Beasiswa S3 IDB
Written by Farah
A few years after the independence of the country, the Indonesian government identified a great need for teaching staff for all levels and types of school. This had led the government to issuing the Peraturan Pemerintah (PP) or Government Regulations No. 41/1950 that underlined the establishment of BI, BII and PGSLP courses that were meant to prepare secondary school teachers. Later in 1958, under PP No. 51/1958, the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Indonesia or UI was integrated into Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG) or Higher Education Institution for Teachers. In 1961, the Minister of Education launched his decrees no. 6 and 7 of 8 February 1961 based on which the BI and BII courses were integrated into the Faculty of Educational Science (FKIP) of University of Indonesia (UI).
The National Policy in Higher Education states that university teaching staff members should hold at least a master degree or, preferably, doctorate degree. Although UNJ has nearly 50% of teaching staff hold master and doctorate educational background, the number is still not adequate to meet the advancement of sciences and technology. As a consequence, for the existing and new study programs, UNJ should also provide opportunities for teaching staff with S-1 degree to continue their study for a master degree and those holding master degree to study for a doctorate degree. Presently, there are 72 members of the teaching staff who needs to undertake master study and another 48 of them who should undertake doctorate study.
It is a priority of the University to train its teaching staff to upgrade the academic quality of the institution. The following training activities are proposed in this regard: (i) overseas training; (In-country training, and (iii) short courses and seminars for relevant staff in order to provide them with better academic skills and experience. It is expected that 25 prospective candidates from the faculty of university will be trained overseas to obtain Doctoral Degree in their respective fields. In addition, 40 more will be trained in Universities within the country. The targeted output of the short-term training programs covers academic staff members who are involved in curriculum development, lab technicians, and administrative staff involved in the process of curriculum development.
The objective of the proposed project is to upgrade and refine the status and role of UNJ as a provider of high quality educational services and better place for lifelong learning. This objective will be achieved by upgrading and expanding the academic and research facilities of the University in conjunction with updating of curriculum and advanced training of the faculty.
The purpose of the overseas staff training program, as a part of capacity building for the teaching staff, is to improve the lecturers’ knowledge and ability in order to make efficiency and effectiveness of learning process based on the new global curriculum development which will be upgraded by this project. As the result of this program, State University of Jakarta are expected will have better quality of international teaching staffs and will continuously quality improvement on their own teaching learning process.
The degree training is conducted for three years PhD program in several overseas universities. Overseas training will be administered by UNJ. The selection of overseas universities would be in line with the network and cooperation arrangements established by UNJ with overseas universities. This will be implemented in cooperation with the Directorate General of Higher Education in the Ministry (MONE).
D. EXPECTED OUTPUT
The twenty five (25) lecturers will get PhD certificates on several fields of study (see attachment 1). The expected output of the program is the academic staff’s knowledge and ability improvement to have international academic quality assurance in order to make efficiency and effectiveness of teaching and learning process based on the new global curriculum development.
E. SELECTION CRITERIA/ QUALIFICATIONS
The candidates of the program are selected by following criteria/ qualifications;
1) full-time base of UNJ faculties;
2) have strong commitment to finish their study in three years;
3) hold Master Degree either from in-country or overseas;
4) passed IELTS/TOEFL score qualification for PhD program;
5) have Letter of Unconditional Acceptance from host universities;
6) have research proposal accepted by their supervisor from host universities;
7) have passed initial selection by UNJ’s reviewers.
The staff training program will be started in 2009 and ended in 2012.