|Biology Students was doing practical work in Biology Lab UMM. Photo: Rino / Humas|
Program Study Biology, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) managed to maintain A accreditation. In accordance to National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN-PT) No. 1699 / SK / BANPT / Akred / S / VIII / 2016, Biology Department UMM held the highest accreditation until 2021.
In this way, it had been twice that UMM Biology Department got A accreditation, which started in 2011. The head of UMM Biology Department, Dr. Yuni Pantiwati MPd said that, for this accreditation UMM Biology had an advantage in the field of curriculum. "In the field of curriculum we follow and implement the entire curriculum well issued by the government," said Yuni.
It not only focused on the implementation of the curriculum, but also continued to boost various cooperation within and outside the country. Furthermore, Yuni said, Biology UMM was currently working to improve achievement through international cooperation. "International cooperation has become an obligation for every study program for now," said the lecturer from Jember.
Yuni admitted that students and lecturer of UMM Biology had already visited three countries several times, namely Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore for benchmarking study programs. In fact, Biology UMM had an Integrated Field Studies (SLT). This study invited students to learn and seek more experience in the international world. Lecturer of UMM Biology was also developing research of creeping animal and vines with one of the universities in China, Guangxi University, Guilin.
Lecturer’s research, community service, and journal publications and oral became a homework that still need to be evaluated for accreditation in the future. Supporting the teaching and learning activities, Biology Department also provided biology internship program and recommended students to intern in agencies. "Currently, Biology Department is preparing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) simultaneously with all agencies to facilitate students in the internship process later," said the lecturer FKIP UMM. (Jal / han)