AUN-QA Quality Assessment: The DACUM Seminar for Interior Design

(Admission Office – Van Lang, June 9th, 2018 ) – Student Admission Office – Van Lang, 9/06/2018 – On 8th June 2018 morning, continued the preparation activities of AUN – QA quality assessment for training programs, Van Lang Universities organized the Seminar of Employers and skilled analysts in qualifying the ability in serving undergraduate program for Interior Design at Room 7.2, 3rd Branch Van Lang University. 

DACUM is the employability analytic methodology to develop the training program which are implied in developed countries such as USA, British, etc. … The implementation commenced in 1990. The DACUM Seminar aimed to discuss and listen to experts opinion, business owner and high profile workers, whom described the attitude, skills, knowledge and learners’ capacity, helps  the training units build their training programs.

The Semniar had 15 experts, whom are lecturers, designer, business owner and administration office such as Nguyen Chanh Phuong, Architect and Master degree, deputy Head of Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Pham Quoc Phong, architect and Master degree, Member of Vietnam Association of Architects Committee; Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Master degree, Architect and Director of Luy tre Lang Construction company; Mr. Vuong Hoang Le, Master degree, Architect, General Director of LDC construction cpmpany; Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat, Architect – CEO of Truc Viec Décor Interior architecture Company; Ho Sy Linh, Interior Designer, Director of Corner Décor design company; Ha Thanh, Designer, Director of Ha Thanh architecture and construction joint stock company; Pham Thai Hoa, Designer, Director of Tigon Interior architecture company; Vo Huu Trung, Architect and General director of Kien Xanh Architecture and Construction JSC; Phan Nguyen Bao, Designer and Director of Modul Design Company; Ngo Quang Toi, Designer and Director of 8.00am Studio Design Company; Nguyen Huu Dat Sanh, Designer and Director of Int Story Décor Design Company; Hoang Vinh Phon, Architect and Director of BCons Construction and Architecture Company; Nguyen Chinh Trung, Designer and Director of CT Group Décor Design Company; Ms. Nguyen Tu Tran – Deputy head of AA Corporation Interior Design Office; Mr. Tran Nguyen Khang, Dorector of Moma Aech Company.

All the officers and lecturers from Interior Design department attended the seminar and actively worked with the invited representatives to define the serving ability of the training program for the mentioned profession. Assoc. Prof. De Tran Thi My Dieu, Rector of Van Lang University leads the Seminar.

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Untitled 3The survey note from representatives which is use for developing the new training program framework of interior design.

Untitled 2All the representatives actively shared their opinions, Mr. Nguyen Chanh Phuong, Architect and Master degree – deputy of Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (holding microphone) asserted: in the age of economic development, not only good specialized knowledge, creative design, but also the modern designers need to upgrade their business, management, company development knowledge that it was better to develop since undergraduate program.

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Apart from that, all the representatives suggested that the interior design department invest into developing students employability skills for students such as soft skills, presentation skill and foreign language, etc. students needed training in technology connecting with art and design, Digital marketing, marketing, brand building, sustainable environment developing.

The survey note from representatives which is use for developing the new training program framework of interior design.

DACUM which is the initial move and important to build the training program following AUN-QA. Due toe the survey results and employers’ feedbacks, learners and the Interior Design department has the foundation to define the outcome of the major, defining working position for students after graduation and aim to examine the training program to add, adjust to suit learning demands of students, the employing demands of company. The Interior design major and others of Van Lang University is truing to pass the education quality AUN-QA in the period of 2018 – 2020. Furthermore, developing the program suits the training trends of regional area and 4.0 era.

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Closing the Seminar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu, Rector of Van Lang University, sent the appreciation to representatives’ feedbacks and shared experience, so lecturers and officers of Interior Design major have the aspiration and foundation to build the new teaching program framework following AUN-QA.

 Ngoc Thi 

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