Lecturer Achiever Selection (Dospres) 2011, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) entered the final stage. The candidates who had been previously selected by their respective faculties were selected again at the university level by the Academic Quality Control Board (BKMA). For two days, Tuesday-Wednesday (04/19-20), 25 lecturer achievers participated training of Capacity Building of Academic Personal Quality in UMM Inn. The final result of the selection on lecturer achiever will be announced at the ceremony of National Education Day on May 2.
The Chief of BKMA UMM, Prof. Dr. Ir. Wahyu Widodo, MS, stated that the lecturers were encouraged to have not only achievement in various academic fields, but also excellence in personality, morality, and attitude of everyday behavior. "Thus, the training material is more focused on the lecturer’s motivation to continue developing professionalism, admirable personality and high integrity," said the professor of FPP UMM.
According to Wahyu, the periodic election of lecturer achiever has existed since 2004. Every lecturer who has been selected by the department and faculty then is invited to join the training held by BKMA. In addition, the candidates present their excellence in order to determine the best Dospres of university level. "The best lecturer will represent UMM in the selection of Kopertis and National level," said Wahyu when accompanying Vice Rector I, Prof. Dr. Ir. Sujono opening the event.
Moreover, the deepening on Islamic teaching was filled by the Vice-Chairman of PW Muhammadiyah of East Java, Dr. Sa'ad Ibrahim, MA. Sa'ad who is also a lecturer at UIN Maliki Malang emphasized the basic principle of life which should be run according to Islamic values. Among other things, ethics as a basic principle in everyday life, honesty, integrity, responsibility, respect for the rights of others, love at work, trying hard to save and invest, willing to work hard and to be timely. Those ethoses are considered important to cultivate the Islamic performance solely to God.
Those are also in accordance with the principles of lecturer professionalism. According to Sujono, self-development of a teacher is what a lecturer should do to be the excellence and best lecturer. It is assessed not only from the level of position and intellectuality, but also from the motivations that can build the willingness of the lecture to always improve the capability and responsibility as a lecturer. (tiw/nas/t_alf)