Monitoring and Evaluation of KKNI-Based RPS Implementation in FCS UB
On Friday (27/07/2018), Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) held a routine curricular activity that was monitoring and evaluation activity of Learning Plan (RPS) based on Indonesian National Qualification Framework (KKNI) in Auditorium 2nd floor Building A of FCS UB. At 9 a.m., the event was opened by Maulfi Syaiful Rizal, M.Pd as a Master of Ceremony (MC). Then it was continued by the speech from Vice Dean of Academic Affair, Hamamah, M.Pd., Ph.D. She explained that this activity was held to prepare semester learning plan by the lecturers who would start to teach in the odd semester 2018.
At the beginning, Hamamah, M.Pd., Ph.D also explained briefly about learning evaluation activity in FCS UB. At first, an evaluation was always held in the end of the year. However, because it was felt less effective, the concept was changed. Quality Assurance Board (GJM) and Quality Assurance Unit (UJM) offered a more effective concept of evaluation, that is in the form of Activity Report of Learning Process table which contains important information about the RPS, problems that happen, and obstacles arise in the day. This evaluation will be checked at the end of 2nd, 6th, 11th and 15th weeks.
With the new concept, we hpoe everything can be understood and resolved earlier. This concept starts to be implemented in the next semester in August 2018 with a preventive purpose. After that explanation, the activities were continued by discussion sessions, suggestions or questions related to the new concept.
There is also the delivery of subject related to the Stages and Formats of RPS Preparation Based on Learning Outcomes according to the KKNI and National Standards of Higher Education (SNPT) by Dr. Ir. Wisnu Murrti, a lecturer of Faculty of Engineering UB.
“Our duty as a lecturer is hard because we have to arrange the RPS according to KKNI,” said the moderator in the event. Activities were paused at 11 a.m. for lunch break and there is a RPS discussion for lecturers at 1 p.m. This discussion can indeed be used as ammunition for the lecturers, especially lecturers of FCS UB in preparing for the next semester, which will be started on 22nd of August 2018. (Shara/DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)