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14 Juni 2009

Pertemuan dengan Rektor dan PR 1 di Twin Tower, KLCC, Malaysia.







Alhamdulillah, pertemuan dosen-dosen dengan pimpinan Universitas Andalas yang dihadiri oleh wakil dari kawan-kawan yang sedang mengikuti pendidikan lanjut di Malaysia terutama di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia dan Universiti Malaya berjalan dengan suasana akrab dan gembira. Pertemuan itu sendiri telah dilaksanakan di Starbuck coffee, Suria KLCC pada hari Minggu (14 Juni 2009) sore hari.

Dari pertemuan itu, agenda utama yang dibawa, yaitu 'apakah bentuk bantuan UNAND bagi teman-teman yang sedang kuliah di Malaysia yang tidak mendapatkan beasiswa DIKTI maupun PEMDA', telah mendapatkan respon yang sangat positif dari Rektor dan PR 1. Alhamdulillah, para pengambil kebijaksanaan UNAND tersebut telah memikirkan dan menyiapkan dana bantuan berupa pembayaran uang kuliah sesuai dengan jumlah yang resmi dari Univ masing-masing.

Bantuan ini diberikan dengan syarat bahwa yang bersangkutan mau menandatangani perjanjian yakni:

1. Tidak sedang menerima bantuan dana dari manapun (PEMDA atau Universitas tempat dia belajar)

2. bersedia mengembalikan bantuan tersebut bila pada saat yang sama ternyata memperoleh persetujuan bantuan dari PEMDA atau pihak lain.

Dari PDUUKM, kita akan membuat surat resmi permohonan bantuan secara kolektif untuk kawan-kawan di UKM sebagai bahan masukan bagi Rektor dan pembantu rektor mengenai dosen-dosen yang belum mendapat beasiswa. Dosen-dosen yang bersangkutan juga harus membuat surat permohonan sendiri kepada Rektor dan surat pernyataan tersebut diatas yang ditandatangani dengan dibubuhi materai. Permohonan sudah bisa diajukan sejak dari sekarang. Informasi lainnnya dan foto-foto bisa diakses dari blog PDUUKM dalam 2 hari mendatang.

Di samping itu, Rektor juga menjelaskan untuk pendanaan mess Universitas Andalas Taman Tenaga dalam jangka satu tahun telah ditandatangani beliau dan pengambilan dana tersebut akan diwakilkan oleh tiap-tiap dosen nantinya.

Mudah-mudahan informasi ini sangat berguna bagi kita semua. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silahkan hubungi pengurus PDUUKM selanjutnya.

Pengurus PDUUKM



12 Februari 2009

Kunjungan Pimpinan Unand dan Studi Banding Mahasiswa



Persatuan Dosen Unand UKM (PDUUKM) mendapatkan kehormatan telah dikunjungi oleh pimpinan (Pembantu Rektor I) dan staf kepegawaian Universitas Andalas pada tanggal 30 Januari 2009 yang lalu. Kunjungan ini merupakan kegiatan PR 1 di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia selama 4 hari dengan agenda pembicaraan pertukaran pelajar (exchange student) Unand dengan UKM yang akan diwujudkan pada tahun 2009 ini dengan jabatan hal ehwal pelajar UKM.

Selain kunjungan PR 1 beserta staf kepegawaian Unand, juga PDUUKM mendapat kunjungan dari para mahasiswa Jurusan Ilmu Politik FISIP Unang yang akan melakukan studi banding ke 3 (tiga) universiti di Malaysia dan SPR di Putrajaya.

Pada tanggal 1 Februari 2009, tepatnya jam 5 sore diadakan pertemuan PDUUKM dengan PR 1 yang bertempat di Mess Unand, dengan pembicaraan mengenai keadaan Universitas Andalas saat ini, pengelolaan beasiswa DIKTI luar negeri dan persoalan-persoalan akademik lainnya yang relevan dengan tugas dari PR 1.

