About us

The office of academic affairs works collaboratively with the student success department and other units to provide students with various services to assist them in succeeding academically. These services are described below.

The health clinic provides medical services at no charge to students. The office is located on the 5th floor, right across from the computer labs. The doctor is available three days a week on the following schedule:
Mondays (13.00 - 16.00);
Wednesdays (12.00 - 15.00); and
Fridays (13.00 - 16.00).

Students can request a counseling session and arrange a meeting with a counselor at a time convenient for them through the students’ portal.


Counseling sessions are conducted in a private counseling room in the 6th floor at an arranged and confirmed date and time. For further detail about the counseling sessions, please email Ms. Farrah Mahdaly.

Students can join various organizations and clubs from semester one. These organizations and clubs help students develop non-academic competencies such as leadership skills, organizational skills, communication skills, presentation skills, etc. Students can choose to join one or more of the following organizations and clubs, however, it is advisable for students to manage their time accordingly in order to maintain good academic performance. Contact us by email at to inquire further about these services.
The following are the organizations and clubs currently active:

Business and Language Clubs
- Business Club
- English Club
- Journalism Club

Artistic Clubs - Art Club;
- Choir Club;
- Dance Club;
- Cinematography Club;
- Acoustics Club;
- Japanese Club

Sports Clubs
- Adventure Club;
- Futsal Club; - Basketball Club;
- Volleyball Club;
- Badminton ;
- Table Tennis Club;
- Merpati Putih Club;

Religious Organizations
- Moslem Organization;
- Christian Organization;
- Hindu Organization

Study Clubs
- Management Club;
- Accounting club;
- Engineering Club.



Contact us by email at to inquire further about these services.

Students can utilize the designated areas for them to wind down from the academic stress. These recreation areas are located on the first floor of the Main Campus in L’Avenue building and around the facilities on the Medan campus.

Student success is the journey through which our students develop, learn and progress toward achieving their goals. SU supports student success by providing the highest quality learning experiences shaped by best practices and resources.

Our student success initiatives provide a number of resources and programs designed to support every student as they pursue their goals. These programs are coordinated through our Academic Support Programs office located at the Library.



Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday : 8:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday and Public holidays: Closed
*Sunday (two weeks before exam week and during exam weeks) Library opening hours is 10:00 am–5:00 pm)
Please contact our librarian Mr. Guruh Tri Nugroho by email to enquire for further about the library and tutoring related services.


Tutoring Services

SU provides tutoring support for all students on-campus and online. The Tutoring Center located at the Library is available to provide assistance with English and math instruction; online tutoring is available to support all subjects/courses offered by SU. The purpose of or tutoring services is to help students meet the academic standards of the College within a positive and constructive atmosphere.

For further information, please contact Dr. Iwan Syahril by email to inquire further about these services.


Academic Advising

At SU, the Academic Advising philosophy provides students the opportunity to build partnerships with their advisors. This partnership will help you in planning your education, exploring career options and learning how to access the variety of resources and services available.

This partnership is a collaborative effort. We will partner with you to meet the essential learning outcomes necessary for academic success and outline the steps to achieve your personal, academic and career goals. Our partnership also requires participation and involvement from both advisor and student as it is built over time.

Advising Services are coordinated through the Student Parent Advisory Center. For more information, please contact SPAC.


Contact us

Send us an email at for additional information.

About Academic Registry

The Academic Registry is a unit in Enrollment Services which is responsible for providing a wide range of academic administration services to students, staff and lecturers. We work collectively and collaboratively with all academic and administrative offices to provide integrated services to the SUAC community. In delivering the duties, the Academic Registry is under supervision of the Dean of Students.

Grading Scales and Policies

The Academic Registry is a unit in Enrollment Services which is responsible for providing a wide range of academic administration services to students, staff and lecturers.  We work collectively and collaboratively with all academic and administrative offices to provide integrated services to the SUAC community.  In delivering the duties, the Academic Registry is under supervision of the Dean of Students.

