It is an honor for the Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDM) of UNDIP to be trusted to collaborate again with the Institute for Development, Learning and Quality Assurance (LP3M) of the UPN Veteran (UPNV) of East Java in organizing “Training to Improve Basic Skills in Instructional Techniques (PEKERTI) for Lecturers Outside Diponegoro University Batch 2 of 2022” for 6 (six) days on March 21-26, 2022. The training which was held online via Zoom Meeting was attended by 110 participants.

From the report of the Head of BPSDM on Monday (21/3), Ir. Mochamad Arief Budiharjo, S.T. M.eng.Sc, Env. Eng, Ph.D., IPM stated, “the background of this training is based on Law no. 14 year of 2005 article 1 point 2 which states that lecturers should be able to carry out their duties as professional educators and scientists”. Thus to prepare lecturers to carry out their duties properly, training is needed in order to provide provisions for lecturers to carry out their daily duties. “The technique of implementing PEKERTI training uses a 60-hour pattern following the guidelines from the ministry, plus adjustments related to the development of higher education in Indonesia,” he added.

Undip Vice Rector of Human Resources, Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Heru Susanto, S.T., M.M., M.T. expressed his gratitude to the Head of LP3M UPN Veteran of East Java, Prof. Dr. Indrawati Yuhertiaana, MM. Ak., CA., CMA and the Head of the Center Dr. I. Nyoman D. Pahang Putra, S.T., M.T. who have assessed and selected BPSDM Undip to become partners in holding PEKERTI training.

He also stated, “if referring to the Law on Lecturers no. 14 year of 2005, as a lecturer there are 2 (two) important positions that must be carried out, first as a professional educator and second as a scientist. PEKERTI is a medium or one of the tools that supports us to become professional educators. Young lecturers are expected to excel in the achievement of functional positions or academic positions at the beginning of his career as a lecturer. So what needs to be developed is the capacity of the lecturer as a professional educator.”

“If there are strong points for lecturers as professional educators then the lecturer can be recommended as expert assistant or a lector. The points assessed are educational elements rather than research elements. In the beginning, it was designed to focus more on being a professional educator, whose output is getting lecturer certification. So getting a lecturer certification is one indicator, but not merely the only indicator that the lecturer has become a professional educator. PEKERTI provides provisions for us especially related to providing knowledge for lecturers about better learning,” he explained.

The series of PEKERTI training agenda on the first day were presentation of materials of “Learning and Motivation Theory” by Dr. I Made Bayu Dirgantara, M.M. and “Learning Ethics” by Dr. Andriyani, S.E., M.M. On the second (two) day, the speakers were Dr. Hari Susanta Nugraha, M.Sc. (Learning Today); Dr. Vivi Endar Herawati, M.Si (Taxonomy of Learning Objectives); and Dr. Bambang Cahyono, M.S. “Analysis and Learning Competence”. On day III (third) the theme of “Assignment Method” was presented by Dr. Vivi Endar Herawati, M.Si.; “Innovative Learning Models” by Dr. Hari Susanta Nugraha, M.Si. and “Arranging Lesson Plan (RPS)” by Dr. Bambang Cahyono, M.S.

On the day VI (four), they discussed the “Preparation of Analysis and Learning Competencies” by Dr. Bambang Cahyono, M.S., continued with the material on “Designing Learning Outcomes Assessment and Variety of Learning Media” by Dr. Aris Triwiyatno, M.T. The speakers on day V (five) were Dr. Andriyani, S.E., M.M. (Basic Communication in Teaching & Introduction to Teaching) and Dr. Ismi Darmastuti, S.E., M.Si. (Microteaching). The material on the last day was presented by Dr. Bambang Cahyono, M.S. & Dr. Aris Triwiyatno, M.T with the title “Arranging RPS for One Course”. The final PEKERTI training event was in the form of presentations and task evaluations from the participants. (Diah – Public Relations)