Bali Higher Education Leaders Forum Meeting Discusses AD/ART Continued

Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) was appointed to host the Bali Higher Education Leadership Forum Meeting (FP2TB) which was held offline by implementing strict health protocols. Friday, (10/22/2021).

During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between Ganesha Education University and the Association of Indonesian Private Universities (APTISI) in order to improve the quality of Human Resources and increase competitiveness, especially in Bali.

Rector of Undiksha Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Jampel, M.Pd., explained that in order to improve the quality of institutions, synergy and collaboration between universities is very necessary. The quality in question certainly leads to the implementation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, namely Education and Teaching, Research, and Community Service. "Because frankly, I don't want there to be universities that just exist, just carry out activities and graduate, but the quality is not maintained. This is what we guard, how can all universities really prioritize quality to be able to produce competent, professional graduates. , which is competitive, and has character.

In addition, the Rector of Undiksha said that it was related to the Independent Learning and Independent Campus (MBKM) which were the policies of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. It's just that the program is still based on the spirit of each institution. Undiksha as an Education Personnel Institute is more specialized in improving the quality of human resources, especially teacher candidates. Therefore, we should produce or print more qualified teachers. Other collaborations can also be carried out as long as it is possible, such as strengthening internationalization at home and other superior programs.

Dr. I Made Sukamerta, M.Pd., as the Chairperson of APTISI Region VIII Bali, positively welcomed this collaboration in the context of improving the quality of higher education, especially the private sector. He did not deny that the development of private universities in Bali is not all the same as the state, such as human resources and facilities. That is the future we must share with each other. He also assessed that the direction of the collaboration was in the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. However, what is urgent, according to him, is to increase the capacity of lecturers, especially young lecturers. Programs that need support are further studies or through other programs.

Meanwhile, the Chair of the Bali Higher Education Leadership Forum, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng., IPU., who is also the Rector of Udayana University emphasized the importance of collaboration between universities, especially in Bali. This is in order to improve quality which leads to the realization of superior human resources. "Let's unite. We have to collaborate,” he exclaimed.

The meeting activity of the Bali Higher Education Leaders Forum was also filled with further discussions on the preparation of the Articles of Association and Bylaws (AD/ART) as well as formulating various types of cooperation that might be possible. The program is not only limited to the Tri Dharma of Higher Education but also increases the capacity of campus Human Resources.