Selama dua hari berturut-turut, 30 sampai 31 Agustus 2019, Pengelola IP Komunikasi melakukan kegiatan Welcoming Day dan Academic Skill Study untuk seluruh mahasiswa IP komunikasi angkatan 2019. Acara yang berlangsung masing-masing di Blangkon Resto (hari pertama) dan Ruang Audio Visual (RAV) Lt. 3, Komunikasi UII, ini juga melibatkan para pengajar IP seperti Puji Rianto, Herman Felani, Holy Rafika, Ali Minanto, dan tentu saja Sekretaris Prodi IP Komunikasi, Ida Nuraini Dewi Kodrat Ningsih.

Ali Minanto memberi sambutan mewakili Ketua Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi UII, di awal acara. Jogja adalah city of culture, katanya. Ia juga sekaligus city of art tentu dapat merangsang daya nalar kreatifitas mahasiswa Komunikasi IP UII. Ada atmosfer yang baik dan kreatif di Jogja.  “Selamat anda sudah bergabung bersama kami. Anda mendapat banyak peluang dan kesempatan saat berbagi di beberapa negara. Anda bisa bergabung dengan banyak aktivitas mahasiswa seperti Klik18, Klub film Kompor.Kom, ‘Dispensi’ untuk intelektual dan Red-Aksi  dan Galaxy untuk Jurnalisme dan Radio,” katanya.

Ali Minanto menambahkan, Komunikasi UII juga membuka peminatan studi pada fokus Jurnalisme, media studies, dan PR. “Kita di Komunikasi, juga punya beberapa dosen yang filmnya diputar di beberapa negara, di jepang, di estonia, dan juga ada perjalanan lintas negara dengan tajuk P2A.”

Acara juga berlangsung akrab setelah perwakilan mahasiswa IP komunikasi angkatan pertama membagikan ceritanya. Cerita itu diwakili oleh Ilyasa Alvin Abadi, mahasiswa IP angkatan 2018, “Waktu masuk saya belum punya teman, bahkan persahabatan, tapi akhirnya seiring berjalannya waktu, dan berproses bersama, saya bisa mendapatkannya sekarang,” katanya dengan bahasa campuran Inggris dan arab.  “Kalau gabung di IP kalian juga bisa ikut merasakan pengalaman perjalanan di cambodia, thailand, Vietnam dan juga bisa mengerti dan mengasah kepekaan,” kata Ilyasa. Kepekaan yang dimaksud adalah kepekaan menganalisa problem sosial. “I want to say welcome to our family, Ahlan wa sahlan,” tutup Ilyasa dengan Bahasa Inggris dan Arab sekaligus.

Perkenalan berlanjut dengan model permainan. “Challenge game how to introduce with a unique way,” kata Herman Felani, Dosen IP Komunikasi UII. Setiap kelompok, yang dibagi berdasar mahasiswa, dosen, staf, dan angkatan kuliah harus membuat sebuah perkenalan dengan cara seunik mungkin. Ada yang memperkenalkan diri dengan dua bahasa. Arab inggris, ada juga kelompok yang memerkenalkan diri dengan bersahut-sahutan menggunakan bahasa daerah. Menarik juga jika melihat kelompok dosen yang membuat tebak-tebakkan nama dengan sebuah isyarat dan petunjuk khusus yang berhubungan dengan diri dan makna nama mereka.

On the previous occasion, a Welcoming Day was held to welcome the students of International Program (IP) Communication Department on August 30, 2019. At that time, the Secretary of Communication Department IP, Ida Nuraini Dewi KN welcomed by introducing themselves, and giving advice to students, “If there is anything about academic, study, and other matters, you may contact me.” If there is an obstacle for IP Communication students, Ida Nuraini opens herself to be able to discuss any obstacles that arise.

“Don’t think about studying at IP too seriously. IP is fun. There are routine IP programs. P2A for example. From now on, make a saving, because we will have many international travel and activities. You can make a passport from now on,” explained Her who was the graduate student of Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, with enthusiasm.

Welcoming day continues in the next day, 31 August 2019, under titled: Academic Skill Study. This Academic Skills Study contains several key points to be used as a guide for IP students. They can  explore the taste of knowledge in this department. There are various sessions on Academic Skill Study opportunities.

For example, as stated by Ida, “There is a motivational session that wants to create intimacy so that students feel belong to IP,” he said. “Indeed, the aim of the activity is to form character and motivation early on. Academic skill study is start at the beginning of the courses, before lecturing, so there is orientation and briefing. Grow motivation to learn,” added Ida. The material workshop are designed also varies such as Self Management, Why IP, to Academic Writing and Creative Thinking for IP Students.

