CURRICULUM EVALUASI OF MAGISTER IN NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN 2021

The curriculum and the implementation of the curriculum need to be evaluated. Curriculum evaluation consists of macro evaluation and micro evaluation. Macro evaluation is an evaluation of the curriculum as a whole. Macro evaluation is usually carried out once every 5 years unless there is a real change before 5 years such as policy changes and so on. The micro curriculum is a partial evaluation of the curriculum content. Micro-evaluation is, for example, whether the course material needs to be improved according to the development of the science itself. Changes in the content of the material will of course change the semester lesson plan, and may also change the learning method. 

To achieve the Magister in Natural and Environmental Resources Management (MNR) mission, periodical curriculum evaluations are conducted by considering the changes at Unib, in science developments related to employment, and in world governance. The preparation and revision of the curriculum also considers the input from the focus group discussion results of the graduate users in companies, professional associations, KKNI, and International Accreditation Boards. Most of the graduates works as ASN at KLHK, Ketahun Watershed Management Center, Provincial and Regency Environment and Forestry Service, Agricultural Service, Food Security, Agricultural Instructor, Livestock and Marine and Fisheries Service, Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (henceforth BMKG –Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika), Statistics Agency, ESDM, PUPR, plantation companies, and other private sectors.The results of the 2021 curriculum evaluation are presented in Table 1 below.

Table 1. Results of curriculum evaluation and improvement strategies

No Curriculum Evaluation Results Improvement Strategy
1 The vision is still not synchronized with the vision of the faculty, and the university Synergize the vision of the university and the faculty, and provide special characteristics related to the meaning of natural and environmental resource management and the university’s research master plan
2 Interests or concentrations of knowledge are very diverse (4), while interests, student backgrounds, and user needs are less Streamlining the concentration of knowledge into two, which is a reflection of the interaction between user needs, human resources, and student backgrounds
4 There is overlapping of study materials in compulsory courses of study programs, as well as compulsory concentration and course content that are no longer in accordance with scientific developments. Choose the courses that will be abolished, and replace them with new courses that are in accordance with the research master plan, the learning outcomes of graduates. Improvement of course content that reflects the scientific renewal of natural and environmental resource management/
5 The old curriculum has not provided characteristics that match the potential of Bengkulu Province, in particular, and still does not anticipate the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Offering new lectures or strengthening content that is able to answer the Industrial Revolution 4.0, and is able to provide characteristics in accordance with the research master plan and the potential of the Province. Bengkulu in particular and Sumatra in general, and also In accordance with level 8 of Indonesian Qualification Framework.