Thesis defenses virtually

Thesis defense has traditionally been one of the final and most important steps for students to obtain their degrees. However, due to the restrictions on in-person events as part of the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, thesis defenses are now being held virtually.

As the pandemic made it impossible for students to return to the campus on schedule, around 40 students from regions, will defend their bachelor’s theses remotely.

However, FEIB administration underscored that those participating online will have to meet the same standards as those defending in person, and the entire process will be recorded to ensure quality.

Fathurrahman Azhari, FEIB Dean, commented on the difficult challenge of making effective adjustments in reaction to the pandemic. “We had to do many things from adjusting policy, to accommodating students and needs of the students,” Azhari said.

FEIB Launches online complaint

The Faculty of Economics and Islamic Business has added an online complaint form for stakeholders to report complaints (June, 15).

The form is available on the FEIB website. In a release, Dean Fathurrahman Azhari said the electronic form is to make the process of filing such a complaint easier on the public.

“We have always encouraged public to make independent reports when they think they have been a victim of unlawful force by FEIB,” he said. “But we are adding an electronic form to our website that will hopefully make the process easier for the public to access and use.”