Development Economics Study Program is one of the undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Economics and Business of Udayana University.This Self-Assessment Report (SAR) is intended to describe and evaluate all achievements, areas of improvements, and required policies related to the Development Economics Study Program (DESP) at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Udayana University. The criteria preparation and evaluation are aligned with guidelines set by the AUN-QA Assessment at Program Level which consist of an introduction, discussions on all criteria, and analysis of strengths and weaknesses which in turn will serve as a reference in formulating policies needed for the improvement plan. This SAR preparation involves various parties ranging from academic staff, students, alumni, to graduates users who have been informed beforehand through socializations regarding their significance and roles in improving the quality of DESP.
The curriculum of DESP has been formulated based on the vision, mission, and objectives of DESP which are derived from the vision, mission, and objectives of the Faculty of Economics and Business and Udayana University. At the end of their study period, Development Economics Study Program students are expected to be able to meet nine ELO, which consist of six specific outcomes and three generic outcomes. The formulation of the curriculum and teaching and learning process at the Development Economics Study Program - FEB Udayana is designed to meet the expected learning outcomes (ELO) and regularly reviewed and communicated with all related stakeholders, including graduate users. The availability of concentration choices allows students to attend courses based on their specific interests, and as such, the curriculum structure does not merely cover general subjects, but also specific ones. Information regarding program specifications and its curriculum can be accessed freely from the academic handbook available on the program’s website. Evaluation of the learning process is performed regularly by students at the end of each semester as a basis for future improvements (feedback). The three admission pathways implemented by the university allow the study program to admit students from diverse backgrounds. However, this would not affect the internal quality standards of the program since the assessment system is already well-established using standard assessment rubrics. The elements of assessment are not limited to material comprehension, but also include soft skills mastery in line with ELO listed in the Semester Learning Plan (RPS).
The quality of a study program is reflected by the availability of both quality academic and support staff. All of Development Economics Study The program’s academic staff have fulfilled the required academic and competency qualifications. All academic staff has solid educational backgrounds from some of the best universities, as well as educator certificates as an indicator of professionalism. Assessment of academic staff’s performances is conducted through an integrated online system that outlines workload per semester consisting of education, research, community services, and supporting activities. Evaluation is conducted to ensure that academic staff performs their duties in accordance with the Tri Dharma (Three Responsibilities) of Higher Education. The planning and recruitment of support staff are fully conducted by the university with educational background complemented by proper skill, experience and work ethics as cornerstones. Regulations on workload and remuneration systems are formulated in such a way as to boost productivity as high as possible. Assessments of both academic and support staff’s performances are clearly recorded in a single integrated system (https://imissu.unud.ac.id/). Students enjoy superior services not only in classrooms but also while participating in various activities outside the classrooms (extracurricular activities). Student achievements can be seen from their participation in numerous competitions outside the campus. Laboratory and library facilities are also organized in such a way as to foster student competencies. Moreover, the existence of the Center for Sustainable Development Policies Studies (CSDPS) as a joint research center between academic staff and students, business incubator and investment gallery of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) helps students shape their entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. Internal quality assurance serves as a pillar for the undergraduate program and is implemented in a systematic and sustainable manner. This internal quality assurance is conducted at three different levels starting from the study program level, faculty level and up to university level. The implementation of quality assurance covers various aspects such as curriculum, teaching and learning processes, up to supporting facilities and infrastructures. The availability of supporting resources such as LCD projectors, computer systems, Wi-Fi, and laboratories greatly enhances the improvement of teaching and learning processes in the classroom. The existing library can also be utilized optimally, where students are given free access to online libraries and journals in addition to manuscripts that are already in place. Researches conducted by academic staff and students are quite remarkable. Many of these researches have been published, either in national or international journals. The number of publications is getting higher year by year. Some of the studies also became references in formulating government policies. The results of the tracer study conducted by the study program show a high level of satisfaction regarding competencies possessed by graduates.
The strengths of DESP include comprehensive curriculum structure, competent academic staff with a transparent and integrated evaluation system, and regular user surveys as a source of feedback. Meanwhile, DESP students in English, academic staff-to-student ratio is deteriorating and insufficient supporting facilities are DESP weakness aspects but already included in improvement plans. Based on the result of the strength and weakness analysis, it can be concluded that the DESP has all the capacity to promote the accomplishment of good internal quality in order to achieve ELO.
The self-assessment performed implies that the DESP is capable to meet the AUN quality standards. Current weaknesses are complemented with improvement plans consisting of mandatory usage of international references, improvement of academic staff-to-student ratio, and addition of new supporting facilities to meet international standards.