Farewell to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember

Located in the Physics Department Auditorium, the academic community and the FMIPA Dharma Wanita Association attended a farewell event for the Dean of FMIPA UNEJ (28/3). Also present was the Dean of FMIPA from the previous period, Drs. Achmad Sjaifulah, M.Sc., Ph.D., accompanied by Prof. Drs. Dafik, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of FMIPA for the 2024–2028 period. Pak Sjai, who is known as Mr. Sjai, gave a welcome and thanked the community that had helped during his leadership. “I would like to express my gratitude for all the support and for achieving several programs during our last period of leadership,” he said. Next, Pak. Sjai hopes that Prof. Dafik, FMIPA UNEJ, continues to progress.

On the same occasion, former Vice Dean I FMIPA Drs. Siswoyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. also expressed his gratitude for the support of colleagues in carrying out their duties assisting the Dean of FMIPA last period. “Similar to Pak. Sjai, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to my colleagues who always provide support when carrying out their duties to assist the Dean of FMIPA,” he said. Followed by remarks from the Dean of FMIPA, Prof. Drs. Dafik, M.Sc., Ph.D. which was the start of a meeting with the entire FMIPA UNEJ academic community.

“Thank you to Pak Sjaiful and Pak Sis, who dedicated their energy, time and thoughts to FMIPA, and it is my duty to continue it. I will study with Pak Sjai because he is my teacher and to Pak Sis because he was my friend while studying in England ,” at first. The Dean of FMIPA also hopes to get support from the community to jointly advance FMIPA UNEJ. Followed by giving souvenirs to the former Dean and Deputy Dean of FMIPA accompanied by their wives and taking a group photo.

Still at the farewell event, the Dean of FMIPA, Prof. Dafik, took advantage of the opportunity for the entire academic community to gather to convey the work plans that would be carried out. “With the opportunity for the entire community to be present, I again invite you to walk together and advance FMIPA, the first of which is international recognition,” he said. The Dean highlighted the recognition because FMIPA UNEJ has adequate resources and will ultimately increase the number of students interested.

“We are increasing international seminars, assisting our fellow lecturers to win Scopus journals to increase international recognition, and we will later attract the interest of prospective students to study at FMIPA UNEJ,” he continued. Prof. Dafik has also prepared special teams to support its work plans; an international recognition team and a publication acceleration team have been formed. At the end of his speech, the Dean also wanted to optimize the existing curriculum, and all of this led to an increase in student interest, which resulted in an increase in the ceiling of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember.

Documentation of the Farewell Event for the Dean of FMIPA UNEJ