Semoga dengan kunjungan-kunjungan dari pimpinan Unand di lain waktu, akan membuat PDUUKM terus berjaya dan sukses. Amin

Catatan----foto pertemuan dengan PR 1, Mahasiswa dan Foto Bareng.



Pengurus PDUUKM





06 Februari 2009

The 4th English Discussion

Dear All,

May all of us are in happiness and in His blessing

Our 4th English Discussion Insya Allah will be held on:

Day/date : Sunday, Feb 8, 2009
Time : 4.30 PM
Place : Mes PDUUKM UNAND
Speaker : Mr. Asrinaldi (Sains Politik)
Topic : Nagari and its critics

We invite you all to come.

Thank you

PDDUKM

31 Januari 2009

Diskusi Bulanan Ke-3

Pada tanggal 4 Januari 2009 telah dilaksanakan Diskusi bulanan berbahasa inggris ke -3 yang diadakan oleh PDUUKM. Diskusi dilaksanakan di Mess Universitas Andalas, Jalan tenaga 11 no. 22 Taman Tenaga Kajang. Diskusi bulanan ini menghadirkan seorang Sejarawan yang suka juga nulis sastra dan pernah menjadi wartawan Antara Biro Padang yaitu Bapak Wannofri Samry, seorang dosen Fakultas Sastra Universitas Andalas, dimana beliau telah banyak menulis artikel di berbagai koran lokal dan nasional. Diskusi bulanan ini dihadiri kurang lebih 10 orang anggota PDUUKM.

Berikut ini makalah yang telah dipresentasikan:

UNDERGROUND PRESS IN SOCIAL CHANGING

By: Wannofri Samry

What is press?

Press is a social institution and communiation that do journalistic activities to looking for, getting, having, saving and broadcasting or publishing information in writing, voice, picture(or voice and picture) and data by using printing form, electronic and all kind of publishing form(UU RI No 40 1999).

The press are a pack of jackals. They are so hungry and greedy for a story—any story—that whenever they smell one, they go after without restraint or respect for privacy, rummaging every where, hounding any one, and all without considering whether the story is worth all the poking and rooting.”

Press is a medium to make communication interweaving in society. Communication expert is sure very much that people can’t live without press. All of us depend on press. So one theory of press say that ‘press is powerfull’. Certainly we realize that our mind has been being visited by news of press everyday. You know when you are going to the bad room, some news is playing in your mind, then when you wake up in the morning, the news has voiced in your room. In along time and your days you will discuss about “what is news in this day?”. Some time you can’t process in your mind about the truth of news, you have judged it. Even, some time you will do quarrel with others for a news. This is reality of the powerfull of news.


What is the role of press?

The role of press as addressed in UU RI 40 1999 :

  1. Serve the society right
  2. Struggle the democracy, justice, human right and plurality
  3. Develop the common sense based on good, accurate and true information.
  4. Watch dog

Underground Press

Definition:

  • “Underground is a sloppy word. ‘Underground’ is meaningless, ambigious, irrelevant, imprecise, undefinitive, uncopyrighted, uncontrollable, and use up…”(Tom Forcade)
  • Underground Press has had to create a revolutionary medium that interweaves personal, journalism and activism.
  • Their contents are simple, some time narrow and shallow but as like a jackal.
  • Much of them write by lurid, subjective and undecipherable. A more sympatic description of their writing would be poetic, personal, frank, free form and, above all, creative. They attack establishment.

In Indonesian history underground press had played the important role, at least we can see since 1900’s. These press were printed by Indo-european, Chinese, Arabian, and indigeneous people(Malay). Slogan “Merdeka” was provoke in the early years by “Indonesia Merdeka”(1924), that published by Indische Vereeniging/ then Indonesische Vereeniging (association of Indonesian’s Students in Netherland. This word replaced “Hindia Poetra” as common name for native land.

