About us

SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL’S CHARTER
Our Vision
To be a global centre of excellence in training, research, innovation and consultancy services in physical science for development in order to realize sustainable and secure livelihoods.
Our Mission
To offer quality training, research and innovation in order to produce leaders in the field of physical Science to suit the needs of a dynamic world.
Our Core Values
The School of physical Sciences is committed to realizing its vision and mission. It operates within the following core values:
•    Quality
•    Productivity and teamwork
•    Transparency and Accontability.
•    Professionalism
•    Innovation
•    Integrity
•    Self Development and Hard Work
Our Strategic Objectives
The School of physical science is guided by the following principals in order to achieve its vision;
•    To efficiently deliver all its activities and programmes
•    To produce quality and wholistic  graduates in all the areas related to physics and chemistry
•    Advance and consolidate scientific and technological innovations in Chemistry and Physics.
•    To inculcate the culture of integrity, effectiveness and efficiency in staff and students in the school.
•    To establish linkages with other universities, research institutions and industries
•    To promote teamwork amongst staff and students
•    To motivate staff for self development and hard work
Our Philosophy
The School of Physical Sciences will endeavour to attract, Develop, motivate and Retain a multi- skilled workforce and nurture a consultative working environment. The school will also adopt ethical standards, best practices latest up to date and appropriate technology and strive to contribute to the community to realize both her vision and Mission.
Our Motto
Setting trends in Higher Education . Research and Innovation
•    To provide facilities for the university education in physical sciences
•    To participate in the discovery, transmission and preservation of knowledge and to stimulate the intellectual participation of students in the scientific development of Kenya.
•    To conduct examination for such academic awards as may be provided in the statutes , pertaining to the university and to examine and make proposals for the establishment of new departments, resource and research centers, new degree courses or new subject of study.
Our Academic Departments
•    Department of Chemistry
•    Department of Physics

Principles of Service Delivery
In our service delivery we pledge:
i.    To serve our clients with dignity, courtesy and respect.
ii.    To uphold high standards of service.
iii.    To provide service with diligence and integrity at all times.
iv.    To utilize meager resources prudently to attain best value for our clients, partners, and other stakeholders.
v.    To embrace Innovative practices and dynamism through continuous improvement of systems and processes.
vi.    To discharge our duties with enthusiasm and total commitment.
vii.    To perform our duties professionally and ethically.

SCHOOL’S CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS
The stakeholders and clients of the school of Physical sciences constitute the following:-
i.    JKUAT students
ii.    JKUAT staff
iii.    Parents and guardians
iv.    Government of Kenya
v.    Commission for University Education
vi.    Higher Education Loan Board
vii.    Research and Industry partners
viii.    Employers
ix.    Alumni
x.    Universities and Tertiary Institutions.
Clients and Stakeholders` Expectations
Our clients and stakeholders expect provision of service as follows:
i.    An open and transparent student admission.
ii.    Effective and participatory teaching and supervision of students.
iii.    Courteous and timely response to requests and enquiries.
iv.    Except for essential services, all offices to be open between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break between 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday except on public holidays.
v.    All telephone calls to be answered within three rings.
Client and Stakeholders Obligations
The School expects clients and stakeholders to:-
i.    Observe University rules and regulations.
ii.    Treat staff with respect and courtesy.
iii.    Provide sufficient and accurate information to enable quick and effective  response  to requests.
iv.    Provide feedback and comments on the service given.
Compliments and Complaints
i.    Our clients are encouraged to forward compliments, complaints and suggestions to the Office.
ii.    The school undertakes to place a suggestion box at appropriate site for feedback.
iii.    The school shall address complaints in less than 30 days of the date of receipt.
iv.    The school guarantees confidentiality and privacy in respect to complaint`s identity and substance of complaint.

SERVICE DELIVERY MATRIX

S/NO

SERVICE OFFERED

TIMELINES

INCHARGE

RESPONSIBLE OFFICER

1

Policy Formulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

Ordinary management meeting

Once every month

 

School  academic board

 

Twice every semester

Dean

Development of policies

Within three months of identification of need

 

Review of existing policies

Within three months when need arises

 

2

Fund Raising

Continuous

All staff

All staff

3

Establishment of New Programmes

As need arises

All staff chaired by the COD of  relevant department

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

 

4

Appointment of Departmental Officers

Within one week of a vacancy arising

COD

Dean

Principal

5

Performance Contracting

 

 

 

  

             

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

 

 

Implementation of school    strategic plan

90 days before the end of the contract year

Dean

Development of work plan

By the start of the contract year

 

Development of performance       Contract

Within 15 days of Principal COPAS  signing contract with DVC AA

 

Signing of the performance      contracts

 

Within 15 days of Principal signing contract with DVC AA

 

 Cascading of the performance contracts

Within 15 days of the Dean signing contract with the Principal COPAS

Departmental reporting

By the tenth day of the month following the end of the quarterly contract

6

Safety and Security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection of University resources

All the time

 

All staff

 

Principal

 

Liaison with University security    services, Estate Department and      maintenance

All the time

Dean

Chief Technologist

 

Evaluation and maintenance of safety and security of equipment

 

 

All the time

School Administrative

Assistant

 

Departmental security

 officer

7

College communication services         

 

 

 

 

School’s Website officer

 

 

 College corporate

 communication office

 

 

Website update

Continuous

 

Production of brochures

Within three weeks of request

 

 

School Administrative Assistant

Advertisements

As need arises

 

Dean

Marketing of programmes

As need arises

 

Dean

8

Gender mainstreaming

Continuous

All staff

All staff

9

Academic Quality Assurance

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

Dean/ COD’S

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

Monitoring of standards in teaching &learning

Ensure compliance of programmes with national and international standards

10

Development and Review of Programmes

 

 

 

 

 

COD

 

 

Chair of Department

Development of new programmes

As need arises

 

Review of programmes

After every cycle

 

11

 

Marketing and publicity of departmental academic programmes

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Dean/COD

College corporate

communication office

 

12

Teaching services 

    

 

 

From the first week of the  semester as stipulated by senate

 

 

Chair of Department

 

 

 

Chair of Department

Departmental

attachment coordinator

Teaching

 

13

Examination Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair of Department ,

All academic staff

Academic supervisor

 

Chair of Department

All Academic staff

Academic Supervisor

Examination of students

At the end of every semester

 

Continuous Assessment

Continuous

 

Examination of undergraduate       projects

 

Within one month of the submission of the project

 

Examination of postgraduate thesis

Within two month after receiving examiners reports at  BPS

Dean

14

Student Welfare Services

 

Continuous

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

§  All staff

Counseling services

Psychological

  HIV/AIDS

Career guidance

 

15

 

Human resource services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

§  Principal

Assessment of human resource     requirements and advertisement of vacant positions

Annually

 

Dean

COD

 

Dean

COD

 

 

Short listing for interviews

 

Within one month after receiving applications from personnel

 

Induction and orientation of recruited     staff

 

Within the first two weeks of reporting

 

 

Dean

COD

Section Head

 

Staff appraisal

 

In accordance with performance appraisal guidelines

 

Dean

COD

 

 

Processing of leave application

To be forwarded within two days to HR Department

Dean

COD

16

Extension Services

Technology transfer

Shows and exhibitions

Annual participation in national and international shows and exhibitions

 

Dean

§  Principal

§  All staff