to do their best in the carrying out their duties and also to enhance their performance. The document also outlines the various benefits that Senior Members are entitled to.

27. Guidelines for Implementation of Staff Performance Management System

The Accra Technical University Staff Performance Management System is an instrument designed for evaluating the performance of staff (employee) in relation to his/her contribution to the overall improvement of the organisation’s performance. Performance appraisals are used for staff development and are essential for the effective management of employees and organizations. Performance appraisals assist in identifying individual training needs and are important for career and succession planning in organisations.

28. Performance Appraisal Form

Staff Performance Planning, Review, and Appraisal Form For Senior Members (Teaching)

29. Criteria for Appointments and Promotions of Senior Members – Administration and Professionals 

The purpose of this document is to harmonise the appointments and promotions criteria for Senior Members Administrative and Professionals of Accra Technical University (ATU). The preparation is informed by the need to address the differences in the appointments and promotions regulations and procedures among the Technical Universities in Ghana and the need to address emerging inconsistencies identified in the Statutes of ATU on one hand and policies of the Technical Universities regulatory bodies, namely, the Technical Universities Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended) and the Scheme of Service for Technical Universities in Ghana, on the other hand.

30. Criteria for Appointments and Promotions of Senior Members – Academic

The purpose of this policy is for the Appointments and Promotions of Senior Members (Teaching) in Technical Universities to be in tune with the regulatory documents of the Technical Universities.

31. Risk Management Policy 

The purpose of this Policy is to provide a clear and consistent risk management methodology and approach for the effective management of risk across the University in the pursuit of its mission, vision, and strategic goals as enshrined in the ATU 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and other policy documents of the University. It summarizes how risk management supports the University’s planning activities and further aims at providing ATU Senior Management, Directors, Deans, Heads of Departments, Heads of Sections and Units, and other staff with a guide to assist in managing the strategic and operational risks faced by the University.

32. Field Trip Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to set down principles and procedures for the safe conduct of appropriate field trips.

33. Ethics Policy

This framework is a guide to all staff responsible for preparing or approving Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Forms. 

34. Students Assessment of Teaching Policy

The purpose of this policy document is to outline the principles and parameters to guide the evaluation of courses by students. This shall be done by the use of a set of reasonably research-based indicators of teaching and learning activities and learning environment variables to enhance student learning.

 

35. Policy on Policies

The purpose of this policy is to define the steps by which the policiesof Accra Technical University shall be enacted, to ensure that there are effective policies and procedures for every functional area of the Technical University.

36. Students Assessment of Teaching Policy

The purpose of this policy document is to outline the principles and parameters to guide the evaluation of courses by students. This shall be done by the use of a set of reasonably research-based indicators of teaching and learning activities and learning environment variables to enhance student learning.