Located in the STAI Al Furqan Postgraduate Program, Makassar, the quality assurance team of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, which was directly led by the Head of the Quality Assurance Center, Wahyudi Rauf, M.Pd., finished the assistance for preparing documents, Sunday (01/22). It is part of the Study Program Quality Improvement program. STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, together with four other universities, STIA Abdul Haris, STAI Yapnas Jeneponto, STAI DDI Maros, and STAI Al Furqan, organized a joint activity to fulfil accreditation instruments.
This activity was held with LLDikti IX support as the facilitators. As facilitators, Prof. Dr H. Nasir Hamzah and Ramli, M.Si assisted the team in preparing the forms. Dr Andi Fiptar Alam, the Chairman of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, mentioned that the program aimed to strengthen high school institutions towards institutional transformation as it is known that STKIP Muh Barru is currently improving to establish institutional change to become Universitas Muhammadiyah Barru.
Andi Fiptar explained that STKIP Muh Barru had completed the assessment and varied stages. Also, Andi Fiptar described compiling forms as a step to strengthen quality assurance. On the other hand, Ismail Suardi Wekke, Program Director of the Indonesian Universities Consortium on Socio-Religious Studies (IUCSRS), stated that the university network formed in November 2022 collaborated on various concerns, including producing a quality culture.
Furthermore, Ismail argued that there is a demand for recognition at various levels. So Ismail emphasized that it was just an extra from fulfilling quality assurance internally and externally. “As for rankings, it is only an intermediate goal. The end of all this is forming a quality culture in higher education institutions,” said Ismail, the Maros Education Council secretary.
Ismail further stated that the Education Council organized activities to facilitate higher education institutions producing an educational ecosystem. “It is still in the early stages, and further activities are still needed. So they can fulfill all documents for the accreditation agency,” said Ismail.