Grades Points awarded

A Excellent


B Good


C Average


D Below Average


F Unsatisfactory


Course Catalog

Number of hours and courses for the Associate of Arts and the Associate Science

Both the Associate of Art and the Associate of Science degrees require a total of 60 credit hours. 36 credit hours to fulfill the General Education core and 24 credit hours to fulfill core prerequisite and elective credit requirements.


List of all courses

Below you can find SUAC’s course list and the corresponding course code at Broward College. Students will receive transcripts from both SUAC (with the SU course code) and Broward College (with the BC course code). To view the course descriptions click here.

No SU Course Code Broward Code Course Name Credits
1 GCHM1301 CHM1045 General Chemistry I 3
2 GCHM1101 CHM1045L General Chemistry I Lab 1
3 GECO1301 ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
4 GENG1301 ENC1101 Composition I 3
5 GENG1302 ENC1102 Composition II 3
6 GESC1301 Introduction to Environmental Science General 3
7 GINR1301 INR2002 Introduction to International Relations 3
8 GLIT2301 LIT2000 Introduction to Literature 3
9 GMAT1301 MAC1105 College Algebra 3
10 GMAT1303 MAC2233 Calculus for Business, Social & Life Sciences 3
11 GMAT1502 MAC1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trigonometry 5
12 GMAT1504 MAC2311 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I 5
13 GPHL1301 PHL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
14 GPHY1401 PHY2048 General Physics with Calculus I 4
15 GPHY1101 PHY2048L General Physics with Calculus I Lab 1
16 GPSY2301 PSY2012 General Psychology 3
17 GREL1301 REL2300 World Religions 3
18 GSOC2301 SYG2010 Social Problems 3
19 GSPK2301 SPC1608 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
20 GSTA2301 STA2023 Statistics 3
21 GWEL1201 HLP1081 Total Wellness 2
No SU Course Code Broward Code Course Name Credits
1 GACT1301 ACG2001 Principles of Accounting I 3
2 GACT1302 ACG2011 Principles of Accounting II 3
3 GBUS1301 GEB1011 Introduction to Business 3
4 GMAN1301 MAN 2021 Introduction to Management 3
5 GBUS2302 BUL2241 Business Law 3
6 GBUS2303 CGS1100 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
7 GBUS2304 GEB2112 Entrepreneurship 3
8 GECO2302 ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
No SU Course Code Code Course Name Credits
1 GCHM2302 CHM1046 General Chemistry II 3
2 GCHM2102 CHM1046L General Chemistry II Lab 1
3 GMAT2505 MAC2312 Calculus & Analytical Geometry II 5
4 GMAT2506 MAC2313 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III 5
5 GMAT2307 MAP2302 Differential Equations 3
6 GMAT2308 MAS2103 Linear Algebra 3
7 GPHY2402 PHY2049 General Physics with Calculus II 4
8 GPHY2102 PHY2049L General Physics with Calculus II Lab 1
9 GNGR1301 EGS1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
10 GNGR1302 ETD1320 Basic CAD 3

Contact Us

Contact Us

Academic Registry
L'Avenue Campus
Jln. Raya Pasar Minggu, Kav. 16
Pancoran, Jakarta 12780
Phone:(021) 5022 22 34 ext 7770

About Library:

The SUAC Library creates an intellectual knowledge environment that is responsive, innovative and contemporary. Our faculty, staff and students have access to one of the largest collection of library resources available in Indonesia.

The collective mission of the SUAC Library is to:
● Provide assistance and opportunities to students, faculty, and staff to meet their informational and educational needs and to promote continuous learning.
● Provide onsite and remote access to resources, instruction and services that meet the needs of our college community.
● Contribute to information competency and empower our community to become critical and effective information users.
● Provide functional facilities and virtual environments to support the needs of effective teaching and learning.

The library is Located on Level 6 of the L’Avenue Building. It includes Common Learning Spaces for individual and group study. The library is an integrated learning space with quiet zones, collaborative study areas, private meeting and discussion rooms and personal storage lockers. The SUAC library is a fully automated library system with most resources available on or off-campus.

