Prof. Dr. Amir Machmud, M.Si believes that the Practitioner Teaching Program within the campus is beneficial for improving the skills and abilities of students in the classroom.

The University of Education Indonesia is continuously improving the achievement of the Practitioner Teaching Program on campus, which is part of the university’s main performance indicators. The program was launched by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology to encourage active collaboration between expert practitioners and lecturers at the University of Education Indonesia to share knowledge, expertise, and meaningful professional experiences in the world of work.

The main performance indicator criteria for the Practitioner Teaching Program include the calculation of lecturers who have earned a Doctorate degree (S3), lecturers who have professional competence certification recognized by professional institutions and BNSP. In the first Practitioner Teaching Program, the University of Education Indonesia has collaborated with 40 practitioners from 40 different companies.

Coordinator of the Practitioner Teaching Program at UPI, Prof. Dr. H. Amir Machmud, SE., M.Si, explained that the first Practitioner Teaching Program has a broad impact and benefit for students in lectures. Practitioners who have joined the University of Education Indonesia have shared their experiences as practitioners about the real world of work, from theory, practice, and the development of their expertise.

Currently, the University of Education Indonesia’s main performance indicator achievement for the Practitioner Teaching Program on campus has reached the gold rating. Several policies that have been launched by UPI in improving the achievement of the 4th main performance indicator include providing assistance for Doctoral (S3) education, providing assistance for lecturers to obtain professional competence and certification. Currently, there are 50 lecturers who will participate in the competence and expertise program.

As the Coordinator of the Practitioner Teaching Program at UPI, Prof. Dr. H. Amir Machmud, SE., M.Si is responsible for coordinating practitioner teaching activities, especially related to courses, to collaborate for a short period of two meetings or a long period of up to six meetings.

Through the collaboration of 40 practitioners, the University of Education Indonesia has achieved the target of achieving the 4th main performance indicator of the Practitioner Teaching Program on campus. The practitioners who have been involved in the first Practitioner Teaching Program on campus feel proud and honored and are valued by the University of Education Indonesia. They can gain a lot of knowledge during interactions in lectures and have the opportunity to share their work experiences in the classroom. Practitioners have the opportunity to expand their teaching portfolio experience on the campus of the University of Education Indonesia.

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