Biology Program holds workshop and benchmarking curriculum with some stakeholder in Bali

The Biology Study Program is committed to producing graduates who are able to be absorbed by industry. To achieve this, the Biology Study Program conducts curriculum alignment or benchmarking with several graduate users. This activity lasts for two days, namely Tuesday - Wednesday, January 16 - 17 2023. Apart from curriculum alignment, this event also includes evaluation of teaching implementation and discussion of semester learning plans (RPS).

This event was started by remarks from the Coordinator of the Biology Study Program, Dr. I Ketut Ginantra, S.Pd., M.Sc. with the hope that this activity is able to produce a curriculum with the competencies needed in the world of work. The Dean of FMIPA, Dra. Ni Luh Watiniasih, M.Sc., Ph.D. through his remarks at the opening of this event. He also underlined that this activity can be used to brainstorm the implementation of MBKM which is also included in one of the university's main performance indicator criteria.

This workshop activity was carried out in two sessions, namely a discussion session with stakeholders guided by I Made Saka Wijaya, M.Sc. and curriculum evaluation sessions and preparation of lesson plans guided by TPPM-PS. The resource persons in this discussion consisted of Mr. Ahmad Faisal Ramadhan from the Superior Shrimp and Shellfish Breeding Center (BPIU2K), Mr. I Wayan Mudianta, Ph.D. from the Marine Education Research Organization (MERO) Foundation, and Ms. Adnorita Fandah Oktariani from PT Intimas Surya. In this session, all speakers agreed that soft skills are one of the main considerations in the world of work. In addition, each industry also has different hard skill requirements, depending on the field. Several things that need to be improved by graduates are understanding in the field of technology and biotechnology.

In the second session, the event was hosted by the Study Program Quality Assurance and Improvement Team (TPPM-PS), Dr. Made Ria Defiani. This session was preceded by an evaluation of the implementation of learning and curriculum. One result is a change in the number of credits for several courses and the inclusion of a new compulsory course, namely Bioinformatics. After the evaluation, the event continued with a session on drafting the RPS and preparing the RPS for international accreditation. Each course coordinator makes two types of RPS, namely RPS Outcome Based Education (OBE) which details lesson plans each week, and RPS for international accreditation known as the module handbook. The Study Program Coordinator also added the activity of compiling a staff handbook which contains the activities, achievements, and publications of each teaching staff. This activity cannot be completed in one day, so it is continued the next day.

After the event was over, the following morning a beach clean-up was held to reduce the piles of plastic waste around the beach. With this activity, it is hoped that this activity will not only be able to increase the participation of teaching staff in curriculum development, but also in maintaining environmental conditions wherever we are.