Closing Ceremony of AUN-QA Program Assessment
On 29 January 2021 morning, after four days of official assessment, the AUN University Network (AUN-QA) together with Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) organized the Closing Ceremony the 196th online AUN-QA assessment for four TDTU’s undergraduate programs: English Language, Biotechnology, Applied Mathematics and Accounting.
Representatives of AUN-QA attending the Closing Ceremony included: Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director of ASEAN University Network (AUN), AUN Council Members, Secretariat and eight AUN-QA assessors.
In the Closing Ceremony, AUN-QA assessors presented preliminary results of four programs, in which they highly valued TDTU’s modern and synchronous facilities as well as students and alumni’s good communication skills in English.
Several of comments include: (1) The training programs ensure the principle of "learner-centered", and periodically update with changes and requests from stakeholders; (2) Academic staff have good competencies, and active support staff are always ready to provide prompt and effective assistance; (3) Students are well-equipped with soft skills, international IT and English communication skills; (4) Teaching and learning conditions are always guaranteed and well maintained; TDTU has a variety of extracurricular activities, internships and practices at enterprises to help graduates be active, confident and quickly integrate into the environment and culture of the businesses; and (5) 100% of the graduates get the job immediately and meet the business requirements.
Besides, AUN-QA assessors pointed out some areas for improvement to help the University and programs improve better, update according to the trends of integration and adapt to the 4th industrial revolution.
On behalf AUN-QA and assessor team, Prof. Dr. Suzeini Binti Abd Halim, a member of AUN-QA thanked TDTU’s leaders, academic staff, support staff and students, especially those directly involved in four assessed programs. Results of this assessment are expected to contribute to the University and programs for their better teaching and learning activities, which brings good values for learners.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Tran Trong Dao, TDTU representative sent the sincere thanks to AUN-QA assessors, AUN-QA council members and secretariat for their effort during this time to conduct the online assessment of TDTU’s four programs. Assessors’ comments and recommendations are useful for TDTU, faculties and programs to be fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses to develop actions plans for continuous quality improvement.