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IP Programs During the Pandemic: Keeping Up with Strict Health Protocols. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many activities, especially teaching activities in schools and colleges of higher education. The Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) is no exception, which has set new rules for activities during the pandemic period. One example is the UII International Program (IP). Activities here comply with the rules by complying with the Rector’s Circular and government protocols during the pandemic.

IP UII has one of the excellent programs related to global mobility or international mobility. Through interviews with the Directorate of Partnerships / International Affairs Office (DK / KUI), Dian Utami, many programs of global mobility are  still possible to be implemented online. For example Summer Programs, Internships, Lecture Series, Web Seminars, Student Exchange, and Double Degree. Bridging Program in the form of the development of skills such as academic and learning skills training is also implemented in the form of online lectures. The form can be asynchronous or synchronous according to the Circular of the Rector of UII.

 

Some were postponed, some changes from offline to online

In the Communication Science Department, especially the International Program of Communication (IPC), activities related to global mobility such as the annual Passage to Asean (P2A) program and Student Exchange had to be postponed. Even though they had received offers to implement the P2A program virtually, the IPC still chose to postpone the P2A program. The delay is carried out indefinitely.

“We still hope that there will be an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the P2A program. By going directly abroad. So, currently we can only provide tell to students regarding the postponement of several programs,” said Ida Nuraini Dewi KN, as the IPC secretary.

Various interesting programs with international insight still continue, said this specialist lecturer in journalism and media studies. IPC programs implemented during the pandemic, among others is International Webinar held in May and Career Webinar held in August. There are also Teatime’s regular Talk Show and  Annual Workshop with the theme The Future of Globalization which was held last July.

The Annual Workshop invited Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huey Rong Chen from the Graduate School of Journalism, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. Meanwhile, the Teatime Talk Show invited Zaki Habibi, a PhD candidate from Lund University, Sweden.

If usually the Annual Workshop is held offline and is open to IPC students and the public, then during the pandemic period the program must be transferred to online. Ida said, in general, several programs such as seminars would still be held even though they were online. Collaboration and research requiring face-to-face meetings and overseas trips where possible will be carried out online.

International Programs in Other Departments / Major

Similar conditions also occur in the International Relations Department. Activities related to global mobility cannot be carried out during the pandemic period. Karina Utami Dewi, as the Secretary of the International Program (IP) of International Relations (IR) Department confirmed this.

Even so, several programs that have been planned and will be implemented in the odd semester of 2020/2021. For example a visiting professor from NUS (National University of Singapore) who will teach in IP for 1 semester. Other programs include implementing IELTS simulations for all IP students and providing mentor academic facilities. Academic mentors are to assist IP students in implementing online learning.

During the pandemic period, the programs that can be implemented in the IP of IR Department vary. For example the Bridging Program and Inspiring Lecture with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There are also several guest lectures from experts in various subjects in IP. These programs are carried out as usual. The only difference is the form of implementation which is done online.

Even so, the implementation of the program ran smoothly and in general IP students were able to participate well. “Of course there are technical barriers such as connections. This is because most of the IP students return to their hometown. Not all of them have stable internet connections there,” said Karina when interviewed via email.

UII Internationalization Globally 

Dian said that this is understandable during the pandemic period that many programs cannot be implemented as usual. Programs that cannot be implemented can be transferred to other programs. In essence, other activities have benefits and outcomes that support achieving UII Strategic Plan. Including increasing the internationalization of UII globally.

DK / KUI provides facilities in the form of services related to the initiation of new partners proposed by the Department or Faculty. Partners come from both industry, government, academia, and society. In addition, DK / KUI also continues to play a role in delivering information by publishing international activities within UII. Whether it’s mobility activities for lecturers, students, and students.

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Author: Fitriana Ramadhany (Student of the Department of Communication Science UII – Internship for the International Program of Communication UII)

Editor: A. Pambudi W

 

 

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Pandemi Covid-19 telah mempengaruhi banyak aktivitas, terutama pada kegiatan mengajar di sekolah dan perguruan tinggi. Tak terkecuali Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) yang menetapkan aturan baru pada kegiatan selama masa pandemi. Salah satu contohnya adalah International Program (IP) UII. Kegiatan-kegiatan di sini patuh pada aturan dengan mematuhi Surat Edaran Rektor dan kebijakan protokol pemerintah selama pandemi.

