To improve services to students, especially practicums, Mathematics Laboratory and Biology Laboratory of FMIPA UNEJ held short training. The Mathematics Laboratory has theme Peningkatan Kompetensi Asisten Praktikum Kalkulus (25/8). “We equate the perception of delivering practicum material because we serve students in all majors, from introductions, preparation to output from practicum,” said Dr. Agustina Pradjaningsih, S.Si., M.Si. Head of the Mathematics Laboratory. Followed by 23 calculus practicum assistants, the material was delivered by Abduh Riski, S.Si., M.Si. discuss the achievements of each meeting during the practicum implementation.
Separately, the Biology Laboratory plans to develop staff for educational laboratory institutions with the aim of improving practicum services for compulsory subjects in supporting the learning outcomes of graduate students. “The training was held in the sub lab, all PLP are expected to be able to transfer knowledge and expertise so they are able to provide a variety of laboratory services,” said Dra. Hari Sulistiyowati, M.Sc., Ph.D. Head of the Biology Laboratory. The event took place August 7-11 in the microbiology sub-lab, followed by August 14 in the botany sub-lab and August 21-22 in the zoology sub-lab.
The training includes tutorials with PLP presenters who have specific competence on training topics equivalent to a duration of 60 minutes and continued with practical activities carried out with the person in charge of PLP presenters who have specific competence on training topics equivalent to a duration of 2-3 hours. PLP is also expected to be able to develop and improve competence and knowledge of laboratory equipment from simple to sophisticated.
In the microbiology sub-lab with PLP Endang Soesetyaningtyas, the topic of making microbial media, reagents supporting microbiology practicum, and aseptic techniques was raised, while Ulfatul Inayah from the PLP botany sub-lab presented material on making plant verstuck and liquid extraction with an evaporator, followed by Efie Fadjrijah from the zoology sub-lab with materials for making blood smears and the application of test materials in mice.
Back to the Mathematics Laboratory, in his presentation the speaker Abduh Riski hoped that practicum assistants could observe the achievements of each practicum face-to-face. “Assistant may differ in the delivery of material but the achievements of each meeting and the final results are expected to be the same as well as always having discussions with the calculus lecturer for each class,” he hoped. The Mathematics Laboratory Technician also advised the assistant to always maintain cleanliness and comply with laboratory rules and regulations.