TEACHING STAFF OF THE MPALE PROGRAM
Teaching staff in the Master Program of Arabic Language Education are consisting of four full professors, and four associate’s professors. The employees’ recruitment in the study program is basically divided into two parts. The first part is a national selection and the other part is university level selection. Both of the selection types are conducted transparently and are easily accessible.
Both teaching and research activities are closely related to each other through research programs from the university and the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. The results of the research are applied within the implementation of teaching and learning processes.
Some of the policies on the development of qualification of the employees are related to a support for young lecturers to continue their study abroad and participating in various workshops and training on competence development.
UPI encourages all faculty staff to undergo scholarly activities to strengthen the link between education and research through on and off-campus activities with university and non- university supports. Among others are research grants offered and funded by the university, research grants offered and funded by the government through the Ministry of Education, research grants offered and funded by the University and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Quality management is responsible for supporting faculty members to maintain and develop their academic competence base. Therefore, the Master Program of Arabic Language has organized several training workshops on quality assurance and teaching every year.
The trainings have updated teaching staff’s skill, attitudes and approaches in light of the development of new teaching techinques, new circumstances and new educational research. Soft skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, and communication skills in addition to the development of personality traits,attitudes, and emotional intelligence. These skills enable students to navigate their study environment, work well with others, and achieve their goals with complementing technical and cognitive skills.