Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun

  Associate Professor Dr. Tang Siew Fun

Dean, Learning and Teaching,
INTELLECT


PhD (Educational Management, Planning and Policy)
MSc. (with Distinction)
MBA
BSc (Mathematics, First Class Honours)

siewfun.tang@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Statistics

Research Interests
  • Teaching Engagement
  • Teaching Assessment
  • Academic Development
  • Student Development
  • Holistic Education
  • Educational Management, Planning and Policy

Educational & Industry Experience

Educational Experience
  • Dean, Learning and Teaching, Integrated Teaching and Life-long Learning Centre at Taylor’s (INTELLECT), Jan 2016 - present
  • Director, Integrated Teaching and Life-long Learning Centre at Taylor’s (INTELLECT), Jan 2014 - present
  • Head, Teaching and Educational Development, INTELLECT, July 2012 – Dec 2013
  • Head, Special Projects, INTELLECT, March 2012 – June 2012
  • Senior Lecturer, Taylor’s Business School, Aug 2009 – present
    Level (Year | Semester) | Course | Programme | Semester
    • Project Management, (Master in Management, July 2013 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 6, Supervision of Final Year Undergraduate Project (Taylor’s University/University West of England Dual Awards Degree, Apr 2013 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 6, Academic Supervision of Final Year Undergraduate Internship Programme (TU/UWE Dual Awards Degree, Jan – Mar 2013)
    • Project Management, (Master in Management, Sep 2012 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 5, Project preparation i.e. while students are undertaking Research Methods module, (TU/UWE Dual Awards Degree, Aug 2012 Semester)
    • Project Management, (Master in Management, Sep 2012 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 6, Supervision of Final Year Undergraduate Projects (TU/UWE Dual Awards Degree, Apr 2012 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 6, Academic Supervision of Final Year Undergraduate Internship Programme (TU/UWE Dual Awards Degree, Jan-Mar 2012)
    • Year 2, Semester 2, Organisational Behaviour (TU/UWE Dual Awards Degree, Jul 2011 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 7, Strategic Management (Diploma in Business, Jul 2011 Semester)
    • Year 2, Semester 5, Human Resource Management (Diploma in Business, Jan 2011 Semester)
    • Year 2, Semester 4 & 5, Organisational Behaviour (Diploma in Business, Aug 2010 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 7, Strategic Management (Diploma in Business, Apr 2010 Semester)
    • Year 1, Semester 1, Introduction to Business (Diploma in Business, Apr 2010 Semester)
    • Year 2, Semester 5, Entrepreneurship (Diploma in Business, Jan 2010 Semester)
    • Year 3, Semester 7, Strategic Management (Diploma in Business, Aug 2009 Semester)
    • Year 1, Semester 2, Introduction to Business (Diploma in Business, Aug 2009 Semester)
  • Programme Director, Taylor’s Business Foundation & Diploma Programmes, Taylor’s Business School, Sep 2007-Jul 2009
  • Deputy Programme Director, South Australian Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Jan 2006 – Aug 2007
  • Assistant Programme Director and Specialist Mathematics Lecturer, South Australian Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Dec 2004 – Dec 2005
  • Head of Department, Mathematics & Computing and Further Mathematics, Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Jan 2003 – Dec 2004
  • Subject Coordinator, Further Mathematics & Computing and Further Mathematics, Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Jan 2001- Dec 2002
  • Statistics Lecturer, Biomedical Undergraduate Programme, University of Newcastle, Australia, Jul 2004 – June 2005
  • Further Mathematics Lecturer, Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Jan 2001 – Dec 2004
  • Mathematics Lecturer, Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Mar 2000- Dec 2000
  • Mathematics Lecturer (part-time), Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Taylor’s School of Pre-U, Jan 2000 - Feb 2000
  • Lecturer (part-time), University of Malaya, School of Business - Financial Mathematics for Undergraduate Programme, Sep 1998 – Feb 2000
  • Lecturer (part-time), Tunku Abdul Rahman College, School of Arts and Science, Discrete Mathematics and Statistics for Diploma in Business/IT Programme, Sep 1998 – Feb 2000
  • Lecturer (part-time), KDU College, School of Business, Discrete Mathematics/Statistics for Diploma in Business Programme, Sep 1998 – Feb 2000
  • Mathematics & Further Mathematics Lecturer, Cambridge ‘A’ Level Programme, Prime College, Mar - Aug 1993
Industry Experience
  • Quality Assurance Executive, Tobacco Importers and Manufacturers (now known as British American Tobacco), Petaling Jaya, Sep 1993 – Aug 1998
  • Statistical Process Control Engineer, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Penang, Jul 1991 – Feb 1993

