Clustering partial least square in lecturer achievement index (LAI) based on student perception of UPN "Veteran" Surabaya

Akhmad Fauzi, N. Rusdi Hidayat, Bambang Widjanarko Otok, Minto Waluyo

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Competence is a set of knowledge, skills, and behaviors that must be owned, internalized, and mastered by lecturers in carrying out their duties as their profession. The qualifications of lecturers are very necessary to convey knowledge and skills so that students have competencies in accordance with the demands of the rapidly developing world of work. Aspects of competency that need to be possessed by lecturers are pedagogic competence, professional competence, personality competence and social competence. Through these dimensions an assessment or evaluation can be carried out that can be used to improve competence in supporting performance in the teaching and learning process. Lecturer Achievement Index (LAI) has the goal to determine how much teachers can provide good teaching method according to students, where a professor is expected to become a professional in the field. The purpose of this study is to assess the competence of lecturers four relationship patterns, namely pedagogical, professional, social and personality using clustering Partial Least Square (PLS). The results obtained are personal competence, professional competence and social influence on pedagogical, using Response Unit Based Segmentation (REBUS) PLS, student perceptions regarding LAI grouped into three segments (Very Good LAI, Good LAI, Pretty Good LAI) based similarity indicators in the model. Each segment (local model) shows the value of R2 and Goodness of Fit (GOF) is better when compared to PLS (global model). IPD excellent models based on the perceptions of students affected by the pedagogic competence with clarity indicator delivery of content and answers to questions in class, regularity and lecture order according to schedule and influenced by professional competence with indicators of ability to give relevant examples of concepts taught, ability to provide motivation to students, ability to explain the relevance of material taught in the context of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-284
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Competence
  • Pedagogic
  • Personality
  • Professional
  • Social
  • Sructural Equation Modeling


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