|Taking picture together after signing the Mou.|
University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) is now getting a new duty to become a foster campus for two universities (PT) in East Java, namely University of Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (UMSIDA) and University PGRI Ronggolawe Tuban (UNIRO). This was also followed up the appointment of Kemenristek Dikti at UMM and 26 best universities in Indonesia to become a foster campus for universities that still not got A accredited.
The commencement of the task was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between UMM with the two campuses on Tuesday (11/7) at UMM Auditorium. Head of UMM Management and Controlling Agency (BPPA), Dr Ainur Rofieq MKes said, UMM will guide UMSIDA and UNIRO in the form of quality control program, both Internal Quality Control System (SPMI) and External Quality Control System (SPME).
"We have five SPMI fields, namely education and learning, research, community service, governance, and cooperation, while SPME is associated with accreditation of institutions and accreditation of study program. SPME and SPMI are interrelated, because good SPME values cannot be separated from the rating points on SPMI," said Rofieq.
Although it has formulated a mentoring plan, but UMM still referd to the results of need analysis and Focus Group Discussion conducted after the MoU. Rofieq added, this was because the needs of each campus is different. "For example, Uniro, the accreditation institution is still C, and UMSIDA has B. Also, Uniro has 13 accredited C and UMSIDA only 7 study programs," Rofieq added.
This guidance program will be conducted until November 2017. Responding to this, UMM Rector, Fauzan, said in his speech that he did not want this moment only a formality but a reality. "The only option is to succeed. UMM opens widely opportunities for learning. UMSIDA and Uniro may please apprenticeship in each related study program, then we can also held a workshop degree in both universities, " explained Fauzan.
Rector hoped that this program could be a strategic instrument in creating public trust for UMM and foster college, so its output could improve the accreditation of institution and accreditation of the department.
Furthermore, Rofieq explaind that, Kopertis always provide an assessment for the PT who build another campus which is accredited and the quality is under it. Not only that, this assessment would be a media of UMM to maintain AKU Kartika. "If we succeed in guiding those two campuses, UMM would be able to add additional points. So it was equally profitable," added Rofieq. (ard)