SUAC’s library provides access to a large collection of e-resources and provides high-quality interdisciplinary content to support teaching, learning, and research. The library e-resources are accessible from within SU’s campus. For remote access (off-campus) login to the library’s homepage portal. Once you are logged in, you will have access to e-resources while your browser session remains opened.

Examples of Digital Resources Available to the SUAC Community

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest Education Journals provides access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

The JSTOR digital archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as selected monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire back runs of journals (from volume 1, issue 1) are always included, and in 2010 JSTOR expanded its vast collection of archival content to include the most recent issues of select academic journals through the Current Scholarship Program.

The Science Direct College Edition (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
The Science Direct College Edition provides online access to over 1800 full text, peer reviewed journals. It offers leading literature online in the Social Sciences, including Psychology, Business & Management, Geography, Tourism & Transportation, Education, Language & Linguistics, Economics, Sociology, Social Policy & Political Science, Library & Information Sciences, and Accounting & Finance.
The Science Direct College Edition (Physical Sciences & Engineering)
The Science Direct College Edition provides online access to over 1200 full text, peer reviewed journals. It offers leading literature online in the Physical Sciences & Engineering, including Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Energy, Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy.

Ebrary is a database which contains over 150,000 electronic books, spanning a wide variety of disciplines. It includes content from more than 200 of the world’s leading academic, scientific, technical, and professional publishers.

Thomson Reuters Eikon
This database provides the essential news, data, analytics, commentary and insights you need in one place, so you can act quickly and confidently. Integrated trading and messaging tools make it simple to turn insight into action. Due to its ease of access, TRE keeps you connected to the markets at any time, wherever you are. This database can only be accessed through SU’s Library. For training requests on how to use this product, please contact a librarian.

Thomson Reuters Datastream
With Datastream's vast reserves of historical financial content, you can research the correlations and relationships between global economic indicators and asset classes. The power of Datastream is available in the way that works best for you: as a powerful desktop application, through a web browser and lightweight, on-demand plug-in or a data feed for integration into your own systems. This database can only be accessed through SU’s library. For training requests for this product, please contact a librarian.

We can assist individual users with research questions or provide targeted instruction to an entire class. Contact us to learn how.


My PALS (Personal Assistant for Library Services)
For in-person assistance on finding books, articles, and other resources, stop by the library's main desk or schedule a research consultation in advance.

Library Student Instruction
The library offers a variety of instructional programs to help students learn and develop research skills. If you are an instructor seeking instruction for your class, contact us to schedule a session.
Librarians are available to meet with your class Monday through Friday. Sessions last about an hour. We suggest to provide this session at the beginning of each class.

● Access the library e-resources 24/7 at
● Wireless access
● Research help
● iPad loan
● Newspaper/ popular magazines reading area
● Photocopy service
● New book displays
● Document delivery services
● Library instruction
Contact us to learn how to get access to this services and facilities.

Library Resources

To check the whole range of available resources such as textbooks, monographs, journals and digital resources and publications, visit our online library catalog at Library Portal Link

Operating hours

Monday – Friday : 08.00 am – 09.00 pm
Saturday: 08.00 am – 05.00 pm
Sunday and Public holidays: Closed
*Sunday (two weeks before exam week and day exam week) library opening hours is 10.00 am - 5.00 pm)

Contact Information

Library Service Desk

Address :L'Avenue Building, 6th floor
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Kav. 16, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Phone:+62 21 5022-2234 ext. 7533

About IT Department

The Information Technology (IT) Department is responsible for delivering all aspects of Information Systems and Information Technology Services with principles to support and facilitate learning technologies required by SUAC.


IT Principles

● Enhance learning activities and instructional support through the effective use of technology
● Maintain a reliable, robust and secure technology environment
● Balance innovation, manageability and use of college resources through careful planning and stewards


General Overview of IT Services

IT services and system resources are delivered for students, faculty members, and staff. It is defined by engaging and collaborating with business units. The scope of services provided covers all IT related aspects required by SUAC.

The IT Department provides the implementation and maintenance of Enterprise Application Services to support academic and management processes.

Student Information Systems are available to automate the administration of academic processes consisting of student records, registration, curriculum management, courses and lecturers records, study programs, and self-service access thru the academic portal for students and lecturers such as online class enrollment, viewing grades, viewing transcript, and viewing class schedules.


