AUN assessors with UNAIR Rector and officials of faculty and lecturers on December 23 in Management Office Building UNAIR. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)
UNAIR NEWS – After two days of assessing three programs of Universitas Airlangga, the assessing team of ASEAN University Networking-Quality Assessment (AUN-QA), presented their findings. They were presented in Kahuripan Hall 301, Management Office Building, Thursday, December 22.
The presentation was attended by officials of the university, faculties, and departments and also the lecturers. On December 19 and 20, six assessors visited English Literature Department of FIB, Public Health Bachelor Program of FKM and Bachelor program of Management Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).
The assessors in turns presented their findings on eleven points of their assessment for the programs and departments. The points were on the expected learning outcomes, program specification, program structure and content, teaching and learning approach, student assessment, academic staff quality, supporting staff quality, student quality and support, facility and infrastructure, quality enhancement and output.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Kunyada Anuwong, the assessor of Management bachelor program explained that AUN-QA certificate is awarded if the assessment score reaches at least 4 out of 7. Score at 4 means that the program or department achieves an adequate score in implementing the academic process.
Each program got inputs for their quality improvements. Dr. Patricia Empeleo who was also assessing Management bachelor program said that the program has excellent academic and supporting facilities, with UNAIR Cybercampus integrated to e-learning system but there are still aspects in need of improvement.
“A medium term plan on comprehensive development is needed and the library should be opened on Saturday and Sunday during the exam week,” said Patricia, a lecturer of Santo Thomas University.
Meanwhile, Public Health bachelor program got inputs from Prof. Dr. Alvin B. Culaba and Assoc. Prof. Dinh Thanh Viet. They suggested the learning process was based on the expected result and in every syllabus should elaborate textbooks which the students have to read.
English Department was assessed by Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Riza Atiq and Dr. Veerades Panvisavas and Prof. Riza was amazed with the graduates of English Literature which spreads to any professions such as manager, banker and entrepreneurs.
As the last assessor presented findings, the professor appreciated the academicians who were presents for AUN-QA presentation. He said that if all programs of UNAIR have the same quality with the three programs assessed, UNAIR target should not be about getting to Top 500 of world class university.
Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso, Ph.D., dr., Sp.PD-KGH, after the event said that the assessors have inspected well and in details on UNAIR academic process. Even though there are improvements, Prof. Djoko said that those improvement was presented to improve their performance even further.
“They looked really concern with academic quality produced by UNAIR, from the student selection, graduate students and also when the students were interview, even though there are improvement presented. It was presented as an educational quality service,” said Vice Rector I.
The Chairman of Quality Assurance Board UNAIR Prof. Dr. Bambang Sektiari Lukiswanto, DEA., drh., said that his unit will oversee the quality improvement as presented by the assessors. “Every program has already got the inputs, they should plan on the follow up. We, in BPM, will oversee the plan,” said BPM Chairman.
Before were six bachelor programs in UNAIR already visited by assessor AUN, Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology and Chemistry. (*)