Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
Lecturer resource management at Ambon state Christian religion institute
Author(s): Deflita RN Lumi, Ellen Kambey, Orbanus Naharia, Benny B Bililang
Abstract: This study aims to analyze and describe the management of lecturer resources at the Ambon State Christian Religion Institute (IAKN), regarding plans, recruitment, selection, placement, development, and performance evaluation of lecturers, supporting factors, inhibiting factors, and strategic efforts to overcome factors inhibitors. The qualitative approach, descriptive analytic method and design from Miles and Huberman are used in this study. Data collection through observation techniques, document studies, and in depth interviews. Resources namely informants relating to the management of lecturer resources. Data obtained by snow ball sampling, analyzed through the following procedures of data collection, reduction, display, and verification/conclusion drawing. Test the validity of the data through credibility criteria, namely the extension of observation time, perseverance, discuss with colleagues, through triangulation of data sources and methods/techniques. The results showed the management of lecturer resources at the Ambon State Christian Religion Institute (IAKN) covering the determination of lecturer resource management plans, carrying out external and internal recruitment. Then the file selection, competency selection includes psychological tests, interviews. The selection graduates are placed based on scientific fields and institutional strategies. During their main tasks, the lecturer follows the development program through in-service training and off-service training. Performance evaluation of lecturers is carried out by quality assurance personnel. Supporting factors for lecturer resource management are a) a long history of institutional experience, b) lecturer empowerment, a reliable auditor team, collaboration with UGM and UNPATI, and active participation of BAN PT assessors from Ambon IAKN lecturers, the implementation of participative and democratic leadership. The inhibiting factors are the incomplete Development Plan (RIP) and Renstra, the low quality of applicant lecturers, the lack of lecturers in certain study programs, lecturers who passed non-Christian selection experience difficulties in spiritual formation of Christian students, lack of journals for publishing articles as requirements for promotion, lack of Professor lecturers, the influence of changes in the status of transformation from STAKN to IAKN. Strategic efforts that have been taken to overcome the obstacles in the management of lecturer resources include completing RIP and its renovations in a short time, expanding socialization and streamlining the recruitment program, placing lecturers selected according to their competencies and supporting the principles of developing Christian institutions by prioritizing study programs in need, optimizing this program in-service and off-service for the career development of all lecturers, procurement of professors/initiating lecturers to become professors to meet the requirements of Doctoral Study Programs and accreditation of all study programs, optimizing cooperation with other universities for the purpose of publishing articles in journals for the promotion of lecturers.