These information systems are integrated with the applications below.
● Admissions System
● Student Recruitment System
● Student Payment System (to manage student payments and financial aid)
● Facility Management System to generate and manage class schedule.

● Desire2Learn (D2L) is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allow lecturers to create, manage, and share learning content and resources.
● Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that allows students and tutors to communicate in real-time through an easy-to-use online classroom platform.
● Library System is equipped to provide automated solutions for booking, borrowing and keeping inventory of book collections in the library. The system also provide online access for students and faculty members to ebooks and journal that the library is subscribed is subscribed to.
● Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications available for student, faculty and staff . SUAC signed an agreement with Microsoft and this gives students, faculty and staff the right to use Microsoft Products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, etc. Every registered user is provided with an Office 365 account and OneDrive storage with 50GB of capacity.

The IT infrastructure at SUAC is built to support learning and teaching activities as well as supporting all administrative services at the L'Avenue campus. The campus networks are designed with Local Area Network (LAN) and Wi-Fi/wireless access, available on all floors within the campus building.


Internet Connection and wireless campus
Internet access is available through wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) connections. Sufficient and manageable bandwidth is provided to support online learning and teaching applications, online exams in the computer labs, multimedia applications, and video conferencing systems.


The Implementation of voice communications is deployed within the network infrastructure for IP phone (VoIP), voice, and video conference systems.


Single Sign On (SSO) Service
The SSO service is part of the infrastructure services that manages the authentication and access rights for multiple applications provided for both, academic and back office applications. Every user (students, faculty and staff) are provided an SSO account using their personalized email ID.

All classrooms are adapted to support a 21st Century teaching environment. Each classroom is equipped with instructional and projection technologies and it is covered with Wi-Fi for internet access and a LAN port. Also, multimedia projectors with HDMI/VGA connectors are installed in every classroom. These technologies enable lecturers to access and deploy resources for teaching courses using digital resources.

SUAC has five computer labs equipped with a total of 101 personal computers to support online learning and computer-based assignments. All PCs are installed with MS Windows operating system, MS Office products, and various software for computer lab work.

IT Department provides a number of support options to students, faculty and staff. These include assistance through email, by phone or in person.

IT Service Desk for faculty and staff: IT Staff Room at 7th floor
IT Counter for students: Registry Counter at 6th floor

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

IT Service Desk

Address :L'Avenue Building, 7th floor
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Kav. 16, Pancoran, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 50 2222 34 ext. 7777


Institute for Learning, Teaching, Research and Outreach

The Institute for Learning, Teaching, Research and Outreach (ILTRO) at SUAC is dedicated to ensuring the academic success of every student and to providing faculty the necessary tools and resources to excel in teaching, research and outreach. Our ultimate goal is the creation of a culture of engagement, where students become fully engaged in the learning process, both with their instructors and with their peers; and where faculty from diverse disciplines can engage one another in the pedagogy of teaching and share their own unique research interests, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning.

ILTRO is also the Division responsible for institutional research and effectiveness. These efforts are responsible for developing internal research plans, collecting data, and making recommendations that strengthen administrative decision-making and planning at SUAC.


Units within ILTRO:

CETL is committed to providing excellent learning opportunities to all SUAC students and faculty members. In the end, all CETL programs are designed with the thought of placing student learning excellence front and center in all of its activities. CETL encourages SUAC’s civitas academica to pursue the love of learning and the love of sharing. CETL continues the roles and functions of the former university’s unit, the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum Development (CLTCD).

CETL is focused on promoting student success through its work in five key pillars:

  1. Provides thought leadership and direction to the SUAC community related to academic excellence and educational innovation in a contemporary context.
  2. Advances the scholarship of teaching and learning in the Indonesian and international contexts by spurring collective and collaborative innovation in various academic environments, especially in the areas of digital curriculum development and effective distance learning delivery.
  3. Promotes and cultivates the philosophy of teaching and research as lifelong activities by engaging lecturers in sustained critical inquiry, experimentation and collaboration.
  4. Promotes and supports pedagogy that is learner-centered, inclusive and research-based through continuous faculty professional development.
  5. Provides professional development related to curriculum development and design, best practices in academic support, and the effective use of learning technologies to the SUAC community. 


