Ady R. Thahir, MA.
BY THE CHAIRMAN
University, according to the Triad (Tridharma) of Institution of Higher
Education, has the responsibility to provide services to the community in the
form of the application of knowledge and technology, required by community.
The application of knowledge to the community is to enhance the quality of the
work force by improving their vision of knowledge, technology and their
skills, until this can be used to enhance their quality of lives.
these activities, Trisakti University can expand its institution and
curriculum by introducing appropriate technology and the applications of the
results of the studentsí field studies. The efforts taken by the Trisakti
University to enhance its academic qualities runs concurrently with the
efforts of the activities and our achievements.
activities have been carried on in order to enhance the quality of service to
the community. Efforts are also being made to enhance the quality of the
program itself, so that it can proceed effectively, efficiently and reach its
target, at the same time improving the quality of the work force. This for
example, is done by giving training in methodology
to the lecturers of the Trisakti University who provide services to
meet the need of the community, the institute of Community Services has three
centers, which are directed to anticipate and solve problems faced by the
community in an integrated or multidiscipline manner.
centers are as follows: the Center of Community and Regional Development, the
Center of Community Education and Services and the Center of Hands-on Work
Courses for students.
service center is lead by a Head, who is responsible to the Chairman of the
Institute. In Cooperation with the local Government, the Institute now has
four pilot-project areas in West Jakarta and three areas in Pandeglang
Regency, West Java.
programs carried out are expected to enhance the quality of the work force in
the village communities by improving their knowledge, skill and appropriate
technology. The technology is applied in fields that meet the requirements of
efforts made to enhance the
quality of the work force of the community is carried out through the cadre
method, by training the few that are selected. After being trained, the cadres
will pass on the knowledge and skill to the community. By doing so, the cadre
training system is fulfilling the basis of service to the community, that is
to be independent, in which the community is not the object, but the subject.
To secure its continuity it tries to follow the Chinese philosophy, which says
that providing a fishhook is better than just handing over the fish.
Hands-on Work courses for students in the field have been developed into an
optional intra-curricular program, valued at 2-3 credits. The
benefits for a student who follows the activities, are :
deepening of the students understanding and experience regarding
and thinking in an interdisciplinary or cross-sectional manner
the problems of village people or urban-poor communities in carrying
better the whole context of village development
the studentís thinking processes in carrying out ideas to solve the
problems faced by the community, in a scientific and pragmatic manner,
the students with skills in performing community development
the students to become motivators and problem solvers
community service activities performed by Trisakti University shows the strong
commitment of the University in educating the nation to meet the mandatory of
the preamble of the1945 Constitution.