UNAIR NEWS – Like any other institutions or people in general, for 2017, Universitas Airlangga also has some new year resolutions and targets it wants to achieve. For its academics, UNAIR has at least four targets it wants to achieve this year.
Here are some targets and they way to achieve them as explained by the Head of Planning and Development Board (BPP) UNAIR Badri Munir Sukoco, Ph.D. to UNAIR News:
- Increasing the number of programs accredited A
In 2016, the number of programs accredited A by National Accreditation Board – Higher Education (BAN – PT) was 91 programs. This year, 2017, the target is to increase it into 108 programs.
To achieve the target, 53 programs accredited B will be guided to submit accreditation documents. There should be infrastructure improvements to support the academic process.
- Increasing the number of programs accredited or certified internationally
At the moment, there are already six programs in UNAIR certified by ASEAN University Networking-Quality Assessment (AUN-QA), Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology and Chemistry. Last December, there were three more programs assessed, Management, Health Sciences and English Literature. In 2017, UNAIR has planned to add six programs to be certified by AUN-QA.
Beside certification, the programs should also be assessed by international accreditation institutions. Last year, Management Master program was accredited by ABEST21 (The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st century organization)
“In 20106, international accreditation we achieved was only one, MM. There are four programs towards international accreditation for this year,” said Badri.
As planned, the programs to be accredited internationally have been asked to conduct benchmarking to international accreditation institutions such as Accreditation Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Science and Mathematics (ASIIN) in Germany.
- Increasing the number of research publications and research result manufactures
In 2017, UNAIR has targeted 438 research publications to be indexed by Scopus and Thomson Reuters. On Monday, January 9, the number of UNAIR’s Scopus indexed research publications was 201 while the papers submitted in academic journals in 2016 has reached 220.
“At best, there are 117 publications in 2015. When we give some incentives, Scientific Publication and Journal Development Center (PPJPI) conducts the proofreading, translate and each faculty also allocate some money for internal research in the faculty, some have accepted and some are still in the process. Hopefully, in 2017, we’ll get some positive effects from 2016. In marketing, it’s called carry over effect,” said Badri who is also the coordinator of UNAIR’s World Class University program.
Currently, there are 13 products which have gone through Technology Readiness Level (TKT)7. This year, we will add 20 more products while for TKT 9, we will increase from 4 products to 10 products. The scaling of TKT shows the readiness of technology application. TKT 7 means system prototype demonstration in an operational environment while TKT 9 shows that actual system proven through successful mission operations.
- Proposing 25 lectors to be professors
In 2017, UNAIR will propose 25 lectors to be new professors. As of now, there are 117 active professors in UNAIR, it is expected to increase and reach 202. Furthermore, the head lectors should be improved from 351 to 536 people and the doctors also to be increased from 615 doctors to 715 doctors.
“There has been a new regulation since 2015. For someone who have been head lector with 400, 500 or 700 credit points, 45% of it should be from publications. So, for example he has 400 credit points, he needs 450 more. 450 multiplied by 45% equals 225, and that sum should be in forms of publications. If he is a single author in Scopus, he will need at least five more publications in Scopus. So, it does need time, but it’s achievable if he often composes and publishes,” said the Head of BPP. (*)
Author : Defrina Sukma S
Editor : Binti Q. Masruroh