Learning Process Assessment
Assessment of the learning process can be done in various ways. At the beginning of the semester, the program office will determine the course lecturers in accordance with the competence of each staff. Prior to the lecture period, each lecturer makes a lecture plan (RPKPS) as a guide in lecturing and assessment methods that are adapted to the 2017 Curriculum of MP-CS. During the semester, each lecturer is required to fill out the attendance list by providing notes on the material discussed in every in-class meeting. If the class meeting is conducted independently, the lecturer is required to fill the lecture control card. It is intended to monitor the suitability of learning materials with existing planning in the RPKPS that have been made. The MP-CS also holds a two-time learning process for each semester to give feedback to each lecturer on the implementation of the lecture.
The assessment of the learning process by the lecturers to the students is done by the implementation of the Mid-Term (UTS) and Final-Term Evaluation (UAS) as well as other assignments to determine the courses grades achieved by the students. The MP-CS office conducts a review of UTS and UAS materials before being given to the students to evaluate the conformity of RPKS and assessment. In addition, the MP-CS also makes provision that the student grades should have been sent to the academic section staff within two weeks after the exam and if it exceeds that period, then the default grade will be set to B.
Assessment of Research Process and Evaluation of Study Results
The thesis research assessment is carried out in several stages, such as the thesis proposal, the pre-thesis, and the final thesis defences. The proposal thesis is conducted to evaluate the research feasibility and readiness of students for conducting research. Therefore, the thesis proposal should be student’s research proposals and review results of previous researchers who are closely related to the proposed research topic. To take thesis proposal defence, the students should take at least 15 credits of compulsory courses and the elective courses in accordance with the research topic. The thesis proposal defence term is conducted every month on the 9th through the 15th day. The thesis proposal grade is a letter either A, A-, A/B, B+, B-, B/C, C+, and E, where the grades of A- sd B + are classified as minor revision, B to B/C are classified as major revision without re-defence, C+ is classified as major revision with redefend, while E is classified as not pass. If the student should re-take thesis proposal defence, then the student must change the title, methodology, or improve the proposal in accordance with the examiner advises and it should be no later than three months since the student took the thesis proposal defence, and if the student got the grade E on thesis proposal courses means the students have not taken the defence yet until the end of the semester and they should re-take the thesis proposal in the next semester.
After the students have passed the thesis proposal exam, the student must conduct research within 2 consecutive semesters. Students must consult with the thesis supervisor and consultation process is recorded in the guidance card. Students are expected to publish their research results in journals, or seminars. In a publication, all names of thesis supervisors must be listed as authors. If the research is considered sufficient or has fulfilled the thesis research proposal, students should continue to write thesis report. The thesis report is evaluated by the examining team during thesis defence.
Prior to the thesis defence, on the pre-thesis defence, the thesis report is evaluated by the examining team (at least one of them should be from thesis proposal examiner) based on thesis writing and content. The examiner gave suggestions and advises based on their expertise to ensure the quality of the thesis. In addition, the thesis grade is also given by the team of examiners which will contribute 25% of the total grade of the thesis.
Students further revise their research according to the examiners’ suggestions and advise. After completion, the student takes the final thesis defence, with the requirements of Cumulative GPA of 3, without a D and/or E grades. In the thesis defence, the thesis research is evaluated by a team of examiners of 3 lecturers. Materials tested in the form of writing, research content, knowledge understanding and the revision of pre-thesis defence. Pre- and final thesis defences are scheduled each month on every 1st to 7th day. The grade of the pre- and final thesis defences are converted to the grade letter A, A-, A/B, B+, or B-.
The entire length study of the MP-S is a maximum of 6 semesters. Students are graduated cum laude, very satisfy or satisfy predicates based on the course and thesis grades. Students are graduated with cum laude predicate if the duration of study is maximum 3 years with cumulative GPA of 3.75 out of 4.00.