Hundreds of Universities Join the Quality Assurance Socialization
BANDUNG, Telkom University – During the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the quality of university continues to be improved. Then how to maintain the quality of higher education during this pandemic? Telkom University organized socialization titled “Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the Covid-19 Pandemic”, which was followed by 489 universities in the West Java through the zoom application and YouTube channel Telkom University, Monday (5/18).
This activity was held as part of the implementation of a new Accreditation System Policy as well as launching a Free UTI conversion calculator fast mobile application for PTs which is attending the event.
Rector of Telkom University, Prof. In his remarks, Adiwijaya explained the purpose of this event was as a synergy between the university and temporary institutions under LLDIKTI Region IV (Institution of Higher Education Service Region IV).
“Our aim as universities is to create the best generation for Indonesian. The purpose of quality assurance is not only to improve the quality of a university but also to the quality of our students.” He said.
The speaker for this event was Prof. Uman Suherman (Head of LLDIKTI Region IV), and Prof. Tjan Basarudin (Director of the Executive Board of BAN-PT).
Prof. Uman explained, how a university is built, it started from creating a good curriculum, having qualified lecturers, and providing good educational facilities, and the last is the most important that is the ability to maintain public trust.
“Many universities in Indonesia have the ability but in the end, the public trust is the key. The society must agree that the university can create outstanding students and become an advantageous person for society .” He said.
Prof. Tjan explained how the quality assurance process during this pandemic, previously in the independent campus quality assurance process, it was explained in Permendikbud article 6 that PT (Higher Education) which already had a passive ranking/accreditation was just waiting, because BAN-PT was obliged to extend the accreditation if there is no requirement that the previous rank is not fulfilled.
“It means that the current regulations, universities focus on running quality education, while BAN-PT will see to what extent the requirements for accreditation are still being met. If it is not fulfilled, we will contact the university to request the required data, because all study programs and universities should be in an accredited status. ” He said.