48 academics propose ideas for UNAIR development in next five years

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UNAIR NEWS – The rector election some time ago appointed Prof. Moh Nasih as Rector of Universitas Airlangga for 2020-2025 period. This period is the second period of leadership of Prof. Nasih who is a professor of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).

The appointment of Prof. Nasih as UNAIR Rector is followed by the selection of deans for 14 faculties and one graduate school. On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15-16, 2020, 48 academics presented ideas for UNAIR’s development.

Some of the presentations of dean candidates were delivered by two academics from Faculty of Medicine (FK), three from Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), four from Faculty of Vocational Studies, one from the Postgraduate School.

One of those who have presented their ideas was Prof. Bagong Suyanto from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP). On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, he presented several ideas for the faculty progress. Two of them include creating graduates who with plus value and reputation in professional world, as well as digitalization of document management so promotion of academic and administrative staff can be faster and easier.

“I want to encourage students to build academic climate, facilitate them to be involved in events that give a plus point for them,” said Prof Bagong.

Prof. Bagong said that document management for promotion by both lecturers and staff often last for years due to the long filing process.

“Digitalization makes filing for promotion quick and easy. If lecturers and staff are promoted quickly, they will be enthusiastic to work, “said the Professor of Economic Sociology.

On the second day, Wednesday, September 16, (16/9/2020), Prof. Purnawan Basundoro, a lecturer of History in the Faculty of Humanities (FIB), presented his ideas for the development of UNAIR, especially FIB, for the next five years.

Purnawan said that the current challenges of learning are from the millennial generation who has a different mindset. Therefore, there must be a curriculum redesigning utilizing information technology to attract millennials.

“There must be a curriculum re-designing, updating of learning content such as video supplementary learning, it will change the educational process in FIB,” said the lecturer who will soon be inaugurated as a professor.

“We have to look far ahead how the curriculum must be able to keep up with the changing times. Nothing lasts forever except change. Now what we face is the millennial generation whose way of thinking is also very different, “he added.

The presentation of ideas from UNAIR academics is open to public. On Tuesday afternoon, the Zoom room was attended by hundreds of stakeholders, including lecturers, students, administrative staff, and alumni.

UNAIR Rector revealed that ideas from UNAIR academics are needed for UNAIR’s future development.

“We want a fundamental solutions that solve the root of problems. The ability to see the root of the problem is very important, ”explained the Rector. (*) Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

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