IAIN Use the E-SMS Application for Post-Disaster Governance Improvement

IAIN Palu Rector Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi M.Pd delivered a speech while opening the socialization of the Electronic Strategic Management System (E-SMS) at IAIN Palu on Thursday.

The State Islamic Institute (IAIN) of Palu, Central Sulawesi, uses an application-based Electronic Strategic Management System (E-SMS) to control academic activities and services to improve governance after the earthquake and tsunami disaster.

"I am sure what we are doing in the administration of education, administration and academic activities, using application-based E-SMS, will bring good changes," said IAIN Palu Rector Prof. Dr. H. Sagaf S Pettalongi, M.Pd, Thursday.

Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi stated, E-SMS is one of the systems that is very important to measure and as a standard in achieving good governance in implementing education in higher education.

Therefore, the Education Management Expert said, it required the commitment of leaders, vice rectors, deans, vice deans, institutions and every unit to improve governance.

Because, the implementation of good management-based tertiary education, and good governance can work if it is based on consistency, integrity and linearity.

Consistency and integrity refer to the mental attitude to implement programs that have been formulated, while linearity is more related to the strategic plan and other related rules.

Abdul Hamid Cebba delivered a speech while opening the socialization of the Electronic Strategic Management System (E-SMS) at IAIN Palu on Thursday. Abdul Hamid Cebba and Wilda as presenters in the socialization. The socialization was followed by the vice rector, head of the bureau, dean, deputy dean, regent, head of subdivision, head of institutions and unit heads.

"Through the application-based e-SMS, all activities carried out related to the implementation of education, academic and service in higher education must be proven by documents, and must refer to the document," said Prof. Sagaf.

Improvements in governance in the implementation of tertiary education through application-based E-SMS, according to him, also become a measure for the assessment of university accreditation.

"Therefore, it requires involvement and cooperation to organize, unifying perceptions and commitments and the synergy of all components of the academic community," he said.

Related to this, the Chairperson of the E-SMS Team of the Directorate General of Islamic Education at the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia, Abdul Hamid Cebba stated, e-SMS was designed to help the directorate to create and implement standardized and measurable visions and strategic plans to improve performance. E-SMS, he said, is a method to improve the process in implementing the directorate's vision.

"For example, if in a state Islamic university, when graduating students, alumni must be standardized. However, what are the standards? Well, this e-sms, to improve the process before graduation," said Abdul Hamid.

The lecturer at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta explained, there are four stages in e-sms, namely, good university governance, university performance improvement, competitive adventages university, global university recommendations.

IAIN Palu held a socialization of the Electronic Strategic Management System (E-SMS), presenting Abdul Hamid Cebba and Wilda as the speaker at the socialization on Thursday. The socialization was followed by the vice rector, head of the bureau, dean, deputy dean, regent, head of subdivision, head of institutions and unit heads.

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