Universitas Gadjah Mada will host the activities of ASEAN University Network on Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) for four days from 12-16 October, 2009. The event called Training for New Assesor II and the 5th AUN Actual Quality Assessment at Program Level will accomplish two main things.
First, the training for the AUN-QA asesor is followed by 15 participants from all ASEAN members, including 2 participants from UGM. In addition, the assessment will also be based on study programs, which are Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, and Medical Education. AUN Asessors come from various ASEAN countries.
Dr. Kirbani as Head of the UGM Quality Assurance Office explained that AUN Assessors give their assessments after carefully reviewing the self-evaluation report (Self Assessment Report, SAR). This report is a compilation of the results of each study program for approximately eight months. "After receiving this, then they do a two-day reality quality assessment, quality assessment in the actual field," said Kirbani at UGM campus, Tuesday (13/10).
He also explained that in accordance with the AUN-QA Guidelines and Manual, the assessment is carried out based on 17 aspects, among others, targets, objectives and impact of learning, program content, program specification, program organization, the concept of didactic strategies/teaching/learning, student assessment, faculty quality, staff quality, student profiles, counseling/student support, facilities, assurance quality, evaluation of students, curriculum design, staff development activities, stakeholder feedback, and output. In this case, the AUN Assessors rate SAR and actual activities in the field by using a scale of 1-7 and give recommendations that can be used for the basis of academic quality improvement. "The value of 1 means absolutely not enough, while the value of 7 means very good, excellent," explained Kirbani.
Kirbani added, regionally in Southeast Asia, UGM along with UI and ITB are active members of the AUN-QA and are currently preparing the AUN-Quality-Label for internal quality assurance (Internal Quality Assurance, IQA), Institutional Assessment, and Assessment Program. UGM itself is the only university in Indonesia that is a member of the AUN Board of Trustees (BOT). "We are appointed as the host of the AUN BOT meeting in the year 2010," he added.