In its journey to prepare new Study Program, namely Biodiversity Curator Education Study Program, Faculty of Biology UGM held a Competency Assessment of Biodiversity Curator in the field of Plants for several prospective lecturers of UGM. On May, 11th 2023 in Ruang Sidang KPTU, The Competency Assessment of Biodiversity Curator was carried out based on the Portofolio/Recognition of Past Learning scheme.
The assessment was attended by 5 UGM lecturers as participants, namely Prof. Dr. Purnomo, M.S. (Fakultas Biologi UGM), Prof. Dr. Ratna Susandarini, M.Sc. (Faculty of Biology), Rina Sri Kasiamdari, S.Si., Ph.D. (Faculty of Biology), Abdul Razaq Chasani, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D. (Faculty of Biology) dan Ir. Atus Syahbudin, S.Hut., M.Agr., Ph.D. (Faculty of Forestry).
Assessor in this professional certification test was Prof. Dr. Paul J.A. Kessler, Director Hortus botanicus Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, who was accompanied by Dr. Bambang Retnoaji, M.Sc. as Deputy Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Sukirno, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. as Head of Undergraduate Biology Study Program, Faculty of Biology UGM.
After all the assessment process was done, it was stated that the five participants had passed and received professional certificate as Curator of Biodeversity. During the certificates handover, Dean of Faculty of Biology, Prof. Dr. Budi S. Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., accompanied by the vice deans, Dr. Slamet Widiyanto, S.Si., M.Sc. (Deputy Dean for Finance, Assets and Human Resources) and Dr. Eko Agus Suyono, S.Si., M.App.Sc. (Deputy Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation and Alumni), expressed his pride in the process of this certification assessment and hoped that this result would support the establishment of Biodiversity Curator Education Study Program, Faculty of Biology UGM.
Prof. Dr. Budi S. Daryono, M.Agr.Sc. also stated that, in the future, a professional certification assessment for biodiversity in the field of animals and microbes would be carried out so that the new study program to be established was truly ready with competent and internationally certified lecturers.
Before the assessment was closed, Prof. Dr. Paul J.A. Kessler and all of Faculty Directors had a discussion about strategic steps and plans that will very useful in preparing for the establishment of new study program. The certification assessment process ended with a group photo between all of participants, Faculty Directors and Prof. Dr. Paul Kessler.