Bil 2: 6 Ogos 2007
Pasukan Petugas Khas Ditubuhkan
U niversiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
menubuhkan Pasukan Petugas
Khas (task force) bagi melicinkan transisi
penggabungan fakulti yang terdiri
daripada dua jawatankuasa yang
bersidang setiap hari sehingga 15 Ogos
ini dan satu jawatankuasa yang
bersidang seminggu sekali.
Ini menunjukkan betapa seriusnya
universiti dalam melaksanakan
penstukturan baru ini.
Jawatankuasa berkenaan ialah:
• Jawatankuasa pertama yang
bersidang setiap hari mulai jam 4.30
hingga 6.30 petang di Bilik Mesyua-
rat Pendaftar bertujuan memperinci-
kan senarai tugas perjawatan SERIUS... Tan Sri Dr. Nordin mempengerusikan Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Petugas Khas tengah hari ini.
akademik dan pentadbiran dalam
penstukturan fakulti. Jawatankuasa san yang dibuat oleh jawatankuasa jawatankuasa di atas. Jawatankuasa
ini juga bertujuan untuk mengumpul di atas dan mengatasi masalah yang yang dipengerusikan Tan Sri. Dr.
dan mengatasi masalah berbangkit. belum diselesaikan dalam jawatan- Nordin Kardi ini bersidang setiap hari
Ia dipengerusikan oleh Pemangku kuasa pertama. Ia dipengerusikan Khamis di Bilik Mesyuarat Naib
Pendaftar, Encik Yaacob Jusoh. oleh Naib Canselor, Tan Sri Dr. Nordin Canselor. Ahli-ahlinya termasuklah
Ahli-ahlinya termasuklah Bahagian Kardi. Timbalan Naib Canselor Hal Ahli Majlis Eksekutif Universiti (MEU),
Perjawatan Jabatan Pendaftar, Hal Ehwal Akademik dan Antarabangsa, PERSATU, PERPATI dan KESKA.
Ehwal Akademik, Bendahari, Hal Prof. Madya Dr. Abdul Razak Chik Pengarah Canselori, Encik Harun
Ehwal Pelajar dan Pusat Komputer. akan mempengerusikan mesyuarat Amin menjadi sekretariat kepada jawa-
Ketua Penolong Pendaftar, Encik ini jika ketiadaan naib canselor. tankuasa ini.
Noor Azman Yusof menjadi sekretariat Pemangku Pendaftar, Encik Yaacob Melalui ketiga-tiga jawatankuasa itu,
kepada jawatankuasa ini. Jusoh menjadi sekretariat kepada jawa- masalah dalam pelaksanaan boleh
• Jawatankuasa Kedua yang juga ber- tankuasa ini. diatasi dengan cepat, dan semua pihak
sidang setiap hari mulai jam 12 • Jawatankuasa ketiga bertujuan warga universiti bersama-sama dalam
hingga 1 tengah hari di Bilik Mesy- untuk menyelaras, meneliti dan mem- menjayakan perubahan besar dan
uarat Senat bagi menyelaras keputu- beri nilai tambah kepada kedua-dua bermakna ini.
Pengumuman Pertukaran Pegawai Tadbir
B uletin Transisi ini akan mengumumkan perlu menyusun dan merancang peru- pengurusan pentadbiran;
pelantikan tiga Pegawai Tadbir, N48, di bahan penstrukturan ini dengan licin. 3. Kepemimpinan inovatif dan kreatif;
Kolej Perniagaan, Kolej Undang-undang, Jawatankuasa yang dipengerusikan 4. Mempunyai tempoh berkhidmat
Kerajaan dan Pengajian Antarabangsa oleh Pemangku Pendaftar, Encik Yaacob sebelum bersara melebihi tiga tahun;
dan Kolej Sains dan Sastera, esok. Jusoh menetapkan kriteria penempatan 5. Tempoh berkhidmat sekarang
Walaupun mereka bertiga akan terus pegawai tadbir N48 berdasarkan melebihi tiga tahun.
melaksanakan kerja-kerja sedia ada di 1. Pernah bertugas di Jabatan Hal Selain itu, Buletin Transisi ini juga
pusat tanggungjawab masing-masing Ehwal Akademik atau Fakulti; akan mengumumkan pelantikan pega-
sehingga 1 Januari 2008, mereka juga 2. Mempunyai pengalaman dari segi wai tadbir N44, N41 dan N27 esok.
Transisi 6 Ogos 2007
PENAUNG: Tan Sri Dr. Nordin Kardi KETUA PENGARANG: Mohd Zaini Nasri PENGARANG: Dr. Faridahwati Mohd Shamsudin, Noor Fadhilah Mat Nayan,
Kori Ariff, Suraya Deraman, Ku Azmi Ku Ibrahim, PERSATU, PERPATI, KESKA PENYELARAS PENERBITAN: Mohammad Amzari Bakri REKA BENTUK MASTHEAD:
Nor Azli Abdul Aziz PENERBITAN ELEKTRONIK: Azmi Abu Seman DICETAK OLEH: Jabatan Perhubungan Awam
Sebarang pandangan dan cadangan boleh dihantar terus melalui e-mel: email@example.com
Vol 2: 6 August 2007
Winds of Change
S ome have probably been won- to be a prestigious university, effective control of its administra-
dering “What is the rationale for internationally acclaimed and tion and management besides
the restructuring?” “Why are we renowned. getting faster feedback and re-
changing from the faculty system to 3. In the faculty system, the dis- sponses within the organisation.
the college system?” “What’s the jus- tribution of students and pro- 8. The administration of all aca-
tification?” “WHY are we doing this?” grammes that are offered is demic affairs such as student
To enlighten the campus commu- focused on one faculty only. intake, registration, time tabling
nity on this matter, here are some of However, the college system is of lectures, examinations and
the reasons as to why UUM has de- a unification that will provide graduation (which was formerly
cided to choose the college system: bigger opportunities in teach- done by the Academic Affairs De-
1. The merging of faculties into ing and learning as well as wider partment) will be done by each
colleges will promote and foster interaction among students and respective college. Decentralisa-
more research activities. Each lecturers. tion and giving empowerment
college will be responsible to 4. The college system will pull to- to the colleges will be the main
boost efforts to increase the gether and unify experts in the focus. A definite and clear divi-
number of postgraduate stu- related areas thus strengthening sion of work between academic
dents and in doing so enhance the field of knowledge and give administrative staff (deans and
more research to be conducted. focus to niche areas. deputy deans) and administra-
The resources of academic ex- 5. It will also be an added value as tors (assistant registrars) will be
pertise will be a catalyst towards multi-disciplinary teaching and given. All of this will be imple-
this effort. learning, research and innova- mented according to the rules
2. The college concept has been tion can be conducted. and guidelines agreed upon and
implemented by several pres- 6. The college structure allows the approved by the Senate and Uni-
tigious universities especially in synergy of related academic versity Management.
the United Kingdom and Amer- fields to be placed under one 9. The merging of faculties and the
ica. The system has succeeded academic administration. This renaming of ‘Faculty’ to ‘College’
in elevating the good name and will allow UUM to market its pro- will not change or affect the mis-
reputation of these universi- grammes more effectively. sion and vision of the University
ties. As such, by implementing 7. The system will allow the Univer- to become a management uni-
this system, UUM too aspires sity to have a more efficient and versity of excellence and quality.
Q A on Restructuring
E ver since we come up with the best to help you with your questions. studies. I am due for my studies
Transition Bulletin, which made The following are some of the ques- next year. Will my turn be affected
its debut yesterday, we have re- tions frequently brought up by you. by the coming restructuring?
ceived numerous queries from the
Q: I am an academic staff of this A: We are informed that annual quo-
campus community regarding the
implementation of the restructuring university. I wish to congratulate tas allocated for academic staff
exercise. We need to warn you, how- the university for the bold move members are most of the times
ever, not to expect miracles from us it takes. But I am worried that this unmet, as far as this university is
since we do not possess all the an- restructuring exercise will affect concerned. Thus, you should not
swers. Nonetheless, we will try our my chance in pursuing my PhD be gravely worried about not be-
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Q A on Restructuring
ing able to pursue your studies ously considering ways to assess college to be re-located to other
when the time comes. academic staff members. One colleges. Is this true? If yes, when
suggestion brought forward is do you expect the students to be
Q: With the new structure, I am the formation of an appraisal relocated?
made to understand that the po- committee at the college level, in
A: We are informed that the stu-
sition of a head of department which, for example, a committee
will be abolished. With respect to consisting of associate professors dents will be relocated based on
performance appraisal, who will appraising lecturers and senior their academic programs. Yes,
carry out this job? lecturers. There are various other they may have to move out, but
suggestions on how perform- the relocation exercise will be
A: Yes, you are correct to point out ance appraisal for academic staff carried out during long semester
that there will no longer be any members should be carried out. break, i.e. before the second aca-
head of department after this Once we receive concrete and demic session starts in January
restructuring exercise. The cur- specific information regarding next year. This means that when
rent head of department will be this, we will sure let the academic the students return for the next
replaced with a program chair- community know. academic session, they may have
man, albeit without any formal to register in a different residen-
Q: Last week when I had a meet-
authority. Because of that, the tial college. Such knowledge we
program chairman could not be ing with my SDG students, they believe will be related to all stu-
in a position to evaluate any aca- related to me that they too will dents concerned by the relevant
demic staff, since he/she merely be affected by the change. I was authority.
coordinates academic programs. told that they may need to move
...to be continued
The university is, however, seri- out of their current residential
What Do They Say...?
R I S
estructuring an organisation is in- t will create a much more condu- ETIA agrees to the consolidation ex-
deed imperative in the era of globali- cive work environment for acade- ercise to reduce the number of exist-
sation. I personally support this exercise mics whereby academics can become ing faculties from 13 to 3 main colleges,
and hope that UUM can achieve its goals more focus in sharing and generat- as planned.
in due course. Let us together support ing knowledge. It will also spread the SETIA pledges its commitment and
the leadership of our VC and work hand responsibility to move UUM forward support to the University in all her un-
in hand, without fail, to the successful together with the University’s admin- dertakings and prays that such exercise
implementation of such plans for this istrators. At the end of the day more will bring future success to the Univer-
university. We must pray constantly that people will be involved towards making sity.
such a noble exercise will be blessed by Even though the results of this ex-
UUM the “first choice university”
Almighty Allah s.w.t. ercise are not immediately visible, the
change is indeed for the better for all
members in this university, and for gen-
erations to come.
Dr. Sa’ari bin Ahmad
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juzhar Jusoh Norlaila Osman
Center for Professional and
Continuing Education (PACE) Dean of Economics Faculty