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Contents Section Acknowledgements Foreword Preface 1. 1.1 1.2 2. 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 4. Introduction to AUN-QA Models Quality Assurance (QA) in Higher Education AUN-QA Models AUN-QA Model for Programme Level Expected Learning Outcomes Programme Specification Programme Structure and Content Teaching and Learning Strategy Student Assessment Academic Staff Quality Support Staff Quality Student Quality Student Advice and Support Facilities and Infrastructure Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning Process Staff Development Activities Stakeholders Feedback Output Stakeholders Satisfaction Quality Assessment Introduction to Quality Assessment Function and Principles of Quality Assessment Organisation of Quality Assessment Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Preparation of Quality Assessment Quality Assessment Process Appendices Page 3 4 5 6 6 6 12 14 15 18 20 23 26 30 31 33 35 36 39 40 41 43 45 45 45 47 48 50 53 67
Appendix A – Checklist for AUN Quality Assessment at Programme Level Appendix B – AUN-QA Assessment Planning for Programme Level Template Appendix C – Sample of Desktop Assessment Planning Appendix D – AUN-QA Assessment Results for Programme Level Template Appendix E – Assessment Report Template Appendix F – Sample of Assessment Results Appendix G – Assessment Feedback Report
The guidebook is prepared and edited by the Editorial Team from the Office of Quality Management, National University of Singapore and reviewed by the Documentation Review Committee appointed by the AUN Secretariat. Editorial Team Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan, National University of Singapore, Singapore Mr. Johnson Ong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Documentation Review Committee Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni, Executive Director, ASEAN University Network (Chairperson) Prof. Dr. Amelia P. Guevara, University of the Philippines, Philippines Assoc. Prof. Dr. Damrong Thawesaengskulthai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Prof. Dr. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar, University of Malaya, Malaysia Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan, National University of Singapore, Singapore Dr Titi Savitri Prihatiningsih, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia Prof. Dr. Wan Ahmad Kamil Mahmood , Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
The AUN-QA Guidelines and Manual have served well as a tool for AUN member universities to implement and assess their quality and quality assurance system since their publication in 2004-2006. The AUN-QA Manual has also been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese edition. At the end of 2010, AUN had successfully completed ten actual quality assessments at programme level involving twenty-three undergraduate programmes in seven AUN member universities within a 3-year period. In the last two years, AUN has also trained nineteen new assessors, thereby, increasing the pool of AUN assessors to twenty-five. These accomplishments would not be possible without the commitment and active support of AUN Board of Trustees (AUN-BOT), Chief Quality Officers (CQOs) and assessors of AUN member universities. To further enhance and sustain quality assurance practices and quality in higher education, AUN establishes an AUN-QA Documentation Review Committee and Procedure to keep its documents updated and relevant. This guidebook is the fruit of...