Online Field Assessment of PTI Study Program

Information Technology Education Study Program (PTI) FILKOM UB has completed the online Field Assessment (AL) process from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) (14-15 / 8/2020). The BAN-PT assessors who served in the AL were Prof. Dr. Samsul Hadi, M.Pd., MT. (Yogyakarta State University) and Dr. Indra Budi, S.Kom., M.Kom. (University of Indonesia). The AL process for two days ran well without any significant obstacles.

On the first day, the AL started with an opening ceremony. In addition to the assessors, UB Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR, MS. and the Dean of FILKOM, Wayan Firdaus Mahmudy, S.Si., M.T., PhD. also gave his speech. Wayan conveyed that for the accreditation process, preparations had been made in one year earlier so that the results are expected to be the best for PTI, FILKOM and UB Study Programs.

“We don’t make any fake data, because this is our obligation. We do not want to injure the stakeholders’ trust, “said Wayan.

Meanwhile, Dr. Indra said that he and Prof. Samsul is only asked to verify the forms that have been sent by PTI Study Program to BAN-PT.

“This is a sharing process. I hope there will be good practices from PTI Study Program that we can imitate. We expected that in the end is to improve the quality of education in this country, “said Dr. Indra.

After the opening, the event was continued with the verification process for Form III A and Form III B for the Faculty and the Study Program. There are seven standards that are reviewed as a basis for assessment, including vision, mission, goals and objectives, as well as achievement strategies, guidance, leadership, management and quality assurance systems, students and graduates, human resources, curriculum, learning and academic atmosphere, financing, facilities and infrastructure, as well as information systems, research, service / community service and cooperation.

On the second day of AL process, it was filled with four question and answer sessions and closing. Separate question and answer sessions were held with lecturers, students, alumni, parents of students and graduate users, as well as education staff. This session aims to confirm expectations, satisfaction or input from stakeholders. Meanwhile, at the closing ceremony, there was a checking and signing of the AL report and conveying the conclusions of the AL process that had been carried out by the assessor.

From the two-day AL process, the assessor conveyed several suggestions for improvement, including increasing the position and rank of the lecturer, evaluating the teaching load of lecturers, increasing the implementation of guest lectures with speakers from Information Technology (IT) industry practitioners, providing books / resource text in the reading room or library about pedagogy, increasing alumni involvement in campus activities and organizing Masters in IT Education.

“The lecturers’ positions and ranks that we assess can still be improved. Today most of them are still expert assistants. This is important because position and rank are also requirements in the research funding program. At the present, it seems that big research is still being taken up by senior lecturers. Meanwhile, the teaching load for lecturers that reaches 15 to 22 credits, in our opinion, is still high. Because lecturers also need to allocate time for research. Then there is also input that the resource text on pedagogy in UB and FILKOM is still lack, “explained Dr. Indra.

The results of the direct assessment of the PTI Study Program accreditation will be announced in the next few weeks after going through several more verification stages at BAN-PT, which is examination by the validator, the executive board and the BAN-PT board. [DNA / Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]