Linguistics and Literature Association (LITA)

On Friday, February 12, 2021, the Linguistics and Literature Association (LITA) held a Focus Group Discussion attended by all LITA members and the English department under the auspices of LITA, a part of ADIA (Asosiasi Dosen Ilmu-Ilmu Adab/Association of Adab Science Lecturers). Lili Awaluddin, as the host, opened the event at 8 am/Jakarta time, followed by a welcoming speech by the President of LITA, Professor Zuliati Rohmah. The event was officially opened by the chairman of ADIA, Dr. Barsihannoor. In his speech, Dr. Barsihannoor expressed his highest appreciation to LITA for having routinely held various important and useful events for the development of English departments under the auspices of LITA.

Host: Mr Lili Awaludin
Welcoming Speech by President of LITA: Professor Zuliati Rohmah
(UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Indonesia)

Welcoming Speech by Chair of ADIA: Dr Barsihannoor
(UIN Alauddin, Makassar, Indonesia)

The first keynote speech was delivered by Professor Burhanuddin Arafah (an assesor at BAN-PT/ National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education and a Professor at UIN Hasanuddin Makassar) and moderated by Dr. Meinarni Susilowati. In his presentation, Professor Arafah explained the difference between the national accreditation with 7 and 9 criteria. Moreover, he also explained the tips to get the predicate “Unggul” in the national accreditation with 9 criteria. He emphasized the importance of the department organizers (Unit Pelaksana Program Studi/UPPS) to prepare the Laporan Evaluasi Diri (LED/Self-evaluation report) following the mechanism outlined by BAN-PT the Republic of Indonesia.

Speaker 1: Prof Burhanuddin Arafah
(Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia)

First Moderator, Dr Meinarni Susilowati
(UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia)

The second keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Ribut Basuki (Universitas Kristen Petra), and moderated by Dr. Hasnul Insani Djohar. In his presentation, Dr Basuki explained that Kurikulum Merdeka Belajar is an Output Based Education. This means that in the future, the department must devote all their resources to produce graduates who are not only competent in English, but are also able to compete and be absorbed in the labor market. In addition to delivering the overview of the curriculum launched a couple of years ago by the Minister of Education and Culture, the Republic of Indonesia (Nadiem Makarim), Dr Basuki also presented the best-practice curriculum prepared and carried out by speaker at his institution.

Speaker 2: Dr Ribut Basuki
(Universitas Kristen Petra, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Moderator 2: Dr Hasnul Insani Djohar
(UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia

After the speaker presentation sessions, the FGD was continued with an internal discussion between the LITA organization committees and the heads of the English department under the auspices of LITA. The discussion which lasted for about two hours provided with the opportunity for each head of the English department to showcase their curriculum. At 4 pm, the discussion ended and will be continued in the following day, Saturday, February 13, 2021. 

(Div. Infokom)

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