In a recent announcement, Deputy Rector for Education and Student Affairs at the Indonesian University of Education (UPI), Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M.A., highlighted the institution’s new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for higher education. Addressing a gathering at the FPBS Auditorium in Bandung, he emphasized the increased challenges, particularly in achieving a collaboration score of 0.7 under KPI 6, indicating the percentage of programs collaborating with global partners.
Speaking at the Technical Guidance and Competency Test event for the National Professional Certification Board, Prof. Didi Sukyadi outlined the current status of various KPIs. Notably, KPI 1, aimed at an 80% target for graduates securing employment above the Regional Minimum Wage (UMP) or pursuing further studies, remains unfulfilled.
To enhance KPI 1, UPI is intensifying certified competency activities for students, including language proficiency tests. Additionally, a system has been implemented to ensure all students participate in the MBKM program for off-campus activities aligned with UPI’s quality standards.
For KPI 4, related to practitioners teaching on campus, Prof. Didi Sukyadi shared that UPI offers 98 courses. The target for the certification of lecturers and staff is set at 500, with a 50% achievement rate. He urged Faculty Leaders to allocate budgets for similar competency certification programs to ensure widespread participation.
In response to the evolving landscape, UPI is providing students with Micro Credentials, mandatory certifications for specific skill development. Furthermore, the university has introduced Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) through the platform Wahana Belajar (wajar.id), allowing lecturers to contribute to online learning programs tailored to industry needs and competency standards. Prof. Didi Sukyadi emphasized the importance of going beyond traditional degrees and obtaining a Certificate of Accompanying Degree (SKPI) in the current era.