UNAIR NEWS – The International Relations (HI) program has its own steps to face the assessment team of National Accreditation Board – Higher Education (BAN-PT) was present to see the improvements of the program on Monday, March 21. The accredited A program has been preparing since last year documents on learning system, students activities, and alumni performance.
“HI has been preparing the accreditation since last year, important documents and supporting documents on students activities for the last five years and lecturers activities for the last three years,” said M. Muttaqien, Ph.D, the head of HI UNAIR program .
Lecturers, students, alumni, and partners of HI were presented for this accreditation, to give physical proof to the assessment team. The students were present to give statements on the system and program curriculum, while the alumni and partners were invited to give statements on the performance and quality of the alumni in the professional world. At least there are three important qualifications in accreditation. First, accreditation is the basis of students and alumni to get into the professional world. Second, it is the basis of acquiring scholarship from a certain institution. Third, it is a part of the program evaluation, to improve and perfect the program.
“The advantages of accreditation are many. For students, it is essential to get into the professional world. For companies, it is also required and questioned,” he said.
Prof. Dr. Mappa Nasrun, MA., and Prof. Dr. Maswadi Rauf, MA., were there as the assessment team of BAN-PT for HI accreditation. Both of them also represented the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
“This accredited A program were reviewed on their improvements since accreditation to see the number of lecturers in higher education and scientific journals,” said Prof. Dr. Mappa Nasrun, MA., the professor of Universitas Hassanuddin Makassar. (*)
Author: Ahalla Tsauro
Editor: Nuri Hermawan