AUN-QA certifies communication, journalism, hospitality, tourism mngt programs

The ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance has given its stamp of approval to four more bachelor’s programs of the University, namely the BA Communication, BA Journalism, BS Hospitality Management (with specializations in Hospitality Leadership and Culinary Entrepreneurship), and BS Tourism Management (with specializations in Travel Operation and Service Management and Recreation and Leisure Management), following the remote visit conducted in July 2022. The four programs, which were assessed during the 245h AUN-QA Programme Assessment are housed in the Faculty of Arts and Letters – Department of Communication and Media Studies (BA Communication and BA Journalism) and the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (BS Hospitality Management and BS Tourism Management).

The assessor team was composed of Prof. Dr. Satria Bijaksana, AUN-QA Council Member and Chief Assessor, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sharul Tazrajiman Hj Tajuddin, Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Riza Atiq Abdullah Bin O.K. Rahmat, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Tuan, Dr. Le Thi Giao Chi, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vongdeuan Osay, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pornpun Prajaknate, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chailerd Pichitpornchai.

The assessment looked into how the program is being delivered, as envisioned in the University’s and programs’ vision, mission, goals, objectives, and outcomes, and how these are realized through the manpower and material resources provided by the University. The multi-stakeholder consultations included in the assessment proper involved University officials, the academic staff, the support personnel, students, alumni, and employers.

With the new recognition, eighteen of UST’s bachelor’s programs now have the AUN-QA’s nod. The first fourteen programs are BS Accountancy, BS Biochemistry, BS Biology, BS Chemical Engineering, BS Chemistry, Bachelor of Elementary Education, BS Electronics Engineering, BS Medical Technology, BS Nursing, BS Occupational Therapy, BS Physical Therapy, BS Psychology, and Bachelor of Secondary Education.

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