The activities of the Directorate mainly focus on the following aspects:
- Student feedback: this is one of the mechanisms that indicate teaching staff qualifications. Students are given feedback forms containing a list of questions and asked to provide their feedback on the qualifications of their teaching staff according to a specified range (from 1-5). Student feedbacks can be an indicative of the teaching competence and performance of the teaching staff.
- Continuous Academic Development: this considers the role of teaching staff in academic activities such as: seminars, conferences, workshops, etc., in an academic year.
- Teaching staff portfolio: this includes the collection of activities performed by the teaching staff, and any changes in relation to their status in a year, including: academic and administrative activities, changes in academic titles, research works, etc.
- External assessor: this is an integral component of TQA; however it has not received proper attention so far. External assessors can play a significant role in assessing qualifications of the teaching staff.
- Peer review: this covers evaluating the performance of teaching staff in class and in applying educational tools and materials by a fellow lecturer. The peer reviewer should be a teaching staff from the same department of the reviewing lecturer, and selected by the reviewing lecturer, provided that s/he would not become his/her peer reviewer later. This indicates that the process is a circular one. The results are reported to heads of departments and college staff of TQA. However, the process of peer reviewing has not been carried out so far.The Directorate currently consists of a director and several staff. It is run in coordination with the Office of University vice-President for Scientific Affairs and the Presidency of the University of Sulaimani.