On the blessed Friday morning and afternoon of 15 April 2016, three RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students, Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz, Mohd Syahmir Alias and Nurhidayah Marzuki presented the final draft of their PhD theses. More than 50 ISDEV members consisting of ISDEV lecturers as well as students attended the ISDEV Graduate Discourse that was held at the C06, Conference Room, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
|Azreen Hamiza sharing her findings before ISDEV members.|
The first candidate, Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz who is also an ISDEV ASTS (Academic Staff Training Scheme) student presented her final draft on “Conceptualizing Islamic Hospitality Management”. She is currently under the supervision of Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh while Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad evaluated her final draft.
|A thoroughly researched subject as commented by Dr. Fadzila Azni,|
Mohd Syahmir shows how well he knows his research.
The afternoon session saw the next two candidates presenting their final theses. The second candidate, Mohd Syahmir Alias presented on ‘Bebas Nilai dalam Penyelidikan Saintifik: Kajian dari Perspektif Perkaedahan Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam’ (Value-Free in Scientific Research: Study from the Islamic Research Methodology Perspective). He is currently under the supervision of Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad serves as his final PhD draft evaluator.
|Hidayah's turn to offer her findings to ISDEV members.|
The last candidate, Nurhidayah Marzuki presented on “Kaedah Kepimpinan Perancangan Strategik dalam Pengurusan Kualiti di Institusi Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam: Kajian Kes di Brunei Darussalam’ (Strategic Planning Leadership Methods of Quality Management in Islamic-based Development Institutions: Case Study in Brunei Darussalam). Her main supervisor is Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad while Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi serves as her co-supervisor. Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan evaluated her final draft.
|All in white - Comments and views given by ISDEV lecturers to one of the candidates.|
The three candidates tried their best to explain in detail the contents of their theses. Scores of questions to them ensued their presentations which included questions fielded by ISDEV lecturers and students. Views and comments were also shared with the candidates for them to further improve their final draft theses before submission to the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), USM.
|ISDEV students take the opportunity to give their full attention towards the presentations.|
After a detailed evaluation and comments given by ISDEV lecturers, all of three of them received the good news that they could proceed to the next stage of their PhD theses with modifications to be carried out based on the feedback given by the evaluators.
Congratulations to Azreen, Syahmir and Hidayah!