The following components are used to inform the BPP Academic Program Officer’s evaluation report. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the practicum:
|1||Indonesian Language Classes||8-19 January||15%||Undertaken at Atma Jaya University – assessments administered by Atma Jaya Language Centre (PPB) through weekly assignments and written tests.|
|2||Seminar Series and Fieldtrips||8-19 January||10%||Attendance at, and participation in, all seminars and fieldtrips organised by ACICIS is required. Evidence of familiarity with set readings will be assessed through seminar participation.|
|3||Practicum Placement||22 January – 16 February||50%||Practicum Host Organisation mentor to submit an evaluation to the BPP Academic Program Officer (PO); PO to gauge performance based on monitoring visits and discussions with Host Organisation mentor and student.|
|4||Reflective Journal||22 January – 16 February||5%||Weekly submissions to be emailed to BPP PO by 4pm Friday throughout practicum program. Evidence of familiarity with set readings will be assessed through student’s reflective journal submissions.|
|5||Business Report||23 February||20%||Student to submit a 2,000-word report on a contemporary business issue in Indonesia to be assessed by the BPP PO.|
Indonesian Language Classes (40 hours)
Students are required to attend two weeks of intensive classes in language and culture at Atma Jaya University in order to develop language skills that will help them operate more effectively in their practicum placements and in the wider Indonesian community. Students will sit a placement test on the first day of orientation and be placed in Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Indonesian language classes at Atma Jaya’s Pusat Pengajaran Bahasa (PPB; ‘Language Teaching Centre’) based on the test results. Language classes are four hours in duration each day from Monday to Friday for the first two weeks of the program. Students will be assessed on four macro skills areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Students will sit a final language exam and be given a percentage mark and grade for this assessment. To be awarded an overall ‘Satisfactory’ grade for the BPP, participants must achieve a mark of at least 60% for this component.
Seminar Series and Fieldtrips (30 hours)
The Seminar Series and Fieldtrip component of the BPP consists of seven seminars and two fieldtrips. Students must attend and participate actively in a minimum of 80% all scheduled seminars and fieldtrips. Prior to each seminar or fieldtrip, students are required to complete a number of set readings. Students must demonstrate adequate preparation through informed contributions to discussions and activities in order to pass this component. Lively discussion groups and Q&A sessions will be a key aspect of these sessions.
Practicum Placement (160 hours)
Students undertake a supervised practicum placement at a participating Host Organisation. Required tasks will vary depending on the Host Organisation. Without good reason and the permission of their Host Organisation mentor, students must attend their placement during all contracted working hours. Furthermore, students must satisfy both their Host Organisation and the BPP Program Officer that they have performed all assigned tasks to a satisfactory standard. On completion of the practicum, the Host Organisation mentor will be asked to evaluate the student’s performance. The mentor will be asked to comment on criteria related to both generic skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, professionalism, initiative) and discipline-specific knowledge.
Reflective Journal (2,000 words)
The purpose of the Reflective Journal is to encourage critical thinking and reflection from students on their theoretical and vocational learning process while on the BPP. It should serve as a space in which students are able to reflect on the challenges and rewards of working in a cross-cultural professional environment, and guide students’ workplace tasks week-by-week based on input from their BPP Academic Program Officer and Host Organisations workplace mentor. The reflective journal should also demonstrate evidence of a student’s understanding of set course readings and ability to relate these readings to their practicum experience. Weekly journals are to be sent to the BPP Academic Program Officer by 4pm every Friday during the placement period.
Business Report (2,000 words)
Students are required to complete a 2,000-word report on a contemporary issue within the Indonesian business sector. This report could be in the form of a ‘market briefing’, a country profile for prospective investors, or a background risk assessment briefing. The aim of the report is to encourage students to think critically about contemporary business and market issues in Indonesia. In writing the report, students are expected to draw on a range of secondary sources (academic journal articles, research papers, books and online articles) as well as from their own experience of the Indonesian business sector while on the BPP program.
Award of Grade for the Course
Both the student and the student’s home university will receive a copy of the BPP Academic Program Officer’s student outcome evaluation report as well as an official academic transcript from Atma Jaya University. These assessment documents will be sent electronically from the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth within six weeks of a student’s completion of the program. The home university may choose to award a grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements for the program.