Academic staff consists of lecturers, academic advisors, thesis advisors, and thesis examiners.

1. Lecturers

According to Decree of Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education No. 44 Year 2015 about National Standard of Higher Education, lecturers eligible to teach in the study program are those with a doctoral degree (Dr./Ph.D.) and/or specialist consultant relevant to the field of sciences they teach.

All courses in PMIB-FKUB are conducted by team of lecturers, in which two or more lecturers (multidisciplinary) work together to plan, conduct, and evaluate the integrated outcomes, learning materials, teaching and learning activities, and assessments for the same group/class. This method provides opportunities for interaction with the experts as well as offers a multi-dimensional approach to subject matter. The team-teaching approach can also increase the objectivity in student assessments.

2. Academic Advisors

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values, and abilities. This collaboration is also intended to foster the development of the whole student who is a self-directed, motivated, responsible decision-maker, as well as encourage the successful completion of degree requirements and timely graduation.

Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Advisors

The academic advisors should meet the student advisees at least 3 times each semester to: (a) plan for the coming semester, (b) assist students in planning a program consistent with their abilities and interests, (c) review the long-range academic program schedules, (d) monitor progress toward educational goals, (e) discuss grades and other performance indicators, (f) interpret and provide rationale for institutional policies, procedures, and requirements, (g) follow-up with the student advisee on any report of unsatisfactory work (notice of poor attendance, failing grades, incomplete grades from past semester(s), etc.), (h) inform and, if necessary, refer student advisee to other institutional resources when academic, attitude, attendance, or other personal problems require intervention by other professionals (e.g., psychologist or psychiatrist appointed by the study program).

3. Thesis Advisors

Thesis advisors are two academic staff at a minimum and three academic staff at maximum responsible for thesis advisory. One of which is the chairman, and the other(s) is/are member(s). The chairman is a permanent lecturer of UB with a doctoral degree and academic rank of Lektor at a minimum. The member(s) must have a doctoral degree while the academic rank is not considered. The thesis advisors for the dual degree with specialist program can be non-permanent academic staff who hold specialist consultant degree at minimum. Thesis advisors should have expertise in different fields to enrich the thesis through inter- and multidisciplinary approaches.

Responsibility of Thesis Advisors

The thesis advisors are responsible for: (a) giving advice on research topic, (b) guiding the plan and process of the research and the writing of journal article and thesis manuscript, (c) evaluating the feasibility test of thesis proposal, research implementation, journal article, thesis manuscript, research result seminar, and thesis examination, (d) attending the feasibility test of thesis proposal, research result seminar, and thesis examination of the student advisee, and (e) encourage the successful completion of research process and timely completion of the thesis.

Procedure of Thesis Advisors Appointment

At the end of semester II, the thesis advisors should have been appointed. The procedure is as follow:

  1. The thesis proposal should be made at the end of semester II.
  2. A student proposes two academic staff as thesis advisors to the head of the study program; one as the chairman, and the other as a member.
  3. Based on the proposal, the head and secretary of study program hold a coordination meeting to appoint the thesis advisors.
  4. Based on certain objective consideration, the appointed advisors may or may not be the same with the names proposed by the student.
  5. The result of the meeting is consulted to the Dean for consideration and decision.
  6. The Dean then issues a decree of thesis advisors appointment based on the meeting result.

Change in Thesis Advisors

When, for accountable reasons, there is a change in thesis advisor(s), the concerned advisee must propose the new thesis advisor(s) by submitting the changing form to the head of the study program. The head of the study program then consults the Dean for consideration and decision.

A change in thesis advisor(s) is made based on the following reasons: (1) change in thesis title/topic, (2) disagreement on key points of the research between the advisor(s) and advisee, (3) communication barriers impeding the consultation process, (4) the limit of study period, (5) a breach of ethics, moral and social norms, or intimidation, and/or (6) the advisor(s) cannot continue the process of advisory due to certain condition.

4.  Thesis Examiners

Thesis examiners are academic staffs who hold, at least, a doctoral degree or a specialist consultant. Every student will be evaluated by two examiners (at minimum) or three examiners (at maximum). The examiners are lecturers of UB or other university/institution (external examiner). Every student is entitled to 1 external examiner only. The accommodation and transportation cost of the external examiner are at the expense of the concerned student. Thesis examiners should have expertise in different fields to enrich the thesis through inter- and multidisciplinary approaches.

Responsibility of Thesis Examiners

Thesis examiners are responsible for attending and evaluating the feasibility test of thesis proposal, research result seminar, and thesis examination.

Procedure of Thesis Examiners Appointment

At the end of semester II, the thesis examiners should have been appointed. The procedure is as follow:

  1. Based on the topic of student research (proposal), the head and secretary of study program hold a coordination meeting to appoint the examiners.
  2. The result of the meeting, based on objective consideration, is consulted to the Dean for consideration and decision.
  3. The Dean then issues a decree of thesis examiners committee appointment based on the meeting result.

Change in Thesis Examiners

When, for accountable reasons, there is a change in thesis examiner(s), the head and secretary of study program hold a coordination meeting to appoint the new thesis examiner(s). The head of the study program then consults the Dean for consideration and decision.