The Directorate of Education and Teaching (DPP), in collaboration with the Directorate of Human Resources (DSDM) of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), recently conducted a comprehensive Academic Services Administration Training. From November 30th to December 1st, 2023, the training marked its inauguration with the participation of the first batch at the 5th Floor Auditorium, UGM Postgraduate School. Embracing a blended learning approach that amalgamates offline (classical) and online methodologies, this training session explicitly catered to Education Staff (Tendik). Tendik attending were entrusted with duties related to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Administration, serving as representatives from various Faculties/Schools across the university.
The primary objective of this training was to bolster the competencies of the Tendik cohort in managing academic administration services—the curriculum aimed to enrich participants’ capabilities in handling administrative tasks. Topics covered included new student admissions, registration processes, academic systems, graduation protocols, and monitoring and evaluation procedures.
During the training, Dr. Sigit Priyanta, S.Si., and M.Kom, serving as the DPP Secretary, emphasized the pivotal role of academic administration management. “From student registrations to overseeing academic activities and eventual graduation into alumni, the administrative continuum remains an integral part,” he highlighted in his presentation. Furthermore, Dr. Sigit Priyanta shed light on the dynamic nature of administrative processes, emphasizing the need to stay updated with the latest regulations. He cited examples such as National Higher Education Standards and recent Ministry of Education and Culture directives delineating study periods and other technical facets.
In addition to delivering an insightful speech, Dr. Sigit Priyanta, S.Sc., and M.Kom, along with other DPP managerial officials, facilitated sessions elucidating academic administration management policies. The training sessions were enriched by diverse topics presented by resource persons from various disciplines within the DPP. Nur Biyantoro S.E. M.M. covered academic administration management, while Rochman Diansyah, S.T., delved into the intricacies of Academic Information and Data Systems (SIA Simaster Setting Stages). Muhammad Lutfi Ansori, S.E., expounded upon Graduation Administration Management (SIA SIMASTER), followed by Bondan Wijanarko, S.IP., M.Sc., who shed light on Learning Monitoring, Evaluation, and Understanding the Pre-KRS process.
At the culmination of the training, Rochman expressed optimism regarding the outcome, envisioning an enhanced management system for Academic Administration Services as a direct result of the comprehensive training received. The Academic Services Administration Training is a testament to Gadjah Mada University’s commitment to fostering continuous improvement and proficiency among its administrative personnel, ensuring a streamlined and efficient academic ecosystem. (SDM/Rista)