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Analysis the Use of Semester Package System to Increase GPA for Scholarship Students at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

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Sri Yuniati Putri Koes Hardini 1,*, Durri Andriani 2

1 Department of Math & Sciences, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.

2 Department of Education, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.

*Corresponding author: Sri Yuniati Putri Koes Hardini, Department of Math & Sciences, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.

Abstract

The aim of the paper was to analyze the use of Semester Packaged System (SPS) in facilitating students to complete their four years with the minimum GPA 2.50 in the first year, 2.75 in the second year to the last year. The study was conducted in Universitas Terbuka (UT). Based on experiences, UT is aware that the GPA require-ments are not easy to meet. Students need face-to-face earning facilitation. SPS is devided into four categories, SPS Plus, SPS Full, SPS Semi, and SPS Non-Face to face. This research analyzes GPAs from SPS Plus, SPS Semi, and SPS non-Face to face. Two types of data were used, all students’ final scores obtained from the office of UT’s Examination Centre and students perception on Face to face implemtation obtained from questionnaires. The 6 locations of samples were chosen purposively from 37 UT’s Regional offices that offered scholarship. T-test was employed to examine diffrences between scholarship-students based on the scholarship types and semesters of the students. Results showed that almost in all situasion, students in SPS Plus have significantly higher GPA than other types of scholarship except in one situation. There was no significant differences beetween GPAs of SPS Plus and SPS Semi in the second semester. These results, to some extent, could cause by positive perceptions of SPS Plus students towards face to face services. 

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How to cite this paper

Analysis the Use of Semester Package System to Increase GPA for Scholarship Students at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

How to cite this paper: Hardini, S. Y. P. K., & Andriani D. (2018). Analysis the Use of Semester Package System to Increase GPA for Scholarship Students at Universitas Ter-buka, Indonesia. The Educational Review, USA, 2(2), 181-188.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2018.02.004

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