The Learning Resource Center provides free tutoring and computer-use services to all SUAC students.  Faculty and peer tutors from Sampoerna University are available for math and English.  Tutoring may also be scheduled for science and many of the subjects covered in the Core Curriculum. 

Our goal is to provide tutoring in a collaborative and student-centered learning environment that is safe, positive, and welcoming.  Student achievement and success is our top priority

1.1.1. Year-Round Tutoring Services The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides a collaborative and safe learning environment for students to discuss writing from any courses that they take within the university. The Writing Center employs the university’s faculty and independent consultants to be tutors that are ready to help students with various types of consultations, such as:

  • Brainstorming writing ideas
  • Planning and writing for essay exams
  • Writing course papers
  • Lab reports
  • Research papers
  • Resumes
  • Personal statements
  • To receive the services from the Writing Center, students are encouraged to sign up or come directly to the Learning Center Room, located on the 6th floor. The Math Tutoring Center

The Math Tutoring Center provides a collaborative and safe environment for students to discuss mathematical topics and problems from their courses. The Math Tutoring Center employs lecturers and faculty-recommended students. 

Specifically, the Math Tutoring Center will help students to deepen their understanding of course material, practice problems with the guidance of a peer tutor, and develop necessary study and test-taking skills.


1.1.2. Academic Writing Workshops

Offered by The Writing Center, these workshops focus on helping students develop their ability to write effectively in an academic setting.  Students learn how to effectively paraphrase and cite research using international standards of writing.  Most important, students gain a greater awareness on the importance of academic integrity and meeting high ethical standards.

1.1.3. Summer Bridge Program

SUAC provides an intensive summer program for  new students who need some support to meet the college-ready expectations required to enter SUAC academic programs. New students can take three summer classes: English, mathematics, and science.



The mission of the Innovation Center in Teaching and Learning is to promote student success by providing workshops and faculty support, promoting evidenced-based instructional strategies, and cultivating an innovative and collaborative learning environment. The center’s ongoing initiatives aim to achieve the student success objectives outlined in the SUAC Strategic Plan and to support its continual growth and development as a vibrant teaching and learning institution. 

1.2.1. First Year Experience

The First-Year Experience (FYE) Subcommittee of the Innovation Center in Teaching and Learning is responsible for developing programs and services that support students and faculty in first-year barrier courses.  The subcommittee’s objectives are to develop new educational programming and student services that support the SUAC in its goal to increase student success, retention and graduation rates.

1.2.2. Faculty Sharing Sessions

In this monthly forum, all faculty members are engaged in the spirit of lifelong learning and shared inquiry, cultivating a discipline respect and appreciation for each other's work. Each month, our university's lectures from different disciplines share their research work (past or ongoing), and/or successful teaching practices within the university's context. This forum is also a unique opportunity for a "meet-and-greet" (silaturahmi) for all faculty members and the greater family of Sampoerna School System, breaking the isolated nature of the teaching work.


  • Providing opportunities to learn and share academic work and best teaching practices for the faculty members at Sampoerna University.
  • Providing opportunities to meet and greet for the faculty members at Sampoerna University.
  • Providing opportunities for new ideas, new ways of looking, and possibilities for collaboration among faculty members at Sampoerna University.
  • Cultivating the spirit and joy for learning and sharing among the faculty members at Sampoerna University.

