Academic Athmosphere

Facilities available to maintain lecturer-student interactions, both on and off campus, and create a climate that encourages academic / professional development and activities

The success of the learning mission is certainly supported by a conducive academic atmosphere. The creation of a conducive academic atmosphere can be carried out by providing sufficient supporting facilities so that lecturer-student interactions can be maintained both on and off campus.

The lecture is held in 4 lecture rooms, where in each room there are around 20-35 lecture chairs, 1 lecturer table, 1 lecturer chair, 1 white board, and 1 LCD projector. The average room use is 6 hours per day and its use is governed by the academic section of the faculty. Practice courses are held in one laboratory, namely Lab. UPI Library.

For the smooth teaching and learning process in the department also supported by the availability of the Internet (hot spots) with a bandwidth of 2.5 Mbps located in the FIP building lt. 2 and lt. 3 which can be used by students, lecturers, and education staff in developing their knowledge. The smooth teaching and learning process is also supported by the availability of reading material in reading rooms such as textbooks, national journals, international journals, theses, and dissertations as well as digital collections in the repository in the study laboratory namely the UPI Library.

Quality and Quantity of Interaction of Academic Activities of Lecturers, Students, and other Academic Activities

Academic interactions between lecturers and students occur in two different locations. First, the scientific / academic activities of students designed by lecturers in the form of assignments / practices in writing and presenting papers or reading reports related to certain subjects, both individual and group, and assessed by the lecturer concerned. Second, academic interactions are carried out outside the classroom with a more informal atmosphere. Students and lecturers can be involved in the form of discussions in interest groups (KBM), assignment guidance, and material briefing such as street vendors.

Whereas academic interactions between students can occur in the classroom and outside the classroom. Academic interactions between students in the classroom include forms of presentation and discussion. In addition, discussions can also be conducted outside of lecture hours as a form of academic interaction between students outside the classroom, such as when doing assignments, working on reports.

Interactions between lecturers can be done in various ways. First, with the involvement of a number of lecturers in the teaching team of a course. With the teaching team, lecture materials can be better understood and explained in depth. Second, academic interactions between lecturers also occur in the involvement of a number of lecturers in research and community service activities. With such involvement, there is a process of transferring knowledge and insights from senior lecturers to junior lecturers. Third, through academic support activities such as seminars, workshops, discussions, training, conferences, and public lectures held by departments, faculties, and universities. Through such activities, the lecturers will get an understanding of knowledge, insights and managerial performance in carrying out an activity or event. In addition, interactions between the civitas academica can also occur through coaching and development activities of student talents in the field of extracurricular activities such as arts and so on which are held centrally through the Student Activity Unit (UKM) at the university level and religious activities such as joint worship activities carried out by each student religious organization, which also involves lecturers, staff and institutional leadership staff.

Comprehensive design to develop a conducive academic atmosphere for learning, research, and community service

The overall design to develop a conducive academic atmosphere, both in the process of learning, research and community service, is in the form of the concept of mutual respect, care and care and Tut Wuri Handayani. In terms of the learning process, the lecturer is not a single information giver. Lecturers are more positioned themselves as facilitators, study partners, discussion partners, and motivators. In research, lecturers play a role as contextual consultants, which means providing guidance in the context of the study that is not yet understood by students. In the community service, the concept of Tut Wuri Handayani is needed as a guideline if it must be in front, able to build independent initiatives if there are joint activities, and be able to motivate students to do an activity themselves. The concept can be implemented in every activity, such as seminars, symposiums, discussions, and extracurricular activities.

The participation of academics in academic activities (seminars, symposiums, discussions, exhibitions) on campus

Academic activities (seminars, symposiums, discussions, exhibitions) are routinely held and involve the academic community. In general lecture and seminar activities in order to improve scientific insight students are required to actively participate and are entitled to certificate acquisition. Including students in lecturer research and writing scientific papers presented in seminars or published in scientific journals, full involvement of students as organizers in conducting seminars held by study programs, such as studium generale and research seminars by students and lecturers is an effort to enliven the academic atmosphere.

Development of Scientific Personality

The scientific personality for academics can be developed through educational and research activities. To develop the scientific personality of the lecturer, it can be done by providing the widest opportunity for lecturers to increase their knowledge in accordance with their fields of study through higher education, taking part in short courses and training in the preparation of scientific works and textbooks.

Student scientific personality can be developed through lecture activities, research and community service. Students are introduced to how to cultivate a scientific attitude in completing assignments, making papers, giving presentations, discussions and practical activities in the library or field lecture activities. The development of scientific behavior in carrying out research, for example, as objectively as possible in processing research data and reporting it, is able to utilize the equipment in accordance with its functions and use reliable / valid equipment / instruments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Competency achieved compared to expected.

The level of competency achievement compared to what is expected can be measured through the GPA score achieved by students. The average GPA value of students in the last three years is 3.46 from a maximum of 4.

  1. Compatibility of competencies achieved with the demands and needs of graduate users.

Competencies achieved by graduates are expected to be in accordance with the demands and needs of graduates. Because the Perpusinfo Study Program does not yet have graduates, the Study Program does not yet have data on the utilization of graduates. However, for field practice activities based on information sources from the field of work, the library will be very easily absorbed according to the needs of the user. There have been many students who are still in college who get an offer to work in library institutions both schools or other institutions.

  1. Data on progress, success, and time period for completion of student studies (including GPA and graduated graduates).

The level of competency achievement compared to what is expected can be measured through the GPA score achieved by students. The predicate that has been achieved by students is Very Satisfying.


Graduate User Satisfaction and Sustainability of Graduates Absorption

To maintain the sustainability of graduates, prospective alumni have designed to have their own network system that they use to communicate with each other between alumni and now the network development is starting to be more established through Facebook and e-mail facilities. Connections and communication that are interwoven are good capital for the sustainability of the use of graduates through the form of networks. Not infrequently the world of work information for new graduates or partnership and cooperation programs starts from the network and communication that has been established.

Study program products are in the form of models, innovative works, patents, the results of the development of work procedures, physical products as a result of research

At the library and information science studies program until now, no one has produced products in the form of innovative works or patents, but which have been produced so far individually in the form of scientific works, both research results, P2M, articles, and papers.