The Student Body of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences is the student organization which supervises all executive functions within the faculty. For the 2016 administrative period, the Student Body headed by Kevin Maulana Kurniawan, a student of History from the Class of 2013.
Although in essence executive functions arise naturally, this administrative period is intended to build a culture of openness to be practiced within harmonious familial bonds. This is inspired by this nation’s local wisdom. Remembering that the Faculty of Cultural Sciences acculturates various aspects of culture in the learning process, it is a real contribution for the organization charged with handling the executive needs of students to include local wisdom in its own processes.
It is indisputable that the Faculty of Cultural Sciences has a high degree of diversity. As such, the main goal of the Harmony and Inclusiveness Cabinet is to build a positive, progressive, and prospective organizational culture. To realize this goal, three sub-goals must also be met: synergy, harmony, and contribution. In practice, synergy is manifested through the formation of harmonic relations, be they at the faculty or university level, with all members of academia. Harmony represents hope, a beautiful fusion of academic quality and students’ soft-skills. Contribution, meanwhile, is the work shouldered by all students; as such, it is our hope to give special attention to this sub-goal.
Several divisions have been established to fulfil all functions necessary for the student body. To ease coordination, these divisions have been grouped into three clusters: Domestic, Internal, and Cluster.
The domestic cluster handles domestic functions of the student body and consists of three important elements: the executive secretary (handling organizational administration), treasurer (handling budgetary needs), and the divisions of entrepreneurship, which serves as both a vehicle for and generator of entrepreneurial passions within the organization. This cluster is guided by the Secretary General and the Organizational President.
The second cluster is the internal cluster, which in practice is guided by the Organizational President and Minister for Internal Coordination. This cluster handles service for members of the academic community at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences. More specifically, the components of this cluster are:
• Advocacy Division: This division bridges students and the dean and responds to various campus policies. Furthermore, it builds harmonic relations between students and the dean. One real program done to realize this vision is dialogue with the dean.
• Academic Research Division: This division is focused on developing research culture among students. It is also a reference for other divisions as it addresses information objectively. Real programs of this department include routine monthly discussions and the PKM Corner, which offers information regarding student creativity week.
• Interest and Skill Division: This division serves as both a vehicle for and initiator of students’ creativity in applicative arts. Sekoteng and Etnika Fest are examples of its programs.
• Human Resources Division: This department improves the soft skill capacities of student body members and all members of the faculty’s academic community through soft-skill training programs.
The final cluster is the External Cluster. The divisions in this cluster are guided by the Minister of External Coordination and the Organizational President. The main function of this cluster is to build relations with various parties, both within and without the Universitas Gadjah Mada campus, to promote greater contribution. More specifically, the elements of this cluster are:
• Student Relations Division: This element is the main source of information and relations among organizations. One real contribution from this sector is active networking between student bodies at Faculties of Cultural Sciences at the national level through the ILMIBSI
• Media Division: This important component disseminates information to the public through attractive media. Examples include publication of information online (Website, Twitter, Facebook) and in print media (wall magazines)
• Social and Community Division: This division handles community service without ignoring cultural aspects in its processes. Examples include skill training at schools for the disabled and charity gamelan concerts in collaboration with the Indonesia Mengajar network.
Sustainability is the essence of what the current administration intends on building, keeping in mind the substantial role of the Student Body of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences in improving students’ capabilities and soft skills. Supported by the new spirit born of the faculty’s transformative and innovative programs, this organization intends to work together to contribute to the construction of a positive culture in all activities.
Let’s share, let’s care. In service to knowledge and culture, let’s make the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, ever more spellbinding.
Further information about this program can be found at http://lem.fib.ugm.ac.id/