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Staff Profile

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Jefferson Sim Poh Thong

Assistant Manager
BBus (Marketing), MBA, MEd

Policy, Planning and Quality

Office No:+60 82 260 990
Fax No:+60 82 260 833
Room No: A414
Email: ptsim@swinburne.edu.my

Biography

Jefferson, is currently the Assistant Manager with the Policy, Planning and Quality Unit (PPQ) at the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. PPQ is dedicated to, and responsible for the university’s internal quality assurance system, including the coordination and management of the Policies and Regulations Directory, external accreditation through government quality rating instruments (e.g. SETARA), liaison with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), self-accreditation status and audits, as well as supporting the academic units in professional accreditation and external audits.

He has cumulatively more than 15 years of experience in the higher education sector; involving in learning and teaching activities as well as quality assurance, at foreign branch campus universities in Sarawak and private college in Kuching, Sarawak.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Master of Business Administration majoring in Marketing and minoring in Human Resources, and a Master of Education majoring in Educational Management.

In 2022, he is awarded the first batch of Certified Officer in Quality Assurance of Higher Education (completed Tiers 1, 2 and 3) by MQA, attesting to his ability to effectively manage internal quality assurance in line with the regulations and standards. In addition, Jefferson is also a Certified Trainer (License: TTT/15271) through the Train the Trainer certification course by the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRDCorp).

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • PCQI, The Chartered Quality Institute, UK
  • Certified Officer in Quality Assurance of Higher Education
  • Professional HRD Corp Certified Trainer
  • Professional Certificate in Business Research, Analysis and Reporting

Awards and Achievements

  • Winner – Swinburne Sarawak Impact Award for Professional Staff 2022
    Project Title: COPIA Audit 2022 and COVID-19 in Harmony
  • Highly Commended – Vice-Chancellor’s One Swinburne Award 2021
    Project Title: Unstoppable Quality: Blended Audit in the midst of COVID-19
  • Winner – Swinburne Sarawak Impact Award for Professional Staff 2021
    Project Title: Refreshed CMON with Impact

Recent Media

Publications

  • Conference Paper: Navigating leadership and sustaining higher education amid theCOVID-19 crisis
    Gan, E, Sim, J. P. T., & Chang, I. H. C. (2022, August) Navigating leadership and sustaining higher education amid the COVID-19 crisis. Abstract presented at the meeting of ASEAN Quality Assurance Conference (AQAC) 2022, Online.
  • Conference Paper: Hybrid Programme Accreditation Experience Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
    Gan, E., Sim, J.P.T., & Chang, I.H.C. (2021, December). Hybrid Programme Accreditation Experience Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. Abstract presented at the meeting of ASEAN Quality Assurance Forum, Online.
  • Journal Article: The Relationship of Arrogance Leadership, Job Commitment, and Job Satisfaction in Higher Educational Organisations in Sarawak
    Sim, J. P. T., & Ling, Y. L. (2020). The Relationship of Arrogance Leadership, Job Commitment, and Job Satisfaction in Higher Educational Organisations in Sarawak. Online Journal for TVET Practitioners, 5(2), 42-56.
    https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/oj-tp/article/download/6154/3819
  • Journal Article: Arrogance Leadership in Higher Educational Organisations
    Sim, J. P. T., & Ying-Leh, L. (2020). Arrogance Leadership in Higher Educational Organisations. Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Pendidikan Teknikal| Journal of Social Sciences and Technical Education (JoSSTEd), 1(1), 44-52.
    http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/jossted/article/view/10257