PARTICIPATION IN EPAS XXL SEMINAR 2017
TISSA-UUM has joined in the EPAS XXL Accreditation Seminar 2017 by sending two (2) of its representatives to the seminar.
TISSA-UUM is represented by the Dean, Professor Dr Ayoib Che Ahmad, and the TISSA-UUM EPAS Committee Chairperson, Dr Zarifah Abdullah. The School has endeavoured into the EPAS accreditation to ensure both of its programmes stand out to be among the top-ranked, not only nationally, but also globally.
The two-day seminar provided valuable information on the expectation of the EPAS Accreditation Board on the applicant-institutions as well as providing guidance to the participants on how to successfully manage their EPAS Accreditation Projects. Among the interesting topics of discussion were the key issues on EPAS Standards and Criteria and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and its Accreditation Board, and how to prepare good EPAS documents. Samples of Self-Assessment Reports were also provided as a subject to be examined and discussed.
On the second day, participants were briefed about how to prepare for an effective Peer Review Visit (PRV), how the Accreditation Process is concluded and post-accreditation expectation. Sharing sessions from two institutions that have been successfully awarded with EPAS accreditation were very informative and beneficial to the participants. Finally the EPAS team also provided some tips for a successful accreditation process.
25 participants from 11 different countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom participated in the seminar.
In September 2016, TISSA-UUM has been awarded the eligibility status to pursue EPAS accreditation. EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by EFMD (European Framework of Management Development). The EFMD Programme Acreditation System or EPAS, in short, aims to evaluate the quality of any business and/or management degree programme that has an international perspective. The process involves an in-depth review of individual programmes through international comparison and benchmarking, considering a wide range of programme aspects including its design, delivery and operations, programme outcomes and quality assurance as well as the institutional context.