UNAIR NEWS – Four UNAIR study programs have achieved better accreditation. Nursing Education (S1), Nursing Education (Professional), Indonesian Literature (S1) which were accredited B have been accredited A. Medical Analysts (D3) which was accredited C has been accredited B.
Accreditation of Nursing study program from UNAIR Faculty of Nursing (FKp) has been conducted three times since its establishment in 1998. First accreditation was done in 2005 and accredited C. The second was in 2010 and accredited B and in 2015 was accredited A.
Five year preparation was indeed a long time to improve. In 2015, the assessment was done conducted by Institution of Independent Accreditation for Indonesian Health Higher Education (LAM-PTKes).
“In 2010 we were accredited by BAN-PT, for this year it was by LAM-PTKes,” said Dr. Kusnanto, S.Kp., M.Kes., the Vice Dean I of FKp UNAIR. Interviewed in his office, Kusnanto said that in 2016 we want to achieve ASEAN level accreditation, ASEAN University Network (AUN).
Other than Nursing Education, Indonesian Literature has achieved better accreditation too. Dra. Dwi Handayani, M.Hum., as the head of the study program of Indonesian literature said that for 4 or 5 years, they have made a lot of improvements.
“As targeted by Rector, all study programs in UNAIR have to achieved Accreditation A by 2020. We were motivated by that,” she said.
Dra. Dwi Handayani, M.Hum. saw that there are significant improvements in the number of researches, cooperation with other external institutions, social services in the communities, and many alumni work in linear field with their program. Human resources also affected the quality of the study program. As of now, there are 6 doctors and 1 professor in Indonesian Literature study program.
In the future, accredited A study programs will maintain their achievements and try to achieve international accreditation.“The challenge ahead is on how make documentation on every activity conducted. Furthermore, each lecturer is expected to make their own textbook, not merely textbook but with ISBN, and to make international journal indexed at Scopus,” Dwi said. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh