Every educational institution always strives to improve the quality and quality of education and its graduates so that they are always in demand by the community, one way to measure the level of quality and quality of an educational institution is through accreditation. Accreditation is an overall evaluation and assessment process based on the obligations of tertiary institutions on the quality and capability of administering the higher education tridarma program, to determine an adequate program. Accreditation is not only needed for educational institutions at the University level, but also at the Study Program level. This is because accreditation determines the eligibility of a Study Program based on criteria that refer to the National Higher Education Standards.
As one of the Study Programs in the Faculty of Engineering, University of PGRI Palembang, the Electrical Engineering Study Program is preparing for the re-accreditation process by LAM Engineering because the accreditation previously carried out by BAN PT will end in September 2025.
Therefore the Accreditation Team for the Electrical Engineering Study Program at PGRI Palembang University on Thursday (06/04/2023), located in the Hall of the Faculty of Engineering Building D, floor 2, held an accreditation preparation meeting. In a coordination meeting chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Ir, Amiwarti, S.T., M.T and also attended by Deputy Dean Abdul Azis, S.T., M.T., Chair of the Faculty Quality Assurance Group Muhrinsyah Fatimura, S.T., M.T, along with staff, Head of the Engineering Study Program Electrical Emidiana, S.T., M.T and Lecturer of the Electrical Engineering Study Program, Head of the Chemical Engineering Study Program Rully Masriatini, S.T., M.T., Head of the Civil Engineering Study Program Ir. Herri Purwanto, S.T., M.T., IPM., Head of the Electrical Engineering Laboratory Irine Kartika P, S.T., M.T and Head of the Chemical Laboratory Aan Sefentry, S.T., M.T.
Ir, Amiwarti, S.T., M.T as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering stressed the need to establish communication and coordination across units within the Faculty of Engineering to help smooth the accreditation process which will take place at the end of 2025. “In preparing for accreditation there must be synergy from all parties. Moreover, based on experience, it takes quite a long time and money to prepare accreditation forms in order to get the maximum score, she said.
During the meeting several matters were discussed, including: 1. Preparations were made regarding technical implementation, division of tasks and preparation of filling in the instruments to be assessed. 2. Evaluation of LKPS filling per criterion, and 3. LKPS assessment grid. This needs to be done in order to optimize all the potential of the Faculty of Engineering, Palembang PGRI University.
At the end of the meeting, a joint discussion session was held to unite the perceptions of all coordination meeting participants, so that it is hoped that communication, coordination and consolidation will be established until the end of the accreditation process by LAM Teknik. Overall the coordination meeting took place smoothly and in an orderly manner.