First Year Seminar as The Platform for Undergraduates’ Lifelong Learning Experience
UMP Pekan - The First Year Seminar (FYS) is one of the vital components in the High Impact Educational Practice (HIEPs) program for all the higher institutions in Malaysia put forth by the Ministry of Education. FYS is an excellent opportunity for students to familiarise themselves to the instruction, research, services and vision and mission of the university and how they relate to teaching and learning in and outside the classroom. As in previous sessions, First year students for degree and diploma are compulsory to enroll for the seminar, as it is a compulsory (Hadir Wajib), no credit course.
This year, FYS for the first time, is conducted in two modes; online and face to face according to the suitability of the modules. There are two groups of modules used in the seminar which are : Faculty Based and Learning Skills. Nevertheless, FYS Faculty Based Module for the first time was conducted simultaneously by all faculties during orientation week UMP; MINDS. Students who attend First Year Seminar Faculty Based will be automatically enrolled on September 4th and are required to take five modules i) FB001 My Faculty; ii) FB002 My Study Plan; iii) FB003 Academic Survival Kit; iv) FB004 Student Chapter v); and FB005 My Future Career. In addition, FYS Learning skills students can register until October 13th 2018 and classes will be held on October 29th 2018.
The modules offered in Learning Skills mode are LS006 Time Management, LS008 Power Presentations, LS009 Smart Solat, LS012 Let's Go Around The World, LS014 Explorerace Lib, LS015 Saya Mau Happy ,LS020 Mari Mengenal Hafs An Asim. However, Learning Skills module LS023 Bekalan Hidup Muslim , LS024 First Class Minded Students, LS016 Computer Ethics & Policies & LS010 Financial Management are conducted online and module LS013 The Power of Exercise in Lifestyle For Academic Excellence adopts both medium, online and face to face. The online medium used for FYS is Kalam, an online medium provided by UMP for all the students and lecturers.
On the other hand, FYS is offered to students to provide them with exposure and basic knowledge of life in university. With the exposure and knowledge, it is hoped that students can plan their learning process efficiently beginning in Semester 1 and survive until the end with excellent results equipped with good personality as outstanding and strong generation. Therefore, FYS is one of university programs to achieve UMP’s objective which is to produce outstanding graduates as its contribution to society.
Prepared By : Jamilah Bebe Binti Mohamad & Siti Ainun Jariyah Binti Hassan