The ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) conducted a visitation as part of an assessment of 4 study programs from three faculties at Universitas Hasanuddin (Unhas). This activity is the 197th assessment organized by AUN-QA.
The opening of the activity took place at Academic Senate Room, Floor 2nd, Rectorate Building of Unhas under the Covid-19 protocol and broadcasted via the zoom meeting application at 08.30 WITA on Monday (01/02).
Rector of Unhas (Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA.), Chairperson of the Unhas Academic Senate, Board of Professors, representatives of the Board of Trustees (Majelis Wali Amanat/MWA), Vice-chancellors, Directors, and Deans of all faculties attended the opening of the visitation.
Starting the activity, Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA., expressed her joy in the assessment process. Even though the implementation was established virtually, she believed that the procedures and the quality of the assessment will be the same or even better than the offline process as before.
Furthermore, Prof. Dwia said that the accreditation process was part of a commitment to sustainable quality improvement and became a special spirit for Unhas. International quality assessment is in line with Unhas strategic goal to gain international recognition.
“Unhas continues to encourage and empower all study programs to gain international recognition through development programs such as international classes, student and staff exchanges, joint research, and publications to international accreditation,” explained Prof. Dwia.
On behalf of AUN-QA, Prof. Dr. Wyona C. Patalinghug (De La Salle University) as the chief assessor said that there had been an adjustment in the assessment process due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, it was originally scheduled for September 2020 but there was a change in the schedule and online assessment mechanism.
Prof. Wyona also expressed her gratitude to the Unhas leadership for supporting and giving confidence in conducting the assessment. Even though the event was carried out online, the series of activities are in accordance with procedures to ensure the quality of the process.
A total of four study programs, which are the Department of Water Resources Management (Faculty of Marine and Fisheries Sciences), West Asian Literature Study Program (Faculty of Cultural Sciences), Political Science Study Program, and Public Administration Study Program (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences) will carry out the assessment process which is scheduled to take place until Friday (05/02).
In its implementation, 10 AUN-QA delegates consisted of:
- Prof. Dr. Wyona C. Patalinghug (Chief Assessor)
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan (Assessor Team),
- Dr. Maria Elissa J. Lao (Assessor Team),
- Prof. Wan Ahmad Kamil Mahmood, Ph.D. (Assessor Team),
- Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos (Assessor Team),
- Prof. Dr. Sany Sanuri bin Mohm Mokhtar (Assessor Team),
- Dr. Nguyen Huy Phuc (Assessor Team),
- Asst. Prof. Dr. Thasaneeya Ratanaroutai (Assessor Team),
- Ms. Banjong Ujjin (Aun-QA Secretariat) dan
- Ms. Saruda Moolwong (Aun-QA Secretariat).
The opening of the 197th AUN-QA assessment went smoothly until 09.30 WIB and was continued with an assessment process in each study program involved.
Kumara Tungga Dewa, S.S.
Editor: Ishaq Rahman, AMIPR