The Physics Department of IPB University Completes the Improvement of the K2020 RPS


The Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) IPB University carried out the Completion of Completeness of the K2020 Learning Documents, 11/12.

This activity is carried out in preparation for lectures for the even semester of the 2021/2022 academic year which will be held from January 2022.  Through this activity, it is expected to be able to complete the Semester Learning Plan (RPS) format or syllabus from all Physics Undergraduate Program courses according to K2020.

Currently K2020 has been applied to first and second year students (class of 2020 and 2021).  Meanwhile, third and fourth year students are still using the previous version of the curriculum, That is K2014.

One of the characteristics of the 2020 curriculum is the Freedom of Learning Independence Campus (MBKM) program which is realized by the freedom of students to take credits outside the study program.  Some examples of activities are taking lectures at other campuses, research, field projects, or internships in industry.

Head of the Physics Department of IPB University, Dr R Tony Ibnu Sumaryada said, "RPS is the main component in Curriculum Machinery of a study program."

He said, if the RPS for all courses is perfect, the curriculum engine will also be perfect in producing graduates in accordance with the expected Educational Objectives (PEO) Program.  PEO itself describes the career and professional achievements that can be achieved by graduates of the study program.

Dr Tony continued, all courses arranged in the curriculum should meet graduate learning outcomes (CPL) which refers to PEO.  Not only that, RPS is very important in the learning process because it contains complete information regarding course learning outcomes (CP-MK), the expected final abilities in each learning week, indicators and assessment criteria, learning materials, to learning methods or strategies.

RPS facilitates the performance of the lecturer team in providing structured, planned, and standardized learning as a manifestation of the commitment of study programs and departments to produce graduates that are in accordance with PEO.  In this consignment activity, several RPS for the Physics Undergraduate Program have been successfully prepared, which have been approved by the RPS development team, the Head of the Division, the Head of the Study Program, and the Head of the Physics Department.

Dr Tony Sumaryada added that the RPS and a clearly measured assessment plan as well as the preparation of a course portfolio report at the end of the semester would greatly facilitate the preparation of international accreditation documents.  According to him, international accreditation for study programs is one of the main performance indicators (IKU) demands from the government that must be met.

The IPB University lecturer admitted that the Department of Physics continues to work to improve the quality of educational services in accordance with national and international accreditation standards.  Currently the Physics Department of IPB University has held the title of Excellent Accreditation from BAN-PT.

"Hopefully, the completeness of the K2020 learning documents supports the International accreditation process which will soon be implemented," concluded Dr Tony.  (*) (IAAS/MFR)



Published Date : 24-Dec-2021

Resource Person : Dr Tony Sumaryada

Keyword : IPB physics, IPB campus, IPB students

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