Some of press in the early time are Selompret Melajoe(1860), Soerat Kabar Berbahasa Melajoe(1856), Medan Prijaji(1907), Sin Po, Insulinde, Bintang Timor(1860), Bianglala(1867), Adil, ……

In West Sumatra they were published as like, Pelita Ketjil(1886), Warta Berita(1895) Pertja Barat(1890), Soenting Melajoe(1912), Oetoesan Melajoe(1911), Radio, Tjahaya Sumatra(1897), Soera Perempoean(1918), Medan Rakjat(1931), Sinar Sumatra(1934), Djago-Djago,….also Soeara Koto Gadang (may be more than 100 news paper?). As Long the time of Indonesian movement Indonesian , journalist played their roles as struggler, fighter and hero. Their activities were done in pressure of Dutch Colonial Government. Some of them sent to jail such as to Digul.

How is women Journalist movement? Some newspaper were edited by women as like Soenting Melajoe, Soera Perempoean,Asjraq, Keoetamaan Istri Minangkabau, Menara Poetri, (Medan)…Some of press that support by Indo-European also gave opportunity or spaces to discusss about women movement. As noted, history of women’s journalistic activities have been lost from our memory and our book.

We can compare women movement in this time and before. Now, the women movement is feminist oriented but in past time refer to nationalism. Now, west Sumatra as sample have some women journalist but no one of them found a newspaper. My notes, never woman lead press institution or association in west Sumatra.

In Our Reformation

Underground Press support Indonesian’s reformation in some level. These press were founded by NGO, politician and student. The content, form and aim of the underground press different from the main press. As I saw, the underground press were waited and hounding by their subscriber every day . Some of the press’ name are Bergerak, X-Post, Kabar dari Fijar, Suara Independent, Siar, Gugat,Reformasi, KdP,Majalah Balairung …..Some of them circulation about 200-500 thousand sheet per day. Detik as alternative press achieved 500.0000 copies after be banned( Datum of Victor Manayang cs, 2001).

The end of these words I want to quote Soekarno’s speech in 11-4 -1933:”No the struggling of freedom didn’t use counseling, propaganda and agitation by press”.


Thank you.

PDU-UKM, Bangi Malaysia, January 4th , 2009.

Note: Not cite!

12 Januari 2009

Peraturan Mess Universitas Andalas

Status Mess

Mess adalah sebuah tempat tinggal yang sewa perbulannya dibayar oleh Unand dan juga berfungsi sebagai sekretariat PDUUKM untuk mengadakan rapat, diskusi dan acara lainnya. Untuk kenyamanan dan kesehatan bersama, mess adalah non-smoking house.

· Penghuni mess

Penghuni mess dibedakan atas :1) penghuni tetap, dan 2) penghuni tidak tetap.

1. Penghuni tetap adalah dosen Unand yang menyatakan diri untuk tinggal di Mess paling sedikit dalam masa 6 bulan.

2. Penghuni tidak tetap atau sementara dibedakan atas 2 jenis, yaitu:

a) Dosen Unand yang sedang kuliah di UKM tetapi tidak ingin menjadi penghuni tetap mess atau dosen Unand atau pegawai Unand yang melakukan kunjungan resmi/tidak resmi ke Malaysia.

b) Keluarga dari Dosen/Pegawai Unand tetapi bukan Staf/Pegawai Unand yang datang berkunjung ke Malaysia

· Peraturan untuk penghuni tetap

1. Setiap dosen Unand yang belajar di UKM berhak untuk tinggal di mess sepanjang tempat masih ada/memungkinkan. Jumlah penghuni tetap mess maksimal 4 orang.

2. Masa waktu tinggal untuk penghuni adalah 1 tahun dan bisa diperpanjang berdasarkan persetujuan rapat PDUUKM.

3. Setiap dosen yang ingin tinggal di mess diharuskan mengisi dan menandatangani surat pernyataan keinginan atau kesediaan tinggal di mess.

