Everything about STIFERA

STIFERA in organizing its external student activities is expected to boost soft skills and hard skills that can be used to support student competencies to fulfilled the requirements of this global and digital era. The student affairs sector oversees a standardized activity process according to SOPs, the accession of academic and non-academic achievements, and the target accomplishment of increasing the number of students.

Students as the main character for higher education institutions, quality supervision, and ensuring the quality of students.  STIFERA creates a standardized system starting from the admission of prospective students, and active students until graduation by having benefits that reinforce the accomplishment of the Vision of the Study Program. Furthermore, STIFERA sets student standards in SPMI with the number STD / SPMI-STIFERA / S5.1 as the guideline for performance measures in the Student Affairs Sector.

The outcomes of student development are increasing through the number of study enthusiasts at STIFERA, the number of active students, and the development of student abilities that are measurable in the number of achievements and abilities in competing nationally for Ministry of Education programs and graduates who are absorbed quickly and work by competencies.  The S1 Pharmacy Study Program already has a direction of quality student activities and provides services to students with various hard skills, soft skills, and life skill development activities for the preparation of graduate competencies. The student admission selection system in the S1 Pharmacy Study Program is applied to obtain quality raw input. The implementation of PMB using a recruitment system based on New Student Admission standards with the number STD / SPMI-STIFERA / S1.3.

New Student Admission Activities (PMB) include increasing the number of new student recruitment collaborations with the principles of fairness, accountability, flexibility, efficiency, and transparency by considering prospective students’ potential. Analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges is carried out to increase interest by paying attention to aspects of interest/interest as a gross participation rate of higher education in the community evidenced by the high number of registrants, even registrants come from various islands in Indonesia and even abroad. To get raw input from qualified student candidates, the S1 Pharmacy Study Program has set requirements in the standardized new student admission process. The selection process of prospective students has been carried out in several stages of selection. The selection process of prospective students is carried out with several stages selection, namely: 1) administrative selection, 2) written tests and 3) health tests 4) interviews.

The rigorous selection aims to get qualified prospective students according to the qualifications contained in the S1 Pharmacy Study Program. The STIFERA new student admission path is carried out with 3 types: the Interest and Achievement Search (PMDP) path, the Regular Path, and the Institutional Cooperation Pathway. The targeted reach of PMB participants includes local, national, and international participants with a ratio received to the number of PMB registrants of 1:5. Prospective students who have registered come from 20 provinces in Indonesia. To get prospective students, the Study Program carries out promotional activities in various media (print media, social media, electronics) and collaborates with professional organizations and secondary school parties. Rigorous selection aims to get qualified prospective students according to the qualifications contained in the Diploma Study Program.

 Prospective new students who are accepted into the Study Program are those who have passed the administrative selection, written test, and interview test. The types of services provided to students include 1) academic guidance services, 2) career preparation counseling and medical examination guidance services, reason, interest, and talent development services, soft skills development services, and scholarship services. The provision of services to students during their education is carried out monitoring and evaluation of the output of each service. Programs for sharpening soft skills and improving students’ abilities to contribute by providing many achievements in developing talents and interests and being able to apply competencies in technological developments including information systems and intellectual empowerment and integrity of graduates by laws and regulations in the field of Health. The direction of student development is adjusted to the additional soft skills, skills, and talent development needed in the digitalization era with the development of blending pharmaceutical services with information technology as an effort for continuous improvement to realize graduate excellence. Developing networks with many partners for student programs and graduate absorption (Career Center) which will be a bridge to bring students closer to career preparation programs on campus. Cooperation with external parties includes educational institutions, colleagues according to the Merdeka Campus program, government, the business world/industry, the world of work (DuDiKa), and professional organizations.

STIFERA’s strategy to achieve higher education standards in the field of student affairs includes a selection system and student services carried out by the quality assurance system (LPM) in the recruitment process, and student services which are carried out every year. To achieve student standards related to student recruitment and student services, audits and money are carried out. Audit and money on the student recruitment process and student services are carried out by LPM which is carried out every year. The findings of the audit and money were followed up by improvements as follows: Efforts to increase student interest through student admission promotion activities and an online student selection and recruitment system. Efforts to improve student services which include academic guidance services, guidance and counseling services, reasoning services, talent interest services, scholarship services, and health services.

b. Student services

Student services provided by the University for all students in the form of (1) coaching and developing interests and talents, (2) improving welfare, and (3) career counseling and entrepreneurship guidance.

 1) Academic advising services

Each student has an academic advisor. Students conduct academic guidance at least 3 times in one semester, namely at the beginning of the semester, before the midterm exam, and before the final semester exam. Academic guidance by STIFERA is provided based on guidelines. Academic guidelines prepared by STIFERA are published annually. Academic guidelines in the academic year are stipulated by the Decree of the Chairman of STIFERA Number SPMI / PD / 048/2020 concerning Academic Guidance Guidelines for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

2) Guidance and Counselling

The S1 Pharmacy study program provides guidance and counseling services to students. Guidance and counseling services related to academic and non-academic issues. Guidance and Counseling services are carried out according to the counseling guidance guidelines stipulated in policy number SMPI/SO/PD3/004/2020. The procedure for guidance and counseling services is as follows: Students who have problems consult with academic advisors, if the problems are not resolved then consult with counselors.

