AUN-QA Accreditation: DACUM Workshop for Hotel Management at Van Lang University

(Van Lang, 02/6/2020) - On the morning of May, 30th, the Quality Assurance Department and the Tourism Faculty of Van Lang University successfully organized the workshop included employers and skilled analytic people to improve the quality of training programs.

The workshop was led by Dr. Nguyen Thanh Thuy - Deputy Director of the Training Centre for Advanced Management at the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City and Dr. Le Minh Thanh - Dean of Faculty of Tourism (Van Lang University), with 21 recruiters from luxurious hotels and resorts in Ho Chi Minh City, managers, educators and trainers from 5-star international standard hotel - restaurant, and all experts and lecturers of the Tourism Faculty of Van Lang University. The workshop focused on discussing and describing requirements for attitudes, skills, knowledge and competencies of learners in hotel management sector.

vlu aun dacum workshop aDr. Le Minh Thanh - Dean of Tourism Faculty gave the opening speech, presented the goal of the DACUM Workshop which aims to accredit the quality of education in Hotel Management at Van Lang University in accordance with AUN-QA standards.

vlu aun dacum workshop bDr. Nguyen Thanh Thuy - Deputy Director of TCA chaired the workshop and commented: “The core value of the workshop was to understand the needs and career requirements in practice, research the market share and development trends in the next 3-5 years, then design and improve the training program to meet the requirements of employers."

vlu aun dacum workshop cIdeas from 21 participants attending the DACUM workshop in Hotel Management in order to analyze learners' competencies and develop training programs.

Based on the analysis of the current training program and actual needs, businesses and employers analyzed strengths of Van Lang University's Hotel Management sector and suggested that the Faculty need to invest in developing 03 new skills for students: change management, marketing and sales management, hotel product management to create students' dynamism and high adaptability to the pace of social development.

vlu aun dacum workshop dEnterprises and employers fill out the evaluation form to build a curriculum framework for students of Hotel Management major at Van Lang University in accordance with AUN-QA standards.

DACUM is the very first and important step to develop a training program according to AUN - QA accreditation standards. From the results of the survey and consultation with employers and experts, Hospitality Management Major's leaders has the basis to determine the output for the major, determine the job opportunities for students after graduation, review and adjust training programs to in accordance with student needs and recruitment needs of businesses.

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For many years, the quality assurance system of Van Lang University has developed synchronously between internal quality assurance and external quality accreditation. Since 2016, AUN-QA quality accreditation standards has been one of the key goals that VLU aims to achieve. The Hospitality Management as well as other majors of Van Lang University are trying to achieve the quality of AUN - QA education in the new period and more than that, to gradually develop curriculum which are appropriate with the training trend of the region and the technology era 4.0.

At the end of the workshop, Dr. Le Minh Thanh - Dean of Tourism Faculty of Van Lang University showed his gratitude to the enterprises and employers for their profound and enthusiastic comments and experiences which has motivated the faculty to develop a new curriculum framework to meet quality assurance standards.

Source: Trung Nghia
Photo: Thịnh Tran
Translated by: Hoai Pham

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