4. Selagi berstatus penghuni tetap, setiap penghuni mess harus membayar uang iyuran sebesar RM 45/orang/bulan, untuk pembayaran air, listrik dan pemeliharaan rumah serta uang kas mess/PDUUKM.

5. Pembayaran sewa rumah, air dan listrik dilakukan oleh ketua Mess berkoordinasi dengan bendahara PDUUKM.

6. Barang-barang dalam mess yang dibeli dengan uang mess adalah milik mess/PDUUKM.

7. Penghuni memilih ketua mess dan menetapkan peraturan-peraturan domestik yang dirasa perlu oleh penghuni mess.

· Peraturan Penghuni tidak tetap Mess PDUUKM

1. Semua orang yang memenuhi kriteria sebagai penghuni tidak tetap berhak untuk tinggal di Mess selagi tempat masih tersedia/memungkinkan.

2. Kamar depan adalah kamar tamu dan boleh dipakai penghuni tetap sepanjang tamu tidak ada.

3. Setiap penghuni tidak tetap atau tamu diharuskan membayar uang operasional:

a. RM 5/orang/malam untuk staf pengajar atau pegawai Unand

b. RM 10/orang/malam bukan staf pengajar/pegawai Unand

4. Ketua mess mencatat setiap pembayaran oleh tamu.

Kajang, 25 November 2008

Pengurus PDUUKM

Rina Marnita AS

Ketua

15 November 2008

Diskusi Bulanan ke-2



Pada hari Sabtu tanggal 15 Nopember 2008, telah dilaksanakan Diskusi Bulanan ke-2 PDUUKM berbahasa inggris yang dilaksanakan di Mess Universitas Andalas Jalan Taman Tenaga, Hentian Kajang, Bangi. Adapun sebagai pembicara pada diskusi kali ini adalah Ibu Ferra Yanuar (FMIPA) yang mempresetasikan makalahnya yang berjudul: Statistical Analysis For Constructing Health Index. Saat ini pembicara sedang melanjutkan pendidikan doktoral di Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi Maklumat Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Sebagai moderator yaitu Bapak Yulindon dari Poltek Unand. Kegiatan ini dihadiri oleh sebanyak 7 orang anggota PDUUKM.

Berikut ini ringkasan makalah tersebut:

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR CONSTRUCTING HEALTH INDEX

Introduction

The estimation of health status determinants is an important input for public policy making. It helps to understand the risk of specific habits and its effects in productivity and economic growth (Savedoff and Schultz, 2000). It also brings information to the policy makers about the effect of particular public strategies in the health condition of the population (Gerdtham et al, 1999).

In this paper, we used several health-related measures commonly taken in doctors’ offices or hospitals and one of the questions asking about health problem to identify the determinants of person’s health status. We will develop an index number presenting the health status of an individual. The index will be related to a set of selected explanatory variables and examine the impacts of these explanatory variables on the index. The objective of this study was to examine whether the proposed health status index can be explained by the number of health problems the person had, food intakes, lifestyle and demographics characteristic.

Health Measure Components

The Health Risk Assessment of Hulu Langat Survey (HRA-HLS) 2006 data were used in this study. The health measure components used to calculate the health index as response variable are body height, body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol level, HDL, blood glucose, the number of common health problems the respondent had, and the respondent’s subjective judgment of their health condition.

The classifications for the body mass index (BMI) are the recognized categories established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2007a). The classifications for blood pressure are based on the American Heart Association’s (2007) recommended blood pressure level for normal, pre-hypertension, and high blood pressures. The classifications for total cholesterol and HDL are based on the National Institutes of Health’s ATP III guidelines for primary target therapy. LDL was not used due to only selected participants examined in the morning had the LDL measures. The classifications of blood glucose are based on the A1c fraction (American Diabetes Association). The general health condition is based on the answer to the question “Would you say your health in general is…” in the HRA-HLS 2006. We also compiled a list of 14 common health problems based on the HRA-HLS 2006 questionnaires. Only the participants of ages equal to or older than 14 years and had food intake information were used in the analysis. There were 7,440 participants who met these criteria. Factor analysis was used to identify indicators for each factor. A multivariate weighted regression model using full sample weight was fitted with the proposed health status determinants using the HRA-HLS 2006 data.

