Direktorat Jendral Pendidikan Tinggi Departemen Pendidikan Nasional (DIKTI DEPDIKNAS) held a workshop on the quality warrant of the leadership institute and college, on Monday (8/11/08) in the Senate Convention Hall the Academic Administration Center (PAU UI). The participants of the workshop were the rectors and vice rectors from 20 universities around Indonesia.
One of the events on this workshop was visiting UI. For an hour, the participants of the workshop visiting the library center UI. Dra. Luki Wijayanti, SIP, M.Si, the Head of the library center was giving an explanation about the library center itself. In addition, the participants also visited Information Technology Training Center (ITTC) UI, and were conducted by Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, MM, MSc, IP, The Head of Development of Information System (PPSI UI).
The event was started on 9 AM with a welcoming speech by Dr.Ir.Muhammad Anis. M.Met, Vice-rector UI for Academic and Students Division. He said that, “the goal of the event was to give information on university management in Indonesia”
The Head of DIKTI team, Drs. Bambang Sarengat, from the ORMAWA Subdit Institutional University General Directorate also attended the event. This event was held in order to give information to the participants about the autonomy Badan Hukum Milik Negara (BHMN) in organizing the learning system.
In addition, all participants were also expected to get the comprehensive explanation about the development of business unit in UI. Furthermore, this event was also became the chance to clarify about the information that spread in the society that the tuition fee for the BHMN college were so expensive by the BHMN colleges and DIKTI.
In the workshop, UI presented information about the management and development of UI. The presentation was entitled “Quality Culture” by Bachtiar Alam, Ph.D, the Research and Social Service Director, “Institutional Quality Assurance” by Prof. Dr. Sulistyoweni Widanarko, the Head of UI academic warrant, “Leader and Good University Governance” by Prof. I Ketut Surajaya, the Secretary of UI, and “Diversifying University Income” by Drs. Ak. Tafsir Nurchamid, M.Si, Vice-Rector for Human Resources Department, Finance, and Administration.
After the discussion session, the event was continued at 7 PM with the Video Conference in the Assembly Room A, Second Floor, PAU Building, Campus UI Depok. The Video Conference was done by John Fielden, Commonwealth Higher Education Management Service (CHEMS) Consulting dari United Kingdom (UK), with the topic entitled“Developing a Quality System in a Higher Education Institution”. Generally, the Video Conference was about the right mechanism to manage university just like the examples CHEMS given in some countries. The participants also given chance to ask questions and shared experiences about each university to the keynote speaker. The event was ended at 9 PM.