UNAIR NEWS – On Monday, December 16, 2019, Chairman and Members of Academic Senate Universitas Airlangga 2014-2019’s term of office is over. There are 19 new members of Academic Senate whose decree of appointment has just been awarded.
The decree awarded was in a ceremony held in Kahuripan Hall 301. It was attended by previous academic senate leadership and members. Prof. Dr. H. Joewono Soeroso, dr., M.Sc., Sp.PD, K-R as the previous chairman expressed his gratitude to all members who had worked and collaborated with him to serve Universitas Airlangga.
“For five years in the academic senate, we have worked with the given trust to design the academic policies of the university, such as academic monitoring and ethical norm application, as well as to appreciate the implementation,” he said.
Academic senate also provides inputs to the board of trustees on rector’s performance assessment and academic process implemented by the university. He also said that for a term, the academic senate, the board of trustees and rector have collaborated well together. He hoped that the excellent partnership can be continued in the future. Tasks that needed improvement can be improved with better goals.
“I realized that there will be more challenges and more targets to be achieved, especially in order to improve the education in Indonesia,” he stated.
Meanwhile, UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. H. Mohammad Nasih, SE., M.T., Ak., CMA. in his remarks expressed his gratitude to the previous academic senate. He also said that the achievements have been shown and felt by the university as it has made great contribution to the betterment of UNAIR.
“I’d like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to anyone who have supported UNAIR. Its achievements cannot be made without the senate’s contribution,” he stated.
In the future, he continued, there will be more challenges. Technological advancement and Industrial Revolution 4.0 must be faced well. He said that there will be more changes they have to face together.
“The idea of UN omission from Nadiem Makarim will affect the university environments. The challenge and competition will make the academic senate to contribute even more to UNAIR,” he stated.
If all this time, as he said further, there have been obstacles due to the regulation, then he encouraged to make improvements to be more flexible. He said it was the key to success in the future.
“In the future, we must be more agile and responsive to the changes. I hope there will be more monumental works and significant contributions made for UNAIR,” he stated.
“So let’s work together and contribute for the alma mater and Indonesia,” he said.
Author: Khefti Al Mawalia