|Ketua BPH UMM, Malik Fadajr, bersama ketua PP Muhammadiyah, Haedar Nashir, dan ketua Majlis Dikti PP Muhammadiyah, Chairil Anwar menjadi narasumber silaturahim dengan dosen UMM, Kamis (23/2).
Addressing change in Indonesian higher education, Chief of Daily Executive Board (BPH) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Prof. HA Malik Fadjar, said the importance of consolidation from various lines. Muhammadiyah universities have strategic position in every change for the future. Thus, they should organize institutional strengthening.
According to Malik, there are three forms of consolidation that are necessary: ideal, structural, and personal. Ideal consolidation refers to building vision, expectation and dreams for the future. Proactive attitude is required to achieve them. “Thus, we need skill of communication as well as interaction to shtrengthening ideology and dreams,” he said on a gathering event of PP Muhammadiyah, Dikti Council of PP Muhammadiyah and UMM leaders and lecturers, Thursday (2/23) in UMM Dome.
Chief of PP Muhammadiyah, Haedar Nashir, also reminded that the popularity of UMM cannot be separated from dreams which were built since the era of KH Ahmad Dahlan (founder of Muhammadiyah, ed.). When he was still young, Dahlan dreamt Muhammadiyah would be able to handle four important main pillars: tabligh, education, mass media and social welfare.
In the field of education, at the time was handled by KH Ibrahim, Dahlan dreamt about bulding prepentious university. “The dream seemed so impossible to do, but after it lasted for half a century, we can realize the UMM,” said Haedar who was also accompanied by Chief of Dikti Council of PP Muhammadiyah, Chairil Anwar.
Meanwhile, Malik said, structural consolidation is synergizing movement with all the potentials of an institution. “Whether it is a centripetal movement towards dreams or centrifugal movement away from expectation,” continued Malik.
Personal consolidation covers: individual attitudes in performing service to support structural consolidation. “Campus is not only a building, but the human resources there must have seriousness in building strong campus culture,” he said.
Haedar added, to strengthen the consolidation, the most difficult challenge is maintaining cohesive rythm of change and continuity. In one hand, an institute must continue to make a progress along with the change of its surrounding. On the other hand, it must maintain its balance. Failure in maintaining them would result on speculation of shocks.
Thus, Haedar said there are three important things in managing all activities of Muhammadiyah: revilatization; organization and leadership; network stregthening; resource streghthening; and action and service.
Chairil Anwar added that UMM which is relied as an education display for Muhammadiyah higher education must keep going strong and make progress. UMM must do innovations in order to keep being the pioneer. “I always expose to anyone that UMM is the first private university which inaugurated a professor (Prof. Dawam Rahardjo, ed.), the only campus which has generator in campus. It is hard to be imitated by other campuses including mine, UGM,” said Chairil. (nas/t_alf)