Past Presenters

  • September 30, 2016
    Presenter: Rizcky Tamarany, PhD (Faculty of Engineering and Technology)
    Title: Computational Materials Science
  • Session 1: Feb 24, 2017
    Presenter 1:  David Lopez, M.A. (Faculty of Education)
    Title: Maximizing the Use of Gradebook in Schoology Learning Management System
    Presenter 2: Budi Poniam, M.Si. (Faculty of Education)
    Title: Friendship Graph in Mathematics
  • Session 2: March 24, 2017
    Presenter: Dr. Yoda Rante Patta, PhD (Faculty of Engineering and Technology)
    Title: The Role of Multidisciplinary Study and Research
  • Session 3: April 28, 2017
    Presenter 1: Bambang Setiono, PhD (Faculty of Business)
    Title: Making Tridharma That Matters in Higher Education
    Presenter 2: Vera Syamsi, M.Hum. (Faculty of Education)
    Title: Stylistic in White Angels
  • Session 4: May 19, 2017
    Presenter 1: Ivan Butar-Butar, PhD (Faculty of Business)
    Title: Why We Do Research
    Presenter 2: William Gibson, PhD (Faculty of Education)
    Title: Batavia at the Turn of the 20th Century




1.2.3. Faculty Professional Development Programs Schoology Training , January 26, 2017

One aspect of a modern university that provides 21st century learning is the adoption of sophisticated of a web-based technology to plan, implement, and assess learning processes. Schoology is a learning management system for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and corporations that allows users to create, manage, and share content and resources. Sampoerna Schools System has decided to use Schoology as its learning management system. This training provided a personalized instruction for Sampoerna University faculty members to become familiar and adept at using the tools and resources built in Schoology as to enhance the quality of teaching and learning for Sampoerna University students. Google Certification for Educator (February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 28, 2017)

A good teacher is a learning teacher. No matter how experienced a teacher is, teaching and learning is always developed in high dynamics. One of the reasons for this dynamic development is the advancement of technology. The beginning of the 21st century has witnessed the light-speed progress in how the information technology has defined our lives. All aspects of lives, personal and professional, have been influenced, including for those engaged in the teaching and learning processes.

Google is one of the major technology companies that have sophisticatedly developed a comprehensive and integrated tools for meaningful and engaging classroom teaching and learning interactions. A major strength of Google for education programs is the openness of its tools because they are embedded in the internet system freely and easily accessed by anyone using any gadget that they have. Google platform works on anything able to browse the Web, when a teacher shares a document, students can read it on cellphones, iPads, Windows laptops or whatever else they have. The system is well integrated and 100% paperless. All assignments can be given, submitted, and graded online.


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with its strong commitment to the 21st century teaching and learning held Google Certification for Educator training sessions for 22 lecturers, student tutors, and university staff. The training sessions were facilitated by Steven Sutantro, the Social Studies Teacher at Sampoerna Academy who is a certified Google for Education trainer. The training participants took the Google Certification Exam Level 1 at the end of the training series. Faculty Personal Project

This personal project utilizes a reflective approach and data-driven case reasoning that aims at improving student engagement and motivation in teaching and learning processes. Focusing on the practice of teaching, all faculty members were asked to use an instructional approach that he or she has never done before. Each faculty member wrote a project proposal, an action plan, and an evaluation plan before implementing their instructional improvement project. Finally, they wrote a reflection about what they learned from the project. Video Reflection Project

Learning to teach does not only include “learning to do” but also “learning to notice” the actions of teaching. Learning to notice will help teachers to focus on significant elements of teaching, develop better skills in interpreting teaching behaviors, and help teachers to be better learners of teaching and better practitioners. Using a reflective approach, this program offers faculty members to use videos to capture the richness of teaching in a classroom context. The learning-to-notice framework develops three aspects of teaching, which are:

  • The skill in identifying what is important in a teaching situation;
  • The skill in using what one knows about the context to reason about a situation;
  • The skill in making connections between specific events and broader principles of teaching and learning.

Selected faculty members participated in a video reflection project for one semester. The participating lecturers recorded their own teaching and attended a workshop on “learning to notice” in which they learned about some details of teaching shown in a few clips of their own teaching. Finally, they wrote a reflection paper about what they learned from the project and how it could improve their future teaching Project Management Fundamentals (May 30, 31, 2017)

A number of SUAC lecturers, staff and students attended a two-day basic general project management workshop program on May 30-31,2017. The program aimed at introducing participants about how to manage projects based on a globally accepted standard, Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK® Guide) from Project Management Institute (PMI). The participants did some exercises and discussions on real-world project management cases, and presented and discussed their own project assignments.



