The LAMSAMA Assessor Team Visited the Physics Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University

Jimbaran - Undergraduate Study Program in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University (Unud) was visited by a Team of Assessors for the Independent Accreditation Institute for Natural Sciences and Formal Sciences (LAMSAMA) for accreditation, on 5-8 December 2022. The assessment was opened by the Vice Rector for Student Affairs representing the Rector Unud, Tuesday (6/12/2022) took place in the Hall of the Udayana Library Building, Jimbaran Campus. Present at the opening ceremony were the Chairperson of LPPM, Representatives of LP3M, Secretary of USDI, Head of Libraries, Chair of the Senate, Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Coordinators of Study Programs and ranks and students of the Physics Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University. The assessors who attended were Prof. Motlan, M.Sc., Ph.D (Medan State University) and Prof. Dr. Mitrayana, S.Si., M.Si (UGM).

Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Dra. Ni Luh Watiniasih, M.Sc., Ph.D in her remarks said that the implementation of accreditation by the LAMSAMA Assessor was a benchmark for the progress of the study program. On this occasion, the Dean gave a glimpse of the Faculty's profile, target achievements and future development plans and internationalization at FMIPA. For research and publications, the Physics Study Program provides enormous support for the faculty. The number of research and services carried out from year to year is getting higher and the Physics Study Program ranks third in FMIPA. To support the existing Study Program activities, an integrated and integrated laboratory building for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will also be built. The Dean hopes that through the presentation delivered, it can provide information to the Assessors, so that they get a better picture.

Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Prof. Ir. Ngakan Putu Gede Suardana, MT., Ph.D., IPU said that this assessment was carried out in order to realize public accountability, study programs must actively build an Internal Quality Assurance System (SPMI). To prove that the internal quality assurance system has been implemented properly and correctly, an AMAI (Internal Academic Quality Audit) is then carried out which is routinely carried out by all Study Programs. As well as quality assurance, an SPME (External Quality Assurance System) is carried out, in this case for the Physics Study Program, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is carried out by LAMSAMA. The study program will be assessed in the field after an adequacy assessment has been carried out. In the field assessment what is written on the form will be photographed by the attending assessor team. Of course, what has been written in the form must be accounted for with the existing data.

Accreditation is a must for improving the quality of academics, human resources, facilities, and others. Improving the quality of human resources from educators and education staff is always carried out from time to time. This has become a requirement to meet the eligibility of quality standards for educational institutions both nationally and internationally, which in turn can affect the recognition of the results of assessments of higher education institutions. The hope is that the Physics Study Program will be able to achieve superior accreditation, in which the Rector's commitment to Prodi with superior accreditation will be pushed towards international accreditation.

While the Assessor Team delivered from the Dean's presentation, it showed that the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences had been very well supported by the university. The university is expected to be able to support the laboratory equipment needed, because the laboratory is one of the necessary requirements from LAMSAMA. The assessor expects cooperation from Study Program, especially from the Taskforce in carrying out this assessment. LAMSAMA wants the study programs to improve in quality and will try to provide suggestions and input to improve this quality. Through this opportunity the assessor team also read out the code of ethics and the technical implementation of the field assessment.