Universitas Gadjah Mada, again, held a Scientific Paper Writing Workshop. The activity that gets support of the Crawford Fund, CSIRO and UTAS took place in the Multimedia Room for four days from 6 to February 9, 2012, followed by 26 participants coming from UGM and some state and private universities in Indonesia, including from Lampung, Jambi, Bandung, Malang and Central Java. "UGM sends fifteen participants, ten professors and five graduate students," Prof. Dr. Ir. Y. Andi Trisyono, M.Sc said on Thursday (9/2) in the Multimedia Room.
Slightly different from the previous implementation, the Scientific Paper Writing Workshop this time gave more mentoring. Resource persons gave a lecture about the theory and more practices in writing. "Twenty-five to thirty percent of the workshop is briefing on the content, the remaining is for participants to write. UGM is the facilitator with resource persons Chris Beadle, David Parsons and Caroline Mohammed of The Crawford Fund," Andi Trisyono added.
Andi Trisyono hoped the participants will be able to finish writing the script at the end of the workshop. The scripts will be reviewed and at the end of June 2012 these will be sent to international journals. "This is one effort to invigorate the culture of writing at Faculty and other universities. Currently, we are quite concerned about the number of teachers who are in two years have produced only one article," he added.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Siti Muslimah Widyastuti, M.Sc has the same opinion. Scientific Paper Writing Workshop this time is different from the previous one. If the workshop was previously followed by all the clusters, this time is dedicated to agro cluster "They are coming from Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Technology, Animal Sciences, Veterinary and Forestry. I see the workshop does give many lectures, but it is to provide guidance. It seems right on target because they come from one discipline, so it is easy to do mentoring," she said.
She hoped this model will be rotated to other clusters. Moreover, after the workshop, participants will present the results to other teaching staff. "I really hope for that because the number of participants this time is very limited while the interest is very high," she said.