Publications
  • Tang, S. F. & Logonnathan, L. (2015). Taylor’s 7th Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 Proceedings, Holistic Education: Enacting Change, Springer Science + Business Media, Singapore 2015, ISBN 978-981-287-398-9, ISBN 978-981-287-399-6 (eBook), DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-399-6
  • Tang, S. F. & Nair, P. (2014). Proceedings of the Taylor’s 6th Teaching and Learning Conference 2013, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier Publications.
  • Tang, S. F., & Tong, P. Y. (2013). E-value Strategies in Internet Retailing: The Case of a Malaysian Leading E-coupon Retailer. Asian Social Science, 9(13). 252-261. Indexed by Scopus.
  • Tang, S. F., & Hussin, S. (2013). Advancing Sustainability in Private Higher Education Through Quality Assurance: A Study of Two Malaysian Private Universities. Asian Social Science, 9(11). 270-279. Indexed by Scopus.
  • Tang, S. F., & Lim, C. L. (2013). Undergraduate Students’ Readiness in e-Learning : A Study at the Business School in a Malaysian Private University. International Journal of Management and Information Technology, 4(2), 198-204.
  • Tang, S.F., & Nair, P. (2012). A Proposed Model for Academic Staff Integration and Development as a University Talent Management Strategy. Prosiding Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, 154-167, ISBN: 978-983-9122-18-3.
  • Tang, S.F., & Nair, P. (2012). Developmental Classification on Teaching and Learning Engagement Capability Towards Academic Excellence. Prosiding Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, 205-214, ISBN: 978-983-9122-18-3.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2012). Researching Implementation of Quality Assurance Policy in Malaysian Private Higher Education. Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 516-522, Academic Publishing International, ISBN: 978-1-908272-45-4 ISSN: 2049-0968. Indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings.
  • Tang, S.F., (2012). Academic Quality Characteristics And Satisfaction: An Empirical Survey Among The Students Of Two Malaysian Private Universities. Academic Research International 2012 Vol 2(1). ISSN: 2223-9553.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2011). Regulating Quality Assurance in Malaysia Higher Education. Proceedings of International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 3109-3118. ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2011). Implementation of Quality Assurance Policy in Higher Education: A Modified Policy Implementation Model. Proceedings of International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 3151-3159. ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2011). Quality in Higher Education: A Variety of Stakeholder Perspectives. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities 2011 Vol.1 (2): 126-131 ISSN: 2010-3646.
  • Tang, S.F. (2011). QHEQ: A Validation Study on Students’ Evaluation. Proceedings of International Conference on Management and Service Science, 119-126. Indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings.
  • Tang, S.F. (2011). Student Evaluation on Quality in Higher Education: Development and Pilot Testing of Questionnaire. Proceedings of International Management Conference.
  • Tang, S.F. (2011). The Relationships of Self-Concept, Academic Achievement And Future Pathway Of First Year Business Studies Diploma Students. International Journal of Psychological Studies. 3(2). 123-134. ISSN: 1918-7211. Indexed by ERA (The Excellence in Research for Australia).
  • Tan, C.P., & Tang, S.F. (2004). A Characterization of Some Tests of Simple Hypotheses Using the Fisher Index of Discrimination. Proceedings of International Sri Lankan Statistical Conference: Vision of Futuristic Methodologies, 507-514.
  • Tan, C.P., & Tang, S.F. (2003). A Comparison of Two Types of Universal Portfolio Based on Some Stock-Price Data. Malaysian Journal of Science, 22(2), 127-133. Indexed by Scopus.
  • Tan, C.P., & Tang, S.F. (2003). Relationship between the Fisher Index of Discrimination and the Minimum Test Sample Size. Malaysian Journal of Science, 22(1), 111-119. Indexed by Scopus.

