17 Dec 2022

Preparing for LAMEMBA, Accounting Study Program Hosted ‘Road to Accreditation: How to Get Outstanding Grade From LAMEMBA’ Workshop

The Accounting Study Program, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, hosted the Road to Accreditation: How to Get Outstanding Grade From LAMEMBA Workshop on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, at UNS Inn, Solo.

On this occasion, the study program invites Yudha Aryo Sudibyo, SE, M.Sc. Ak. Ph.D., CA., from Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (UNSOED) to share his knowledge in preparing for the LAMEMBA accreditation.

At the beginning of his material, Yudha shared that the material needed for accreditation was already available and only needed suitable formulation to meet the assessor’s requirements and demand. On-site assessment usually takes around two days, which requires the Study Program to prepare various supporting documents.

Further, he clarifies that on the first day of the on-site assessment, several agendas commonly take place, such as the opening ceremony, assessment session with the Head of Study Program Management (UPPS), consisting of the assessed University Rector, Faculty Dean, Head of Study Program, Quality Control and Assurance Team, and Accreditation Task Force team members.

Another assessment on the first day is the Data and Information confirmation session to check for the quantitative data contained in the Study Program Quantitative Data (DKPS) section. This assessment is attended by the Head of the university Quality Assurance team, who will deliver a brief explanation regarding the semester learning plan. The session to assess the internal quality assurance document will be conducted continuously. Meanwhile, other assessment sessions involving external parties can be managed according to the program condition and conducted in the panel room.

On the second day of the site assessment, the assessor will deliver their feedback and conclude the site visit with a closing ceremony.

As for the self-assessment report, the program will need supporting documents, such as the MBKM report; international class management report, which covers language usage, electronic book, and student exchange program; research funding; partnership and collaboration output, such as research, education partnership, and PKM, since they were related with funding and infrastructure; students’ achievement at the international level, including training, championship, and conference; and international collaboration in team teaching, but not limited to general lecture. Meanwhile, the exchange program is not limited to in-person participation.

For the DKPS, the study program needs to prepare employment data including expertise background; Full Time Performance Equivalent (EWMP) calculation that includes home sessions and external teaching sessions (at other study programs aside from the original program); user satisfaction related to quality assurance team, including the questionnaire used, result, and report; and students output including conference, intellectual property rights (IPR), and collaboration with lecturers.

He also stated that to obtain an ‘excellent’ score, a study program needs to get more than 18 points out of the 27 dimensions required by LAMEMBA.

A question and answer session ensues following the material dissemination session. This agenda is expected to be beneficial for the Accounting Study Program and allow the program to be better prepared to face the LAMEMBA accreditation.