The design of this activity was indeed made to provide a beginner introduction for Communication Department of IP students. This activity is also a bridge for those who have just graduated from high school and entered the world of students who are completely independent. There is shock and culture shock of course, which is expected to be faced by every student, not avoided. For example, dealing with a bucket of assignments, especially accompanied by an introduction to English and a variety of other student activities that perform with English introduction.

Bagaimana Jerih Payah Imam dari Komunikasi UII dan Tim PSM MV UII Berbulan-bulan Berbuah Kemenangan

“Bass berisik muluk nggak bisa diem,” sentak Irene Vista pada kelompok laki-laki posisi bass yang malah bercanda saat ikut berlatih waktu itu. Satu waktu, Irene juga tegas memberi wejangan pada seluruh Choir, “kalau bisa kalian jangan konsumsi gorengan dan makanan pedas dulu sampai lomba selesai,” tambahnya tegas, kenang Imam Akbar Pohan salah satu Choir. Lelah, marah, capek, deg-degan, juga: semangat menggebu kata Imam. Namun demi menuju kompetisi 6th Singapore International Choral Festival 2019, itu semua choir Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Miracle Voices (PSM MV) Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) itu patuh pada Irene, pelatih mereka.

Saat itu Imam, adalah salah satu yang ikut bercanda saat latihan itu. Maklumlah, lelaki asal Sumatera Utara itu, mungkin penat, dan juga lelah tak bisa terhindarkan bila latihan berlangsung berhari-hari, dengan lagu yang itu-itu terus, bahkan sebenarnya, berbulan-bulan. Belum lagi harus ikuti aturan-aturan dari pelatih. Apalagi soal makanan, tentu bikin pengin kucing-kucingan, sembunyi-sembunyi makan makanan kesukaan: gorengan dan makanan pedas. “Ya awalnya kayak nggak bisa semua kan, jadi ada beberapa yang pakai cheating day. Baru setelah itu kelihatan dampaknya (pada kualitas suara) langsung sadar diri kami. Kalau sudah begitu jadi bisa mematuhi,” cerita Imam menggali memori saat-saat latihan. Namun sepertinya lebih banyak menggebu dan semangat daripada lelahnya jika melihat prestasinya kelak.

PSM MV UII menyanyikan beberapa lagu pada perhelatan 6th Singapore International Choral Festival itu. Imam, Mahasiswa Komunikasi FPSB UII angkatan 2017, itu adalah salah satu choir dengan posisi bass. Bersama beberapa rekannya PSM, membawakan beberapa lagu untuk berkompetisi di 6th Singapore International Choral Festival (SICF) 2019 pada 1-4 Agustus 2019. Tak tanggung-tanggung, Imam dan rekam PSM MV UII berhasil menggondol Golden Award dan Silver Award di SICF.

“Waktu pengumuman kita dapet Gold di situ rasanya campur aduk ingat semua hal waktu latihan dulu. Kadang dimarahin, terus harus jaga makanan demi suara yang bersih, dan kayak nggak nyangka juga dapat Gold,” cerita Imam. “Soalnya kita first timer dalam lomba ini dan standarnya lebih tinggi dari lomba-lomba yang pernah PSM ikutin sebelumnya.”

Bagi Imam, raihan PSM MV UII ini bukan dicapai dengan hanya berpangku tangan. Ada peluh di balik torehan hingga sampai ke negeri singa ini. Selain juga ada tangan dingin Irene Vista, sang pelatih yang berjasa menggembleng mereka. Imam, katanya, harus berlatih setiap hari. Tak hanya itu, “malam Minggu sama Senin ngamen, he-he-he,” kata Imam. Persiapannya bukan main-main karena peserta yang berangkat banyak dan butuh biaya tak sedikit, “kami harus ngamen itu buat nambah-nambah uang.” Ada juga PSM bikin jasa paid promote di akun Instagramnya untuk penggalangan dana. Tidak sehari dua hari, semua persiapan itu bahkan mencapai lima bulanan, kata Imam.

Lalu, bagaimana dengan kuliah dan aktivitas pribadi lain? “Kalau kendala pribadi sih paling agak susah bagi waktu kalau nugas (bikin tugas). Kan ilkom (Ilmu Komuniasi) banyak tugas kelompok jadi harus pinter bagi waktu dan kadang ada beberapa orang yang tidak ngemaklumin kesibukanku. Ya resiko,” ungkapnya. Akhirnya, ia mengakali kalau sedang tugas kelompok, ia bakal bagi waktu, dan mengusahakan berkontribusi walau tak bisa hadir. Ada juga beberapa yang nyeletuk, “Sibuk banget sih PSM muluk padahal nyanyi doang.” kata Imam menirukan.

