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.

SICA Workshop from LBUS, 10th-12th Feb 2020

The SICA Training Module II focused on Self Evaluation Report was held at the LBUS University from 10th to 12th Feb 2020.

Consultation Workshop on the Development of a Guideline for IQA Manual, Kampot, 22-23 October 2020

The workshop prepared the university for institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). It involved the majority of University stakeholder including the IQA-Network and the Deans, Vice-Deans of five faculties. The working groups identified areas...

SICA has come to an end!

After 3 productive years of intense work, the SICA project has officially ended on October 15th, 2020. The EU co-funded project SICA, which aims at strengthening Quality Assurance in Cambodian Higher Education, has successfully completed the activities and trainings undertaken...

Consultation Workshop on 10-Year Strategy Development for RUPP university, Kompong Charm, 7-9 September 2020

The Consultation Workshop on 10-year Strategy Development prepared RUPP university roadmap for improving the quality of education in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It aimed at preparing a realisable tool for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the strategy....

Second Roundtable Consultation Workshop on Self-Assessment Report (SAR), RUPP STEM Building, 13-14 July 2020

The workshop prepared the RUPP university for institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). This workshop involved the majority of University stakeholders including the IQA-Network and the Deans, Vice-Deans of five faculties. Agenda 13 July 2020...

Uppsala University SICA Webinar on Practical Examples of Quality Assurance

The webinar “Practical examples of Quality culture at Uppsala University” took place at Uppsala University between May 20 and June 3 2020. Check out more about the programme here: Agenda Guidelines Recommendations

First Roundtable Consultation Workshop on Self-Assessment Report (SAR), RUPP STEM Building, 16-17 May 2020

The workshop prepared the university for institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC). The participants prepared assessment reports based on institutional standards and evaluated the academic performance. The Quality Assurance Office (QAO)...

Development of 5-year QA Strategic Plan and Guideline for IQ Assessment, RUPP STEM Building, 6-7 March 2020

The workshop aimed at producing a five-year QA Strategic Plan and a guideline for Internal Quality Assessment to serve the needs of quality assessment amongst six universities in Cambodia including RUPP, CSUK, SRU, MCU, UBB, and UHST. This guideline helps the six Cambodian...

SICA Training on Strategic planning in Cambodia

Agora institute has organized a successful training workshop on quality assurance strategic planning on 14-15 November at Battambang University Cambodia within the frame of the Erasmus plus funded project SICA. The purpose of the workshop was to...

WORKSHOP on Enhancing Teaching and Learning Strategies, Kampong Charm, 6-7 September 2019

The workshop focussed on presenting appropriate teaching methodologies, enhancing the development of constructive alignment of instructional and assessment methods, and curriculum mapping. The participants were required to verify the learning outcomes and assessment methods....

WORKSHOP – RUPP Curriculum Review and Gap Analysis, Kampong Charm, 23-24 August 2019

The workshop aimed at improving the Science Curricula and targeted the Faculties of Science. The faculties reviewed the department curriculum and reformulated the program learning outcomes and assessment methods in line with the Cambodia National Qualification Framework (CNQF)...

SICA Workshop on Institutional assessment preparation in Kampot, 28th -29th June 2019

The workshop aimed at compiling documents and evidence to support the evaluation process as well as to prepare self-assessment reports. 

‘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...

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