- Lecture and Seminar Room
In addition to the shared lecture rooms provided by the university, the Department of Mathematics also has four lecture halls and two seminar rooms. Apart from being used for student lectures and seminars, the room can also be used for academic and other student activities. All rooms are equipped with whiteboards, LCD projectors, lecturer tables, lecturer chairs, student chairs, granite floors, and air conditioning (AC). All LCD projectors can be operated wirelessly, making it easier for students and lecturers to present and discuss lecture materials and research topics. In addition, there is also a mini court or lecture room equipped with an LCD TV.
The Department of Mathematics has a computer laboratory called the Statistics and Computing Laboratory. This laboratory is equipped with a number of PCs, tables, chairs, cabinets/shelves, whiteboards, air conditioners, LCD projectors, and WAN and LAN networks have been installed. The Mathematics Department laboratory consists of three rooms for education (practicum), one research room for undergraduate students, one research room for postgraduate students, and one laboratory assistant room. With an area of more than 3,694 m2 and reliable PC specifications, the Mathematics Department's laboratory is considered quite comfortable and representative for research and practicum. Even the Mathematics Department laboratory is believed to be the place for UTBK in 2020.
- Student Discussion Room
In addition to providing a workplace in the research laboratory, the Department of Mathematics also provides a discussion room with table and chair facilities on the 2nd floor of the Mathematics Department, which is a place to interact with fellow students in discussing lecture assignments and final research assignments. The discussion room is also equipped with dispensers, whiteboards, and markers.
In addition to the central library at the university level, the Department of Mathematics also provides a reading room with a wide collection of books (over 1000 titles), theses, dissertations, proceedings as well as various domestic and foreign journals. These collections can be easily accessed by students of the Mathematics Department. In the reading room, there are also internet-connected computer facilities and printers that make it easier for students to print various references and other documents related to coursework and thesis research. In addition, Andalas University has also subscribed to Science Direct, which can also be accessed by students.
- Internet Facilities
Mathematics Department students are provided with internet facilities, both in laboratories, discussion rooms, lecture rooms, reading rooms, and other places around the department building. The Internet can be accessed in every room using a computer connected to a LAN network or via WiFi with an average speed of 3.6 Mbps. Wireless hotspots are placed in strategic places on each floor of the department building, with 1 spot in the laboratory environment and 2 spots in the lecture room environment. The internet network at andalas university itself has been connected to national and international networks through the PT Telkom network through an optical cable network (fiber optic). Andalas university internet facility has a bandwidth of 165 Mbps, consisting of 80 Mbps Telkom and 85 Mbps Indosat. This facility can be used by lecturers, education staff,
- Information Systems
The information system and facilities used by the Mathematics Department refer to the system developed by andalas university. Andalas university already has an Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based information system which was previously managed by ICT andalas university, and starting in 2012 it was managed by the Information and Communication Technology Development Institute (LPTIK). In order to support services and organizing activities at the University, andalas university already has various information system facilities in the form of hardware, software, e-learning, e-library. The facilities owned include:
- E-learning facilities
- Online access to library collections
- Administration services (SIA, SIMPEG, etc including e-office)
- Department Web
- Department E-data Application System
Here's a more detailed explanation:
- E-learning facilities
Andalas university has provided effective and efficient learning media, namely through e-learning in the form of Interactive(I)-Learn, which can be accessed through http://ilearn.universitas andalas.ac.id (Figure 6.5.1). The i-Learn server is provided for each faculty and Postgraduate Program. The i-Learn service uses a virtual machine with CPU specifications of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3, 2.40 GHz, 3 cores, 4 GB of RAM with 150 GB of hard disk space. The operating system uses Debian Linux. The faculty's e-learning server subdomain uses the name format: <faculty name>.ilearn.universitas andalas.ac.id (example FMIPA: http://fmipa.ilearn.universitas andalas.ac.id). I-Learn contains lesson plans, teaching materials for lecturers, and student assignments.
- Online access to the library collection
Students, lecturers, and education staff as well as outside parties can access the Andalas university Central Library through the address http://library.universitas andalas.ac.id (Figure 6.5.2). The number of collections of textbooks, accredited national journals, international journals, and proceedings. Catalog searches at the UPT Library can be done offline as well as online via the website.
Other online library access is as follows:
- The academic community of Andalas University can use the library facilities to subscribe to international scientific journals online through proquest.com for the availability of up-to-date literature for research references, in addition to utilizing the inherent facilities of Dikti to access journals from ebsco.com;
- Access to national online journals can also be obtained through: http://e-teknika.ft.universitas andalas.ac.id;
- Access e-learning content through the address http://ilearn.universitas andalas.ac.id;
- Access to libraries in the form of blogs and the Andalas university repository which is used for education and publication of research results can be done through the addresses http://repository.universitas andalas.ac.id and http://universitas andalas.ac.id. This website contains various articles, both journal articles, proceedings, and lecturer’s writings.
- Administration services (SIA, SIMPEG, e-office, e-letter, etc.)
To support the learning process, ANDALAS UNIVERSITY has also developed an Academic Information System (SIA). SIA has been doing well. SIA includes a student registration system, offering semester courses, filling out KRS, approval of KRS by PA, entry of final semester grades by lecturers, KHS, and academic transcripts. For the sake of smooth KRS filling services by students and access to valuable information, the department has also provided two personal computers (PCs) in the reading room.
Furthermore, for personnel data management, Andalas University has developed the SIMPEG application, while correspondence is carried out via e-office. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has also developed an e-letter application so that the processing of letters for the needs of students, lecturers, and employees can be done quickly and effectively.
- Webof Department of Mathematics
For internal and promotional purposes, the Department of Mathematics has a website with the address http://mathematika.fmipa.universitas andalas.ac.id/ which is connected to the homepages of faculties and universities. This website provides facilities and information regarding the Tridharma of Higher Education implemented by the Department of Mathematics, data on lecturers, employees, students, and alumni. The number of visits until the beginning of 2019 reached 580,231 visits since April 2018 (see web traffic in Figure 6.5.5) which shows that access to the department's web is quite active.
- Department E-data Application System
In addition to the information system managed at the university level, the Mathematics Department also manages integrated online-based internal data. This application system was developed in 2015 and is still being developed now. The display of e-data can be seen in Figure 6.5.5
There are five types of users in the e-data system, namely e-lecturers (for lecturers), e-students (for students, e-employees (for students), e-alumni (for graduates), and e-guardians (for guardians/persons). student parents). Each person has an account that can be used to store and update all necessary data and document information. Each data from one user is connected to data from other users. Thus, retrieval, processing, and analysis of any desired data become more effective and efficient.
In addition to personal data management, an e-data system has also been developed to facilitate administrative services. Currently, two applications have been developed and have been used well to improve administrative services at the department level, namely:
This application is used by students to register for proposal seminars, results seminars, and hearings. All related documents, such as invitation letters, minutes, absences, and others, are automatically stored and can be printed directly by employees. This application also aims to document guidance data, examiner data, and graduate data.
This application is used by the academic community to record and store the results of every meeting and discussion conducted, such as KBK/lab discussions, study program lecturers, committees, and departmental plenary meetings.