Berlanjut ke Duit Cekak, Ngamen, dan Lagu Legenda (2)

How Imam’s Effort as Student Choir Club’s Leads to Victory

“Bass Team, shut up. You are all too noisy,” Irene Vista snapped at the group of male bass team who were joking when they were practicing at that time. One time, Irene also firmly advised all the Choir, “if possible you should not consume fried foods and spicy foods. first until the competition is over, ” She added firmly, recalled Imam Akbar Pohan, one of the Choir. Tired, angry, exhausted, excited, and also: passionate enthusiasm said Imam. But for the sake of The 6th Singapore International Choral Festival 2019, all the choir of the Miracle Voices, Student Choir (PSM MV) of the Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) were compliant with Irene, their coach.

At that time, Imam was the one who was joking during the practice. Imam, who is come from North Sumatran, may be tired, and also exhausted, can not be avoided if the practice is happen for months. He also have to obey and  follow the rules of the coach. Especially with regard to food, of course, make you want to do cat and mouse, secretly eat their favorite foods: fried foods and spicy foods. “Yes, at first it didn’t work, right, so there were some who used cheating days. Only after that the impact (on voice quality) was immediately apparent to us. If so, you can obey,” Imam said, digging up the memory during practice. But it seems more passion and enthusiasm than fatigue if you see his achievements later.

PSM MV UII sang several songs at the 6th Singapore International Choral Festival. Imam, as Communication Student of  UII, class of 2017, it is one of the choir at bass position. Together with some of his colleagues, on PSM (UII’s Student Choir Club), performed a number of songs to compete at the 2019 Singapore International Choral Festival (SICF) on August, 1-4, 2019. Unmitigated, Imam and friends managed to won the Golden Award and Silver Award at SICF.

“When we heard that we won the Gold, it felt mixed up remembering all the things during almost six month training. Sometimes he is scolded, he must keep his food for a clean voice, and I even wonder we can get Gold too,” Imam said. “The problem is, we are the new comer in this competition and the standard is higher than the competitions that their Choir Club has participated in before.”

For Imam, the achievement of PSM MV UII was not achieved by just holding up. There is a sweat behind the incision to the Singapore. In addition there are also cold hands of Irene Vista, the coach who was credited with galvanizing them. Imam said, he must practice every day. Not only that, “Sunday night and Monday is time to street singing (busking), he-he-he,” said Imam. The Preparation is not easy, because participants who depart a lot and need a lot of money, “we have to busking to add money.” There is also Choir Club making paid promoting services on its Instagram account for fundraising. Not a day or two, all the preparations even reached five months, said Imam.

Then, what about lectures and other personal activities? “If it is a personal obstacle, it is most difficult for time to be tasked (making assignments). In Communication Science, it has a lot of group assignments so it must be clever for time management and sometimes there are some people who don’t understand my busy schedule. Yes this is the risk,” he said. Finally, he outsmarted when it was a group assignment, he would spend time, and try to contribute even though he could not attend. There were also some who cried out, “How busy is Choir Club, It just singing.” said the Imam imitating.

Continues to Lack Money, Busking, and Legend Songs (2)

For two consecutive days, August, 30th to 31th, 2019, International Program (IP) Communication Department’s Manager conducted Welcoming Day and Academic Skill Study activities for all IP communication students for class of 2019. The event took place at two place, each day, at Blangkon Resto (first day) and Audio Visual Room ( RAV) 3rd floor of Communication Department, this also involved IP lecturers such as Puji Rianto, Herman Felani, Holy Rafika, Ali Minanto, and of course the Secretary of IP Communication Department, Ida Nuraini Dewi Kodrat Ningsih.

Ali Minanto gave a speech representing the Head of the Communication Department, at the beginning of the event. Jogjakarta is a city of culture, he said. He is also at the same time a city of art that can certainly stimulate the reasoning power of students of Communication Department . There is a good and creative atmosphere in Jogjakarta. “Congratulations for joining us. You will get a lot of opportunities to have experience in several countries. You can join many student activities such as Klik18, Kompor.Kom film club, ‘Dispensi’ for intellectuals and Red-Action and Galaxy for Journalism and Radio,” he said.