3) Interest and Talent Services

STIFERA provides opportunities to develop student interests and talents through the Student Executive Board (BEM) and the Study Program Student Association (HMP). BEM and HMP are a means for students to learn to organize by coordinating several student activities that are carried out periodically by a predetermined work program. STIFERA also provides interest and talent development services by forming Student Activity Units (UKM). SME development is stipulated in the Decree of the Chairman of STIFERA Number: …/2020. UKM in STIFERA consists of UKM in the field of sports (UKM Futsal, UKM Volley, UKM Basketball, UKM badminton), UKM in the arts (UKM Choir, UKM Dance), UKM in the field of spirituality (UKM Fellowship of Christian/Catholic Students, UKM Rohani Islam), UKM in the field of education (UKM PKM (Student creativity program)) and UKM in the special field (UKM UBM (Student Business Unit)).

4) Field reasoning service

Reasoning field services include: a) Introduction to the Student Study Program at the time of new student orientation at STIFERA. b) Students are required to take the Student Leadership Basic Training (LDKM). LDKM activities aim to foster the ability to work together, leadership, and others. c) STIFERA conducts seminars by inviting successful entrepreneurs, both alumni and external parties. This seminar aims to motivate students to learn entrepreneurship. d) STIFERA has also carried out soft skills coaching for students such as AMT (Achievement Motivation training), Public Speaking Training, Leadership Training, Training on making job applications, job interview training, and scientific reasoning training.

5) Scholarship Services

Various kinds of scholarships are provided for students who come from the Student Affairs Budget, including Scholarships for Prospective Students, and Active Students. Prospective student scholarships consist of full academic funding scholarships as long as they are sourced from Foundation funds that have been budgeted at APB, Putra scholarships from Timor, Papua, and Kalimantan, indigent scholarships, and academic/non-academic achievements. Scholarships for students who are active in college are given including outstanding student scholarships and gain scholarships. Scholarships from various Charity/Social Foundations are also given at STIFERA such as Kalbe Farma and Peduli Foundation.

6) Health Services

Health Services at STIFERA include:

a. Periodic Medical Check-up

Periodic Health Services at STIFERA consist of medical examinations every 6 (six) months carried out by a Clinic in collaboration with the Nusaputera College of Pharmaceutical Sciences to facilitate students who experience complaints of minor illness and can be treated so as not to interfere with student lecture activities.

b. Health Insurance

Health Insurance for students is a facility provided for students who are sick / accident to stay overnight in the hospital and will get financial assistance from Private Assurance in collaboration with the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Nusaputera.

Monitoring and Evaluation in the fields of reasoning, interests, talents, health, scholarships, guidance, and counseling at STIFERA are carried out by Puket II at the end of each fiscal year. Money is carried out in collaboration with BEM STIFERA. The results of the model are reported to the Chairman of STIFERA and LPM. Then the results of the model are followed up by completing the facilities, infrastructure, and funding needed by students for the implementation of activities.

Internal Audit of the student selection system and student services at STIFERA is carried out in a structured and routine manner. Internal Audit is conducted by internal auditors in AMI activities. Things audited include; a. availability of guidelines, b. availability of SOPs, c. Achievement of the target number of registrants, d. Targeted achievement of student services (academic advising services, guidance, and counseling services, interest and talent services, reasoning services, scholarship services, and health services).

7) Additional Performance Indicators

Additional performance indicators at STIFERA are student indicators set by each university to exceed SN DIKTI. Valid additional performance indicator data should be measured, monitored, reviewed, and analyzed for continuous improvement.

Additional Performance Indicators related to student services at STIFERA include:

  1. a) Certified student internship activities
  2. b) Information System Skills Strengthening Program activities facilitated and funded by STIFERA in collaboration with other agencies.
  3. c) Mahasiswa Creativity Program (PKM) activities funded by STIFERA.
  4. d) Student Entrepreneur Activities facilitated by the STIFERA marketplace.
  5. e) Information and career guidance through the field of Career Centre ranging from soft skill training to applying for jobs to providing information on work land from Dudika that has been established Cooperation.
  6. User Satisfaction

Description of the system to measure student satisfaction including the clarity of the instruments used, implementation, recording, and analysis of data in the study program. The availability of valid evidence on the results of user satisfaction measurements that are carried out consistently, and followed up regularly and systematically.

Measurement of student satisfaction with the S1 Pharmacy study program with educational services and processes is carried out using an online questionnaire (google form). This questionnaire is filled out at the end of each semester and the data is stored in the Study Program. The analysis is carried out manually. The results of the analysis are as follows: 1) The level of student satisfaction with teaching lecturers is very satisfied as much as 94.74%: 2) The level of student satisfaction with education staff is very satisfied as much as 94.74: 3) The level of student satisfaction with the manager is very satisfied as much as 89.47%: 4) The level of student satisfaction with facilities and infrastructure is very satisfied as much as 89.47%.

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