Message from the Director

Welcome to UCTS CQA website!  Greetings from UCTS, Sibu, Sarawak.  Although UCTS is only five years old, we are fully committed to deliver a high quality teaching and learning, as well as fulfilling the university’s tag line in providing “Education at Its Best”!  CQA is committed to materialise the new UCTS Goals, of which four of the goals are directly related to CQA as below:

      • To be the preferred university of choice by students, academics, researchers and industry in Sarawak and the region
      • To achieve Excellent University Status (Tier 3) in SETARA Rating by 2023
      • To provide a conducive working and learning environment for the students and staff
      • To promote high student engagements

In addition to that, three of the new Strategic Thrusts are also related to CQA’s main core business:

      • Student Development and Alumni
      • Quality Teaching and Learning
      • Preferred University

We strive to support the schools and academic staff to transform teaching and learning through creativity and innovation, making learning a “fun”  and fruitful activities for both academic staff and students.  One main important function of CQA is to ensure high quality of teaching and learning, which is in line with the 21st Century new pedagogical approach and emphasising the use of the latest state of the arts technology, in teaching and learning.  To achieve this, we have ensured that learning space and environment have good ambience and relevant to current needs in teaching and learning.   CQA also conducts internal audits to ensure programmes are ready for external accreditation process, and contents as well for the purpose of continuous quality improvement.

Although CQA is only manned with three personals, we are working hard to provide administrative, guidance and support for quality assurance to the schools and other supporting departments.  CQA in close collaboration with the Human Capital Department, also provides pedagogy courses for new academic staff to ensure that common aspirations are shared by all with regards to cultivating “excellent practice” in teaching and learning.  In the coming future, CQA will implement and monitor ISO 9001 certification for UCTS.  Facing new tasks and challenges are positive signs of expansion, growth and improvement.  The key to a successful institution is the willingness to change and adapt, and most of all putting quality as the priority.  The most important goal of CQA is to instil institutional and public confidence in UCTS academic standards and I am extremely honoured to be part of the continuous efforts to elevate UCTS at the highest level in teaching and learning.

Striving towards Education at its Best!

 

Professor Dr. Salfarina Abdul Gapor
Director, Centre for Quality Assurance