In order to maintain academic integrity, adhere to strategic aims and uphold standards, TMC has set up structures to monitor and review academic processes and developments as well as to implement reform.
This includes an Academic Board and an Examination Board, plus standing and ad hoc committees tasked with curriculum design and development, library administration, course and assessment review and assessment appeal.
The Academic Board was established by the Board of Directors as the body within TMC Academy with the authority to develop, establish and review the policies and procedures pertaining to the courses offered by the Academy. The role of the Board shall not be limited to overseeing existing courses but shall also include the development of new courses and other academic developments that will further the academic status of the Academy.
THE ACADEMIC BOARD MEMBERS ARE:
- Associate Professor Dr Foo Chek Fok (Chair)
- Ms. Lee Soy Mei, Esther
- Mr. Mohd Razif Bin Ali
- Mr. Loh Chee Yen, Raymond
- Dr. Ang Chin Siang, Austin
- Ms. Citra Darmawan
- Mr. Chua Zhao Wen, Gabriel
- Ms. Malgorzata Maria Kucmierczyk
Associate Professor Dr Foo Chek Fok
Dr Foo Chek Fok has held various positions in academic fields during his experience of more than 30 years in the industry. He has served as Director of Undergraduate Education as well as Registrar and Vice-President of Academic Services in National Technology (Singapore). He also held some Senior Management levels in Higher Institution in China and Malaysia. He has published a number of referee journals and conference papers in various countries. He was also a member of Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s National Education Committee.
Ms. Lee Soy Mei, Esther
Ms. Esther Lee is the Head of the Hawthorn Language School. Prior to TMC Academy, she was the co-founder and Academic Director of TEG International College. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a post graduate certificate in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Miss Esther Lee has been in the training field since 1973 and also holds an ACTA certificate (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) by WSQ.
Mr. Mohd Razif Bin Ali
Mr. Razif has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Computing (System Development) and has been in IT training for more than 29 years. His extensive courseware development experience commenced when he was the Principal of a Computer Training Centre where he also trained IT Lecturers on various software packages.
Since joining TMC in 1991, Mr. Razif has served as Assistant Course Director – IT and Senior Manager – Corporate ICT. He is currently the Principal Lecturer of the School of Engineering, Computing and Media where he is involved in teaching various IT and Mass Communication modules from Diploma to the Undergraduate level. He has been extensively involved in developing several courseware materials for new software packages in the market and conducting cross-training to prepare staff for these new packages.
Mr. Raymond Loh Chee Yen
Mr. Raymond Loh Chee Yen is an experienced academia of over twelve years. He is the Academic Director and Chairperson of the Assessment Review Committee Board and Course Committee Meeting at TMC Academy. Besides taking on the above key appointments, he supports and teaches a range of subjects that includes Business Strategy, International Business, Research and Marketing modules at various levels; from diploma, degree to postgraduate levels. Mr. Loh holds a number of accreditations: Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore, Master of Science (International Marketing) from University of Strathclyde, Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching from Republic Polytechnic and ACTA from Institute of Adult Learning. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D (Education) from Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
Dr. Ang Chin-Siang, Austin
Dr. Ang Chin-Siang received both his bachelor degree in Human Development and Information Technology and PhD degree in Developmental Psychology from the Putra University Malaysia in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at TMC Academy, Singapore where he teaches an array of psychology courses for diploma and degree students. He is also involved in supervising degree students in their dissertations. Prior to joining TMC Academy, he served as an Assistant Professor as well as the head of department for School of Psychology at UCSI University, Malaysia. His research interest includes well-being, emotional, and motivation. He has solid academic record with a proven commitment to working with individuals to understand the value of health and wellbeing, whilst assisting with supporting individuals with special needs or those that are disadvantaged.
Ms. Citra Darmawan
Ms Citra obtained her Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore. She is currently holding the position of Manager – Registrar’s Office.
Since she joined TMC Academy in 2011, she has involved in various operation within Registrar Office division, ranging from Student Services, Course Planning, Examination and Quality Assurance. Throughout her many years of service in TMC, she went through a number of audit and gained valuable knowledge and experience. She is well versed in Company’s internal processes as well as external regulatory bodies’ compliance.
Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel
Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel is a teacher at TMC College. Mr Chua has taught in various schools under the Ministry of Education prior to joining TMC Academy in July 2015, where he teaches English and Humanities (Social Studies and Geography). His pedagogical approach involves learning through practical usage and presenting an array of perspectives so that students may practice critical thinking, thus becoming empowered to make informed decisions. Besides teaching academic subjects, he facilitates and encourages student bonding, character development, and personal growth for a more holistic education.
Mr. Chua completed his Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Degree, minoring in English Linguistics at the National University of Singapore before undergoing training at the National Institute of Education. He also worked in a Quality Management role in an MNC, facilitating ongoing ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Ms. Malgorzata Maria Kucmierczyk
Malgorzata was born in Poland and received her Master’s in Tourism and Leisure from University of Physical Education in Cracow. After graduation, she worked for different hospitality and tourism companies across Asia. She has held various positions within industry in both hospitality and education. She displays an excellent standard of teaching performance at undergraduate level.
Malgorzata joined TMC in 2015 as a lecturer in School of Hospitality and Tourism. Currently Malgorzata is a senior lecturer and she teaches various modules for diploma, higher diploma and degree courses. Her main teaching activities cover subjects such as Event Management, Tourism Planning and Development, Research Project and Professional Consultancy. Her interests lie in sustainable tourism, innovation and leading service quality.