Each professor in Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) should uphold academic responsibilities by producing various scientific works. Also, the most crucial duty of a professor is to encourage the other lecturers to be professors by guiding the professor candidates in UMM. That was a statement from Dr Fauzan in the submission of three Decrees of Professor establishment and 64 other functional positions on UMM Campus, Tuesday (11/01). The Decrees were handed by the Head of the Institute for Higher Education Institution Service (L2DIKTI) Regional 7, Prof Soeprapto, and witnessed by the Deputy Chair of Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD), Prof Edy Suandy Hamid.
Based on Dr Fauzan, the promotion aimed to accelerate the number of professors in Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang. “In short, there are five more Decrees of Professor establishment for UMM. Currently, we own 24 professors,” said the Rector of UMM. Furthermore, Prof Edy appreciated various innovative strategies of the UMM Rector to improve professor quantity and UMM programs as the center of excellence. “In the Industrial Revolution 4.0, innovation and creativity are inevitable,” said Prof Edy to remind the lecturers to prepare themselves to be professors. Each lecturer should plan their further studies to own a doctoral degree and functionally become a professor. “Not to get the rector position or any other positions,” said Prof Edy. He also highlighted the new professor should keep working on academic duties. “Do not consider a professor as an ivory tower or a symbol of academic achievement,” he said.