As accredited higher educations institutions (HEIs), all nine (9) accredited HEIs in Timor-Leste have submitted their 2012 Annual Progress Report on 31 May 2012. And as the continuity of this process, NAAAA will make a pre-review towards all submitted documents in order to check the completeness of those submitted documents prior to any further processes.
To facilitate and add credibility to the process, it was decided to contract external reviewers/panels of international experts to assist the national reviewer in undertaking the 2012 Annual Progress Reports. Unlike the previous years, this year the panels has comprised of three panels; 2 international external reviewers; Prof. Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah from Malaysia and Dr. Michael Tomlinson from TEQSA, Australia; and 1 national reviewer; Ms. Dirce Belo, the Quality Officer of NAAAA.
Further to the submission of the APR 2012 documents, a site visit should be conducted to confirm the content of the reports submitted. Therefore, the site visits have been conducted on 4th – 13 September 2012 to all 9 accredited HEIs located in Dili, Gleno, and Baucau.
Based on these submitted documents and the site visits conducted, the panels will then come with a formal report of feedbacks to be disseminated to those HEIs.