2 November 2023

The AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce Team Assembled to Set the Path Forward for ASEAN IQA

Patitin Lertnaikiat
AUN Programme Officer;

Earlier this year, AUN conducted an Internal Quality Assurance System Design and Development Workshop in Viet Nam. As a result of the workshop, AUN-QA established the IQA Redesign Taskforce with the sole purpose of analyzing IQA frameworks of higher education institutions (HEI). In this connection, the Taskforce will be able to determine the appropriate steps to take towards enhancing IQA systems for universities.

As such, the AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce convened for the first time on 20 - 21 October 2023 to reflect on the root-cause analysis resulting from the aforementioned workshop in Viet Nam and carefully study existing IQA frameworks and systems in Viet Nam and Cambodia, as well as AUN-QA’s own IQA framework. This two-day meeting has provided the analysis and discussion necessary for the taskforce to set a clear path for the future work of the taskforce, including key points of discussion for the next IQA System Design and Development Workshop, which is currently slated for Hanoi, Viet Nam early next year. The meeting also firmly noted the proposal on the IQA development in CLM countries and discussed plans to create a working group for “IQA Model Revision”.

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Members present at the 1st AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce Meeting included (from left to right):

AUN-QA Technical Expert
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan - National University of Singapore

IQA Redesign Taskforce Members
2. Prof. Dr. Raymund Sison  - De La Salle University 
3. Prof. Dr. Satria Bijaksana  - Institut Teknologi Bandung
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Thuyen - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education 

AUN Resource Person
5. Mr. Ek Sommalux

Vietnam Local Facilitator
6. Dr. Nguyen Truong Sa 

AUN-QA Technical Expert
7. Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin - Education Quality International 

AUN Executive Director
8. Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti