Components 2 Graduates
The most important mission of a higher education institution is to produce graduates or organize learning/teaching activities, providing students with academic and professional knowledge and the characteristics prescribed in the curriculum. Higher education graduates must be knowledgeable, hold high moral and ethical standards, and have the ability to learn, develop themselves, and apply this knowledge to live happy lives – physically and mentally – in society. They must also be conscientious and responsible national and global citizens, possessing characteristics consistent with the higher education institution’s identity.
The Office of the Higher Education Commission, as the agency that supervises and supports the operation of higher education institutions, has prepared various standards related to graduate production such as curricular standard criteria and the Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in order to focus on educational management goals like student learning outcomes. The quality of graduates’ qualifications is thus assured, while communicating to society and communities – including related agencies – a confidence that graduate quality is consistent with the learning outcomes specified in each curriculum.
The quality of graduates from each curriculum will reflect graduate quality according to the Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, which takes into consideration learning outcome results, employability, and research quality of graduate program students and graduates in that academic year. Graduate quality is based on the following indicators:
Graduates indicator is comprised of 2 indicators:
Quality Standards 2.1 Graduates Quality
Quality Standards 2.2 Graduate Employment or Research Output