UNAIR NEWS – As other accreditations performed by some programs in Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNAIR, Political Science program saw the need of capacity improvement, especially the program itself. As important elements in accreditation done last week, students, lecturers, alumni and employers of alumni are deemed strategic for program development.
The program accredited A by BAN-PT believed that capacity improvement can be done through some programs. Drs. Kris Nugroho MA., as the head of the program explained that the lecturers’ quality will be improved and allocated for doctoral degrees to expand knowledge and to encourage research custom for the lecturers.
“Not only knowledge from textbooks, but direct contribution or field research in community to study any phenomena will be developed,” he said.
Kris also added that the research development will be conducted with other organizations or institutions with similar interests. It is done to get the latest info on contemporary issues.
“Lecturers based on research are important, so the knowledge shared is not only by textbooks,” he said.
Furthermore, the head of the program also expected lecturers participation in seminars, domestic or international and be active in Indonesian Political Science Association (AIPI). Journal publications are also important, journal accreditation will be always improved. It is to encourage lecturers to keep being professionals. (*)
Author: Ahalla Tsauro
Editor: Nuri Hermawan