Welcoming AEC, Telkom University Upating D3 Hospitality Curriculum
BANDUNG, TEL – U – If everything goes as planned, the end of 2015 is the commencement of the ASEAN Economic Community. In this era, AEC 2015 bring fresh air to the world of hospitality, especially the tourism sector. Redesign the curriculum becomes a strategic tread of D3 Hospitality courses Telkom University to adjust the quality of graduates with the needs of the tourism industry in the era of the AEC.
“Universities are required to provide competency-based curriculum that is prepared in accordance with guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI),” said Chairman of the Ikatan Cendekiawan Pariwisata Indonesia (ICPI), Prof. Azril Azhari, Ph.D at the Evaluation and Curriculum Improvement Study Program D3 Hospitality Telkom University (Tel-U), Tuesday (24/3), at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FIT) Tel-U.
Professor of STP Trisakti explains, there are several stages in preparing the curriculum. First, the curriculum must be accommodate the President of the Republic of Indonesia Regulation No. 8 of 2012 on the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework (KKNI). In addition, the general skills must be in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture of the number 49 in 2014 on the National Standards for Higher Education. It all can be used to develop the competence of graduates.
“The competence of graduates in the era of the AEC should refer to the competence of tourism and hospitality for the ASEAN level, that is the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals or ACCSTP,” said Azril. He assured, to compete at the ASEAN level, the courses are expected dare to adopt ACCSTP competency standards into the curriculum.
Dean FIT Tel-U Dr. Teguh Widodo said the purpose of the Tel-U is competing at the international level. According to him, Hospitality Studies Program D3 Tel-U will adopt international standards of competence in the curriculum in order to produce graduates who are ready to be absorbed by the national and international tourism industry.(purel/risca)