The “DOKAR” or Lecturer Works Program from Universitas Brawijaya in 2022 has delivered three senior lecturers at the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, to become guest lecturers and professors at one of the tertiary institutions in Malaysia. For several days, Nurkholis.,Ph.D.,Ak.,CA., Yeney Widya Prihatiningtias, DBA., and Mirna Amirya, PhD., became lecturers at the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
This program is carried out in order to fulfill the Key Performance Indicators related to experience or work history outside campus, especially abroad, as well as increasing the international reputation of Universitas Brawijaya in general and the Department of Accounting in particular. In addition, through this DOKAR activity, various types of cooperation can be initiated with foreign universities, especially those that already have a reputation in the QS ranking.
Lectures are held in small classes for Public Sector Accounting courses taken by final semester students, with around 30 students in each class. On the last day of teaching, a Guest Lecture was also held with around 100 students attending and the event was held in the campus hall. “The UiTM party said that this activity was very beneficial for students and institutions because it would also be included as their KPI (Key Performance Indicator) since they had held lectures with guest lecturers from abroad, of course the UiTM campus did not need to pay lecturer honorarium fees because they had been borne by Universitas Brawijaya”, explained Nurkholis. In addition, at the same time, students also gain new knowledge related to the implementation of government accounting in Indonesia, which they have not obtained from regular lectures so far.
In between teaching, the team also held roadshows to several other partner universities, namely Universiti Malaya and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia which are also located in the area around Kuala Lumpur. “We also made a collaborative research visit with the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) UiTM to get publication opportunities in various reputable international journals, namely Scopus from Q1 to Q4,” he added.
From these visits, it was agreed that various possibilities for inter-institutional collaboration such as the implementation of Independent Learning Independent Campus (MBKM) for inbound and outbound, plans for the implementation of the International Doctoral Colloquium for research dissemination of doctoral students at each university in rotation, teaching collaboration, mentoring and also testing students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and of course research and publication collaborations, as well as community service with funding which will be discussed later.
DOKAR 2022 has succeeded in bringing UB’s good name on the international stage, and will also add activities with an international playing field, which are expected to be executed in 2023. “With the success of this year’s DOKAR program, it is hoped that next year the same program will be held again to further elevate the name of Universitas Brawijaya internationally and of course increase the IKU number. In addition, of course there will be more academic benefits that can be felt by both students and lecturers, both academically and non-academically,” he concluded. (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)