BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Referring to the Circular Letter of Rector regarding the Adjustment of Limited Face-to-Face Course Class (Penyesuaian Penyelenggaraan Pembelajaran Tatap Muka Terbatas) in Odd Semester 2021/2022 Academic Year, Universitas Pasundan has prepared few aspects required in the implementation, including facilities and infrastructure, as well as student’s capacity.
Unpas Vice Rector II, Dr. Ir. H. Yudi Garnida, M.P said that the limited PTM is for final assignment trial session of Bachelor Degree, thesis of Master Degree and dissertation of Doctoral Degree only, by still following the regulation of not allowing any visitors coming to campus, except supervisor team and candidate’s close acquaintance (parents, husband, wife and kids).
“The dorm is going to be re-opened in 21 October 2021 with 50% capacity of available bedrooms. Each room is usually taken for 2 persons, but it is available for 1 person only now. Plus, they should have been vaccinated by providing Covid-19 vaccination certificate, except for those who have comorbidities,” he said.
Other than the dormitory, library and laboratory/studio are going to be re-opened for 50% of students. Laboratory and studio are only for students who are currently working on their final assignment. However, since it is limited, students are also required to fulfil the waiting list form to minimize the interaction.
“In Faculty of Engineering for example, on normal condition, the laboratory can usually accommodate 20-30 students. But now, it is only allowed for half of them. The impacts are still there; working on research and final assignments takes longer since students should use the studio/laboratory in turn,” he continued.
So far, the 50% limitation has been running as it is, both in laboratory, studio and other activities. The faculty and department are urged to support and ensure the conductivity. More than that, supervision on final assignment is allowed to be done in face-to-face method based on the agreement between the supervisor or promotor team and the student concerned.
Other than considering student’s capacity, Unpas has also prepared the supporting facilities and infrastructure, such as increasing the number of washbasin and tightening on body temperature check. Students coming to campus should follow and obey the 5M health protocol (washing hands, putting on face mask, keeping the distance, restricting mobility and avoiding crowds).
“Currently, Vice Rector I is designing the pilot class along with Vice Deans I in each faculty. If it is going to be implemented, room capacity should not be more than 50%, by still arranging on student’s seats and taking consultation or report to the local Covid-19 Task Force team,” he explained.
He also emphasized that the limited PRM will be re-applied carefully. The plan of creating pilot class will have been decided when the number of Covid-19 case decrease. Other activities will be re-opened while watching for the latest update.
“If something unpredictable occurred, we will certainly stop [it], according to the current condition. We still keep moving step by step and are still in the scope of minimum-crowd activities,” he concluded. (Reta)*