Attending ASEAN Quality Assurance (QA) Conference

ASEAN QA is a conference established and carried out by Higher Education institutions to improve and enhance the quality of programmes and institutions. It aims to develop capacity in the field of quality assurance (QA) in the ASEAN region.

The 2020 Online ASEAN QA was jointly hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors´ Conference (HRK), and the University of Potsdam, Germany, together with partners from Southeast Asia and Europe – ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), ASEAN University Network (AUN), European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), and the Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED).

Pharmacy Faculties had a chance to join the course to improve their capacity in respect of Quality Assurance. Dr. Chea Sin is one of the participants, and has stated that:

“‘Quality Assurance Systems are essential for universities to consistently produce qualified graduates. It is even more important in the time of COVID-19, where we have jumped into a complete online teaching and learning operation without prior preparation.’ To ensure the quality of our online teaching and learning, we need to look back at our current systems, and see how we can plan and act to keep our university profile high and stay competitive. As COVID-19 has changed how teaching and learning is delivered, the post-COVID-19 preparation should also be taken into consideration, so that we are ready for it. Joining this online forum gave me a chance to learn from other counterparts about what we have to act on during COVID-19, and what to prepare after COVID-19 in terms of quality assurance systems.”