WEEK# 31, 29 July – 4 August 2019


 In this issue:


A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Faculty and Staff Travel

D. Classifieds (Jobs)



(i) Orientation for New Students: 2 Aug. 2019

Friday, 2 Aug 2019, from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Orientation Day for new students will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 August 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.
(ii) AIT Pavilion and Showcase at 100X Event
Email from Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (20 Jun.2019)
Dear Colleagues,
As you might be aware, AIT is organizing the 100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs event at C asean on September 27-28 this year.  We are expecting over 1000 participants and visitors to this event.
In this event, we have planned a special pavilion to showcase the key innovative research and solutions developed by AIT faculty, staff, students and centers.
I would like to encourage you to please take this opportunity to highlight your work, and generate public interest in AIT, as well as develop network and establish collaborations.
Please contact Pondchanok Piraintorn, at pondchanok@ait.asia , or by simply replying to this email for more information and for reserving your space.
May I also request you to kindly help promote this event in your network
Thank you and look forward to your participation.
(iii) Online Performance Appraisal 2019 (covering the period 1 July 2018-30 June 2019)
Email from Office of Human Resources Services (2 Jul. 2019)
To all immediate supervisors and Unit Directors of direct-hire (centrally-funded) staff members,
Please be informed that the online performance appraisal for this year 2019, covering the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, is now open. The annual online performance appraisal process was implemented in July 2014 following the approval of AIT Management.
The online system can be accessed through the “PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL” link in the HRIS menu (https://hris.ait.ac.th ).  The immediate supervisors are able to now complete the individual Performance Appraisal Reports for all employees under their supervision, and submit them individually (electronically).  The Unit Heads shall then review and endorse all completed Performance Appraisal Reports not later than 12 September 2019.
The online / web-based system has archived the appraisal results from 2014 (“Appraisal History” link in the HRIS menu) and will build up annual data that will be available to directors / immediate supervisors and AIT Management.
The performance appraisal process will be carried out in conjunction with the annual budget process.  These annual performance appraisal results will be used for the purpose of determining the annual salary adjustment and staff training and development needs and will be taken into consideration in preparing the 2020 year budgets. 
Should you encounter technical problems, please report them to Helpdesk (helpdesk@ait.asia ).  Please convey other feedback to HRO (hro@ait.asia ).
(iv) Part-time job opportunity with Language Center during August 2019 Semester
Email from Language Center (12 Jul. 2019)
Dear students,
The Language Center offers mandatory English classes, EL, every semester. For EL 15, apart from learning academic writing in class, our students are required to attend the EL15 research seminar in which they have an opportunity to discuss research interests and their research topics in a friendly environment.
In order to help create such environment for our EL 15 students, Language Center is seeking assistance from students who already have completed their first semester with the English score of 6 or higher to mediate the seminar. As the mediator, the student is expected to follow our seminar outline, help the EL 15 students gain confidence speaking English, and provide constructive feedback on their informal presentation they will conduct during the seminar.  All sessions will be conducted in English only.
The seminar meets 4-5pm on selected days every week during the duration of the EL courses.
This is a paid position. If you are interested or need further information, please reply to the following email languages@ait.asia and we will get back to you.
(v) More testing dates for EET on campus to be offered in the month of August 2019
Email from Language Center (10 Jul. 2019)
As we are expecting more applicants to apply for August 2019 after the deadline for the RTG Fellowship (25 July) up until the add/drop date (16 August), Language Center will offer more testing dates for EET on campus to accommodate this group of applicants. The dates are August 1st, 8th and 13th at 9am. Applicants must register online.
However, it must be noted here that after the RTG fellowship deadline, only applicants with the score of 5.0 or higher will be eligible for admission as the special Bridging Program offered to RTG fellowship recipients with the score of 4.5 will start July 30th. Thus, those applying after July 25th, will not be able to join the Bridging Program and therefore must follow the regular minimum requirements for conditional offers (5.0 for Master's students and 5.5 for Doctoral students).
(vi) Schedule of Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) this week
Email from AIT Medical Center (30 Jul. 2019)
Please note that Dr.Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will come on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 from 15.00 to 17.00.
(vii) Reservation of China Center
Email from SU President (22 Jul. 2019)
Please be informed that China Center is reserved by "AIT Catholic Community" as the following schedule:
Time and Date: Monday, 29 July 2019, 09.00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Time and Date: Monday, 12 August 2019, 09.00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

B. Events


(a) Blood Donation: 5 Sept. 2019
Email from AIT Medical Center (26 Jun.2 019)
The Thai Red Cross Society has been working with volunteer students and staff to collect units of blood from the AIT community. The bloodmobile visits AIT every three months, four times a year, hoping to collect enough units to supply the constant demand for blood.
We again would like to ask for your help. The next visit for blood donation is scheduled on Thursday, 5 September 2019, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot in front of the AIT Conference Center.
Give blood! You'll experience a fulfilling sense of contribution. And the donation process isn't time-consuming. It only takes about half an hour. For more information about blood donation please see the attached.
On behalf of needy patients whose lives you may save, we would like to thank you very much for your time and support.
(b) "100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 27 – 28 Sept. 2019
"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 27 – 28 Sept. 2019 at CAsean, Bangkok.
Details at this link: http://www.100x.ait.ac.th/


