Study Program of Indonesian Language Education and Literature (PBSI) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) has just achieved accreditation A from National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN-PT). This announcement can be seen on BAN-PT website since last July 28th while the assessment was done on May 20th, 2017.
The assessment included 7 standards defined by BAN-PT. First standard includes vision, mission, objectives, and achievement strategy of study program. Second standard are leadership and management system. Third standard includes students and graduates. Forth standard includes human sources and recruitment of faculty. Fifth standard includes curriculum, teaching and learning, and academic environment. Sixth standard includes financial, and facilities. The last, seventh standard is about Tri Dharma of higher education.
This assessment is summarized in the seven standards defined by BAN-PT including the vision, mission, objectives, and achievement strategy of the study program presented in standard one; Leadership and management systems on two standards; Students and graduates on standard three; HR and recruitment of faculty at standard four; Curriculum, learning, and academic atmosphere on the five standards; Financing, facilities at the six standards; And the seventh standard concerning Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi.
The head of PBSI department, Drs.Tuti Kusniarti, MSi said the vision and mission refers to the vision and mission of the university. The third standard is very important because it concerns about the students and graduates. The number of new students and the graduates should be balanced. Besides, the achievements of students both in academic and non-academic and the contribution of graduated for the department are parts of the assessment. Currently, PBSI has 583 students from 2013 to 2016 and has 21 lecturers.
The lecturers are not only assessed by the linearity of knowledge but also by their scientific works. This accreditation A is achieved because of the number of lecturers with doctoral degree are increased. Tuti said, “In 2012, PBSI only had 2 lecturers with doctoral degree and the accreditation of the department was B. Thank you God, now we have 8 lecturers with doctoral degree”.
This new school year, PBSI department starts to implement new policy about Curriculum for Higher Education (KPT). Previously, KKNI and KBK have been applied to the students. Teaching and learning system is not only done in classroom but also by e-learning and practice.
To support the implementation of laboratory work practices, PBSI places its laboratories in several working environments, such as journalistic laboratory located in Malang Post office and broadcasting laboratory located within the Radio Republic of Indonesia.
At the end, Tuti hopes that this achievement will continue to improve. “This accreditation A is expected to be always achieved by PBSI study program" (lus)