Research and Community Service Result Analysis

Research and Community Service Result Analysis year 2018-2022

To support the development of quality of human resources, the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya (FCS UB) provides funding support in terms of research and community service for the teaching staff and students. This is carried out in the faculty level with the Education Development Fund scheme (DPP) contained in the DPP Research scheme, DPP Community Service, Research Groups, and Collaborative Research. In addition, Institute of Research and Community Service in the university level also provides support through funding in the schemes of Young Researcher Grant (HPP), Excellent Research Grants (HPU), Doctor Mengabdi (DM), COVID-Integrated Research (CIR), Research Group Strengthening Grants (HPKK), Strategic Research Grants (HPS), and Professor and Doctoral Grants. Thus, from 2018-2022, there are 11 research and community service schemes that have been implemented by the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya. Each diagram of the following schemes is followed by description of the activities.

Diagram 1. Educational Development Fund Research

The research scheme under Education Development Fund (DPP) is intended to support research activities for FCS UB teaching staffs collaborated with the students by paying attention to the faculty’s scientific clusters. In practice, teaching staffs according to scientific clusters work in groups and involve students to support student final assignments. Over the last 5 years, there have been fluctuations in the number of proposals funded which shows that more and more faculty members are collaborating in one proposal to work on research in scientific clusters selected based on research track records.

Diagram 2. Achievement of Community Service Education Development Fund

The Education Development Fund Service Scheme is intended to fund FCS UB teaching staff service activities by paying attention to the faculty’s scientific clusters and the needs of the community as well. In practice, the teaching staffs work in groups and involve students to support Community Service course activities. Over the last 5 years, there have been fluctuations in the number of proposals funded which shows that more and more faculty members are collaborating in one proposal to do community service.

Diagram 3. Achievements of Research Group Scheme

The Research Group, which was established in 2021, is a division of the Faculty of Cultural Studies’ Research and Community Service Unit. The Research Group’s primary responsibility is to provide a support for the scientific and professional growth of teaching staffs who share the same field of study as seminars in terms of study, research, and volunteer work, working in collaboration with the Humanities Science Laboratory (LIH). Additionally, the Research Group at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences serves the following purposes: a) potential development and facilitation of scientific activities for teaching staffs with seminary studies; b) study development room for teaching staffs with seminary studies to improve their professionalism in relation to outside communities tertiary institutions; and c) scientific meeting space for teaching staffs with the needs of the broader community in the fields. Department of Languages and Literature’s Digital Humanities, Department of Language Education’s CERI – Center for Educational Research and Innovation, and Department of Arts and Cultural Anthropology’s Wargakarta research group are the three research groups that make up FCS UB in practice.

Diagram 4. Collaborative Research Achievements

Increasing national and international research collaboration is the goal of collaborative research. This programme is being implemented in the Department of Languages and Literature in partnership with academics from the University of Queensland who specialise in data-driven learning for the study of the English language. At SDO Putra Sampoerna, the Department of Language Education was working on creating a reading assessment for students in line with the Common European Framework (CEFR). Additionally, this research scheme is intended to study the Tengger Jazz cultural event and its effects on the Tengger people in Wonotoro Village for the Department of Arts and Cultural Anthropology.

Diagram 5. Young Researcher Grant

Young Researcher Grants are designed to help nascent researchers establish a research record and gain research experience so they will be prepared to compete for more competitive research grants. Additionally, this programme is anticipated to give beginning researchers the chance to establish the fundamentals of their work in accordance with Universitas Brawijaya Research Master Plan, making it simpler for them to develop into university-level research, as well as to provide opportunities for them to compete in grants competitions with the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education or with other more competitive funding sources. The Departments of Languages and Literature and Language Education have been taking part in this university-level funding competition since 2019, and each year, more proposals are submitted. Additionally, the Department of Arts and Cultural Anthropology was awarded funding for one proposal in 2022.

Diagram 6. Achievements of Leading Research Grants

Excellent research grants are intended for UB’s in-house funded research, which includes work in international collaboration, industrial/governmental institution collaboration, and innovation research. To be a strength or superiority of Universitas Brawijaya, the plan must continue to make reference to the university’s research master plan. Excellence Research Grants are designed to meet the need for improvement of a target that optimally utilises and integrates the potential of the available facilities and human resources at Universitas Brawijaya to provide a research result that can contribute to development, as well as to highlight the unique advantages of Universitas Brawijaya in research at the national and international levels. International. In 2022, the Department of Language Education submitted one proposal, which was granted funding.

