Rabu, 05 November 2008

STEKPI (english 3)


STEKPI campus building is located downtown at the heart of the city surrounded by conducive environments. The building with modern architecture that lies on a 2.6ha area received the award as “the best architectural work of art” by both the Minister of Public Service and Committee of Indonesian Architect Association. The area covers the following:

Classrooms with modern facilities

STEKPI has equipped all its existing classrooms with modern facilities such as: LCD, computers, network (LAN/WAN), CCTV and supported by online academic applications like:

  • a. Online modules
  • b. Exercise banks
  • c. Questionnaires
  • d. Net support
  • e. SMS
  • f. Microsoft Application Packet
  • g. CD-Modul, CD-ROM and Flash Disk
  • h. Overhead Projector
  • i. Audio System
  • j. AC
  • k. etc.

All the above equipments have been found very useful for students to enable them to obtain all the required learning materials or additional materials which support given tuition materials. This has made classrooms available in STEKPI relatively the most complete in Indonesia.

Class Information with TV/Plasma Monitor

Information about the classes and all the activities performed such as class schedules, lecturer schedule and absence, classrooms, ongoing learning activities and many other things can be monitored and observed by students through online application facilities presented via TV/plasma monitors. All these pieces of information can be accessed on the Net and through sms.

Independent Information Center
  • Booths for information with Touch Screen
  • Unit of Information booth with PC
  • Hot Spot Access Point
These information booths and hot spots are scattered at strategic places easily accessible for students
Open Lab

STEKPI has stipulated a policy concerning open computer laboratories for students (free of charge) out of time spent on using computer labs for academic activities and academic registration. Students are allowed to use these computer labs for all activities that support learning activities such as searching for additional learning materials through the Internet or doing college assignments.

STEKPI also provides free e-mail facility (e-mail account) for students and several trainings on the Information Technology.When this facility is used, college assignments can be circulated through e-mail messages and feedback from lecturers or their assistants can be delivered through them.

Integrated Administration Services

STEKPI has changed the staff room layouts so as to provide students and lecturers with integrated administration services. These services are fully integrated inside the academic administration rooms equipped with online academic applications.

Source: http://www.stekpi.ac.id/en/fasilitas.php

STEKPI (english 2)


Accounting and Management
Graduate (Bachelor) Program

It is a competence-based curriculum which has been endorsed by the industry. This is a learning method using team-based learning approaches for the purpose of improving student’s leadership, entrepreneurship and cooperation.

Integration of hard and soft skill. Soft skill is designed by:

  • Dr. Rhenald Kasali
  • Lead Education

  • Undergraduate/Diploma

    Participants are expected to be ready to adapt to the industry so they will eventually possess the required knowledge, skills and ability to work with an integrity. This is a competence-based curriculum designed by Lead Education.

    Link & Match with the industry world (apprenticeship and graduate placement/employment), using modular system, in which participants are given a certificate for D1 and D2 degrees and a graduation certificate for D3 degree after each phase, which allow them to continue their study in S1 (Graduate/Bachelor Program)-Extension.

    Extensional S1 (Graduate/Bachelor Program)

    A learning system which is based on case and problem solving, development of work competence as junior and senior managers. Average time for accomplishing this degree is 1.5 years. Classes open in the afternoon and weekends.

    Learning materials for afternoon classes are available online which can be accessed anytime anywhere. There are also scholarships and student loan provided. Tuition fees can be paid in installments.

    International S1 (Graduate/Bachelor Program)

    Education must be continually developed and sustained. Starting from 2005 the STEKPI has been providing graduate programs of international standard with English as the teaching language/medium of instruction. The aim is for the students to obtain dual degrees (two degrees achieved at the same time), one from STEKPI and the other from an overseas STEKPI.

    As a matter of fact, only few universities in Indonesia have opened international standard classes. Among them are Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada and some other universities. STEKPI is one of those institutions which have opened classes of international standard.

    As a requirement for establishing dual degres programs, STEKPI is currenly attempting to establish a mutual cooperation with several overseas universities. Among these universities are as follows:

    • Stansfield University (UK)
    • Chicago Graduate School of Business (AS)
    • George Mason University (AS)

    and many more. Students will therefore be free to determine which universities they want to choose. The target partners are universities which hire lecturers who have won Nobel prizes in economics.