Ali Minanto added, Communication Department also opened specialization in studies focusing on Journalism, media studies, and PR. “We are also have several lecturers whose films are screened in several countries, in Japan, in Estonia, and there are also cross-country trips with the title Passage to Asean /P2A.”

The event also become more familiar after the first batch of IP communication student representatives shared their last year stories. The story was represented by Ilyasa Alvin Abadi, IP student class of year 2018, “When I entered to this campus, I did not have friends, not even friendship, but finally day by day, and we proceed together, I can get it now,” he said in a mix language of English and Arabic. “If you join IP Class, you can also try the experience of traveling in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and also can understand and hone sensitivity and critical thinking,” said Ilyasa. The sensitivity is the skill to analyze social problems clearly. “I want to say welcome to our family, Ahlan wa sahlan,” Ilyasa closed with English and Arabic as well.

The introduction continues with the game. “This is a challenge of the game: how you introduce with a unique way in front of us,” said Herman Felani, Lecturer in Communication IP. Each group, which is divided up based on different group such as groups of students, lecturers, staff. Every groups have to make an introduction as unique as possible. At least, some introduced themselves in two languages: In Arabic English, there are also groups who introduce themselves by shouting using many traditional indonesian languages. It is also interesting to see a group of lecturers making “guesses game” about their names with a special sign and instructions related to themselves and the meaning of their names.

“I will develop my skills in film editing here, and many other things,” Sorlehah Pohleh said in her fluent Indonesian language. Sorlehah who is also a UII Islamic Boarding School student along with 5 other Thai students is the recipient of the UII Asian Scholarship scholarship. She is the first batch of Thai students at UII.

Sorlehah, her nickname, is from Pattani, who usually uses Malay. So it’s not too difficult to use Bahasa. Sorlehah is the first Communication Science student from Thailand to do an internship at Uniicoms TV. While Uniicoms TV is the first internet-based television at UII by raising the concept of inspiring and empowering content. As said PR Director of Uniicoms TV, Nurul Diva Kautsar, that the UniicomsTV tagline is “Inspiring and Empowering”. Uniicoms TV, established in 2018, accepts volunteers, interns, and students who want to develop themselves in the digital broadcasting and creative world.

The latest programs that have been made are for example the Ramadhan Web Series, Our “Sosok Kita” a documentary program of Chairperson of the Board of UII’s Wakaf Foundation, Elderly Boarding School Documentary Films, Coverage and News Programs, Inspiration Programs for food sovereignty from Gemah Ripah Bausasran Community, Diksi Program (Communication Discussion), and others.

Starting last August, Sorlehah was accompanied by a Uniicoms TV crew in carrying out internship work at Uniicoms TV. She will do internships like other student interns such as doing video editing, photo, video content production, social media content production, production meetings, including pre and post production activities.

Pre-production activities are important too. It start from the cultivation of scripts or program scripts, preparation of program tools and equipment, maintenance of equipment and studios, discussion and brainstorming of ideas, sharpening of ideas and program angles. Post-production activities are also commonly performed such as video editing, brand promotion, sharpening branding ideas and social media content, including routine evaluation and monitoring meetings.

Indeed, Sorlihah experienced several obstacles during her 4 years studying in Indonesia. “The obstacles are various. Starting from the language, studying culture, and also lectures and strict discipline at the Islamic Boarding School of UII.” Sorlehah also revealed that even though tuition fees are free, living costs and visas (and residence permits) are not cheap and the rates always go up. Even so, Sorlehah remains enthusiastic and will apply their knowledge so far that is learned in the classroom lectures.

 

“Saya akan mengembangkan kemampuan saya dalam editing film di sini, dan banyak hal lain,” kata Sorlehah Pohleh dengan bahasa indonesianya yang fasih. Sorlehah yang juga adalah mahasiswi Pondok Pesantren UII bersama 5 mahasiswi thailand lainnya adalah penerima beasiswa UII Asian Scholarship. Ia adalah angkatan pertama mahasiswa Thailand di UII.

Sorlehah, panggilannya sehari-hari, asli Pattani yang biasa pakai bahasa melayu. Jadi sudah tidak terlalu sulit pakai bahasa Indonesia. Sorlehah adalah mahasiswa Ilmu Komunikasi dari Thailand pertama yang magang di Uniicoms TV. Sedangkan Uniicoms TV adalah televisi berbasis internet pertama di UII dengan mengangkat konsep konten yang inspiratif dan memberdayakan. Seperti kata Direktur PR Uniicoms TV, Nurul Diva Kautsar, bahwa tagline UniicomsTV adalah “Inspiring and Empowering”. Uniicoms TV yang berdiri pada 2018 ini menerima relawan, magang, dan mahasiswa yang ingin mengembangkan diri dalam dunia broadcasting dan dunia kreatif.

