Assessors from the ASEAN University Network on Higher Education for Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) submitted their assessment on three study programmes of UGM on Thursday (19/5) at UGM Main Office. Audit processes have run since Tuesday (19/5).
The three study programmes are Architecture, Geography and Environment Sciences, and Geophysics. Assessors evaluate the success of development of each after reviewing related documents, making visitations, and collecting input from alumni.
Academic quality is assessed using 16 criteria, including programme specification, learning strategy, quality of academic staff and students, facilities and infrastructures, and stakeholder satisfaction. The assessors revealed the good aspects of each study programme, also recommending suggestions.
“Assessment to university and study programme will greatly differ. The assessment this time focuses on the efforts to improve the quality on study-programme level to meet regional and international standards,” said AUN Executive Vice-Director, Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, closing the AUN-QA visit to UGM.
Dr. Dhirathiti appreciated UGM that has cooperated well with AUN-QUA in providing assessment requirements as well as becoming one of earliest ASEAN universities that received AUN-QA assessments.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., appreciated the AUN-QUA representatives for their assessments, so these will be a reference for UGM future development.
“We learn much on what we need to improve as a follow-up to this meeting,” she said.
She underlined aspects of assessment to be developed further or being developed by UGM, namely academic reorientation, HR development, and infrastructure and facility development.
“Last year we launched the academic reorientation, which is boosting faculties and departments to re-think the research and development to be run; those will be integrated in the academic programme,” she explained.
Currently, aspects of attention for UGM are HR quality improvement and scholarship facilities for staff through LPDP funding.