Lecture and Assessment System

A. Credit Score (SKS)

The credit system is the administration of education by stating the study load of students, the workload of teaching staff, and the burden of administering educational institutions in the form of credit. By using this system, each student can design a way to fulfill his entire study load by considering his own abilities, talents, and interests. The credit system also facilitates the transfer of credit between departments or between faculties within one university, even between universities. Semester is a unit of time for the effective learning process for 16 (sixteen) weeks excluding the end of semester exam. According to the Rector's Regulation of Yogyakarta State University, during one academic year three semesters are held, namely:
1. Odd semester: September to January of the following year.
2. Even semester: February to June of the current year.
3. Short/intermediate semesters: July to August of the current year.

The entire learning that must be undertaken by each student to complete the undergraduate level is carried out in various forms of educational activities, namely lectures, practicums, seminars, field work practices (PKL), real work lectures (KKN), to writing a final project. The implementation of education at UNY is based on the Semester Credit System (SKS), so that each educational activity is measured by a standardized unit of study load, namely semester credit units (SKS).

The allocation of time needed to carry out educational activities as much as one credit a week depends on the type of course, which is as follows.
1. Theory (Lecture), tutorial  : 50 minutes of face-to-face learning, 60 minutes of structured learning assignments, 60 minutes of self-study
2. Seminar                            : 100 minutes face-to-face, 70 minutes independent activities

B. Workload

The study load of students each semester is determined by considering the individual abilities of students and the average study time in a day. If a student is considered to work normally for 9 hours per day, then in one week there is approximately 54 hours or 3,240 minutes of study time. By looking at the time allocation of 1 credit which is equivalent to 170 minutes, the student learning load in normal conditions is 20 credits per semester. The individual ability of each student is measured by the achievement of the Achievement Index (IP) in the previous semester.

C. Lectures

At the first meeting or face-to-face for each course, generally the lecturer will explain course descriptions, syllabus, handbooks/references, learning strategies, and assessment systems. Furthermore, the lecturers and students will sign a lecture contract, which contains the frequency of assignments, quizzes, insertion exams, and the minimum attendance and assessment weights agreed between the lecturers and students. Lectures can be held face-to-face or blended, which is a combination of face-to-face and online learning.

Live Face-to-face Lectures

Lectures in the form of face-to-face directly are carried out in lecture rooms available at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UNY. In attending lectures, students must be present on time and obey the lecture rules of FT UNY as well as the rules as agreed in the lecture contract. Attendance for face-to-face lectures is done online through http://presensisiswa.uny.ac.id.

Study with E-Learning

Online lectures at the Mathematics Education Department of UNY are conducted through the http://besmart.uny.ac.id website. After logging in by entering the UNY e-mail account and password, the user can choose faculties, study programs, and courses. In each course, there are various files (videos, material summaries, handouts) that students can download. Students can also take quizzes online. Online lectures can also be combined with face-to-face lectures, known as the blended learning method.

D. Assessments

Assessment of students' abilities in a course is carried out through an assessment of course achievement (CPMK) as well as a final semester exam. CPMK assessments can come from individual or group assignments, quizzes, and projects, as listed in the module handbook for each course. The Semester Final Examination (UAS) is an exam whose implementation is scheduled according to the academic calendar. The schedule and location for the UAS will be announced on the web and on the FTUNY bulletin board. Each student takes a maximum of two exams in one day.
The final score (NA) obtained by students for a course (MK) is the accumulation of the scores obtained per learning sub-achievement and final semester examination (UAS), with the weights determined in the module handbook. The final value is expressed in letters and numbers based on the range of values obtained.