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Quality Assurance Of Faculty Of Engineering Chulalongkorn University

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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International Engineering Education II

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10.1047.1 - 10.1047.8

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Sucharit Koontanakulvong

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Direk Lavansiri

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Use of CUQA in Quality Assurance System of Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University Prof. Dr. Direk Lavansiri Keywords: Quality assurance, Faculty of Engineering education, assessment, opinion survey. Chulalongkorn University 1. INTRODUCTION Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong The Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University was Chulalongkorn University established in 1913 to educate government service officers. Later, in 1933, it had expanded to offer a ABSTRACT bachelor degree in Engineering. In 1999, the new Education Law was With the emergence of new Education promulgated and required the Act in 1999, a formal quality assurance implementation of formal quality system must be instituted. The Faculty assurance in higher education institutes. of Engineering had adopted the The government also sets up the University-developed CUQA Education Assessment Board (EAB) to requirements and assessment criteria set the standards and conduct the and had incorporated it into the assessment of all educational institutes existing management system since in 2000. 2001. During this period, training and Chulalongkorn University had coaching on CUQA for staff and implemented a teaching assessment faculty members comprising more than system since 1994. With new law 600 personnel covering 12 academic enacted, the University decided to departments had been implemented. widen the quality assurance scope to The implementation was divided into cover all areas, i.e., education, research, two phases; Quality System setup, and administration, cultural promotion, etc. Quality Assessment. The internal audit, and hence set the university’s own self assessment, and opinion survey quality assurance standards [1] and were conducted to monitor CUQA assessment criteria [2] called CUQA or implementation. The process was Chulalongkorn University Quality verified by the university team and had Assurance. The Faculty of Engineering successfully passed the National then adopted these standards and setup Quality Assessment. The step by step the quality assurance system integrated implementation, the integration of with quality assessment criteria within multi assessment criteria and the the Faculty in the year 2000. The opinion survey induced better Faculty had implemented the system collaboration and understanding and conducted five internal audits among the Faculty and is found to be (once a year) and passed CUQA effective in the long term aspect. The assessment, and National EAB in 2003, CUQA system made visible and open and surveillance audit in 2004. The management system and laid strong opinion survey for CUQA foundation for any further new implementation was also conducted management elements.


Koontanakulvong, S., & Lavansiri, D. (2005, June), Quality Assurance Of Faculty Of Engineering Chulalongkorn University Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

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