Developed under the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015-2025 for Higher Education, SETARA employs a rigorous assessment methodology to rate an education institution’s three core functions, namely teaching, research and services. Although measured against the same performance metric, each of the three categories have their own weightage so that their diversity, as well as unique strengths and challenges specific to their niche are fairly represented.
The last rating exercise was completed in 2017 involving institutions of university and university college status, which performance are rated and weighted as follows:
- Mature universities: Universities which are over 15 years old.
- Emerging universities: Universities which have been established within the last 15 years.
- University colleges: Institutions with university college status regardless of their history.
|MATURE UNIVERSITY||EMERGING UNIVERSITY||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE|
|Teaching & learning||30%||40%||50%|
*Weight given for each performance area
University colleges and emerging universities are expected to build their strengths in teaching and overall profile first, whereas mature universities are expected to engage in more research and expand services that they offer.
|General: Instituational Profile||Teaching & Learning||Research Capacity||Services and Income Generation|
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*Detailed criteria employed for SETARA rating for each performance area.