Assessors from ASEAN University Network on Higher Education for Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) submitted assessment on twof uf UGM study programme on Thursday (5/10) in the Main Office of UGM. Those are Engineering Physics and Public Policy Management.
“We have been impressed with the assessment at UGM but there are areas to be improved. We believe this assessment would benefit the study programme to continue to improve,” said Acting Chairperson of AUN-QA, Prof.Dr. Nantana Gajaseni.
Assessment of academic quality of each of the study program is done on documents and visitation to faculty, as well as input from stakeholders, students and alumni. Different from before, this year AUN-QA adopts 11 elements of assessment, which are Expected Learning Outcomes, Programme Specification, Programme Structure and Content, Teaching and Learning Approach, Student Assessment, Academic Staff Quality, Support Staff Quality, Student Quality Support, Facilities and Infrastructure, Quality Enhancement, and Output.
She explained that the assessors also paid attention to the comparison between the quality of a study programme with those of others in ASEAN. The assessment is done to improve the quality of ASEAN higher education to meet world standard education.
“One of the principles is to make continuous improvement. By improving the quality we hope to expect international standard,” she added.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., appreciated the assessors that have monitored UGM academic operations and given important suggestions for the development of the study programme in concern.
Panut explained recently UGM had initiated collaborations with a number of institutions in the effort to improve its learning quality and UGM graduates. He encouraged each study programme to be active in making the necessary improvements.
“We always try to improve the quality of the curriculum, academic activities, and learning facilities. We will cooperate with faculties and departments to make such improvement,” he said.
He hoped this would be one step to increase contributions from UGM to national development.
“Hopefully, in the next five years we have improved our facilities so that we can educate the young generation better to be future leaders that can contribute to the state and world prosperity,” he said.