A DIFFERENT COMPETENCIES SUPERIOR FROM AVERAGE PERFORMER OF LECTURER IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (CASE STUDY IN WIDYATAMA UNIVERSITY)

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Title: A DIFFERENT COMPETENCIES SUPERIOR FROM AVERAGE PERFORMER OF LECTURER IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (CASE STUDY IN WIDYATAMA UNIVERSITY)
Author: Kusumastuti, Dyah; Yahya, Dwi Kartini
Abstract: As educational institutions for the development of human resources and as agents of societal change, universities need to pay critical pay attention to their human resources particularly lecturers. many education experts, such as Richard 1. Miller Edward Sallis and Higino Ables stated that the lecturer is one of the vital elements of the education system. Hence, the lecturer is required to have the competencies that can achieve the high quality working standard, that would in turn enhance and improve the overall university-wide quality standing and thus its image. The investigation reported in this paper from research is based on the human resources management approach of competencies evaluation. It used the standard competencies method advocated by spencer & spencer (1993) to observe differences in competencies between lectures that are considered to have superior against those who are considered to have average performances in their teaching learning. The research argues that knowing these differences will lead to identifying the improvements needed; the further training required and assists in the human resources functions of selecting academic staff and predicting specific improvements needed. From gap competencies between Superior Performer and Average Performer could form behavior template for improve that lecturers performance. This study use Competencies model by Spencer & Spencer (1993), which is grouping lecturers as Helping and Human Service Workers. The study method used is survey with competency questionnaire to get primary data. The lecturers with superior performer are distinguished from lecturers with average performer depend on the result of performance appraisal from their university. From the result of the research shows that differentiating competency between the superior performer and average performer lecturers are Achievement Orientation, lnitia tive, Interpersonal Understanding, Costumer Service Orientation, Developing Others, Analytical Thinking, Conceptual Thinking, Expertise/ Professionalism, SelfConfidence, and Organizational Commitment. Those differentiating competence factors are used as guideline to obtain the progress of the performance of the lecturers in teaching learning process and the guideline for lecturer training on increasing their performance in teaching-learning process. Superior-competenced-Iecturer in teaching learning process at IS09001 :2000 Certified Widyatama University is generally identified by being competenced and accomplishing: Planning and implementing teaching learning process with quality objective of uruversity and the system wluch is already decided by the university, identifying the abili ty of the students earlier to adjust the subject to teach, keeping on developing the quality 1 of the material. Implementing Academicals Performance Index which is already decided by the university each semester as the feedback to keep the quality of teaching-learning process and self performance, motivating the students to keep in touch with teaching learning process in order to be enthusiastic with the subject being taught. Increasing the ability of the students and encouraging them to be clever and the lecturers must keep professional and self-confident and keep self-controlled patiently and consciously facing the students, being ready to face new challenge and keep behaving positively in any situation ' for better for worse.
URI: http://repository.widyatama.ac.id/xmlui/handle/123456789/2456
Date: 2003-10-15


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