Eugenia Jean Yovini 2017370006
Gemintang Bening Segara Asri 2017370022
Sampoerna University is a growing university in which the number of students, lecturers, and staff is increasing each year. In terms of teaching and learning, this international campus always intends to enhance the teaching and learning process. By collaborating with American Universities, Sampoerna University helps students pursuing a double degree.
Sampoerna University has been collaborating with Broward College and the University of Arizona for a year. This resulted in the fixed degree plan for all departments on the new campus just completed after taking some time. As the degree plans are just fixed, there are some subjects that students need or do not need to take. This becomes a problem that can cause miscommunication between Student Success and the Faculty so that the information obtained by students becomes less reliable. Therefore, every semester students need to redesign their degree plan according to the courses taken in the previous semester.
Another problem that is quite confusing for students in the process of making a study plan cards is their faculty advisor who is not in the same study program. Finally, every advising session with the supervisor often ends with both parties confused in taking steps. Besides, not all courses at Sampoerna University are offered each semester. Several courses are opened only in the even semester, and the rest are opened only in the odd semester. However, there are also several courses, especially the general education courses which are opened every semester or in the short semester.
The concerns mentioned above cause students to pay more attention to their degree plan so that they can graduate on time according to their plans. Therefore, the authors plan to design a system to help to solve the problems. The application system will help students to compile their study plan cards by providing study flow and matching them with the courses offered in the semester. This application system will greatly help students and accelerate the study plan card registration process, so there is no more miscommunication or misinformation in taking courses.
2. Problem Formulation
On the existing system, users have been able to register their study plan through the academic website provided. However, before registering the course they will take, students must consult it to their academic advisers for approval. The problem we are facing today is many students do not know and understand the critical path of their study programs.
They also have difficulties the extent to which they have completed their degree plan. As mentioned before, not all academic advisers are by students, although they are in the same faculty, they are not necessarily in the same major. This makes some academic advisers do not understand which path their students should take with each student's different circumstances. Since Sampoerna University is trying to fit in with Arizona University, the degree plans are updated frequently. The frequent changes do not support by fast updated information to the students, so that understanding of the degree plan in students is deficient.