Conference Chair
  • Conference Chair, Taylor’s 9th Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Redesigning Learning for Greater Social Impact, 12-13 November 2016 (International)
  • Executive Advisor, 1st International Emotional Well Being Summit, 11 November 2016 (International)
  • Chair, Asia Pacific Network for Holistic Education, 11-13 November 2016 (International)
  • Conference Chair, Taylor’s 8th Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, Assessment for Learning: Within and Beyond the Classroom, 28-29 November 2015 (International)
  • Conference Chair, Taylor’s 7th Teaching and Learning Conference 2014, Holistic Education: Enacting Change, 14-17 November 2014 (International)
  • Conference Chair, Taylor’s 6th Teaching and Learning Conference 2013, Transformative Higher Education Teaching and Learning in Practice, 23 November 2013 (International)

Conference Presentations
  • Tang, S.F., & Nair, P. (2012, November). A Proposed Model for Academic Staff Integration and Development as a University Talent Management Strategy. Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi 2012, Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Tang, S.F., & Nair, P. (2012, November). Developmental Classification on Teaching and Learning Engagement Capability Towards Academic Excellence. Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi 2012, Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2012, June). Researching Implementation of Quality Assurance Policy in Malaysian Private Higher Education. 11th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2012), University of Bolton, Manchester, UK.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2011, November). Regulating Quality Assurance in Malaysia Higher Education. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2011), Madrid, Spain.
  • Tang, S.F., & Hussin, S. (2011, November). Implementation of Quality Assurance Policy in Higher Education: A Modified Policy Implementation Model. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2011), Madrid, Spain.
  • Tang, S.F. (2011, May). QHEQ: A Validation Study on Students’ Evaluation. International Conference on Management and Service Science (ICMSS), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Tang, S.F. (2011, April). Student Evaluation on Quality in Higher Education: Development and Pilot Testing of Questionnaire. International Management Conference (IMAC), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Tang, S.F. (2010, December). The Relationships of Self-Concept, Academic Achievement And Future Pathway Of First Year Business Studies Diploma Students. The Asian Conference on Education (ACE), Osaka Japan.
  • Tan, C.P., & Tang, S.F. (2004, December). A Characterization of Some Tests of Simple Hypotheses Using the Fisher Index of Discrimination. International Sri Lankan Statistical Conference: Vision of Futuristic Methodologies. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Tan, C.P., & Tang, S.F. (2003, April). A Comparison of Two Types of Universal Portfolio Based on Some Stock-Price Data. International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics (ICREM), Malaysia.
  • Tan, C.P., &Tang, S.F. (2003, April). Relationship between the Fisher Index of Discrimination and the Minimum Test Sample Size. International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics (ICREM), Malaysia.

Invited Speakers / Knowledge Sharing
  • Understanding the Unique Organisational and Reputational Challenges faced by Tertiary Institutions Implementing Edtech Solutions, Roundtable Moderator, Digital Education Show Asia 2016, Kuala Lumpur (International)
  • Assessing Teaching Engagement in the Gen-Y Classroom, The Generation Forum, Asian World Summit, Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, 12 November 2015 (International)
  • Teaching Engagement Plan, World Education Congress, Mumbai, India, 23-24 July 2015 (International)
  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning: Teaching Engagement Assessment and Connecting Development Initiatives to Productivity, 7th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia, Singapore, 19th – 21st October 2015 (Internatinal)
  • Teaching Engagement Scale (TES) in “Mesyuarat Penyelarasan Berkenaan Pelaksanaan Taylor’s Enhancement Plan di IPTA”, chaired by Timbalan Ketua Pengarah, Datuk Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah, MOE, 2 Mac 2015 (National)
  • Experience Sharing in Teaching Quality Improvement: Taylor’s Teaching Enhancement Plan, 2014 Taiwan-Malaysia Higher Education Forum, Taichung, Taiwan, 18 December 2014 (International)
  • Academic Staff Teaching Assessment (Teaching Enhancement Plan, TEP) to Mesyuarat Khas Jawatankuasa Timbalan-Timbalan Naib Cancelor/Rektor (Akademik Dan Antarabangsa) IPTA Bil. 1/2014, chaired by Dato’ Prof. Dr. Asma Ismail, Director General, Department of Higher Education, MOE, 25th November 2014 (National)
  • Academic Staff Teaching Assessment (Teaching Enhancement Plan, TEP) to the Minister of Education II, Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Bin Jusuh on 15th September 2014 (National)
  • Understanding Gen Y And Their Learning Styles, Taylor’s College Teaching and Learning Unit, August 2010 (University)
  • Staff Recruitment, Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business, Taylor’s University, 2007(University)
  • Industrial Statistics, University of Malaya, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 1998 (National)

