Strengthening Quality Assurance In Cambodian Higher Education
 

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In the last twenty-thirty years, quality assurance (QA) has emerged as an essential factor for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to facilitate comparability and readability of academic achievements and degrees, enhanced cooperation and mobility. In Europe, QA is embedded in the Bologna Process, which is seen as a good practice to follow in many regions willing to improve performance in this domain. Indeed, as a crucial element to an internationally competitive HE, QA is of most importance for countries immersed in HE reform and wishing to adapt and conform to global/regional trends. This would be the case of Cambodia, which thanks to enormous efforts has turned in the last two decades from one of the world’s poorest countries to a lower middle-income country today.

Cambodia has formulated an ambitious policy for HE reform, the HE Vision 2030, and QA is an integral part of the same.  Main strategies of the Policy include ensuring that HEIs develop QA systems/specific units to meet national accreditation standards and allow full participation in the global system of quality-assured HE. Action lines to implement the abovementioned objective imply establishing internal QA mechanisms, fostering capacities & skills, as well as infrastructures, and conducting regular internal self-assessment of the management and programmes, amongst others.

Within this framework, SICA proposes a sound scheme of activities and actions to contribute to Cambodian Higher Education Vision 2030 through the improvement of internal Quality Assurance in Cambodian HEIs. Capacity building for professional development; exchange of good practices EU-Cambodia; set-up of internal QA units; and embedding quality assurance processes are some of the priority lines of the project.

‘Creating Assessment Rubric on Students’ Behaviour to Meet the Institution’s Need’ 28-29 March 2019

Mean Chey University (MCU) invited the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) to train its staff on ‘Creating Assessment Rubric on Students’ Behavior to Meet the Institution’s Need’ which was held on 28-29 March 2019 at Mean Chey University. The...

‘Setting Up and Equipping MCU IQA Office Under the Support from SICA Project, Erasmus+.

On the 25 of March, 2019, Mean Chey University QA team organised a room, MCU Room A5, as the one for storing the equipment. The room is set up as a QA working room for MCU IQA team. The equipment is financially supported by SICA project,...

UHST Management Meeting on Quality Assurance Evaluation, UHST, 15 March 2019.

On 15 March 2019 a management meeting was held in UHST meeting room under the presidency of the rector to discuss on how to evaluate the lecturer’s performance and result. The head of the QA office made a report to the meeting about the format used, criteria set and scores...

Training on “The Assessment of Affective Domain ” Svay Rieng University,Svay Rieng Province, 6-9 February 2019.

  This training was co-organized by Accreditation Committee of Cambodia and Svay Rieng University in order to enhance the capacity of both SRU staff and teachers ion assessing the affective of students. The trainers have detailed about the...

SICA Study visits at Universities of Uppsala and Vilnius, 23-30 January 2019

Organized under WP1, the Cambodian HEIs were invited to a study visit at the Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and MRUNI (Lithuania). This was an interesting benchmarking exercise to examine Quality Assurance practices and mechanisms at European HEIs. [gallery...

Curriculum Development based on Cambodian Qualifications Framework Workshop, CSUK, 16 November 2019.

November 16, 2018, Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear organized a workshop on curriculum development based on Cambodian Qualifications Framework in order to improve quality of programs at CSUK and to match with the requirements of the job markets. Chea Sim University of...

UHST Foundation Year Evaluation, UHST, 26-27 October 2018.

On 26-27 October 2018, Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC) came to University of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum (UHST) to the quality of foundation year in order to find out the good practice and problems encountered that the university has been...

University Curriculum and Quality Assurance in Higher Education, UHST, 18 October 2018.

On 18 October 2018, the Univeristy of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum (UHST) conducted a meeting with UHST management team, lecturers and students in order to give instructions on curriculum, internal regulation and quality assurance before they started courses. The management team...

Workshop on “ Outcome-based curriculum development” Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap province, 9-10 August 2018.

  To improve the teaching and learning quality, and the quality of the programs in order to align with the requirements of the job markets, Svay Rieng University has organized a workshop on “Outcome-based curriculum development” at Angkor hotel,Siem...

SICA Kick off Meeting June 7-8, 2018 Royal University of Phnom Penh

The Kick-Off Meeting was a fundamental event for the presentation of the project activities and the dissemination of the project materials, such as Grant Agreement, Work Plan, Mobility Plan, Specific Partner Agreement, Templates & Forms,...

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