UBB IQA Office Achievement

  • 2016 to 2018 successfully completed ASEAN-QA Training on Internal Quality Assurance (TrainIQA) from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), AQAN, Asian University Network, European QA.
  • 2017 successfully completed the online training course on Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education from UNESCO based in Paris, France.
  • 2018 has completed a training course on Project Management of Prince 2 association.
  • 2018 involve in UBB World Bank Project to improve teaching and learning quality.
  • 2018 SICA Project IQA director to improve IQA System at UBB.
  • 2018 conducted Internal program review for CONSEA project.

Conduct teacher evaluation every end of each semester at UBB.

STRENGTHENING QUALITY ASSURANCE IN CAMBODIAN HIGHER EDUCATION (SICA)

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education

Project: 586436-EPP-1-2017-1-KH-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Start Date: 2017

End Date: 2020

EU Grant: EU Grant for the University of Battambang (UBB): 71.513 EUR

International Quality Assurance Office

Coordinator: Mr. Phal Des, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Contact Person: Dr. Sam Rany, University of Battambang, Cambodia

Mr. Ly Vannarath, University of Battambang, Cambodia

PROJECT PARTNERS:

Royal University of Phnom Penh-Cambodia (Coordinator)

Svay Rieng University-Cambodia

Mean Chey University-Cambodia

Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear -Cambodia

University of Battambang-Cambodia

University of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum-Cambodia

Accreditation Committee of Cambodia-Cambodia

Agora Institute for knowledge Management-Spain

Uppsala University-Sweden

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu-Romania

Mykolas Romeris University-Lithania

SHORT DESCRIPTION:

Ensuring sound quality assurance (QA) is essential for well-performing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Introduced in many HE systems worldwide in the last twenty-thirty years, QA has become a key tool to make universities’ achievements and degrees visible and comparable.

In Cambodia, despite governmental and institutional willingness to enhance QA processes, major challenges remain and need to be addressed. Certainly, QA in Cambodian HEIs is still developing. Universities are at different stages of implementing a QA system and/or unit. Although new regulations state that all HEIs should have an internal QA system, not all of them have one in place yet. Cambodian HEIs are trying to follow national standards, but the need to establish a QA unit at the institutional level is still a major step left.

PROJECT IMPACT

  1. Enhanced awareness and culture of Quality Assurance in Cambodian HEIs
  2. Enhanced institutional capacities through trainings and upgrading infrastructure of QA Offices
  3. Improved QA practices through internal and external assessment
  4. QA Strategic plans developed for 2020 – 2023

PROJECT WORKING PACKAGES

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Activities

A workshop on “Preparation for Self Assessment on IQA of Higher Education“

From 28 to 29 June, 2019: Dr. Sam Rany, Vice Rector and Mr. Ly Vannarath, Head of Internal Quality Assurance Office have attended the workshop on “Preparation for Self Assessment on IQA of Higher Education“ under SICA-Project at Kampot Diamond Hotel, Kampot Province, Cambodia.

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Workshop on “ Quality Assurance” under the SICA Project

Vice Rector Bin Chhom and Head of IQA Office of the University of Battambang are attending workshop on “ Quality Assurance” under the SICA Project of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) in Sweden and Lithuania from 23-30 January, 2019.

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UBB for SICA Project News Publication

UBB delegates attended the SICA Project Kick-Off Meeting at RUPP

On June 7-8, 2018: UBB delegates led by H.E. Siengem Totim, Rector of UBB together with two other officers, Dr. Sam Rany, Vice Rector, and Mr. Ly Vannarath, Chief of the Internal Quality Assurance Office had participated in the SICA Project Kick-off Meeting that took place at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. SICA stands for the Strengthening Quality Assurance in Cambodian Higher Education Institutions.

Source: http://ubb.edu.kh/meeting-about-sica/

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Rector Disseminate the SICA Project with Academic Staff at UBB

On July 8, 2018: H.E. Siengem Totim, Rector of UBB, Dr. Sam Rany, Vice Rector, and Mr. Ly Vannarath, Chief of the Internal Quality Assurance Office presented the SICA Project that funded by the European Commission to the academic staff and administrators at the University of Phnom of Battambang. The main purpose of this dissemination is to provide new knowledge to the staff to understand the culture of IQA implementation and to contribute in strengthening Quality Assurance in UBB.

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UBB Established IQA SICA Project Quality Assurance Working Group  in UBB

On October 15, 2018: H.E. Siengem Totim, Rector of UBB has approved to establish the SICA Project Quality Assurance Working Group at UBB in UBB. This group has helpful to facilitate the project successfully.

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UBB delegates attended the training at Sweden and Lithuania

Vice Rector Bin Chhom and Head of IQA Office of the University of Battambang are attending workshop on “ Quality Assurance” under the SICA Project of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) in Sweden and Lithuania from 23-30 January, 2019.

Source: UBB-IQA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Office-of-Internal-Quality-Assurance-UBB-1798672283774161/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCIVPJkBC04Gm2K-lnAj_I7CRlBc6NE0_po6AfTnJyT_H1JHJT8HD2v7NKfh_4q8D1dq7OO5w3XxrSl

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UBB Updated Teaching Evaluation Indicators

UBB have arranged the meeting between Chief of IQA Office and Deans/Vice Deans from all the faculties of UBB to discuss and update the Teaching Evaluation Indicators for UBB internal use at Room B, Third floor, at the University of Battambang on June 20, 2018.

The University of Battambang held an internal meeting, which was presided by H.E. Sieng Emototim, Rector of UBB and Dr. Sam Rany, Vice Rector of UBB in charge of IQA Office, between Chief of IQA Office and Deans/Vice Deans from different faculties to discuss on the previous UBB Teaching Evaluation Forms/Indicators to update from using percentages to using Likert scales and to make some revisions on the indicators themselves. IQA office has prepared students’ surveys every semester in order to provide more suggestion to improve lecturers’ teaching performances.

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UBB and ACC Organized Workshop on Learning Outcome and Constructive Alignment

Workshop on how to design learning outcome and conduct constructive alignment by delegates from ACC at Room H2, Second floor, University of Battambang from November 17 to 19, 2017.

University of Battambang cooperated with the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia to arrange workshop on how to design learning outcome and conduct constructive alignment from November 17 to 19, 2017. This workshop was opened and presided over by Dr. Sam Rany, Vice Rector of UBB in charge of IQA. This workshop aims at enhancing understanding the practices of learning outcomes in designing better curriculum to improve teaching quality at the University of Battambang.  20 participants have attended the workshop including Chief of IQA Office, Deans/Vice Deans, and Teaching staffs from different faculties and departments, and centers.

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