In addition to activities in academics, students get the opportunity to participate in various other activities, both inside and outside the campus. Various students’ guidance has also been implemented so that students have the medium to develop talents and interests as well to make achievement. Even so, the number of college graduates who are unable to work or create work increased from time to time which resulted in increasing number of unemployment.
In the view of Drs. Suroso, M.S, lecturer at the University 17August 1945 Surabaya, Faculty of Psychology, there are several matters for students, among others, the lack of responsibility, less ability to communicate, lack of initiative, lack of sense of humor, and less ability to work together in team. "They also lack the fighting spirit and tend to be pragmatic. It seems that the role of universities in providing supplies to the students has not been maximized," said Suroso, Monday (21/3), in his open examination of the UGM Psychological Science doctoral program.
The alarming condition is consistent with the discussion’s result of student affairs national meetings in 2005 and the statements of the universities leaders in charge of students’ affairs on May 20, 2010. They agreed that student activities still not provide optimal access in providing knowledge supplies to students, either in the form of the attitudes development, insights, and behavioral changes. “This indications can be seen from the large number of college graduates who still burden the government every year due to their inability to get or create jobs," said Suroso in the auditorium of the UGM Faculty of Psychology maintaining his dissertation The Role of Parental Care, Student Affairs Development, and Activities Performed on the Ideal Student Performance.
The research results showed that in all groups of subjects, excellent students, leaders, activist students, or non-activist students were found pattern of parenting, students coaching, and other activities; if they are done together they could give significant impacts toward the ideal performance. The performance of outstanding students is considered the most ideal among other groups. Thus, the formulation of an ideal performance in this study can be considered as a reference in conducting coaching students to set students targets as output and outcome of students coaching so that the graduates are capable of facing global competition.
Various student activities, according to Suroso, were based more on their own ideas and creativity. Although there are student supervisor, so far this has not been functioning optimally. Therefore, the presence of the supervisor is not considered important. Even if there are lecturers who could supervise them, they were labeled by the students as strange or "crazy". "Finally, the guidance was given to student organizations without clear guidance systems, including planning, implementation, and evaluation. Moreover, if examined in many state/private universities, only few lecturers who want to become a mentor/supervisor of student activities," he added.
Therefore, for the supervisor/mentor of student affairs, Suroso hoped them to pay attention and give more opportunities to communicate with students. They are expected to always give support and encouragement to students in scholastic achievement. "In addition, to continue to provide guidance, attention and concern for the students," said the man born in Karanganyar, 24 April 1960, who graduated satisfactorily as the 1355th doctorate from UGM.