Awards & Honours
  • The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation in Asia and the Pacific 2015, Honourable Commendation, Taylor’s University SHINE Award Programme: A Commitment to Holistic Development nd Graduate Employability, the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO and the 
UNESCO Asia­Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development, APEID (International)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education, World Education Congress, July 2015 (International)
  • Certified WorkPlace Big Five ProfileTM Consultant, Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, USA, 2015 (International)
  • Certified Talent Management Assessor, Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, USA, 2015 (International)
  • Best eLearning Management Award, National Universities Carnival for eLearning, 2015 (National)
  • Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (TGRS), RM21,700, Factors Affecting Learners’ Acceptance and Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Validating the Extended Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT 2 Model), 2015 (University)
  • Certified Behavioural Consultant, The Institute for Motivational Living Inc., USA, 2014 (International)
  • Brand Ambassador Award, Taylor’s Group CEO Award, 2014 (University)
  • Researcher, Top-Down Research Study entitled General Studies (MPU): Challenges to Implementation and Meeting of Objectives, 2014-2017, Malaysian Ministry of Education (National)
  • Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) in Higher Education Management, sponsored by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst / German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2014 (National)
  • Certified Trainer by Perbadanan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), 2013 (National)
  • Taylor’s eLearning Innovative Grants (TELIGs) RM60,000, February 2013 (University)
  • Excellent Research Paper Award, International Conference on Management and Service Science (ICMSS), Bangkok, Thailand, organized by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC), 2011 (International)
  • Excellent Research Paper Award, International Conference on Management and Service Science (ICMSS), Bangkok, Thailand, organized by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC), 2011 (International)
  • Best Research Paper Award, Taylor’s 5th University Teaching and Learning Conference, 2010 (University)
  • 10-Year Long Service Award, Taylor’s University, 2010 (University)
  • 5-Year Long Service Award, Taylor’s University, 2005 (University)
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence, Taylor’s University, 2004 (University)
  • Certificate of Excellence, Total Team Power, The Art of Learning, 17 Oct 1997
  • Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor by SIRIM Berhad and ETRS Stebbing, 29 Jan 1997
  • Certified Quality Engineer-In-Training by American Society for Quality Control, Jun 92 – Jun 98
  • Certified Practitioner of Applied Statistics (with Distinction), Sigma College, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Manufacturing Services Division, 1992
  • Certified in Quality Engineering (with Distinction), Quality Management Consultants, 30 Jun 1992
  • Full Scholarship for Undergraduate Programme, Penang State, 1991 (National)
  • Biasiswa Tinggi Univeristi Sessi 1989/90, University of Malaya, Aug 1990
  • Dean’s List for 1990 and 1991
  • MSc (Statistics) – Lulus dengan Cemerlang (with distinction), 2003
  • BSc (Mathematics) – First Class Honours and Book Prize, 1991
  • Invited and Fully Sponsored Country Representative to Assessment Workshop in Preparation for International Euclid Contest by University of Waterloo, Canada, 2005

Professional Affiliations
  • Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Assessor Panel (Mathematics and Statistics), 2012-present, (National)
  • Malaysian Ministry of Education, Consultation Panel for iCGPA Rubrics Development, 2015 (National)
  • The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, Manuscript Reviewer Panel, 2014 - present (International)
  • Online Journal of Education Research, Manuscript Reviewer Panel, 2013 - present (International)
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc. (HERDSA), Participator, 2012, (International)
  • Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia, Life Member, 2011, (National)
  • Sri Lankan Statistics Association, Life Member, 2004, (International)
  • University of Waterloo, Organiser/Contest Manager for Euclid Mathematics Contest, 2003-2007, (International)
  • SIRIM Berhad – ETRS Stebbing, Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor, 1997, (National)
  • American Society for Quality Control, Member and Certified Quality Engineer-In-Training, 1992 – 1998, (International)
  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Manufacturing Services Division, Certified Practitioner of Applied Statistics, 1992 (International)
  • Quality Management Consultants, Certified in Quality Engineering, 1992, (National)