We used a scoring method to develop the health status index. We assigned three (3) points for each “Healthy” result, two (2) points for “Less Healthy,” and one (1) point for “Unhealthy.” The health status index is the sum of the scores of these health-measurement components; with lower scores indicating less healthy and higher scores indicating healthier of the person of interest. The minimum possible points for the health status index are seven (7) and the maximum possible points are 21. From the analysis, more than 60% of the respondents had a score of 16 and higher and the average score is 15.88.

Factor Affecting Health Status

After finding the distribution of health status index for all respondents, then by using multivariate regression we regressed the proposed health status index to various factors that have been shown to be associated with health status in many studies. These factors include socio-demographics, lifestyle and food intake. Based on factor analysis output, the indicators of socio-demographic variables include occupation, ethnic, age, gender, education, and marital status. Lifestyle include smoking habits, physical exercise, and having breakfast, meanwhile indicator variables of food intakes are consume food with fiber and consume food with high cholesterol. Using multivariate weighted regression model with full sample weight was fitted with the proposed health status determinants using the HRA-HLS 2006 data.

Results show that demographic, food intake, and lifestyle factors are related to the proposed health status. Gender has an impact on the value of the health status index. As respondent gets older, his/her health status index decreases at a decreasing rate. Employed respondents had a positive impact and being married had impact on the health status index. Respondents who had college education had higher health status index than those who had no college. The health status indices for Malay were lower than other races, an indication that Malay were less healthy, in general. Chinese had higher health status index than other ethnics. As expected, the amount of exercise is positively related to the health status index and smoking is negatively related to the health status index.

Respondents who often have breakfast had a higher health status index than those who did not eat breakfast. Results also show that as the percent of total fiber in food consumed can increase the health status index of the respondents. Meanwhile consume food with high cholesterol made respondent’s health status index decreases.

The value of beta coefficients of the coefficient estimates is derived from the parameter estimate by multiplying the standard deviation of the associated regressor and dividing by the standard deviation of the response variable. This is usually done to answer the question of which explanatory variables have a greater impact on the dependent variable in multivariate regression analysis, when the variables are measured in different units of measurement. When we rank these beta coefficients by their absolute values, we found that age had the largest impact on the health status index, which is followed by smoking habits, being Chinese, Malay, employed, college education, married, physical exercise, food intake and breakfast.

The health status index proposed in this study is an ordinal measure, the difference between the health index values of two persons can only tell who is healthier than the other, but cannot tell how much healthier. In other words, the magnitude of the difference between the values of two health index for two persons has no direct meaning. One may want to use the proposed health status index to track the average health status of a population over a period of time. For example, the HRA-HLS 2006 data can be used to derive the health status indices and these indices can be used to monitor the general health status of the Hulu Langat population. (Ferra)



Pengurus PDUUKM

Mess Unand di UKM, Malaysia



Mess Universitas Andalas telah direalisasikan pada bulan Nopember 2008, yang berlokasi di Taman Tenaga, Hentian Kajang, Bangi. Keberadaan mess Unand ini diperuntukkan bagi para dosen yang mengikuti pendidikan Master dan Doktor, dengan ketentuan sebagai penghuni adalah masih single/bujangan dan belum mendapat beasiswa darimana pun.

Saat ini penghuni mess Unand baru berjumlah 2 orang dan insyaallah untuk tahun 2009, diharapkan dosen-dosen baru yang mendaftar di Universiti Kebangsaan malaysia dapat tinggal di mess Unand tersebut, dengan ketentuan yang telah ditetapkan oleh pengurus dan anggota PDUUKM.

Pengurus PDUUKM