Ditulis pada tanggal 20 April 2016, oleh roni, pada kategori News, Kegiatan

Fifteen administrative staff and laboratory assistant of Water Resources Department of Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FT-UB) held a study comparative to University of Malaya (UM) Malaysia, on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Visits were conducted at Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Institut Pengajian Siswazah in UM that is member of ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA).

“The goal is to improve the quality of human resources, especially administrative and laboratory staff. Moreover, this year we will undergo an AUN-QA site visit,” said the Head of the Water Resources Department, Ir. Moh. Sholichin, MT., Ph.D, Monday, April 18, 2016, in his office.

Therefore, Sholichin continued, the department felt the need to prepare academicians that consist of lecturers, staff, and students to face the AUN-QA. According to him who is a former student of UM, those three component is a unity that can not be separated.

“They already use English in the learning process. I hope the department will be ready when entering the ASEAN level then. Later when there are foreign students in the department, the staff must be able to communicate in English,” he said.

Therefore, so far the department has sent six administrative staff for intensive English language courses.

“The courses and comparative study is a series. In addition to improving the human resource, the visits can also improve our knowledge to how far already the universities abroad advanced,” he said.

“UM is already included in the AUN-QA members. We see the extent of the progress that has been passed and is achieved by UM, especially in terms of the management of the administration. It is also important to increase the confidence of employees that the education management is very important,” he continued.

Meanwhile, comparative studies related to AUN-QA has previously been carried out by some lecturer at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand. To improve the competence of lecturers the department also encourage them to join more seminars and publish their international journals more. While improving the competence of the students are encouraged through competitions followed.

Water Resources Department has been preparing AUN-QA since two years ago. Proposal which has been submitted by the department has already been reviewed and when there is no obstacle AUN QA will run the visitation in October.

“We are optimistic because those three element has become a strength which support each other and wrapped by a good curriculum and management,” he concluded.

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