IP UII memiliki salah satu program unggulan yang berkaitan dengan global mobility atau mobilitas internasional. Melalui wawancara dengan Direktorat Kemitraan/Kantor Urusan Internasional (DK/KUI), Dian Utami, banyak program global mobility  masih memungkinkan untuk dilaksanakan secara daring. Misalnya Summer Program, Magang, Lecture Series, Seminar Web, Student Exchange, dan Double Degree. Kegiatan Bridging Program yang berupa pengembangan skill seperti ‘academic and learning skill training’ juga dilaksanakan dalam bentuk perkuliahan daring. Bentuknya bisa asinkron maupun sinkron sesuai dengan Surat Edaran Rektor UII.

 

Beberapa ditunda, Beberapa Konversi dari Luring ke Daring

Pada program studi Ilmu Komunikasi khususnya International Program of Communication (IPC), kegiatan yang berkaitan dengan global mobility seperti program tahunan Passage to Asean (P2A) dan Student Exchange harus ditunda. Meskipun telah mendapatkan penawaran untuk melaksanakan program P2A secara virtual, pihak IPC tetap memilih untuk menunda program P2A. Penundaan dilakukan hingga batas waktu yang tidak dapat ditentukan.

“Kami masih berharap nantinya akan ada kesempatan untuk mendapat pengalaman langsung di program P2A. Dengan pergi langsung ke luar negeri. Maka, saat ini kami cuma bisa memberikan pemahaman kepada mahasiswa terkait penundaan beberapa program,” ujar Ida Nuraini Dewi KN, selaku sekretaris IPC.

Beragam program menarik berwawasan internasional tetap berlanjut kata  Dosen Spesialis kajian Jurnalisme dan Media ini. Program-program IPC yang dilaksanakan selama pandemi antara lain International Webinar yang dilaksanakan pada bulan Mei dan Webinar Karir yang dilaksanakan pada bulan Agustus. Ada pula acara bincang-bincang rutin Teatime dan  Annual Workshop bertema The Future of Globalization yang dilaksanakan pada Juli lalu. Annual Workshop sempat mengundang Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huey Rong Chen dari Graduate School of Journalism, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. Sedangkan Talk Show Teatime sempat mengundang Zaki Habibi, PhD kandidat dari Lund University, Swedia.

Apabila biasanya Annual Workshop dilaksanakan secara luring dan terbuka untuk mahasiswa IPC dan umum, maka selama masa pandemi program tersebut harus dialihkan ke media daring. Ida mengatakan, secara umum beberapa program seperti seminar tetap akan dilaksanakan meskipun secara daring. Kerjasama dan riset yang memerlukan pertemuan tatap muka dan perjalanan luar negeri pun apabila memungkinkan akan dilaksanakan secara daring.

Program internasional di Jurusan/ Prodi Lain

Kondisi serupa juga terjadi pada Program Studi Hubungan Internasional (HI) UII. Kegiatan yang berkaitan dengan global mobility tidak dapat dilaksanakan selama masa pandemi. Karina Utami Dewi, selaku Sekretaris Program Studi International Program (IP) Hubungan Internasional (HI) mengkonfirmasi hal tersebut. Meskipun begitu, beberapa program yang telah direncanakan dan akan dilaksanakan pada semester ganjil 2020/2021 tetap berlanjut. Contohnya visiting professor dari NUS (National University of Singapore) yang akan mengajar di IP selama 1 semester. Program lainnya misalnya pelaksanaan simulasi IELTS bagi seluruh mahasiswa IP dan  pemberian fasilitas akademik mentor. Akademik mentor adalah sebagai pendamping mahasiswa IP dalam melaksanakan pembelajaran daring.

