Five Pillars of Strengthening Higher Education Quality According to the SPMI Kemenristekdikti Team

Author : Humas | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 14:24 WIB
Ir.Desiana when presenting material in front of participans. Photo: (Mirza/PR)

There were five important pillars that strengthen the quality of the institution. They were the synergy between managers and organizers of education, organization, governance, leadership and quality assurance. These five things had to be owned by a higher education institution to continue to grow and progress.


"UMM has become a quality university," said Ir. Desiana Vidayanti M.T, Internal Quality Assurance System Development Team (SPMI) of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ristekdikti). According to her, UMM became one of the examples of private universities that were well established in the management system of their education services.


On Wednesday (8/28) afternoon, UMM in collaboration with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (Kemristekdikti) held a Synchronization of the Internal Quality Assurance System and the External Quality Assurance System (IAPT 3.0 and IAPS 4.0) in the Senate Meeting Room (RSS) Campus III, UMM White Campus.


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If the five pillars were not implemented, according to Desiana in the presence of 17 private universities in East Java, the growth could be hampered. She then gave an example in the organizational field. In the organizational structure, there had to be understanding and clarity of each task carried.


Quality, continued Desiana, had become an important element. The quality that determines a PT would continue and live long or not. "If the quality is not regularly checked and maintained, then it can predict that the quality owned will also not be controlled," said Desiana, a lecturer at the University of Mercubuana Jakarta.


If a university did not pay attention to quality assurance, besides harming the college itself, it could also harm its students. In its implementation, universities were regulated by Government Regulation Number 4 of 2014, concerning the implementation of higher education and management of higher education.


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For UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd, the SPMI approach was started from a change in mind-set. If the mind-set was not good, what would be done would not be good. The university had the duty to build trust in each party (stakeholder) through higher education quality assurance.

"The services provided must also be guaranteed. It really affects the trust of stakeholders and students and their social circle, "said Fauzan. Besides Desiana, this meeting also presented Ir. Bambang Suryoatmono, Ph.D who was also from the SPMI Development Team. (Win)



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