Organizational structure “Walailak University Abode of Culture”
Responsibilities of each team
Abode of culture is essentially comprised with three teams in charge of three responsibilities which include general administration team, academic team and art and culture team. Each team’s responsibilities are described as follows;
1) General Administration team is responsible for planning, overseeing the organization’s workforce and risk management, educational quality assurance, general administration, meeting, finance, supply, staff, office tasks, secretarial work, and asset management. The team’s work motto is centered on integrating the university’s energy saving and paperless office policies in the department’s general administration tasks continually and systematically in order to achieve effective workflow, concise, transparent and ecofriendly organization with physically and mentally healthy staff.
2) Academic research in Arts and Culture team is responsible for overseeing cultural research, organizing cultural academic activities, supporting and producing cultural study graduates and assembling knowledge assets from cultural scholars and experts. The team is also in charge of cultural archive management, endorsing and creating cultural studies to promote the data and strengthen area-based research, spearheading effort for innovations in arts and culture to relevantly meet the society’s needs. Besides, the team also looks into seeking and maintaining collaborative efforts between the departments both inside and outside the university and the local communities to restore and substantially project the local culture’s social identities, which will later provide a solid guideline for a suitable local development policy. Another mission to accomplish is to promote long-term cooperation with international educational institutions and organizations in arts and cultural learning by organizing the activity portraying values of wisdom heritage on a global scale, holding an international cultural forum and coordinating with other universities both In ASEANs and across the globe to sign a partnership for students’ cultural exchange programs.
3) Arts and Culture Park team is responsible for developing sources of learning for arts and culture in order to be an informal and lifelong learning source under Chalerm Prakiat Educational framework “Walailak University”, as specified in the university establishment master plan below;
3.1) Archeological Park is in charge of coordinating and seeking networks both from inside and outside the university to drive forward the process of archeological park development and establish it as an informal source of archeological history as well as conducting further investigation to assemble a constructive body of knowledge regarding the archeological sites situated on campus and nearby areas, arranging a wide range of relevant activities to develop the profound archeological learning atmosphere for students, youths and those interested.
3.2) Dhamma Nitas Park takes upon itself the mission to coordinate and seek networks for to steer forward the development process of Dhamma Nitas Park to establish it as an informal learning source for those interested in religions. The team constantly investigates to assemble a constructive body of knowledge about Dhamma doctrines and beliefs as well as organize activities intended to orient the graduate to not only be competent but also virtuous so that they will later contribute to the society as one respectful member.
3.3) Thai Taksin National Park’s mission is to coordinate and seek networks both from inside and outside the university to drive forward Thai Taksin Park’s development and makes it an informal learning source for arts and cultural heritage as well as an array of Southern wisdom representations. The team also plays a part in conserving and disseminating information about Southern cultural heritage and ways if life in various ways to bolster its sustainability and the passing on of the cultural heritage both on a regional and global scale. Apart from the aforementioned, the team works on constructing the learning process and mutual understanding of foreign culture and deliver it through different channels such as arts and cultural museums, dance or Southern performance exhibition halls. Another way is through cultural conservation-restoration activities such as an exhibition, demonstration, performance, cultural activities and contests and broadcasting the knowledge on the radio, television, publications, documentary presentations and electronic media.