    Universities located in Australia or those which have campus buildings in Southeast Asia are taken into consideration as well. To illustrate this, both Stansfield STEKPI and Chicago Graduate School of Business have a campus building in Singapore. As a result, students willing to study in one of them only need to stay in Singapore, instead of staying in either of the two countries where the two universities are located.

    Period of study at this program is 3 years. Classes are held in an interactive way and tests are carried out online. Students are also required to join classes in the universities of their choice within a specified period of time. In addition, there is a student and lecturer exchange program. The tuition fees are affordable and worth the quality and facilities provided. There are also special facilities provided which are as follows:

    • Free notebooks (international program only)
    • Hot spots, free internet services and cyber classrooms
    • Sports: golf, Ballroom Dance, bowling, etc.
    • Scholarships for students with good academic achievements.
    The pluses of UNIVERSITY educational system:

    Implementation of international standard curriculums endorsed by the business world.

    Implementation of team-based learning to get students accustomed to creating team power, possessing assertiveness and creative thinking.

    Implementation of competency test and giving out of competency certificates in each semester. This is to enable students to have a work competency certificate required by the business world in the future.

    Integration of knowledge (hard competency) development, personality, soft competency and business experience all together.

    Implementation of trisemester system, learning performance guarantee, use of remedial system and acceleration program to shorten Graduate Program so it can last for only 3 years at the most.

    Implementation of active learning using digital technology to enhance effectivity of student’s absorbing and comprehension power.

    Qualified lecturers under supervision of best Indonesian experts and academicians

    Other supporting facilities:
    • 1. Locker
    • 2. Auditorium, Atrium dan Ruang Seminar
    • 3. Poliklinik Umum dan Gigi
    • 4. ATM Bank Bukopin
    • 5. Masjid As-Salam
    • 6. Gedung Pusat Kegiatan Mahasiswa (PKM)
    • 7. Ruang SENAT dan Balai Mahasiswa
    Source: http://www.stekpi.ac.id/en/program.php

    STEKPI (english 1)

    About Us

    STEKPI Profile

    STEKPI school of business and management is an Indonesian higher educational institution for Economics and Banking which gives high school graduates chances to continue their study at the university level majoring in management and accounting, particularly finance and banking.

    STEKPI is currently administered by Yayasan Pengembangan Pendidikan Indonesia (YAPPINDO) and has been accredited by Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN - PT).

    Dynamic domestic economic growth and international financial transaction development have given rise to needs for diversification as well as enhancement of Human Resources quality which are definitely required for every economic activity that deals with either goods or services or both.

    Within domestic scope, such needs have become more prevalent due to the ever increasing gaps generated among quality of existing high school and college graduates and quality of Human Labour and professionals required by the business world.

    In that case, as a leading university producing qualified Economic graduates, STEKPI is acutely aware of the situation and continues to take every possible effort as well as proactive steps in overcoming the situation. This is in accordance with its vision toward becoming Center of Excellence in the Indonesian Economics, Finance and Banking.

    STEKPI Foundation and the Board of Chairmen

    Established by a number of Indonesian economists and bankers, STEKPI is currently under the auspices of Yayasan Pengembangan Pendidikan Indonesia (YAPPINDO), with the following list of its top executives:

    • Chairman of BPH Yappindo:Subiakto Tjakrawerdaja,SE
    • Vice Chairman:Subiakto Tjakrawerdaja,SE
    • Board of Trustees :
      • Prof. Dr. Ali Wardhana
      • Drs. Abdulgani, MA
      • Drs. Rubby Djohan
      • Tanre Abeng, MBA
      • Drs. Marzuki Usman
    • UNIVERSITY President/Rector: Tony B. Trihartanto, Ph.D.
    • Vice President/Rector for Academic Affairs: M.Nashihin SE, M.Si
    • Vice President/Rector for Public Administration: Ir.M.Th.Anitawati, M.Sc
    • Vice President/Rector for Student Affairs: Venny. F. Mandang, SE, MM

    Competence Certificates

    In the near future, the business world, during empoyee recruitment processes, will take into account competence of job applicants and consider it as a selling point in addition to their graduation certificates of formal education. STEKPI has been developing subjects of study completed with competence certificates, meaning that STEKPI guarantees and ensures that every student will be able to comprehend certain skills and knowledge and implement them later.

