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					              Research Initiatives in a New
              University College in Malaysia

                                         By
                                      SH Saw
                              Associate Vice-President
                      Quality Assurance, Teaching & Learning
                               INTI University College
                                 Persiaran Perdana
                                  BBN, Putra Nilai,
                                      Malaysia




19 – 21 Nov                          AAIR 2008 FORUM           SHSaw
                        Contents
                 Private Education in Malaysia
                 About the University College
                 The Beginning
                 Participation & Achievement
                 Funding
                 Oversight & Challenges
                 Going Forward




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Private Education in Malaysia (1/3)
                 Rapid Growth
                 Student Enrolment
                 Year 1985 – 15,000
                 Year 1995 – 128,000
                 Year 2008 – 420,000

                 Source: (Lee M, 1999), (The Star, Oct 30, 2008)



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                         y    (2/3)
Private Education in Malaysia ( )
                 Number of Institutions
                  Year 1992 – 156
                  Year 2008 – > 500
                      4 branch campuses
                     18 universities
                     17 university colleges




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 Private Education in Malaysia (3/3)
                 Highly regulated
                  NCHE Act 1996 (Act 546)
                       Act      (Act
                  PHEI A t 1996 (A t 555)
                  NAB Act 1996 (Act 556)
                       Act 2007 (Act 679)
                  MQA A 200 (A 6 9)




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  About the University College (1/8)
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     Started in 1998 as a College
     Upgraded in 2006 to University College

     VISION

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     To be the preferred provider of holistic
     education

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  About the University College (2/8)

       MISSION

            To develop human capital with global competencies
            through career focused quality education
                                        ,
            To cater to the intellectual, social and cultural needs of
            learners
            To enhance all stakeholders values




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  About the University College (3/8)
       QUALITY POLICY

       To continuously improve the quality of academic
       programmes and services towards excellence

       QUALITY OBJECTIVE

       To provide education through effective and efficient
       academic programmes and processes



         ISO9001:2000 certified since 2000


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  About the University College (4/8)
                 VALUES

                  Quality
                  Integrity
                  I t   it
                  Innovativeness
                  P f      i li
                  Professionalism



           ISO9001:2000 certified since 2000


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   About the University College (5/8)

          Teaching Staff ~ 281
          Student        ~ 5200

          (~30% International Students from 56
                    )
           Countries)



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   About the University College (6/8)
                 5 Faculties, 4 Schools, 4 Centres
                  Faculty of Applied Science
                  Faculty of Business & Accountancy
                  Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
                  Faculty of Engineering and Technology
                  Faculty of Liberal Arts
                  School of Allied Health
                  School of Pharmacy
                  School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
                  School of Law
                  Centre for American Education
                            Pre-
                  Centre of Pre-U Studies
                  English Language Centre
                  Centre for Plasma Research



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   About the University College (7/8)
                 Types of Programmes
                  Foundation
                  Diploma
                  Degree
                  Master
                  Foreign Degrees (UK)
                  Degree Transfer (Australia, NZ,UK)
                  Credit Transfer (US, Canada)


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   About the University College (8/8)
                 Partner Universities
                    UK             17
                    NZ             5
                    US            287
                    Canada
                    C    d         7
                    Australia     15



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                   The Beginning (1/2)

                 Making the commitment
                 Establishing h
                 E bli hi the structure
                 Communicating the message




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                  The Beginning (2/2)

                          Committees
                 Research C
                 Annual Research Reports
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                 Research Dialogues
                 Research Grants



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             Participation & Achievement
            By 2007

                 20% of faculty members
                 (maximum participation rate 30%)

                 80% produced publications

                 36% of the publications in conferences
                 INTI International Congress 2006 (Chia, 2006)
                 International Conference on Teaching & Learning
                 2007 (Saw,2007)


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                           Funding

                 30% of research projects seek funding
                 from University College Research grant

                     Periodic Review Sessions

                     Good progress




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             Oversight & Challenges (1/3)

                 Policies misalignment

                   Workload distribution
                   Performance reviews & promotions
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             Oversight & Challenges (2/3)

                 Annual Research Report

                 listing f        h   j t
                 li ti of research projects
                 lacking highlights
                 omission of progress report



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             Oversight & Challenges (3/3)

                 Research Culture development
                 Programme
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                 Challenges in implementation
                 Poor response
                 Insufficient support for beginning
                 researchers

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                     Going Forward
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                 Align research policy with workload,
                 performance review and promotions
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                 policies
                 Recognition of research achievement
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                 Enhance support for beginning
                 researchers

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 Thank you
T i K ih
Terima Kasih

				
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