Program-program mutakhir yang telah dibuat misalnya Web Series Ramadhan, Program Sosok Kita dokumenter Ketua Pengurus Yayasan Badan Wakaf, Film Dokumenter Pesantren Lansia, Program liputan dan News, Program inspirasi kemandirian pangan dari Gemah Ripah Bausasran, Program Diksi (Diskusi Komunikasi), dan lain-lain.

Mulai Agustus lalu, Sorlehah didampingi oleh kru Uniicoms TV dalam menjalankan kerja-kerja magang di Uniicoms TV. Ia akan melakukan magang seperti mahasiswa magang yang lain seperti menjalankan kerja-kerja editing video, foto, produksi konten video, produksi konten media sosial, rapat produksi, termasuk juga melakukan kegiatan pra dan paska produksi.

Kegiatan pra produksi tak kalah penting, mulai penggarapan skrip atau naskah program, persiapan alat dan perlengkapan program, perawatan alat dan studio, diskusi ide, penajaman gagasan dan angle program. Aktivitas paska produksi juga yang biasa dilakukan seperti editing video, promosi brand, penajaman ide branding dan konten media sosial, termasuk juga rapat evaluasi dan monitoring rutin.

Sudah 4 tahun menimba ilmu di Indonesia bukan berarti tanpa kendala yang dihadapi mahasiswa Komunikasi asal Thailand ini. “Kendalanya macam-macam. Mulai dari bahasa, mempelajari budaya, dan juga kuliah dan disiplin yang ketat di Pondok Pesantren UII.” Sorlehah juga mengungkapkan meski biaya kuliah digratiskan, biaya hidup dan visa (dan ijin tinggal) bukan perkara yang murah dan selalu naik tarifnya. Meski begitu, Sorlehah tetap semangat dan akan menerapkan ilmunya selama ini yang dipelajari di bangku kelas-kelas kuliah.

“I will develop my skills in film editing here, and many other things,” Sorlehah Pohleh said in her fluent Indonesian language. Sorlehah who is also a UII Islamic Boarding School student along with 5 other Thai students is the recipient of the UII Asian Scholarship scholarship. She is the first batch of Thai students at UII.

Sorlehah, her nickname, is from Pattani, who usually uses Malay. So it’s not too difficult to use Bahasa. Sorlehah is the first Communication Science student from Thailand to do an internship at Uniicoms TV. While Uniicoms TV is the first internet-based television at UII by raising the concept of inspiring and empowering content. As said PR Director of Uniicoms TV, Nurul Diva Kautsar, that the UniicomsTV tagline is “Inspiring and Empowering”. Uniicoms TV, established in 2018, accepts volunteers, interns, and students who want to develop themselves in the digital broadcasting and creative world.

The latest programs that have been made are for example the Ramadhan Web Series, Our “Sosok Kita” a documentary program of Chairperson of the Board of UII’s Wakaf Foundation, Elderly Boarding School Documentary Films, Coverage and News Programs, Inspiration Programs for food sovereignty from Gemah Ripah Bausasran Community, Diksi Program (Communication Discussion), and others.

Starting last August, Sorlehah was accompanied by a Uniicoms TV crew in carrying out internship work at Uniicoms TV. She will do internships like other student interns such as doing video editing, photo, video content production, social media content production, production meetings, including pre and post production activities.

Pre-production activities are important too. It start from the cultivation of scripts or program scripts, preparation of program tools and equipment, maintenance of equipment and studios, discussion and brainstorming of ideas, sharpening of ideas and program angles. Post-production activities are also commonly performed such as video editing, brand promotion, sharpening branding ideas and social media content, including routine evaluation and monitoring meetings.

Indeed, Sorlihah experienced several obstacles during her 4 years studying in Indonesia. “The obstacles are various. Starting from the language, studying culture, and also lectures and strict discipline at the Islamic Boarding School of UII.” Sorlehah also revealed that even though tuition fees are free, living costs and visas (and residence permits) are not cheap and the rates always go up. Even so, Sorlehah remains enthusiastic and will apply their knowledge so far that is learned in the classroom lectures.

