Type: Process Essays
Sample donated: Simon Mckinney
Last updated: March 24, 2019
Names:Nisha Anggun binti Muhamad Yazid (2017252636)Nurul Shafiqah Binti Tarmize (2017236496)Nurul Afiqah Binti Asmin (2017252598)Ahmad Hashri Bin Ahmad Fizri (2017236515)Programme:Foundation in Teaching English as a Second Language (PI020)Course:Basic Principles in Education (TED072)Group:T12Subject:Educational SettingsLecturer:Sir Muhamed Faeiz Hj AlweeMarks: Educational Settings in Tertiary InstitutionsTertiary education is different in every institution, both local, international, private and public. In this report, we will be discussing the educational settings in 2 different universities in Malaysia, namely, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Taylor’s University.UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UiTM)HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTDewan Latihan RIDA (RIDA Training Centre) 1956 – 1965RIDA (Rural & Industrial Development Authority) Training Centre was the inspiration of Dato’ Onn Ja’afar, the founder and former president of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). A resulting working paper outlined the establishment of RIDA (Rural and Industrial Development Authority) and its objectives of rebuilding the rural society, as well as improving rural the community’s economy. MARA College 1965 – 1967Dewan Latehan RIDA became known as Maktab MARA or MARA College, in June 1965. The name change also meant that the college no longer operated under RIDA, instead became the most important unit of the MARA Training Division.MARA, which stands for “Majlis Amanah Rakyat” or the Council of Trust for the Indigenous People took over and strengthened the role and responsibilities of RIDA. MARA Institute Of Technology 1967 – 1999MARA College was officially renamed Institut Teknologi MARA on 14 October 1967.
Its establishment came as a response to a crucial need in the country for trained manpower at professional and semi-professional levels, especially among bumiputeras. ITM’s rapid development during those years had come about with the expansion of its educational programmes, which were in line with the requirements of an increasingly demanding job market. Many courses were internationally affiliated and the institute offered advanced diploma courses, which were the equivalent to general degrees. Universiti Teknologi MARA August 26, 1999In August 1999, the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced the change in name of ITM to Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). UiTM aspires to be world class in all its endeavours and forges ahead in a direction that is in tandem with the latest developments in the world.
As UiTM moves forward, it remains focused on academic excellence, innovation, socio-economic goals, worldwide accreditation, globalisation and new technologies in order to contribute to industry and national development. AIMS AND OBJECTIVESUiTM’s main aim is to help bumiputeras in tertiary education in a professional institution to study programmes which include the study of science, business, industry, technology, arts and humanities. Providing programmes of study which are suitable with the current national development which Malaysia now calls TN50. UiTM also hopes to carve students into UiTM graduates who are able to survive in the workforce both local and international.FACILITIESThe facilities provided by UiTM are in line with the university’s education mission to become a world class university. These are the facilities provided in UiTM campuses:i) Libraries which are called Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak (PTAR).These libraries provide books, magazines and dictionaries from resources that are regulated.
ii) Food courtsFood courts are available in every campus, as an example, in UiTM Dengkil, the food court is called Anjung Dengkil and it offers many food and drink stalls at affordable prices to give students a large variety to choose from. iii) GymsSome campuses have gyms for the athletes such as UiTM Shah Alam, but like in Dengkil, there is a sports house which provides bicycles and other sports equipment. There are also courts for badminton, tennis, netball, basketball, futsal and a football field.iv) MosqueMosque are also build in every UiTM campuses. This is As-Syakirin mosque build in UiTm Melaka.
As one of the vision of Islamic Affairs Division, guiding people towards becoming individuals who are conscious in this world and hereafter to expect the blessing of Allah.FUNDINGStudents in UiTM are lucky to have different types of funding provided for them such as loans and scholarships and financial aid. i)Loans and ScholarshipPTPTN is provided for students. Besides, for scholarships, they are many state government scholarships and loans that students can apply to support their financial.
Scholarship offers are advertised annually during the July intake, in print and electronic media. The organisations that offer such a financial support are Public Service Department (JPA), Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (KPT), Malaysian Ministry of Education (KPM), MAYBANK, Sime Darby, State Government Loan (Yayasan Negeri dan Pusat Zakat Negeri), Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation, Malaysian Department of Orang Asli Affairs (JHEOA)ii) Financial AidThere are 3 types of financial aids provided for UiTM students: Student Welfare FundA maximum loan/aid of RM500 given to students provided that:The applicant is not bound by loan or any means of financial support from any external organisation.The applicant comes from a household income of RM1000 or less.The applicant is not someone who had just registered with the university.The applicant maintains a good disciplinary record throughout the study period.Reduction/Exception of FeesThe applicant must be in the second semester or above with CGPA of not less than 2.
35.The applicant is not sponsored by any external organisations.The applicant fulfills the criteria stipulated by the CommitteeApplication must be made through the Scholarship & Financial Support Unit. Alternatively the application form can be downloaded from the Scholarship & Financial Support Unit portal.2) Students Emergency FundUiTM students are protected by this fund, which covers death, injury from an accident and terminal illness.The amount of indemnity is based on the percentage determined by the Emergency Fund Committee, with the maximum compensation of RM7000 for the deceased. The fund is established to aid students with the following misfortunes:Death (compensation will be paid to the deceased student’s beneficiary in a cheque)Accident (claim form is available at the Scholarship & Financial Support Unit website for download).It is greatly emphasised that reimbursement is not limited to accidents and injuries occurred in campus or during practical training, but it is paid for incidents that happen outside the university, for instance at the student’s hometown.
