Yogyakarta, August 10th – 11th, 2022
The Master of Science and Doctoral Program FEB UGM held the Academic Briefing and Researchers’ Enrichment Program (REACH Program) for new students in the Odd Semester of 2022/2023. This activity lasted for two days, Wednesday-Thursday, August 10th-11th, 2022. This activity for new students was held offline for the first time after the pandemic and took place at the MD FEB UGM Auditorium. A total of 104 new students from the Master of Science and Doctoral Program attended all activity.
The First Day
On the first day, the event began with welcome greetings, remarks, and reports from the representatives of MD FEB UGM manager, Dr. Sahid Susilo Nugroho, M.Sc., as the Head of the Master of Science in Management Program. The report includes the number of active students, teaching staff, education staff, and alumni of MD FEB UGM. The sum of new student admissions also conveyed in the reporting session. In session I, Prof. Jogiyanto Hartono M., M.B.A., Ph.D., conveyed the vision and mission, the values of FEB, and the curriculum from the Master of Science and Doctoral Program of FEB UGM.
In session II, new students also got information about the academic and non-academic rules of the MD FEB UGM Program from Prof. Mamduh Mahmadah Hanafi, M.B.A., Ph.D. and Mrs. Heni Wahyuni, M.Ec.Dev., Ph.D. The purpose of competence and the key to success in learning were also presented.
In session III, there was a presentation on Campus Life and Time Management by Ms. Zuni Barokah, M.Comm., Ph.D. The atmosphere of the UGM campus is beautiful and aesthetic, making the spirit of learning more fun, so the level of happiness can increase. The MD FEB UGM program is able to facilitate various student needs, ranging from classrooms, discussion rooms, laboratories, and sports rooms, to the international journal subscription facilities. Several tourist destinations in Yogyakarta are also quite a lot as a refreshing medium. Campus life will run smoothly and optimally by implementing time management. Effective timing will reduce problems and complaints. MD FEB UGM students are also trained to be active following the student-centered learning design. In its implementation, the knowledge and charity must also be in unity (two in one) and go hand in hand.
The next session was the introduction of organizations at MD FEB UGM, namely Forkomsi (Master of Science Communication Forum) and IMADEBGAMA (Doctoral Student Association FEB UGM). Izzul Islam Noor Mustain, Chair of Forkomsi, and Jein Sriyana Toyib, Chair of IMADEBGAMA, were present to give a brief presentation about the organization, the purpose of establishment, and work programs. In this session, also given a briefing on activities for the second day of the academic briefing.
The last session on the first day was the UGM Philosophy Seminar which was accompanied by Prof. Dr. dr. Sutaryo, Sp.A.(K) and became a very extraordinary event because it told the origins of the founding of UGM, UGM’s work, UGM values, and the philosophical value of the UGM symbol and flag. Thus, new students will know the history of the founding of UGM which was founded by the Indonesian people themselves and is a national university, university of struggle, university of Pancasila, university of the people, and university of cultural center (5 UGM identities). Two of UGM’s philosophical values are (1) science, reality, truth, and (2) Pancasila and Indonesian culture.
The Second Day
The event on the second day began with morning exercises guided by Forkomsi and IMADEBGAMA. At 07.00 WIB, Dr. Sahid Susilo Nugroho, Head of the Master of Science in Management Program, representative of the MD FEB UGM manager, officially opened the Reach Program on the second day and followed by a speech. The activity continued with a group photo by all participants, managers, and MD education staff, which took place in the front yard of the MD FEB UGM Building and FEB UGM Building. There was a symbolic release of doves and balloons to welcome new students of MD FEB UGM.
Session I on the second day was material from Prof. Dr. Jogiyanto Hartono M., M.B.A., Ph.D. regarding Student-Centered Learning (SCL). He conveyed several criticisms of education, where the learning system must be centered on the learner, balanced between hard skills and soft skills, providing theory and practice, strengthening research and theoretical concepts, strengthening analytical power, and strengthening character.
Session II is the presentation of the Academic Support Tools by Prof. Catur Sugiyanto, M.A., Ph.D. In this session, he explained all the facilities and infrastructure in the MD FEB UGM and FEB UGM buildings that facilitate the smooth and successful study.
Session III contained Student Mental Health materials from Mrs. Diana Setiyawati, M.HSC.Psy., Ph.D. Mental health is very important to maintain to improve the quality of life, which requires high resilience to face various challenges. A positive environment also needed for increasing resiliency.
The next session was an explanation of filling out the KRS from the MD FEB UGM academic team. This explanation aims to provide understanding for new students regarding the procedure for filling out the KRS and what courses need to take.
In the afternoon session, there was communication skill material from Mrs. Rr. Nastiti Tour, M.Sc., Ph.D. Communication skills are very important to learn because they are closely related to the learning system at MD FEB UGM, namely SCL, which demands an active role from the learner. Good and effective communication skills are needed in the academic field, so minimizing distractions and increasing concentration need to emphasized to obtain a good and correct understanding. The series of events on the second day ended with a session on Academic Document Writing and Anti-Plagiarism delivered by Mrs. Widya Paramita, S.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. She explained the meaning of plagiarism, its types, and how to overcome them.
The second day of the event ended with the distribution of prizes for the winners of the competitions, namely the MD Photo Contest (twibbonize photo contest, selfie photo) and group game competition (TikTok challenge, ice-breaking). Three winners were selected from each competition held. Finally, the two-day Reach Program went smoothly. There was a group photo session at the end of the event. (Y)