Batam International University’s Travel In Implementing SPMI
In 2009 Batam International University (UIB) obtained the 2009-2011 Institutional Competition Grant Program (PHK-I) from the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education. UIB submitted Theme A, namely Institutional Capacity Building in 2009. Through this grant, a Policy Study was carried out which aimed at restructuring the Organizational Quality Assurance Center ( QA Center ), structuring Job Descriptions and the scope of the QA Center, making a list of documents needed in implementing internal quality assurance, namely UIB Quality Policy and Objectives, Quality Manual, Guidelines for Implementing Quality Culture, Internal Quality Audit Manual . The QA Center establishes a Quality Policy, namely ” By implementing international quality standards in all processes and activities.”
UIB is committed to producing competent and competitive graduates who have quality hard skills, soft skills, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.” In addition, the QA Center also formulates Quality Standards which are translated from the Quality Policy which are strategic, specific, measurable, realistic, and can be achieved within a certain period of time. The QA Center also makes a number of quality documents, including SOPs in the academic field . The QA Center in designing SOPs refers to ISO 9001:2008. The types of quality documents used in organizing activities at Batam International University based on the ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System are: Quality Manual, Quality Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms which came into effect in 2009.
Based on the UIB Strategic Plan (Renstra) 2011-2015, SPMI UIB applies the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Action) method with the scope of academic activities which includes the Tridharma of Higher Education. With the enactment of Permendikbud No. 50 of 2014 concerning the Higher Education Quality Assurance System which was amended by Permenristekdikti 62 of 2016 concerning the Higher Education Quality Assurance System accompanied by the issuance of the UIB Strategic Plan 2016-2020, SPMI UIB management applies the PPEPP method (Standard Setting, Standard Implementation, Implementation Evaluation, Standard Control, Standard Improvement) to produce kaizen or continuous quality improvement . The scope of SPMI UIB includes academic activities (Tridharma Perguruan Tinggi) which are monitored and evaluated ( monev) by the QA Center . While the non-academic field is monitored by the Internal Monitoring System (SPI). The implementation of SPMI starts at the university level by the QA Center and SPI, faculties and study programs and bureaus/units are carried out by the Quality Assurance Supervisor (QAS).
In 2016, UIB has SPMI documents consisting of Policy Books, Manuals, Standards and Forms. UIB’s SPMI standards consist of 24 (twenty four) standards that refer to the National Higher Education Standards (SN Dikti) which consist of Education, Research and Community Service Standards and 19 Standards set by UIB itself. After going through 1 (one) cycle of SPMI management, the QA Center Team made changes to the SPMI document and increased standards, so that the SPMI document consisted of 24 standards that referred to SN Dikti by integrating UIB standards outside/above SN Dikti. In addition there are 6 (six) standards which are UIB Special Standards which include Identity Standards, Vision-Mission Standards, Cooperation Standards, Ethical Standards, Security Standards, Order, Safety, Comfort, and Concern for the Environment, and Information System Standards.
- To be an excellent Quality Assurance Center with international recognition.
- To continuously implement the Quality Assurance System and improve the quality of academic, research, community service and mutual cooperation according to international standards
The importance of the QAC Center
- Achievement of vision and mission;
- Stakeholder satisfaction;
- Graduate quality;
- Service standardization and academic implementation;
- data accuracy;
- Continuous quality improvement.