1. Accreditation Comprehensive Review
“ABEST21 certifies that the School’s educational and research activities generally satisfy accreditation standards. The School’s Kaizen plans are good and quality maintenance and prospects for the improvement of education and research are promising and good. Accreditation commences April 1, 2021 for a five-year period.”
PRT Comprehensive Comments:
Basically, this is a unique, multidisciplinary program on human resource development. The policies and practices for quality improvement are clear and appropriate. The School’s effort to promote globalization is commendable and the School’s educational and research activities satisfied most of the accreditation standards.
However, the School needs to improve the quality of documentation. In the SCR, the self-check and self-evaluation of many criteria were not done with proper analysis. There is also a lack of concrete data or evidence to support the analysis, or the analysis does not follow the requirements. In addition, the issues for improvement identified by the School were not matched with the analysis of the self-check and self-evaluation. Further consideration should be given to the course about humanization of education, and the policies or systematic measures that can ensure the collaboration with industries.
2. Good Practice in the Program Management Education
“Globalization and Excellence with Morality”
The selected title combines the suggestions by PRT members, to reflect the School’s efforts in globalizing and nurturing the future generation of management professionals with high morals in the pursuit of excellence.
3. Matters to be noted
The SCR prepared by the School needs improvement. It should show more concrete analysis and information to identify issues for improvement. The action plans also need to be updated, as they didn’t specify the actions to be taken in the next three years.
Generally, the School may look into the following areas for improvement:
- Diversifying its involvement with industry for meaningful industry collaboration.
- Working with alumni to foster closer industry linkages.
- Improving staff development program, to support globalization activities.
- Developing faculty’s research capabilities.