University of Phayao
School of Information and Communication Technology

3 programs of study in 5 academic divisions:

  1.  Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business Computer
  2. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology
  3. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geoinfomatics
  4. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science
  5.  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Computer Engineering
School History

School of Information and Communication Technology was established in 2001 with the original name of Academic School of Information and Communication Technology. In 2010, the name was changed to School of Information and Communication Technology. The School operates programs of study in 5 academic divisions: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Computer, Information Technology, and Geoinfomatics with the philosophy: “Information Technology creates knowledge and drives life to the international sphere,” and the vision: “School of Information and Communication Technology is committed to enhance academia and research for the best benefit of the university and the community.”

Philosophy

“Information Technology creates knowledge and drives life to the international sphere.”

Vision

“School of Information and Communication Technology is committed to the enhancement of academia and research for the best benefit of the university and the community.”

Development Policy and Direction

1. Production of Graduates
School of Information and Communication Technology sets the policy of the instruction and learning and the production of graduates in accordance with Thailand Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQF: HEd) with the emphasis on producing graduates who are knowledgeable and skilled in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by revising the already-existing programs of study and developing new ones to serve the needs of the market that demands a workforce with higher ICT skill and competence.

Development Policy and Direction

  1. Revise the already existing programs of study to make them relevant to Thailand Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TQF: HEd). The programs are in 5 academic divisions: Business Computer, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Geoinfomatics.
  2.  Develop 5 new programs of study: Information and Communication Engineering, Software Engineering, Graphic and Animation Computer, Computer Games and Animation Technology, and Mobile Equipment Technology.
  3.  Develop quality teaching materials and e-learning resources to assist students’ learning and make use of e-learning resources in some or all courses in the programs of study.
  4.  Built collaborative networks with government and private sectors for the curricular development, the operation of instruction and learning, and the students’ training sites. Create the uniqueness of each program of study that is distinctive in itself and different one to another.
  5.  Built collaborative networks with organizations as well as government and private sectors to support the students to get international certificates, to hone their skill and make them ready to work immediately after graduation, and to enable them to work in the field of their expertise.

Strategies for conducting instructions and learning focusing on making the students live and learn happily and for enabling the graduates to be in employment and to be good citizens of the society.  

Strategy 1Create and develop programs of study that meet the needs of the nation and that is of strategic goals).
Strategy 2Provide opportunities for higher education (comprising 6 strategic goals).
Strategy 3Develop the system of instruction and learning to produce quality graduates who are good citizens of the society and are able to create work and build their career in the local areas (comprising of 14 strategic goals).

2. Research
School of Information and Communication Technology sets the policy to promote and develop research studies for economic and social development with the emphasis on coupling basic research with applied research in the field of Information and Communication Technology. In addition, the School builds collaborative research and development networks with both government and private sectors as well as collaborative networks of instructors, students and the community in conducting research studies on the local wisdom and the potential of the local area. Findings from the studies are made use of in classroom instructions and further developed for the community’s higher quality of life.

Development Policy and Direction

  1.  Support academic staff to do research. Every instructor is required to have students as research assistants in order to provide research experience to the students.
  2. Build collaborative networks of students, instructors and the community focusing on research studies that can be further developed to elevate the community’s quality of life.
  3. Build research networks with institutes of higher education and organizations in the northern region and in different sectors.
  4. Provide research budgets from sources both inside and outside the university.
  5. Promote the publication of research studies and further development of the knowledge to elevate the community’s quality of life.

Strategies for research focusing on the creation of collective intelligence in order to stand by the community (supporting the concept of OUOP – One University One Province).

Strategy 1Promote research and development in order to create foundations for research on Information Technology (comprising 7 strategic goals).
Strategy 2Develop the already existing knowledge to elevate the community’s quality of life by integrating research into classroom instructions and learning and into academic services for the community (comprising 2 strategic goals).
Strategy 3Motivate academic staff to conduct research studies and provide research funds from both inside and outside the university (comprising 3 strategic goals).

3. Academic Services
School of Information and Communication Technology sets the policy for academic services that make use of Information Technology to support Small and Medium Community Enterprises to have a competitive edge and that promote students to do project works in the development of prototypes of application programs for Information Technology systems for the benefit of the community. In addition, the School sets up academic service centers inside and outside the university and promotes the integration of the knowledge derived from the academic services into classroom instructions and research.

Development Policy and Direction

  1.  Promote academic services that make use of Information Technology in supporting Small and Medium Community Enterprises to have a competitive edge.
  2.  Promote academic services that require the cooperation between instructors and students.
  3.  Promote the students’ project works that develop prototypes of application programs for Information Technology systems for the benefit of the community.
  4.  Set up academic service centers both inside and outside the university.
  5. Promote the integration of the knowledge derived from the academic services into classroom instructions and research.
  6.  Develop the instructions and learning of the IT programs in accordance with the principles of Integrated Human Resources Development. This is done by collaborating with schools in the northern provinces and Office of the Higher Education Commission in the development and operation of Junior High School and High School programs in order to search for prospective university students and prepare them for the undergraduate programs offered by the School.