    It is highly expected that graduates will eventually have what it takes to fulfill contemporary needs of the business world and professional workers:

    Teaching Staff

    eaching staff consists of permanent lecturers, temporary lecturers and practitioners specializing in economics, management, accounting, finance and banking with a local or overseas educational background, and holding an academic position ranging from the lowest level to the highest (such as professors).
    Composition of Educational Levels:

    • S1 (Bachelor Degree) : 4%
    • S2 (Master Degree): 77%
    • S3 (Ph.D/Doctorate Degree): 19%

    Graduating from S1 in 3 years

    STEKPI is currently performing a research to assess several possibilities of implementing trisemester in the future. The trisemester comprises of both odd and even semesters (required) and acceleration/short semesters (optional). Implementation of this system will hopefully help to improve student’s competence within a short period of study. The implementation, coupled with remedial classes, is expected to shorten student’s normal period of study within less than 3.5 years.

    The number of credits which students can take are a maximum of 48 new SKS (Semester Credit System)s. Such a limit is made for STEKPI graduates to be “full-grown”, not only striving to complete the given SKS and reach for the highest GPA (Grade Point Average), but also to actively participate in student activities, apprenticeship and professional skill trainings and so on.

    This change is expected to enhance student’s productivity to engage in various self-development programs in and out of college.

    Opportunities for taking part in apprenticeship programs have become more readily available, as the holidays that students might use for joining an apprenticeship program are approx. 3 months, which are obviously long enough.

    The above-mentioned change also gives students with under average achievements excellent opportunities to complete their study in somewhat normal period of study.

    Source: http://www.stekpi.ac.id/en/about.php

    Rabu, 29 Oktober 2008

    My hobby (part 3)

    List of Swimming Styles

    Recreational styles


    Swimmer breathing during freestyle

    Swimmer breathing during freestyle

    Novice level flawed Breaststroke Technique

    Novice level flawed Breaststroke Technique
    • freestyle is the fastest swimming style.
      • Trudgen (also known as trudgeon): The trudgen is similar to the freestyle, except that it is swum with a scissor kick
      • Trudgen crawl: Similar to the trudgen, but with the use of the a flutter kick between the scissor kicks
      • Double trudgen: Similar to the trudgen, but the sides of the scissor kick alternate
      • Double trudgen crawl: Similar to the double trudgen, but with a flutter kick between the scissor kick alternate
      • Dolphin crawl: Similar to freestyle, but with a dolphin kick. One kick per arm or two kicks per cycle. This style is often used in training.
      • Catch up stroke: A variation of the front crawl where one arm always rests at the front while the other arm performs one cycle.
      • Total Immersion is a version of freestyle in which body rotation is emphasized to increase the propulsive effect of the arms.
    • Butterfly
    • Breaststroke
    • Heads-Up Breaststroke: Similar to the breaststroke, but the head stays out of the water. This style is very popular for recreational swimmers and also for rescue swimmers approaching a victim.
    • Slow butterfly (also known as moth stroke): Similar to butterfly, but with an extended gliding phase, Breathing during the pull/push phase, return head into water during recovery. This style uses two kicks per cycle.
    • Dog paddle: face over water and paddling with alternate hands, often with the nose and mouth above the water. This stroke can be used in reverse to propel the body feet first.
    • Human stroke: Similar to the dog paddle, but the arms reach out more and pull farther down.
    • Survival travel stroke: Alternating underwater arm stroke, one cycle for propulsion, one for lift to stay on the surface. This style is slow but sustainable.
    • Breast feet first strokes:With legs extended, use the arms with a pushing, flapping, clapping or uplifting motion.
    • Snorkeling: Swimming on the breast using a snorkel, usually in combination with masks and fins. Any stroke on the breast can be used, and there is no need to lift or turn the head for breathing.
    • Finswimming is the progression of a swimmer using fins either on the water surface or under water. Finswimming is usually done on the breast.
    • An arm and a leg : is the progression of a swimmer clasping one leg with the opposite arm, and using breaststroke movements with the remaining arm and leg.


    A depicts elementary backstroke;B depicts backstroke.

