New Assistants To Aid Growing University
Five colleges and departments at The University of Cambodia gained new staff members this month to aid in the growth and expansion seen at the university in the past year.
Assistants were hired for the College of Education, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for English Studies, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and for the Administrative Director.
"To handle a college takes a lot of work since the number of students has been growing," said Por Malis, Administrative Director at UC. "We want the Deans and Associate Deans to be able to focus more on curriculum development and textbook reviews."
The assistants will aid with clerical work and data entry so that the department heads can work to expand the depth of their programs,
Hy Voun, Assistant in the College of Arts and Humanities, looks forward to learning more about the field of education in his
Less than a month into their jobs, the assistants are quickly learning the ropes of UC and setting up routines with their counterparts.
"It's a new challenge and opportunity for me," said Soeun Dara, Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
As Assistant in the College of Education, Hout Norithya likes to help solve administrative problems involving students. He plans to study for his Master’s in Education Administration while working at UC.
Looking to gain administrative experience, he has found his niche at UC and is getting along well with his boss, Dr. Y Ratana.
"It's easy to work with him because we have similar personalities," Dara said. "So there's no pressure.
Assistant in the College of Arts and Humanities, Hy Voun said he also gets along well with his boss, Chris Smith, and is learning more and more everyday about what the job entails. Aiming to one day become an English instructor at UC, he said he looks forward to learning more about the field of education through the work he's doing.
Also planning to gain more experience in the field of education, especially education management, Hout Norithya, Assistant in the College of Education, will begin studying for his Master's in Education Administration at UC in addition to performing the duties the job entails.
"I like figuring out strategies to deal with students who have problems," Norithya said. He said he looks forward to learning more about managing curricula and other administrative tasks while working at UC.
The department heads said they welcome having the extra help of the assistants so they can take on extra projects.
Please stop by their offices to welcome the new assistants to UC.