MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY – Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Dr. Mohd Khairuddin Abdullah was appointed as the President of the Academic Staff Association of UMS (PSAUMS) at the association’s recent general meeting.
The appointment would see Dr. Mohd Khairuddin helming the leadership of PSAUMS for one term, until 2018.
The general meeting held for the first time at the Gallery, Chancellery Building also held elections for various posts to the association.
The Deputy President post is held by a lecturer of the Faculty of Engineering, (FKJ), Dr. Khairul Anuar Mohamad, whilst Dr. Razak Mohd Ali Lee also from FKJ was elected to be the Secretary-General of PSAUMS.
Several other posts were filled by academia, including Deputy Secretary-General held by Mohd. Sobri Ismail, Dr. Musirin Mosin as the Treasurer, and committee members are made up of Dr. Mohd Norazan Abdullah, Dr. Mohd Hanafi Ahmad Hijazi, Dr. Rosmalina Abd. Rashid.
Meanwhile, the association also planned a number of proposals for PSAUMS programmes, among them are a dialogue with the National Council of Professors, public lectures, community engagement, consultants and advisory services on specific field of expertise.
PSAUMS was established among others, aimed at improving the professionalism, improve academic and intellectual culture of the association, providing a platform for exchange of ideas among its members, and a communication channel for raising issues of academic importance to the university and the Ministry of Higher Education.
The association is also committed to cooperate and coordinate efforts with the university in matters relating to the improvement and enhancement of the quality of teaching, research and consulting whilst ensuring the rights and welfare of its members are protected. - (fl)
Source: Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin, FPP