    A depicts elementary backstroke;
    B depicts backstroke.
    Both arms move synchronized with a small synchronized kick. This is also sometimes known as the Lifesaving Kick
    • Inverted breaststroke
    Similar to elementary backstroke, but with a breaststroke kick.
    • Inverted butterfly
    Similar to elementary backstroke, but with a dolphin kick. This is often used for training.
    • Back double trudgen
    Similar to the backstroke, but with a scissor kick to alternating sides.
    • Flutter back finning
    Symmetrically underwater arm recovery with flutter kick.
    • Feet first swimming
    A very slow stroke on the back where a breaststroke movement with the arms propels the body forward feet first. Also the arms can be lifted out of the water and pulled backwards together with a scooping movement. Alternatively, the arms can be raised behind the head, alternately or together pushing with the hands, propelling the body. Similarly, the hands can be brought together in a clapping action. These strokes are often used for training.
    • Oarstroke
    The newest form of stroke created in 2008 by novice water polo player Daniel Edwards. This stroke relies on powerful upper body strength as you have to throw your both your arms behind you simultaneously and bring them down into the water again in a tilted windmill motion, while at the same time shoving the water behind you. While moving your arms your legs are constantly breaststroke kicking.


    Lying on the side with alternating underwater recovery and a scissor kick
    • Overarm sidestroke
    Similar to the side stroke, but with an over water recovery of the top arm. Used mostly for training purposes to help with freestyle.


    • Corkscrew swimming
    Alternating between front crawl and backstroke every arm. This leads to a constant rotation of the swimmer. The stroke is used mainly for training purposes and is also sometimes known as Newfie Stroke, referring to Newfoundland. When rotating every 3rd stroke, this is called waltz crawl.
    • Underwater swimming
    any style with underwater recovery can be swum under water for certain distances depending on the need for air. Underwater swimming on the back has the additional problem of water entering the nose. To avoid this, the swimmer can breathe out through the nose or wear a nose clip. Some swimmers can close their nostrils with the upper lip.
    • Gliding
    The swimmer is stretched with the arms to the front, the head between the arms and the feet to the back. This streamlined shape minimizes resistance and allows the swimmer to glide, for example after a start, a push off from a wall, or to rest between strokes.
    • Turtle stroke
    on the breast, extend right arm then pull, after pushing with the left leg (while opposite limbs are recovering), then opposite limbs repeat this process, i.e. left arm pulls after right leg pushes. Uses muscles of the waist. Head can easily be above or below water: this is a slow but very sustainable stroke, popular with turtles and newts.

    Special purpose styles

    A number of strokes are only used for special purposes, e.g. to manipulate an object (a swimmer in distress, a ball), or just to stay afloat.

    Manipulating objects

    • Lifesaving stroke: Similar to the side stroke, but only the bottom arm moves while the top arm tows a swimmer in distress
    • Lifesaving approach stroke (also known as head-up front crawl): Similar to the front crawl, but with the eyes to the front above the water level, such as to observe the surroundings as for example a swimmer in distress or a ball
    • Water polo stroke: This stroke is used for water polo and is similar to front crawl, but with head above the water and a slightly inward curved arm to keep the ball between the arms and in front of the head.
    • Pushing rescue stroke: This stroke helps assisting a tired swimmer: The tired swimmer lies on the back and the rescuer swims a breaststroke kick and pushes against the soles of the tired swimmer (not taught or recognised by the RLSS body governing Uk lifeguarding)
    • Pulling rescue stroke: This stroke helps assisting a swimmer in distress. The both swimmers lie on the back, and the rescuer grabs the armpits of the swimmer in distress and performs a breaststroke kick (on the back) for forward motion. The kick has to be not too shallow as otherwise the victim will be hit
    • Extended Arm Tow(unconscious victim): swimming sidestroke or breaststroke on their back the rescuer holds the head with a straight arm the hand cupping underneath the chin, and ensures that the mouth and nose are out of the water
    • Arm Tow the rescuer swims sidestroke, behind the casualty holds the upper right arm of a casualty with their left hand or vice versa lifting the casualty out of the water
    • Vice Grip Turn and Trawl - used on a casualty with a suspected spinal injury: The lifeguard approaches slowly to the casualty (who is usually face down in water), places one hand on the casualty's chin, with arm pressed firmly against the casualty's chest. The other hand is placed on the back of the casualty's head with the arm down the casualty's back. Both arms press together (like a vice), and the lifeguard uses his feet to begin moving forward and then rolls under the casualty to come up alongside her but with the casualty not on her back. (This is one of the hardest lifesaving maneuvers, as the grip must be perfect on the first attempt; otherwise the casualty may be given further spinal damage, such as as paralysis.)
    • Clothes swimming: The swimmer is wearing clothes that restrict movement when wet, i.e. almost all clothes. This is done to practice situations were the swimmer fell in the water dressed or the rescuer did not have time to undress. Due to the restricted movement and the weight of the wet clothes over water (weightless under water!) an overarm recovery is not possible. Most swimmers swim breaststroke, but any stroke with underwater recovery is feasible.
    • Rescue tube swimming: The lifeguard pulls a flotation device, which is pushed forward when approaching the victim.