Diagram 7. Doktor Mengabdi

          In order to conduct comprehensive, significant, thorough, and sustainable community service projects, Universitas Brawijaya is attempting to implement a new paradigm. These issues are the driving forces behind the development of the Doktor Mengabdi programme (DM). This is the programme in which academicians with doctoral degree conduct community service. The programme’s intended audience includes the following:

1) Village/Kelurahan/Customary/Village Institutions, Community Groups, Small and Micro Business Groups that are economically productive (allowing them to be developed so that they become independent business groups/institutions);

2) Village/Kelurahan/Customary/Killage Institutions, Community Groups, Micro Small Business Groups that are not yet economically productive, but have a strong desire to become productive and independent business groups/institutions; and

3) Village/Kelurahan/Customary/Village Institutions, Community Groups, Micro Small Business Groups that are not economically productive (general/ordinary community). If partnering with economically productive communities, two micro-entrepreneurs with similar commodities or who mutually support one another are needed. In practice, from 2019 to 2022, FCS UB can take part in this competition grant. The activities carried out as an example in 2022 are the management of tourism potential in Ranuyoso Village, Lumajang Regency.

Diagram 8. COVID-Integrated Research

This programme, known as COVID-Integrated Research, was established in 2022 with the goal of accommodating research pertaining to COVID response and analysing the impact of the pandemic on all facets of people’s lives by incorporating analysis and studies from all scientific disciplines. Any strategy and any tool may be used in this study as long as they are related to COVID-19. Three FCS UB proposals were approved for funding for initiatives aimed at reducing the pandemic’s social and humanities-related effects. It has been done for example by creating infographics and video models for the Lesanpuro Village community in Malang.

Diagram 9. Research Group Strengthening Grant

          With the help of this grant, the researchers who are a part of the study group will be able to conduct more professional research. To carry out reading literacy development activities in the digital age in the city of Malang in 2021, FCS UB was given this funding.

Diagram 10. Strategic Research Grant

The Bromo Tengger Semeru-Arjuno biosphere reserve is being developed as a target area by Institute of Research and Community Service at Brawijaya University in an effort to establish the UB Center of Excellence Biosphere Park. This integrated research is necessary, according to the Institute of Research and Community Service. The integrated research in question encompasses, but is not limited to, technological engineering and inventive social engineering, both of which can then be reflected in educational and volunteer endeavours. The Jolotundo Trawas Mojokerto tourist region is the focus of FCS UB’s 2022 strategic research on the contribution of local knowledge to environmental preservation and community economic development.

Diagram 11. Doctoral Grant Research

          In order to increase the research productivity of professors and doctors at Universitas Brawijaya, doctoral grants are expected to accomplish the goals and objectives of the UB Research Master Plan. For instance, a doctoral grant for associate professor activity at FCS involved testing the Writing Integrated Assessment (WISSE) programme, which was created during the previous year’s activities for English classes in tertiary institutions.

Research Result Analysis year 2014-2016

The total number of Community Service for the last 3 years:

Expense of Community Service in the last 3 years (in million Rupiah):

As one of the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi, all lecturers at Faculty of Cultural Studies have also conducted community service activities regularly. The diversity of themes and forms of community service activities generated during the last three years (2014 – 2016), such as training/ mentoring, counseling, and action studies are the positive impact of the increasing number of Study Programs.

As well as research, the faculty also supports community service activities by facilitating these activities with a grant of DPP/ SPP. For example, in 2015, funds allocated by the faculty were Rp 100.000.000,00 for 20 activities. Thus, each activity got a fund of Rp 5.000.000,00. In the following year, the grant of DPP/ SPP provided was Rp 200.000.000,00 for 20 activities. Therefore, each team got a fund of Rp 10.000.000,00. In the last three years, the amount of funds for the implementation of community service activities continues to increase.

The DPP/ SPP grant funds distributed in each Study Program also allows each lecturer to independently determine the topics and forms of activities that are tailored to the scientific background and consider the needs of the target communities. Through this community service activity, Faculty of Cultural Studies also has the opportunity to explore cooperation with outsiders. Thus, Faculty of Cultural Studies is expected to have a partnership with other agencies, both government and private. In addition, Faculty of Cultural Studies in the future is also expected to have an area or assisted villages.

In 2015, Faculty of Cultural Studies has pioneered efforts to develop community service activities. This is manifested in the form of a meeting between the management of Faculty of Cultural Studies and the stakeholders in Batu and Malang regencies to map the villages’ needs. The agreement resulted from the talks was the initiation of cooperation between the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Batu Government and Malang Regency Government in the form of community service activities and Thematic Community Service (KKN).

The form of faculty support to continuously improve the quality of community service activities is by involving lecturers in training activities of writing a community service proposal with a national grant organized by Institute of Research and Community Service (LPPM) Universitas Brawijaya. It is also a form of the faculty’s effort to motivate lecturers to obtain grants for community service outside the internal grant, i.e. DPP/ SPP. The training activities of writing a community service proposal are also implemented at the faculty level through BPPM.

Community service activities in Faculty of Cultural Studies environments are conducted by involving students actively. This is based on the consideration that this activity can serve as a medium to train students’ social sensitivity by knowing real needs in the community directly.

To support efforts to improve the quality of community service and the role of students, the faculty implements a policy that the outcome of this activity is in the form of a final report on the implementation of activities and proposals of the Student Creativity Program for Community Service (PKMM)

The implementation of community service activities during this time has a major obstacle, such as the mismatch schedule of the implementation with the schedule of agencies or target communities.