ICDE Review Takes UT One Step Ahead

As a pioneer of Open and Distance University, Indonesia Open University or Universitas Terbuka continues to make efforts in improving its services and facilities to its students spread across various regions, both in Indonesia and overseas. One effort to improve and ensure the educational services quality is by inviting quality reviewers from the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). The reviewer team had the duty to facilitate and provide assistance in implementing the review of UT institutional quality.

Review was carried out from 9 to 13 December 2019 at UT Head Office and 4 UPBJJ offices, which are Palembang, Manado and Surakarta. The five-day review was conducted with the visits to various units. In addition, UPBJJ implies that this review process has been very significant in terms of the existence of UT which increasingly gives the priority to the quality. The closing was held on Friday, 13 December, 2019 with a single program for the announcement of the observation results by the ICDE reviewer team. The report would then be refined and officially delivered to UT as the official review report and at the same time, as the recommendation that should be done as corrective steps. In general, there were a number of things presented which include among others, the curriculum development which would be adjusted with the 21sty century requirements, innovative learning design development, as well as network infrastructure improvement as supporting facility for student learning.

In the same opportunity, UT Rector, Prof. Ojat Darojat, M.Bus., Ph.D. expressed his gratitude to Prof. Shironica Priyanthi Karunanayaka, Prof. Ebba Ossiannilsson, and Prof. Alan Tait from ICDE, as well as all the chairmen of UT who have been involved in the review process which lasted for five days at UT Head Office and UPBJJ. UT Rector also extended his appreciation for the advices and recommendations given to UT in order to improve UT services in the future. The closing ceremony was concluded with the presentation of souvenirs and photographing for all the participants.