An Interactive Dialog of UNJ Prospective Rector Candidates
Public Relations of UNJ (8/16/2019) – An interactive dialog of prospective Candidate of the Rector of Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) was held on Thursday, 15th August 2019 at Latief Hendraningrat Auditorium, Dewi Sartika Building Fl. 2, Campus A, UNJ. The event were attended by Acting Rector of UNJ, Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., the Chairman of the Senate, Prof. Hafid Abbas, the Chairman of the Election Committee, Prof. Bedjo Sujanto, the Vice Rectors, the Deans of the Faculties, Lecturers, as well as students and Society of Academicians of UNJ. Eight prospective candidates coming from both internal and external parties of UNJ were also invited. Before they are selected for the upcoming leadership period of 2019-2023, the eight prospective candidates of the Rector of UNJ has undertaken a document verification process by the election committee, which was thoroughly conducted on 9th August 2019. In result, the eight prospective candidates have been listed as follows: Dr. Komarudin, M.Si., Head Lector of the Faculty of Social Sciences of UNJ; Prof. Dr. Endry Boeriswati, M.Pd., from the Faculty of Language and Arts of UNJ; Prof. Paulina Pannen, Ph.D., from the Ministery of Research, Technology and Higher Education; Prof. Dr. H. Muh. Nur Sadik, MPM, from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Hasanudin University; Prof. Dr. Agus Setyo Budi, M.Sc., from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of UNJ; Dr. Sofiah Hartati, M.Si., Head Lector of the Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences of UNJ; Prof. Dr. Imam Hanafi, M.Pd., from the Faculty of Technology of UN; and Dr. Waluddin Tjala, M.Pd. the Head Lector at the Ministery of Education and Culture. The eight prospective candidates were presenting their vision and mission as well as work programs in the dialog. The work programs however will later be executed only if they are elected as the Rector of UNJ in the period of 2013-2019.
Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D, Acting Rector of UNJ was highly welcome the inter active dialog program and particularly giving his appreciation to the election committee for executing this event. “A university is a complex organization. To better manage it, it requires people who have knowledge, capacity, skill, experience and understanding with the nuance of the campus. The campus embraces creative human resources who should be well-managed so that it can generate creative experts in return” the Rector said. The interactive dialog program was meant to have all campus community be familiar with the election process and be involved in the decision making process so that the election is not seen as a sole matter of the Senate. He hoped that this program would lead to the selection of best of the best candidate.
In this election, Prof. Bedjo Sujanto, M.Pd. as the chairman of the committee revealed that the rector candidate election is openly, democratically conducted, and far beyond the practices of political transaction. Therefore, UNJ involves Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to guard and supervise all of the election processes. In addition, he noted that the elected rector will carry out a mission for driving UNJ to be the best university in Asia. To support this, he must formulate the vision and mission of the university to be in conjunction with the big goal of the UNJ Senate.
The Chairman of the UNJ Senate, Prof. Hafid Abbas suggested that the candidates are to notice UNJ development priorities. Further, the Senate expected that the elected rector must be able to represent the six values to have been agreed by the Senate with a view to heading to UNJ 2030. “One of the values is having an ability to set up a strategy for improving academic reputation by increasing the number of departments with very good accreditation for both national and ASEAN level. This should be considered as the indicator. Another is to make UNJ as a center of excellence and a reference of standard in pedagogy for national level,” Prof. Hafid stated. The new rector must furthermore be able to realize a conducive atmosphere in the campus of UNJ for implementation of the Three Pillars of Higher Education, and for freedom of corruption, collusion and nepotism. Next, the new rector should be able to provide learning and research facilities and to create a green, comfortable, and clean environment. “Not to mention zero conflict” Prof. Hafid explained. Following the interactive dialog, the eight future rector candidates will be assessed, further re-selected to result three candidates at a private Senate meeting coming up on 22nd August 2019.