(a) Inception Workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the WCMC Trade Hub Project: 28 Jul. – 1 Aug. 2019
Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT, will organize Inception Workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the WCMC Trade Hub Project from 28 July – 1 August 2019 at AIT Conference Center.
For more details, please contact tel. ext. 5606.
(b) Workshop on “Mapping groundwater resilience to climate change and human development in Asian Cities”: 5 – 7 Aug. 2019
Water Engineering and Management (WEM) Field of Study, Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), will organize a workshop on “Mapping groundwater resilience to climate change and human development in Asian Cities” from 5 – 7 August 2019 at Room B. 206, AIT Conference Center.
For more details, please contact Ms. Supaluck Luchutawache, WEM, at tel. ext. 6569.
(c) The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”: 22 – 23 Aug. 2019
Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management program under Department of Food, Agriculture, and BioResources, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), will host the 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports” at Hotel Windsor Suites and Convention, Bangkok, from 22 – 23 August 2019.


(a) 2nd Phase Bridging Program: 30 Jul.  – 14 Sept. 2019
The 2nd Phase Bridging Program to be conducted by Language Center from 30 July – 14 September 2019. The program will be conducted from 9am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, except the Mother's Day weekend.
(b) Professional Training Program on Advanced Shrimp Farming: 3 – 10 Nov. 2019
A professional training program on advanced shrimp farming will be organized by AIT Extension from 03-10 November 2019 (including international travel) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
“Advanced Shrimp Farming” is a one-week long professional training program, which has been designed to address not only the lack of know-how and issues with farming practices but also to meet the specific needs and requirements for the development of this venture in the region. The program will cover the state of the art of farming practices, existing good practices, innovation and advanced technologies in farming and shrimp healthcare along with planning and management of environmental issues with shrimp farming.
DOWNLOAD Training Poster and Course Outline
Registration Link:  https://goo.gl/Q1ATjV



C. Faculty and Staff Travel

Dr. Rishiraj Dutta / Uttarakhand, India / 15 – 31 July 2019
Dr. Djoen San Santoso / Indonesia / 18 – 20 July 2019*
Ms. Pratichhya Sharma / Uttarakhand, India / 19 July – 3 August 2019
Mr. Ashok Dahal / Uttarakhand, India / 19 July – 4 August 2019
Ms. Nidthakant Suklap / Chonburi, Thailand / 20 – 21 July 2019*
Prof. Manukid Parnichkun / Franfurt, Germany / 20 July – 1 August 2019
Dr. Oleg Shipin / Johor Bahru, Sandakan & Semporna, Malaysia / 21 – 31 July 2019
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Delhi, Uttarakhand, India / 21 July – 4 August 2019
Dr. Naveed Anwar / Singapore / 22 – 24 July 2019*
Dr. Pham Huy Giao / Hanoi, Vietnam / 22 – 23 July 2019*
Dr. Wattanaporn Meskuntavon / Pathum Thani, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom and Chandthaburi, Thailand / 22 – 25 July 2019*
Dr. Ram C. Bhujel / Nigeria / 22 – 31 July 2019
Dr. Indrajit Pal / Mussoorie, India / 23 – 29 July 2019
Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Khon Kaen, Thailand / 24 July 2019*
Mrs. Cha-on Phasuravong / Ratchaburi, Pechaburi, and Nakhon Pathom, Thailand / 25 – 26 July 2019*
Dr. Sanit Arunplod / Surat Thani, Thailand / 25 – 29 July 2019
Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Surat Thani, Thailand / 25 – 29 July 2019
Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon / Yangon, Myanmar / 27 – 28 July 2019*
Mr. Frank G. Hrle / Vientiane, Laos / 27 – 31 July 2019
Mr. Chathumal Madhuranga Weththasinghe Arachchige / Vientiane, Laos / 28 July – 10 August 2019
Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto / Tokyo, Japan / 29 July - 02 August 2019
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Tokyo, Japan / 29 July – 4 August 2019
Mr. Nawarathnage L. Deshapriya / Vientiane, Laos / 31 July – 6 August 2019
Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul / USA / 31 July – 9 August 2019
Prof. S. Kumar / USA / 4 – 8 August 2019
Mrs. Sumana Shrestha / Thimphu, Bhutan/ 07 - 10 August 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)



D. Classified (jobs) 

Position: Technician (Technical Staff) (School of Engineering and Technology)
Ref. No. 37/19
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Position: Technical Staff (Technician) (School of Engineering & Technology) Ref. No. 61/18
Deadline: 31 August 2019