Strategies for academic services focusing on collective intelligence to enhance community empowerment.

Strategy 1Support different types of academic services to the community (comprising 8 strategic goals).
Strategy 2Create motivation to give academic services (comprising 8 strategic goals).
Strategy 3Manage the knowledge derived from the academic services (comprising 4 strategic goals).

4. Promotion of Art and Culture
School of Information and Communication Technology sets the policy for the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment to be internationally recognized via the use of Information and Communication Technology, collaborative development networks, publication of research studies derived from the promotion of art and culture and the integration of the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment into classroom instructions, research and academic services.

Development Policy and Direction

  1.  Make use of Information and Communication Technology to develop and promote the local wisdom, art, culture and environment of the community.
  2. Cooperate with the community in organizing activities, and welcome participation from the public.
  3. Integrate the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment into classroom instructions, research and academic services.
  4. Build collaborative networks for the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment with the community and other organizations.
  5.  Encourage students and instructors to participate in the city’s activities in order to study the local culture and society.

Strategies for the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment to be internationally recognized

Strategy 1Support activities that aim to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage and wisdom (comprising 5 strategic goals).
Strategy 2Build a motivation system and mechanism to promote local wisdom, art, culture and environment (comprising 2 strategic goals).
Strategy 3Manage the knowledge of the promotion of local wisdom, art, culture and environment (comprising 5 strategic goals).

5. Administration and Management
An important factor influencing the achievement of the strategic goals lies in the administration and management. School of Information and Communication Technology sets the policy to focus on efficient development of personnel and Internal Process Perspectives. This will bring about solid foundations for the organizational development to achieve all the 5 areas of the main mission. The Internal Process Perspectives vital to the development consist of (1) The development of the Quality Assurance system, Risk Management system, Thailand Qualifications Framework (TQF), and Knowledge Management, (2) the use of Information Technology in the operation, administration, classroom instructions and learning, research, academic services, and promotion of art and culture, (3) The principles of good governance in the administration and management, (4) the development of quality personnel, (5) The encouragement of morale and motivation, and of art and culture, and (6) the creation of shared values and identity of School of Information and Communication Technology.

When the internal process perspectives are empowered, the School can operate according to its main mission to attain the strategic goals. The School aims to develop Learning and Growth Perspective in organizing instructions and learning according to Thailand Qualifications Framework (TQF), revising the existing programs of study and developing new ones, developing knowledge and innovations that will help produce quality graduates, integrating the research, academic services, promotion of local wisdom, art and culture in classroom instructions and learning, and sharing the knowledge with the community. Regarding External and Customer Perspective, the School aims to build collaborative networks for the development of quality graduates who are professionally skilled and experienced and to build networks or research, academic services, and the promotion of art and culture to integrate the outcome knowledge in classroom instructions and learning as well as to bring satisfaction to the students, graduates’ employers, community and other stake holders.

School of Information and Communication Technology holds the belief that strong and efficient Internal Process Perspectives and continual learning and development will lead to the satisfaction of service receivers and those who are related to the School. In terms of Financial Perspective, as a result of this efficiently, operational costs will be reduced, budgets will be managed according to their specifications and more income will be generated.

Converting the strategic plan into a successful operation that meets the specified goals and indicators requires systematic administration and management, participation in the proactive development of the personnel in all sections, clear-cut specification of responsible persons, and consistent control, evaluation and assessment-based improvement.

The administration and management policy of School of Information and Communication Technology is as follows:

  1.  Arrange for the appointments of committee boards and work teams to be in charge of the administration and management and to report the operational results to the School Board every two months.
  2.  Arrange for the appointments of a committee board for each and every strategy with the duty to plan and prioritize criteria and projects according to the timelines specified in the strategic plans and to report the operational results to the School Board every two months.
  3.  Opt for the administration and management that focus on creating a work system and mechanism that invite cooperation and integration of Education Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and Knowledge Management. Create a mechanism for the appropriate allocation of resources that is related to plans for the operation, budget, manpower and resources.
  4.  Opt for a follow-up and evaluation system at the School level, Division level and project level. Make consistent improvement and development according to the suggestions from the evaluation.

Strategies for the efficiency, effectiveness and good governance of the administration and management

Strategy 1Focus on the efficiency and justice in the administration and management (comprising of 7 strategic goals).
Strategy 2Recruit and develop quality personnel who are firm in their code of professional ethics and practice (comprising 6 strategic goals).
Strategy 3Develop the Education Quality Assurance system (comprising 12 strategic goals).
Strategy 4Develop the Risk Management system (comprising 4 strategic goals).
Strategy 5Administer and manage the School’s budget and assets for the School’s highest benefit (comprising of 5 strategic goals).

 

 

DEAN

Assistant Professor Dr.Thitirat Cheawsuwan

SCHOOL DETAILS
School Initials:ICT
School Color:Dark Goldenrod
Color Code:#AF7817
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