As one of UI’s strategies in implementing the National Higher Education Standards and fulfilling the Key Performance Indicators Higher Education, UI has formed a UI Center for Independent Learning (CIL), in which has the following functions:
- As an aggregator of various structured learning activities ILIC at UI;
- As a marketplace where students can choose, search for information and register at various structured learning activities ILIC that they want to participate in;
- As a data center for various independent learning activities at UI.
Center for Independent Learning UI will integrate management of various structured learning activities ILIC by various Central Administration UI units and provide better access and services to students and study programs in the implementation of various structured learning activities ILIC at UI. In general, Figure 1 shows the work flow and coordination of CIL with various units in Central Administration and Faculties at UI in managing and coordinating various structured learning activities ILIC UI.
Figure 01. Coordination and Services Center for Independent Learning (CIL) UI
In order to integrate the management of various structured learning activities ILIC and also provide a place that can be easily accessed by students in selecting and registering various BKP MBKM, the functions of the UI Center for Independent Learning (CIL) are as:
- Aggregator of Various Structured Learning Activities ILIC at UI
As an aggregator function, CIL UI becomes a unit that manages the various structured learning activities ILIC in an integrated manner. Information about them, which has been prepared by various units in the Central Administration of UI together with various related partners, is recorded and integrated into other academic process support systems, for example into the academic information system (SIAK NG). With the information that is integrated with SIAK NG, all various structured learning activies attended by students will be recorded in SIAK NG, including their credit scores and amount. So that it can appear in student transcripts.
- ILIC UI Marketplace
In order to make it easier for students to choose various structured learning activities ILIC that can be followed in a semester, CIL UI will become an ILIC marketplace. Here, students can choose as well as register themselves in various independent learning activities they want, without having to go to / find a unit at the Central Administration that manages the chosen structured learning activitie (being a one stop shopping place). Students can see and choose which partners are available to take part in internships, thematic real work studies, student research, foreign universities that provide student exchange programs, and others. The information that can be seen includes the duration of the activity, the credit amount obtained, the location and availability of accompanying lecturers. On the other hand, students from other universities can get information and register themselves in various courses offered by study programs at UI in the form of credit earning programs (credit earning). Other university students can also see various offers of student exchange programs with various study programs at UI.
- ILIC UI data center
As has been mentioned above, that every university in Indonesia currently has to reach 8 main performance indicators that have been set by the Ministry of Education and Culture, one of which is an indicator related to the implementation of independent learning. In connection with the fulfillment of these indicators, information / data related to various structured learning activities ILIC held at UI must be recorded properly and integrated. The data / information needs to be collected not only in terms of the existing list of activities, but also the academic achievements obtained by students during the structured learning activities ILIC. The data recorded in CIL UI is not only needed for reporting needs, but also for the needs of decision makers for leadership and learning analytics support related to the implementation of ILIC UI.