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Jun. 19.

USINTEC Bi-Annual Meeting Held by Universitas Negeri Padang

UNP will be the Host of USINTEC Bi-Annual Meeting in Padang on June 28, 2013

Dr. Ardipal, M.Pd.

Dr. Ardipal, M.Pd.

USINTEC (U.S./Indonesia Teacher Education Consortium) BI-ANNUAL MEETING will be conducted in Padang June 28, 2013. USINTEC is a consortium of 15 top-ranking state universities in the U.S. and Indonesia and a Southeast Asian regional center for open and distance learning.

Dr. Ardipal, M.Pd. as the Vice Rector for Cooperation and Assets Affairs said that this meeting is a regular meeting of USINTEC that was usually conducted in Java island before. Therefore, it is the first meeting that is conducted outside of Java Island. It is a good chance for us (UNP) to conduct such an international meeting. UNP is an active member of this consortium. As the person in charge of the meeting, Dr. Ardipal hopes that this meeting runs well and can give great contribution to all the participants.

This consortium comprised of 16 member institutions. They include 15 U.S. and Indonesian universities and a Southeast Asian regional center. USINTEC is leading efforts to bring together the individual and collective strengths and resources of its member institutions with public and private sector partners committed to Indonesian education and teacher quality, broadly conceived. The purpose of their efforts is to develop human resources and build institutional capacity to produce highly qualified teachers through international collaboration and global development partnership.

Members of USINTEC


The Ohio State University


Indiana University


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Universitas Negeri Jakarta


Universitas Negeri Malang


Universitas Negeri Semarang


Universitas Negeri Surabaya


Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta


Universitas Negeri Gorontalo


Universitas Negeri Makassar


Universitas Negeri Manado


Universitas Negeri Medan


Universitas Negeri Padang


Universitas Pedidikan Ganesha


Universitas Terbuka

SEAMOLEC

A Brief of USINTEC
Broadly stated, the USINTEC goal is to improve Indonesian education, teacher preparation, and teacher quality. USINTEC was formally established as a bi-national higher education consortium in 2006 after nearly a year of collaborative planning among member institutions. Its agenda is based on national priorities in Indonesia and the United States and on institutional needs identified by faculty, staff, and top-level administrators. The consortium is guided by a Memorandum of Understanding signed by chief academic/executive officers, education deans, and USINTEC Institutional Directors at member institutions. USINTEC is an outgrowth of relationships developed over two decades between The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology and teacher education institutions across Indonesia.

Mission

  • To promote collaboration and mutual understanding of the United States and Indonesia through higher education partnerships
    To strengthen institutional capacity in teacher education throughcollaborative development of innovative educational programs and research to be conducted in the U.S. and Indonesia

Overview of USINTEC. USINTEC is a consortium of 15 top-ranking state universities in the U.S. and Indonesia and a Southeast Asian regional center for open and distance learning. Broadly stated, the USINTEC goal is to improve Indonesian education, teacher preparation, and teacher quality. USINTEC was formally established as a bi-national higher education consortium in 2006 after nearly a year of collaborative planning among member institutions. Its agenda is based on national priorities in Indonesia and the United States and on institutional needs identified by faculty, staff, and top-level administrators. The consortium is guided by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by chief academic/executive officers, education deans, and USINTEC Institutional Directors at member institutions. USINTEC is an outgrowth of relationships developed over two decades between The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology and teacher education institutions across Indonesia.

Scope of Work. The USINTEC scope of work as defined in its MoU includes collaboration in the following areas:

  • Indonesian undergraduate programs to certify teachers
  • Dual and/or joint U.S./Indonesia graduate degree programs in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and technical/vocational teacher education as well as other fields of study in education
  • U.S. graduate degree programs for Indonesian junior faculty
  • ICT infrastructure development and utilization
  • Virtual library
  • Collaborative research on teacher pedagogies, teacher quality, and student learning
  • U.S. sandwich programs for Indonesian graduate students and short-term professional development programs for Indonesian faculty in all fields of education
  • University English language center enhancement
  • Dissemination of collaborative efforts

USINTEC Planning, Funding, and Endorsements. USINTEC planning is supported by the member institutions.  Biannual meetings are held each year at a member institution in Indonesia.  USINTEC seeks public and private sector commitment and support for programs to enhance the quality of teaching and education in Indonesia, including funding from U.S. and Indonesian government agencies, foundations, corporations, philanthropists, and regional and international development organizations. USINTEC is presently seeking scholarships for (1) Indonesian students enrolled in the International Dual Master’s Degree Program to spend one academic year in the U.S. at partner universities and (2) American students enrolled in U.S. partner universities to spend one semester studying abroad at USINTEC partner universities in Indonesia.  Indonesian dual master’s degree students take coursework in both countries and receive two master’s degrees, one from Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or Indiana University and the other from an Indonesian USINTEC member university. American students enrolled at any of the three U.S. universities may take coursework in Indonesia during the study abroad component embedded into the first semester of the program. Since its inception, USINTEC has been endorsed by the Indonesia Ministry of National Education (MONE) units responsible for national level policy planning in Higher Education, Quality Improvement of Teachers and Educational Personnel, and Primary and Secondary School Management. USINTEC is also endorsed by the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), a major non-governmental organization in Washington D.C. which promotes U.S.-Indonesia government relations.

Outcomes. USINTEC’s intended outcomes are increased institutional capacity in Indonesia to address key development issues, design new programs to certify teachers, and bring about systemic change in teacher education. The consortium has established an international community of teacher preparation universities whose goal is to sustain relationships among partners through international dual master’s degree and short-term graduate programs, collaborative research, and development and utilization of ICT. U.S. scholars are benefiting by testing pedagogical practices and research conclusions developed in the U.S. against the different socio-cultural, educational, and political contexts of Indonesia. Indonesian scholars are benefiting from greater access to resources and scholars outside Indonesia. USINTEC is working to promote the global engagement of U.S. and Indonesian faculty and graduate students and enlarge their perspectives of the unique and collective challenges they face in preparing quality teachers. Ultimately, USINTEC will support Indonesia’s efforts to strengthen democracy and compete globally by producing a more highly qualified teacher workforce.

Rankings. The three U.S. USINTEC universities, Ohio State University (Ohio State), Indiana University (IU), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), are ranked in the top tier of research universities in the U.S. by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Several Ohio State, IU, and UICU graduate programs in education are ranked in the Top 10 in the United States in the U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Grad Schools, 2013.  The publication surveys 280 public and private universities nationwide which grant doctoral degrees in education.  Those programs ranked in the Top 10 include: elementary teacher education, secondary teacher education, curriculum and instruction, technical/vocational education, education administration and supervision, higher education administration, student counseling and personnel services, special education, and educational psychology. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools.

For further information please visit: http://usintec.org/

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