Selasa, 13 April 2010

Guidelines for the Recruitment of BAN-PT Assessors


Assessors are a number of selected experts in certain fields of science, fields of study, profession, and or practitioners recruited, selected, and trained to represent BAN-PT in institutional and study program accreditation process, through two stages of evaluation, i.e. desk-evaluation, and site visit.


1. Desk-evaluation is a process of reviewing, and assessing the adequacy of accreditation documents presented by institution/study program being accredited. It is conducted at BAN-PT headquarters or certain place decided by BAN-PT.
2. Site visit is a process of verification, validation of data and information presented in accreditation documents, which have been reviewed in desk-evaluation, and field evaluation. It is conducted in the location of institution/study program being accredited.

Considering the importance of assessor’s roles in the process of deciding accreditation results, they should be recruited, selected and trained appropriately, so that they can fulfil certain academic, professional, social, personal, and ethical requirement, set up by BAN-PT.

Recruitment of Assessors

Steps and requirement of recruitment of assessors are presented in the Guideline for Assessor Recruitment. Assessors are organized in different categories according to levels of study programs, i.e. assessors for accreditation of the following programs:
1. Diploma (D-I, D-II, D-III, and D-IV)
2. Undergraduate (S1)
3. Master (S2)
4. Doctor (S3)
5. HE Institution

The assessors should fulfil initial prerequisite in terms of:
1. Educational background
2. Working experience
3. Status of expertise: academician or practitioner


The initial requirements for prospective assessors are presented in the following table.

INITIAL REQUIREMENT FOR BAN-PT PROSPECTIVE ASSESSORS

Level of Study

Program

Academicians

Practitioners

Minimum

Experience

Minimum

Educational Background

Minimum

Experience

Minimum

Educational Background

Minimum

Status of Expertise

Diploma

10 Years

D-IV, Undergraduate

10 Years

D-IV,Undergraduate

Junior Expert

Undergraduate

10 Years

Master, Doctor

10 Years

Master

Expert

Master

10 Years

Master, Doctor, Professor

10 Years

Master, Doctor

Senior Expert

Doctor

10 Years

Doctor, Professor

10 Years

Doctor

Senior Expert



Prospective academic assessors are recruited through peer group within their field of study from public, private, religion-based, and government service higher education institution. Meanwhile prospective assessors from group of practitioners are recruited through peer group within their professional association, and industrial or trade society.

Selection of Assessors

Recruited prospective assessors shall be selected in terms of the following characteristics:
1. Academic capability and competence according to their fields of study.
2. Professional competence.
3. Social competence, including capability in social appearance and relations.
4. Personal capability, including intelligence and personality fitness.
5. Ethical fitness.

Training of Assessors

Selected prospective assessors shall be trained in some conceptual and operational competences, including conceptual and technical abilities to be prepared for conducting institutional/study program accreditation at two stages of assessment (desk evaluation and site visit). The training materials include conceptual, procedural, and technical aspects of accreditation. The training is conducted through trainer’s presentations, discussions, and simulated practical works, using mock up of accreditation documents.

The training materials consist of the following subjects.
1. Conceptual materials, including accreditation system develop and applied by BAN-PT, nature of accreditation procedures, accreditation standards, and accreditation instruments used for each level of study programs and institution.
2. Accreditation standard operating procedure.
3. Review of accreditation documents, including self-evaluation report, accreditation forms, and appendices, at desk evaluation stage through quantitative and qualitative expert judgment.
4. Use of evaluation matrices and evaluation formats for each kind of accreditation documents.
5. Reporting the results of desk evaluation.
6. Procedure and techniques used at site visit.
7. Reporting the results of site visit.

Number of Assessors for Each Level of Study Program

Today BAN-PT already has a pool of trained and experienced assessors for every type and level of study program and institution. The total number of them is around 1000 assessors. They are spread over at almost all provinces of Indonesia. At the beginning of each desk evaluation session, they have a short refreshing course to update their operational skills, and to obtain new related information on accreditation and quality assurance.



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