"Officially, the debriefing of the community service program and educational practice for the 2022/2023 Academic Year has started... Fweet!," said Prof. Dr. Siswantoyo, M. Kes. as Vice-Rector for Academic, Student Affairs, and alumni of UNY while blowing the whistle at the UNY Auditorium on 23 February 2023.
"We thank partners in the regions willing to accept UNY students participating in the community service and educational practice programs. Through this program, we want to help accelerate regional development missions. UNY students who participate in this program must understand that UNY's identity will always be attached during the program. Everyone needs to maintain integrity," said Prof. Siswantoyo.
Meanwhile, dr. Yudanto, Head of the Community Service Unit, educational practice and internship, said that this training activity would increase UNY students' understanding of community service and educational practice programs. Students also receive technical information regarding concepts, schemes, work programs, amount of time, ethics, reporting, and assessment.
UNY, in the even semester of 2022/2023 will field 261 students to participate in community service, 48 students to participate in educational practice , and 28 students will participate in community service and educational practice. The distribution of community service locations includes Sleman Regency, Kulon Progo Regency, and Gunungkidul Regency. Meanwhile, the recapitulation of educational practice locations consists of institutions/services, high schools, vocational schools, junior high schools, elementary schools, special schools, kindergartens, and sports clubs.
In particular, the participants received material on the theme "Directions for Empowering Local Communities through Collaboration with Higher Education" from several speakers, namely Sri Nurhidayah, MT (Research and Development Sub-coordinator of Bappeda Sleman), Khamdan Syakiri,, M.P., Science., M.P.A. (Head of Research and Development Control of Bappeda Kulon Progo), and Wijang Eka Aswarna, M.Sc. (Head of People's Welfare Regional Secretariat of Gunungkidul). (Author: Sudaryono, Editor: Prasetyo, Tj. Lak)