IPQ PRESENTS PHASE II OF UUM THIRD QUARTER ACHIEVEMENT STRATEGIC PLAN

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The Corporate Planning of Institute of Quality Management (IPQ) presented the achievements for the third quarter of UUM Phase II Strategic Plan at the Senate Meeting Room, on 21 November 2016.

The meeting was chaired by Assoc.Prof Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Karim, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni.

A total of 190 of the 212 Performance Indicators (PI) was presented and from the total, 59 per cent of the PIs achieved the green indicator, 6 percent achieved the yellow indicator, 23 percent achieved the red indicator and 23 percent achieved the black indicator.

According to Assoc. Prof Dr Abdul Malek, the Strategic Plan includes several important university agendas, hence all Centres of Authority (PTJs) need to be concerned about the PIs that have been set and should plan appropriate strategies and actions to ensure they achieve the targets set.

"In addition, collecting data manually is also expected to be reduced because it does not only involve the allocation of time but also the probable occurrence of errors during data supply.

"Therefore, each system owner needs to update the system and users need to use the system so that the required data can be accessed easily and quickly," he said.

He added that each Thrust should also hold a meeting to review all the PIs prior to any proposed amendments to be submitted to the next Steering Committee.

In addition to the presentation of the strategic plan by the Schools, the QS Rankings agenda which is considered as one of the university's main agenda was presented by the Director of IPQ, Assoc. Prof Dr Haim Hilman Abdullah.

He touched on several important indicators of QS Rankings Agenda contained in the University's Phase II Strategic Plan, which are the student faculty ratio, international students, international faculty, publication and citation per paper per faculty.

Dr. Haim Hilman said that the publication indicators is still a major issue that needs to be improved. Therefore, some categories of publications in SCOPUS that are taken into account by QS such as books, chapters in books, articles in press review and business articles, besides journal articles and proceedings, should be emphasized to help increase the number of university publications.

Other schools which presented their achievements were Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB), Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (AHGSG), Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government (GSGSG), School of Business Management (SBM), the Department of General Studies (JPU) and the School of Law (SOL).