On April 28 and 29, 2021, An Giang University received a delegation of external assessment experts for an official survey. The expert team conducted an external assessment of 4 training programs of the University according to AUN-QA standards including: Mathematics Education, Literature Education, English Language and English Language Teacher Education.
The external assessment team from VNH-HCM Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment (CETQA) consists of 13 members, led by Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh - Director of CETQA. An Giang University’s Presidential Board Receiving along with the University’s Self-Assessment Council, representatives of leaders, lecturers, and students worked with the delegation.
The registration for external assessment by the education accreditation organization demonstrates the autonomy and responsibility for the training, scientific research and social service of the university. This official survey aims to help the university recognize strengths and weaknesses in training programs; then have a suitable improvement plan and improve the quality of activities for the official AUN-QA assessment.
At the working sessions, the expert team studied the self-assessment report, reviewed the evidence, and interviewed stakeholders. Particularly, the delegation directly interviewed representatives of the University's leaders, leaders of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Faculty of Foreign Languages, the department of quality assurance; representatives of the supporting staff of the University and Faculties; representatives of the teaching staff in the programs; representatives of students and alumni; and representatives of businesses that employ graduates from the training program. At the same time, the delegation also visited the facilities in the areas of the departments, the Library and conducted a site survey of teaching, learning, and extracurricular activities at the University.
At the closing meeting, the expert team exchanged and made initial comments on the assessment results, identified the strengths of the training programs around the following points: program design, program implementation, organizational conditions and quality assurance system. At the same time, the experts also pointed out what needs to be improved so that the programs will be highly assessed in the future.
On the basis of the quality assessment program, in addition to the purpose of improving the training quality, An Giang University considers this an opportunity to comprehensively review the university's activities. After the VNU-HCM level survey, the University will quickly implement solutions to the limitations according to the experts’ comments, and proceed to the AUN-QA external assessment as scheduled.
Translated by Na Uy