    Without forward motion

    • Survival floating (also known as dead man float): Lying on the prone (face down in water) with minimal leg movement, and staying afloat with the natural buoyancy. Lift the head to breathe only then back to floating. This style is only to stay afloat and to rest.
    • Back floating: Similar to the survival floating, except on the back.
    • Treading water: The swimmer is in the water head up and feet down. Different kicks and hand movements to stay afloat. This is useful to keep the head out of the water for a better view or to catch an object as for example in water polo.
    • Sculling: This is a figure 8 movement of the hands for forward motion or upward lift. Used in surf lifesaving, water polo, synchronized swimming and treading water.

    Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_style

    Selasa, 28 Oktober 2008

    My hobby (part 2)

    Swimming Better To Do List - 10 Better Swimming Tips for Swimmers

    There are many things that swimmers can do to swim better. This to do list of 10 ways to better swimming could help any swimmer improve their swimming. Get this to do list done and swim on!

    1. Do swim frequently

    If you don't average about three swims a week you will lose your feel for the water and your technique will begin to deteriorate. No feel, no technique, no speed. If the option is between one or two long workouts or three or four shorter workouts, swimmers seem to do better when they swim more frequently as opposed to only doing a few longer workouts each week.

    2. Do swim with good technique

    Maintain the best possible technique at all speeds during a workout. If you try to go fast with bad technique, you are wasting energy. If you can teach yourself to go fast while using good technique, you will make bigger gains.

    3. Do drills as part of every swimming workout

    Early in your workout, in the middle of your workout, or at the end of your workout (or any combination of the three!) do some specific technique work to reinforce good swimming skills. There are many drills you can do to stay tuned up, or to help you develop better technique.

    4. Do challenging workouts

    One or two times a week (depending upon how frequently you swim) do part of your workout with oomph - push the effort, go hard, whatever you want to call it. If all of your workouts are focused on technique, your technique will improve. But what will happen when you try to go faster? You will get tired, your technique will deteriorate, and you might as well call it a day. If you are doing some hard or challenging workouts - mixed in with technique work - as different workouts or as part of the same workout - you will learn how to hold good technique while going faster.

    5.Do easy workouts

    Depending upon your swimming goals, there may be no reason to do more than one or two tough workout sets a week, as long as you do one or two easier workouts, too. Work hard on the hard things, and easy on the easy things, and each kind of work will give better results.

    6. Do streamlines

    It might be a start, a push-off, or a turn, but you should always do things the same way - streamline, then into the transition between the streamline and swimming. But first, always a streamline.

    7. Do leave the wall the same way every time

    Always push off the walls the way you would if you were coming out of a turn. When you starting a set, you should push off the wall exactly the same way that you would be pushing off the wall if you were coming out of a turn. Most races have more turns than starts, and getting some extra practice with any part of a turn is a bonus.

    8. Do wear a swimsuit made for competitive swimming

    This doesn't mean spend $300 on the latest and greatest high-tech slicker than skin piece of swim wear. It means don't wear baggy beach shorts if you are trying to improve your technique or go learn how to hold technique when going faster. There are times to wear a swimsuit that gives you some extra drag, but not before you have mastered good technique.

    9. Do ask someone to watch you swim

    Better yet, get someone to video you. Getting some eyes to watch what you do (or using your own via a video review) while you are moving through the pool can yield some great feedback on your swimming technique that you may have not realized.

    10. Do use flippers occasionally

    Among other benefits, swim fins or flippers can help you achieve (artificially) a better body position and you will learn what that position feels like while moving. Then, when the flippers are off, you can try to recreate that position by feel, since you will already have a better idea what it will feel like when you get there.