Selama masa pandemi program yang dapat terlaksana di IP HI beragam. Misalnya Bridging Program dan Inspiring Lecture bersama Kementerian Luar Negeri. Ada juga beberapa kuliah tamu dari pakar di berbagai mata kuliah di IP. Program-program tersebut dilaksanakan seperti biasa. Bedanya hanya bentuk pelaksanaan yang dilakukan secara daring.

Meskipun begitu, pelaksanaan program berjalan dengan lancar dan secara umum mahasiswa IP dapat berpartisipasi dengan baik. “Tentu saja ada hambatan-hambatan teknis seperti koneksi. Sebab, sebagian besar mahasiswa IP pulang ke daerah masing-masing. Tidak semuanya memiliki koneksi internet yang stabil,” jawab Karina ketika diwawancara via surel.

Internasionalisasi UII Secara Global

Berkaitan dengan program-program yang tidak dapat terlaksana, Dian mengatakan hal tersebut adalah hal yang dapat dimaklumi selama masa pandemi. Program yang tidak dapat dilaksanakan dapat dialihkan ke program lain. Intinya aktivitas lainnya itu  memiliki kemanfaatan dan luaran yang mendukung pencapaian Rencana Strategis UII. Termasuk untuk peningkatan internasionalisasi UII secara global.

DK/KUI  memberikan fasilitas berupa layanan terkait inisiasi mitra baru yang diusulkan oleh Program Studi atau Fakultas. Mitranya berasal baik dari industri, pemerintah, akademisi, maupun masyarakat. Selain itu, DK/KUI juga terus berperan menyampaikan informasi dengan mempublikasikan aktivitas internasional di lingkungan UII. Baik itu kegiatan mobilitas untuk dosen, tenaga didik, maupun mahasiswa.

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Penulis: Fitriana Ramadhany (Mahasiswa Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi UII – Magang Program Internasional Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi UII)

Editor: A. Pambudi W

 

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Starting by Wednesday, July 31, 2019 until the next nine days, the International Program (IP) of Communication Department will sent 13 students, Mr. Herman Felani Tanjung, MA (lecturer), and 2 staff to conduct an academic tour and doing ‘Travel Writing Projects’ at many variety important locations in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. This Travel Writing Project is part of a routine program that is held every year. This visiting program for Asean countries, which are often known as Passage To Asean (P2A) Program, is the second time that held by the UII’s Communication Department, since 2018. Students will also visit three campuses in Southeast Asia: University of Economics and Law (Vietnam), Svay Rieng University (SRU) Cambodia, Thammasat University (Thailand). P2A is a network of Asean universities and institution of higher education.

All the student will learn a lot of things under supervision Mr. Herman Felani Tandjung, MA, lecturer of film and culture studies, Yudi Winarto, and Marjito Iskandar T. G. as profesional supervisor from Audio Visual Laboratory of Communication Department.  The IP students of Communication Department UII, under supervision of Mr. Tandjung, will travel to several locations and sharpen their view and sensitivity to capture the social reality there. According to Ida Nuraini Dewi K. N., Secretary of International Program of Communication Department, in addition to capturing social reality, communication students are expected to be able to probe, analyze, compare and record the history, cultural diversity, religiosity, and many things that will appear behind these tourist sites. Ida also said that, “the most important thing and different than other P2A Program, is student will learn about character building that is consist of problem solving, decision making, and teamwork beside learn to implement their communication skill (such as speaking, writing, photography, video, etc).

Lecturers, staff, and students will also conduct comparative visits on many campuses at three countries. There is a hope that Communication IP students, beside applying their knowledge so far in the classroom, they also will have new perspectives that emerge from these trips.

P2A in principle has the spirit of providing opportunities for students, lecturers, and staff of Communication Department to reach global and international studies and comparisons. The processes that are passed in P2A enable them to get a lot of new perspectives that are insightful for the future of communication studies. Not only that, both student and lecturer of Communication Department are ultimately expected to be able to improve their abilities such as social analysis skills, journalism, reportage, writing, photography, and brainstorming creative ideas in simultaneously.

