Evaluation of the foster program as an effort to accelerate the implementation of the quality assurance system in Indonesian private university

Farida Farida, Henry Agung Prabowo, Desiana Vidayanti

Abstract

Higher Education Institution (HEI) is considered necessary to maintain quality based on the criteria of higher education quality in order to produce quality human resources. Standardization is a quality management practice that functions to monitor quality and measure the continuous improvements that have been made. To ensure that quality standards can be met systemically and sustainably, the government of Indonesia designed the Higher Education Quality Assurance System (SPM-Dikti). But in practice the level of application of SPMI especially in Private Universities (PTS) is still low. In an effort to improve the quality of higher education through the application of SPM Dikti, the Ministry of Research and Technology of Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) through the Directorate of Quality Assurance invites Universities that have A accreditation to foster PTS that is still accredited C (Upbringing University) through "Foster Program". This research was conducted at 5 Upbringing University where 3 of them are in disadvantaged areas. Data were collected through questionnaires and direct interviews at the respondent's location. The data is processed statistically using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Model methods. The findings of this study that the readiness of Upbringing University has a statistically significant effect on the implementation of SPMI, although the effect is still small (less than 20%). Another cause is the readiness of Upbringing University not yet supported by an effective quality assurance unit.

Keywords

Upbringing University, Higher Education, Foster Program, Quality Assurance System

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.3175

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