How does “collective leadership” work in AUN-QA?

By Banjong Ujjin, Senior Programme Officer
4 January 2021

The governance of AUN-QA Network comprises the ASEAN University Network-Board of Trustees (AUN-BOT) and the AUN-QA Council where collective decisions are made.

The AUN-QA Network consists of 30 AUN members and, as of 4 January 2021, 117 AUN-QA associate members .

The Executive Director of AUN oversees the AUN-QA Network through the appointment of the AUN-QA Council, Technical Team, experts, and AUN-QA assessors which are supported by the AUN-QA Secretariat, all of whom are governed by the AUN Board of Trustees and the AUN Rectors’ Meeting. The organisation of AUN-QA Network is illustrated below.

The roles and responsibilities of the AUN-QA Council include:

  • Formulate, govern and review directions and policies for the operation of the AUN-QA Network
  • Formulate and review guidelines, criteria, and documentation for AUN-QA frameworks, assessment process, assessor’s appointment, membership and certification scheme and fees
  • Appoint AUN-QA assessors and develop the system for training, developing and certifying them
  • Endorse assessment reports and certification status
  • Revoke certification status of university if it fails to honour and fulfill its public and social duties, undertakings and obligations to its stakeholders including AUN-QA Network
  • Approve and cancel the status of associate membership in the AUN-QA Network

For the AUN-QA Network the AUN-QA Secretariat have the following roles:

  • Plan and organise AUN-QA assessments, training workshops, projects and other related activities
  • Accept, check and process applications for associate membership
  • Maintain and update the registry of CQOs, AUN-QA assessors and membership
  • Maintain and update AUN-QA documentations and promotional materials,
  • Design, maintain and update AUN-QA website and its contents
  • Ensure the implementation of the policies and directives of the AUN BOT and AUN-QA Council