On November 07th, 2022, Can Tho University (CTU) held the online opening session of the 302nd AUN-QA Assessment at CTU.
The participants from the AUN-QA team included Prof.Dr. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar, Chief Assessor; Lead Assessors: Prof.Dr. Kiran Kaur, Dr. Yu Un Oppusunggu, Prof.Dr. Alvin B. Culaba; Assessors: Dr. Acharaporn Sripusanapan, Assoc.Prof. Rodrigo D. Belleza Jr, Asst.Prof. Streerut Thadakant, Prof.Dr. Serlie Barroga Jamias; Local Verifiers: Dr. Nguyen Thi Huyen and Dr. Nguyen Huy Phuc; the AUN-QA Secretariat: Ms. Preeyanut Bootsawai and Ms. Worapanit Wongsaprom. At CTU's side were Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, Rector; Vice-Rectors: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Trung Tinh, Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Hai, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung; leader representatives of CTU’s units; Dean, Vice Deans, Heads of Departments, lecturers, staff, and students from the study programs to be assessed.
The opening session of the 302nd AUN-QA Assessment at CTU
The participants from AUN-QA Team
Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, over 56 years after its foundation (March 31, 1966), CTU is now a key national institution of education. In the development strategy, CTU always determines that quality assurance in education is a priority task. Since 2003, the University has set up a task force in charge of quality management and then a formal unit in charge of quality management. Thanks to great efforts, CTU became an AUN member in July 2013, and since then we have been employing AUN-QA practices across our campuses.
The University has conducted 5 AUN-QA on-site assessments in 2013, 2014, and 2018, and 02 AUN-QA remote assessments in 2021.
Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, CTU's Rector, reviewed the previous AUN-QA practices at CTU
This year, CTU conducts this remote assessment for 4 study programs, namely (i) Bachelor of Engineering in Plant Protection, (ii) Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, (iii) Master in Mathematical Analysis, and (iv) Bachelor of Engineering in Aquaculture (advanced program). This assessment is based on AUN-QA Guide Version 4.0.
All of these activities show CTU’s strong commitment to the sustainable development of AUN and AUN-QA. It is believed that with their rich experience and expertise, the AUN-QA team will help CTU identify areas for further improvement and provide CTU with useful recommendations for the enhancement of the quality system in support of education, research, and community services so that the University can fully meet the demands of its stakeholders.
The University commits that the 4 study programs and related departments and staff will make their best efforts to support the AUN-QA team during the online assessment.
Prof.Dr. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar, Chief Assessor, in her speech
On behalf of the AUN-QA assessment team, Prof. Dr. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar, Chief Assessor, shared about AUN-QA’s activities during the year and highlighted the role of AUN-QA in the process of improving the quality of education in the region. Prof. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar commits that the AUN-QA assessment team will work hard to support and empower the training quality assurance activities of the University in particular and the region in general. With the enthusiasm and efforts of all members, CTU will achieve the desired results, thereby affirming the quality as well as the prestige and brand of CTU in the country and the region.
With a rigorous and transparent assessment process, the AUN-QA comprehensive set of standards for evaluating training quality is recognized by the countries in Southeast Asia. Then, the practices of AUN-QA assessment are a practical activity to improve the effectiveness of quality assurance, affirming CTU's commitment to a strong commitment to standardized study program offer and the sustainable development of AUN and AUN-QA.
Group photo at the opening session