Students are advised to make their claims immediately after treatment or upon discharge from the hospital for speedy process. 3) Less-abled SupportThe Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has provided a monthly allowance of RM300 for less-abled students of institutions of higher learningMANAGEMENT OF UiTMSenior Management of UiTMBilName and Email Address PositionTel and Fax1.Mr Noor Hidayat [email protected]
myChief LibrarianTel: 603-5544 2288Fax: 603-5544 3730(Sohaini Kamsi)2.Prof. Dr Hadariah [email protected]
myAsst. Vice Chancellor(Research)Tel: 603-5544 2094Fax: 603-5544 2096(Rohana Ismail )3.Prof. Dr Roziah Mohd [email protected]
uitm.edu.myAsst. Vice Chancellor Institute of Quality and Knowledge Advancement (InQKA)Tel: 603-5543 5702Fax: 603-5543 5722(Syamseeziana Nuruddin)4.Prof. Dr. Azni Zain [email protected]
uitm.edu.myAsst. Vice Chancellorlnstitute of Leadership & Development (ILD)Tel: 603-5544 2710Fax: 603-5544 3740(Norlelawati Mohd Adi)5.Prof.
myAsst. Vice Chancellor Malaysian Academy of SME & Entrepreneurship Development (MASMED)Tel : 603 55225461Fax : 603 55225467(Norleha Islam)7.Prof. Dato’ Dr Haji Mustaffa Mohamed [email protected]
Vice Chancellor (Strategy)to the Vice Chancellor Taylor’s University Aims and ObjectivesThe objective of Taylor’s University is to educate new generation of global leaders in line with the Malaysia government’s aim to meet the ever-changing demands of industry, community and globalisation. The students at Taylor’s University are taught to adopt and adapt the core knowledge, skills, abilities and qualities no matter their choices of study. Moreover, approaching the holistic education at Taylor’s University, the students are able to experience the 3E’s- Education, Excellence and Experience.Facilities There are two types of facilities provided in Taylor’s University: Service Facilities and Academic Facilities.
As for the service facilities, there are career service centre, computer labs, counselling and physiological service centre, sick bay, sports and recreation centre, student life centre, Unigym and residences. For the academic facilities, they have lecture theatres, library, reading room, learning hub, computer labs and printmaking rooms.Library24-hour Reading RoomComputer LabFundingAs a private university it is as expected for the study fees to be extremely pricey but Taylor’s University do offer financial aids in the form of Full Scholarship and also shares the study loans i.e. PTPTN.
The fees differs from each levels of studies. Foundation’s fees averages around RM 24000, diploma averages around RM 52,000, and bachelors or degree ranges from RM75,000 to RM395,000.For scholarships, Taylor’s University offer them to undergraduates and postgraduates. For undergraduates, there’s only a limited slots of 100 for each new intake. The candidates for the scholarship are judge through academic excellence, talent in music, drama, and sports, extracurricular involvement, and leadership skills.Postgraduates have 3 scholarship programs which is Taylor’s PhD Scholarships, Taylor’s research scholarship, and the ASEAN Tourism Scholarship.
CurriculumBesides the standard curricular activities that are shared among colleges, Taylor’s University implemented a unique teaching system named InTeLLect (Integrated Teaching and Life-long Learning Centre at Taylor’s). The system ensures the supply of relevant, innovative, and top notch teaching and learning experience.Curriculum ImplementationWithin the the InTeLLect system, there are four supports provided by it which are: TED (Teaching & Educational Development), eLA ( e-Learning Academy), SSC (Student Success Centre), and SAC (Shine Award Centre). To break it down further, ted’s function is to increase the efficiency of academic staff in teaching through various methods and techniques.
eLa’s function is to help the lecturer to incorporate their teachings with the use of technologies. SSC’s aim is to assist freshmans to adapt with the new university environment and warm up to the teaching technique. And finally, SAC’s goal is to hone the students’ skills that are required for the challenges in the future such as employment. ManagementProfessor Michael Driscoll is the vice chancellor and president of Taylor’s University. He was born in October 1950 in Warrington, United Kingdom. Driscoll was the Chair of the Coalition of Modern Universities in the UK and also the Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University in London from 1996-2015.
Driscoll is also well-known as an economist. Professor Michael DriscollProfessor Dr. Pradeep Kumar Nair is the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer of Taylor’s University. Dr. Pradeep has a Ph.
D in Education Management from Asia e University, Malaysia and a M. Ed. in Education Management from University Malaya and lastly, a B. Sc (Hons) from University of Calicut, India. Professor Dr.
Pradeep Kumar NairDr Anthony Ho Siong Hock is the Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise in Taylor’s University. He has a Ph.D in Animal Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia and also a B.Sc (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr Anthony Ho Siong Hock