UDAYANA UNIVERSITY FISIP BENCHMARKING TO UNPAD BANDUNG
The leadership of the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisip) of Udayana University, who was directly represented by the Dean of Fisip Unud, Dr. I Nengah Punia, together with the Unit Coordinators, Administrative Coordinators and staff carried out a working visit on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 09.00 WIB to Padjadjaran University (Unpad). This working visit was accepted by the Head of the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Unpad.
The Dean of Fisip Unud in his speech said he was very grateful for the acceptance and with open arms prepared for the realization of the joint program plan which would be followed up with a visit from Unpad. On this occasion, the Dean of Fisip Unud said that Fisip Unud still needed guidance and shared best practice experiences from Unpad. Discussions related to the implementation of the Independent Campus Learning Program (MBKM), both internships and student exchanges, were carried out intensely.
There are several obstacles related to the implementation of the MBKM program, which is a program from the Ministry, where students often register for the MBKM program, for example the MBKM Young Fighters Program sometimes students enroll in the program without consulting Koprodi or the Dean first. Following up on these findings, the Dean and Koprodi made a policy that students wishing to enroll in the MBKM program must consult and obtain approval from Koprodi regarding course conversion. In the discussion about MBKM, Unpad succeeded in turning challenges into opportunities where one example of the MBKM Program is an internship student that can support the 4 main indicators of the performance contract of the Dean and Chancellor.
As a legal entity university, Unpad is the only one that has a Doctoral (S3) study program in International Relations. So, in the future, the Dean of Fisip Unud really hopes that there will be cooperation on further doctoral studies for lecturers at Fisip Unud to Unpad. The visit ended with the handing over of mementos to the Dean of Fisip to Unpad along with a commitment to realizing a joint program in the context of program internationalization.