Singaraja- Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) has made the internship program an effort to improve the competence of students and graduates. It is hoped that the implementation of this program will be better and of higher quality. Therefore, Undiksha is trying to prepare strategic steps, one of which is by improving the internship guidebook. This was discussed through a focused discussion, Friday (6/10/2023).
This activity, which took place at the Puri Saron Hotel, Buleleng, was facilitated by the Undiksha Quality Assurance and Learning Development Institute (LPMPP). On this occasion, not only was the internship manual perfected, but also guidelines for using the internship system were prepared, and guidelines for strengthening student soft skills were also prepared.
This activity was opened by the Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Cooperation at Undiksha, Prof. Dr. Gede Rasben Dantes, S.T., M.T.I. He was accompanied by the LPMPP Secretary, Prof. Dr. I Made Tegeh, S.Pd., M.Pd said that Undiksha hopes that the implementation of the internship program can be better, especially in the midst of the Independent Learning-Free Campus (MBKM) policy. Therefore, it is very important to be supported by guidelines that accommodate various aspects. It was emphasized that the internship guidelines prepared must accommodate the rights and obligations of universities as internship providers and industry as internship places. Apart from that, it also specifically concerns the rights and obligations of students, lecturers, and supervisors. What Prof. said. Rasben Dantes emphasized that in implementing internships, each party must support the other. “In this internship program, students are not the only ones learning. Lecturers also learn. “Lecturers enter industry to gain knowledge or field experience to bring into the classroom,” he said.
Meanwhile, Head of the IDUKA Undiksha Internship Center, Ketut Udy Ariawan, S.T., M.T., explained that Undiksha actually has an internship guide that is adapted to the situation and conditions. Like during the Covid-19 pandemic, then in line with the MBKM policy. However, by looking at future developments and opportunities, improvements to the guidelines for implementing internship programs need to be made.
This activity presented speakers from the Indonesian University of Education (UPI) Bandung, Dr. Yusi Riksa Yustiana, M.Pd followed by the PIC internship program. (hms)