The Faculty of Agriculture, Hasanuddin University welcomes new students in the Introduction to Campus Life for New Students (PKKMB) at the faculty level with representatives of 30 students from each study program. It was held offline at the Faperta Hall 1st floor on Thursday, (18/8/2022).
Prof. Dr. Ir. Salengke, M.Sc as the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Unhas gave a speech as well as opened the event. In his remarks, Prof. Salengke appealed to students not to waste their time during college, especially in the next 4 years. According to him, by not making the best use of the 4 years of study time, students will not reach their maximum potential in the next 10 to 20 years.
In reference to it, Prof. Salengke did not forget to introduce the Basic Learning Skills Character and Creativity (BALANCE) program as part of introducing the basic abilities of new students.
“Basically, you will be accompanied to be able to develop your skills, character, and creativity so that you can become productive students, successful students, outstanding students,” said Prof. Salengke.
The event continued with the speech of Deputy Dean I (Dr. rer. Nat. Zainal, S.TP., M.Food.Tech), Deputy Dean II (Dr. Ir. Rismaneswati, SP, MP), Deputy Dean III (Dr. Ir. Mahyuddin, M.Sc), and the Head of the Quality Assurance Group (GPM) of Faperta Unhas (Dr. Ir. Rahmadanih, M.Si) regarding the duties and authorities carried out so that new students understand the related positions.
Dr. Zainal explained that his duties and authorities are related to academic activities and students will certainly struggle with academic activities while on campus. Nevertheless, Dr Zainal expressed concern that the millennial generation currently coexists with gadgets and facilitated by the ease of the internet. He reminded students to focus on education not to be distracted by gadgets.
He continued, “You simply have to be careful not to spend more time utilizing this device seeking for other material that has little to do with academics.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahyuddin as WD III explained that his team was tasked with formulating programs related to student affairs, alumni, and collaboration at the faculty level. Every year, the WD III team makes reports related to student activities to the dean and various forms of partnerships.
Next, Dr Rahmadanih introduced the GPM work system which to new students might sound unfamiliar. He revealed that something is considered quality when comparing it with applicable standards. He further explained, “The quality assurance group itself is an element of a faculty or school that plans, implements, controls, and develops an academic quality assurance system at a faculty or school.”
Dr Rismaneswati as WD II also gave an overview of his duties. WD II’s duties relate to 3 main parts, namely planning, financial management, and resources. “We focus on budget allocation. Every year the faculty of agriculture gets a budget allocation from the university to be used in the provision of learning facilities and infrastructure as well as basic facilities and infrastructure,” he said.
The measure of a university’s success is measured by how well it can achieve the Key Performance Indicators (KPI). KPI is determined to have 8 measuring indicators and the achievement of these 8 measurements makes Unhas in the 4th position as the best university in Indonesia. He also works closely with the team in supporting and facilitating seminars, workshops, and trainings. What is meant by resources is how to make the campus able to increase the capacity of lecturers and students.
In addition, the PKKMB of the Faculty of Agriculture was also attended by Dr. Ir. H. Andi Amran Sulaiman, MP as an honorary alumni and former 27th Indonesian Minister of Agriculture. Dr Andi Amran personally shared his inspirational story of his success journey to new students of agriculture as alumni of the Faculty of Agriculture, Unhas.
Dr Andi Amran admitted that in taking his bachelor’s degree, he did not pay much attention to lectures, but he was moved when he heard the public lecture when he was still a 3rd semester student. “If you want to be taken into account, give solutions to the problems of the Indonesian people,” he said as he imitating the words of BJ Habibie who gave a public lecture first.
In pursuing his career, Dr Andi Amran faced various difficulties especially in terms of cost so he chose the most feasible option at that time.
“Rat poison brings pleasure, it’s called TYRAN, Rat Poisoned By Amran. It has a patent and we got 4 patents,” he explained. As a portrait of Dr Andi Imran’s struggle, he also includes photos of his youth when he was still starting his career.