ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE RESULTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Within 2 (two) academic years of 2011-2012 to 2012-2013, there is an increase in submitted research and community service topics as well as in funding, as is shown in the following histogram. From 3 research and community service topics in 2011-2012 to 5 in 2012-2013. Each topic was submitted by 3 lecturers in the Department of Sociology. The range of budget from Internal Grant of the Faculty of Social and Political Science is shown below:
Academic Year 2011-2012
- Research funding Rp 6.000.000,- x 3 topics = Rp 18.000.000,-
- Community service funding Rp 3.000.000,- x 3 topics = Rp 9. 000.000,-.
Academic Year 2012-2013
- Research funding Rp 10.000.000,- x 5 judul = Rp 50.000.000,-
- Community service funding Rp 5.000.000,- x 5 judul = Rp 15.000.000,-
This increase is an opportunity for the Department of Sociology to run the Tridharma more intensively. Similarly, this will provide young lecturers with more chance to be actively involved in research and community service.
As is evident from the funding as well as the amount of research and community service by lecturers of the Department of Sociology,there is a significant progress within 2 past academic years. However, the funding is still limited to internal faculty funding alone, since the department still has not secured neither competitive university-level nor national-level grant for both research and community service. At university level, this limitation is caused by the relatively small relevance of the department’s field of study to the university’s research roadmap. Alternatively. there are continuous efforts to obtain competitive research grantat national level.
Our topics of research and community service titles are aimed toward both contemporary issues and our lecturers’ forte in development sociology, environmental sociology, as well as social disasters. Each of our lecturer also conducts independent research and community service projects through external funding. Even though the intensity is differentin each lecturer, this shows their effort to enhance their productivity in both research and community service as part of the Tridharma Perguruan Tinggi. Accumulation of external funding from both research and community service also increases along with the increase in projects, even though the exact amount has to be calculated yet.