Puji Hariyanti pada Rapat Koordinasi Perkuliahan 26 Agustus 2019, menunjukkan dan menjelaskan beberapa poin kondisi dan situasi perkuliahan yang akan dihadapi para dosen pada semester ini di layar presentasi. Ada beberapa hal yang musti dipahami dan dimengerti, apalagi soal mahasiswa baru Komunikasi UII yang kabarnya vokal dan kreatif. “Mahasiswa komunikasi kali ini sudah terlihat vokal sejak orientasi mahasiswa (serumpun), banyak yang bertanya dan berpendapat saat diberi kesempatan,” kata Puji.

“Besok juga akan ada empat mahasiswa dari Thailand di FPSB UII. Soal bahasa tentu menjadi catatan khusus untuk membantu mereka dalam perkuliahan nantinya, terutama yang memilih masuk ke kelas International Program,” kata Puji menjelaskan kondisi perkuliahan di semester ganjil mendatang.

“Tugas-tugas yang diberikan pun kita harus sepakati tidak lebih dari empat kali, lebih dari itu bisa jenuh mahasiswa,” tambahnya. Selain itu Puji menekankan, dosen tidak diperkenankan memberi tugas sebagai pengganti ketidakhadiran dosen. “Sebaiknya anda beri kuliah tamu (pakar) atau kelas konsultasi sebagai pengganti ketidakhadiran anda,” kata Puji membaca aturan yang terpampang di layar presentasi.

Kaprodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII ini juga menegaskan bahwa tugas mahasiswa sebaiknya dikumpulkan dengan prinsip paperless. Selain sebagai komitmen pada karya yang anti plagiat, ia juga mewujudkan kampus yang minim kertas dan plastik. Salah satu dosen yang hadir dalam rapat koordinasi pagi itu juga mengamini perihal tugas kuliah yang paperless. Menurutnya, jika pun harus membuat tugas dengan bentuk hardcopy/ kertas, sebaiknya mulai sekarang dosen meminta mahasiswa tidak menggunakan kulit muka (cover makalah) dari bahan plastik mika. “Ini komitmen kita untuk mewujudkan kuliah ramah lingkungan, sebuah dukungan pada gerakan yang kini menggema di seantero dunia soal kampus dengan perspektif hijau,” kata Saifuddin Zuhri, dosen tersebut.

Kata Saifudin Zuhri, komitmen pada hidup yang ramah lingkungan memang harus dimulai dari dunia pendidikan dan dari hal yang paling sederhana. Pembiasaan-pembiasaan harus menjadi keseharian dunia akademik. Beberapa dosen lain yang hadir juga terlihat mengangguk menyepakati. Puji menyahut dan sepakat dengan usul tersebut, apalagi fasilitas google classroom atau surel bisa dipakai agar meminimalisir tugas yang banyak menggunakan kertas dan plastik mika.

The invitees gradually arrived. That morning, in the 3rd floor of Communication Department, all the staff began to rush back and forth. They are staff from academics, laboratories, documentation teams, to the Center for Documentation of Alternative Media Studies (PSDMA) Nadim which are prepared the room, presence, some practicum forms. The invitees were lecturers in this semester of 2019/2020 academic year. Ahead of the awaited event, the Lecturer and Practicum Coordination Meeting, Communication Department of FPSB UII, Puji Hariyanti, Head of Communication Department, was ready with a presentation slide in front of the audience. After everything is done, the coordination meeting begun.

The interesting things from the meeting that held on August 26, 2019, for example, Puji explained that as much as possible the assignment of students is not copying and paste or do the plagiarism. Plagiarism can damage the integrity of students. Students must be educated to anti-plagiarism action since they are students, so that when they work they have integrity. “Communication Department is committed to educate students to have integrity, so every task must be digitally collected and it can be inputed in Turnitin plagiarism testing software,” said Puji.

Undergraduate Thesis and final project in Communication Department have now been checked by a special team for plagiarism checks. Checks carried out with the help of Turnitin (via online and computerized) as well as by manual checks by specially trained teams can recognize models of writing that have a high indication of plagiarism. According to Her, there should be no “Kopasus”, the abbreviation She made which means the Copy-Paste troops . Students must be introduced that plagiarism is an act of hurting science and knowledge.

At the end of the meeting, Puji reminded the lecturers to remember the wise words from the the deceased Kiai Maimun Zubair, as a guide for educators: “So the teacher does not need to have the intention of making people smart. Later you will only get angry when you see that your students are not smart. Your sincerity will disappear. The important thing is the intention to convey knowledge and educate the good. Being smart or not, leave it to God. Pray for it continuously so that students can get guidance. “