The previous P2A, the committee of P2A designed P2A with the concept of Photography Workshop and Competition entitled: “P2A 2018 – Workshop and Photography Competition: Humanature”, to capture moment in various destination at Indonesia,  Malaysia and Thailand. Students from three campuses in the three countries were encouraged to collaborated, competed, and sharpen their photography skills in the tourist locations. They also capture iconic, unique, and interesting things into an aesthetic and meaningful photo work. In the end, P2A at that time gave awards to students who had the best photo works in collaboration with Nikon Malaysia, P2A, UII, and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

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Mulai Rabu, 31 Juli 2019 hingga sembilan hari ke depan, International Program (IP) Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi memberangkatkan 13 Mahasiswa, dosen, dan staf untuk melakukan lawatan disertai proyek Travel Writing di lokasi-lokasi penting di Vietnam, Kamboja, dan Thailand. Proyek Travel Writing ini adalah bagian dari program rutin yang diselenggarakan setiap tahun. Program lawatan negara-negara Asean, yang sering dikenal Passage To Asean (P2A), ini adalah kali kedua yang dilaksanakan oleh Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi FPSB UII sejak 2018. Kegiatan ini juga akan dilengkapi dengan study banding ke tiga kampus di Asia Tenggara: University of Economics and Law (Vietnam), Svay Rieng University (SRU) Cambodia, Thammasat University (Thailand).

Mahasiswa-mahasiswa IP Prodi Komunikasi UII akan menjalani perjalanan ke beberapa lokasi dan mengasah kejelian dan kepekaan mereka menangkap realitas sosial di sana. Menurut Ida Nuraini Dewi K. N, Sekretaris Program Studi, International Program (IP) Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII, selain menangkap realitas sosial, mahasiswa komunikasi diharapkan juga bisa menelisik, menganalisis, membandingkan, dan merekam sejarah, keragaman budaya, religiusitas, dan aspek sosial lain yang nampak di balik lokasi-lokasi yang dikunjungi. Ida menambahkan, “yang paling penting, mahasiswa partisipan P2A Prodi Komunikasi UII akan belajar tentang character building, terutama soal problem solving, decision making, dan teamwork.”

Mahasiswa IP di sana akan didampingi oleh Herman Felani Tanjung, MA, Dosen Komunikasi UII spesialis Kajian Film dan Budaya, dan Yudi Winarto dan Marjito Iskandar T. G. sebagai pendamping profesional dari Laboratorium Fotografi dan Audio Visual Komunikasi UII. Mereka juga akan melakukan kunjungan perbandingan di kampus-kampus tersebut di atas. Harapannya, mahasiswa IP Komunikasi UII selain menerapkan ilmunya selama ini di kelas akan ada perspektif baru yang muncul dari perjalanan-perjalanan yang dilakukan ini.

P2A pada prinsipnya memiliki semangat memberikan peluang dan kesempatan mahasiswa, dosen, dan staf Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII melakukan studi dan dan perbandingan global dan internasional. Proses-proses yang dilalui di P2A ini memungkinkan munculnya perspektif baru yang berwawasan masa depan. Tidak hanya itu, sivitas akademika Ilmu Komunikasi UII pada akhirnya diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kemampuannya seperti skill analisis sosial, jurnalisme, reportase, penulisan, fotografi, dan brainstorming ide-ide kreatif dalam satu paket karya.

Tahun sebelumnya, Tim P2A Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII mengemas P2A dengan konsep Workshop dan Kompetisi Fotografi berjudul “P2A 2018 – Workshop and Photography Competition: Humanature”, ke pelbagai destinasi di Indonesia Malaysia, dan Thailand. Mahasiswa tiga kampus di tiga negara itu berkolaborasi, berkompetisi, dan mengasah keterampilan fotografi di lokasi-lokasi wisata itu. Mereka juga menangkap hal-hal ikonik, unik, dan menarik menjadi sebuah karya foto yang estetik dan bermakna. Pada akhirnya, P2A saat itu memberikan penghargaan pada mahasiswa-mahasiswa yang punya karya foto terbaik atas kerjasama Nikon Malaysia, P2A, UII, dan Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

 

Foto: Annisa Putri Jiany