ACICIS’ IRP program is composed of the following key components, as outlined below. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the program:
Program Structure 1: IRP: Classes and Coursework Only
|1||Classes and coursework at UGM||100%||Classes and coursework delivered, supervised and assessed by Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL).|
Program Structure 2: IRP Professional Placement
|1||Classes and coursework at UGM||60%||Classes and coursework delivered, supervised and assessed by Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL).|
|2||Completion of Professional Placement||30%||Host Organisation mentors and ACICIS staff will monitor student progress and provide feedback.|
|3||Final Reflective Presentation||10%||A brief (20 minute) presentation providing reflections on a student’s Professional Placement experience.|
1. Classes and coursework at Gadjah Mada University (UGM)
All students undertake full-time study at UGM in Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL). Students are required to complete a total of 15 SKS (credit points) per semester on this program, approximately 5 subjects.
Below is a list of subjects taught in English, available to ACICIS students undertaking the IRP:
*The availability of these subjects is contingent on student numbers
N.B. Students should note that they can only select one of the Professional Placement options.
2. IRP Professional Placement
Students may undertake the optional IRP Professional Placement – either alongside their UGM classes (e.g. one to one-and-a-half day/s per week around classes), or as a ‘block’ at the end of their semester – for a total of 160 hours.
Throughout the professional placement, students undertake a supervised placement at a participating ACICIS Host Organisation. Required tasks will vary depending on each Host Organisation, but generally may include: research and report writing, content editing, website editing, translation, data entry, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as required by individual Host Organisations.
IRP Professional Placement Assessment
Students are assessed as follows:
- Work plan design 10%
- Professional Placement Report 20%
- Participation 70%*
* The placement component will be assessed by the student’s Host Organisation workplace mentor and ACICIS staff. Upon completion of the Professional Placement, the workplace mentor will be asked to comment on the student’s performance according to criteria related to both generic skills (e.g., interpersonal, communication, professionalism, initiative) and discipline-specific knowledge. This feedback will inform each student’s end-of-semester Student Outcome Evaluation (SOE) report prepared by the ACICIS Resident Director.
3. Final Reflective Presentation
At the end of the program, students will give a brief (20 minute) presentation regarding their professional placement experience to their fellow IRP students and supervising ACICIS staff, followed by a brief question and answer session. Students are to prepare PowerPoint slides to accompany their presentation.