1.2.4. General Lecture Series Fostering and Maintaining Collaborations and Partnerships with US Universities

Presenter: Dr. Julie Sinclair, Michigan State University

In supporting Sampoerna University’s vision and mission to become a leading international university in Southeast Asia and to be the provider of American Educational experience in Indonesia, ILTRO facilitated a general lecture on strategies to foster and maintain partnerships and collaborations with US universities. Additionally, in relations to the university’s initiative to support student transfer to US universities, this general lecture also provided insights about student admission, enrollment and transfers, particularly in leading universities such as Michigan State University. For this purpose, on January 19, 2017, ILTRO invited Dr. Julie Sinclair, Associate Director of International Studies in Education, Michigan State University to give a general presentation (lecture) to Sampoerna University community. Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a mindset and methodology to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions. Classrooms and schools are constantly facing design challenges, from feedback systems to scheduling arrangements. Design Thinking offers a fresh perspective, tool and approach to address educators’ complex and varied problems. ILTRO invited Teddy Asril, MBA, an accomplished international management professional to facilitate Design Thinking workshop for faculty members, students and university staff.


The following are the key policies enacted for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Click here to view the entire OIRE Handbook.

  • Institutional Research and Effectiveness is led by a Director and supported by various support units within SUAC.  The work of OIRE is supported through a Committee composed of administration, faculty and staff.  

What we Do:

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is to facilitate college-wide assessment through the collection, analysis, management and use of data.  OIRE is engaged in continuous improvement strategies to enhance student learning and strengthen the Sampoerna University American College (SUAC)’s mission and its programs, services, operations, and processes. This mission is accomplished through:


  • Constant review of evaluations used to assess programs in a manner consistent with accreditation;
  • Data collection development and administration (survey, interviews, focus-group discussion)
  • Data analysis and report development;
  • Course and unit program examinations and evaluation processing; and
  • Student learning outcomes assessment support.

2.1. Institutional Effectiveness at SUAC

The institutional effectiveness efforts at SUAC is a systematic, explicit, and documented process of assessing performance against institutional mission for all programs, services, and constituencies. Moreover, it is a continuous, cyclical, participative, flexible, relevant, and responsive process that is strongly linked to the decision-making process at all levels, including the SUAC’s budgeting process. In short, institutional effectiveness in SUAC offers ongoing guidance for planning and budgeting, provides objective evidence for accreditation purposes, and collects useful information on what and how students are learning. The goal of institutional effectiveness at Sampoerna University American College is to assess the outcomes of educational programs and services and use the results to make continuous improvements.

Six Main Characteristics of the Institutional Effectiveness at SUAC


  • Mission‐centered: All units — academic and administrative — design their own mission, goals and objectives based on SUAC’s mission.  Therefore, the implementation and the assessment of each unit’s performance is an integral part of the effort to realize the SUAC mission.
  • Improvement‐oriented: The institutional effectiveness of all units are intended to gather and analyze valid data about each unit’s performance, and the results are used to further improve student learning and the effectiveness of all units and their programs.
  • Participative: All academic and administrative members of SUAC share the duties of planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • On‐going: The institutional effectiveness is an ongoing process, reflected in regular schedules for planning, data collection, and assessment in SUAC and its units.
  • Systematic: All of the planning and assessment in the institutional effectiveness are designed to evaluate and improve all elements of SUAC through routine goal setting and evaluation of the extent to which both planning and assessment goals are achieved.
  • Integrated: All the budgeting and the institutional decision-making in SUAC are in line with the planning and assessment processes. 


SUAC Institutional Effectiveness Model

2.2.1. Assessment

This component measures the extent that SUAC achieves its goals and objectives. More specifically, it indicates how assessment findings are applied to ameliorate or alleviate weaknesses and maintain or enhance strengths in the quality of programs or services. In the Assessment Phase, each unit will evaluate/assess its progress toward achieving its annual goals and objectives, indicate how it utilizes results, and submit its assessment and evaluation. OIRE will then review the submitted forms, provide technical feedback to the units, and make available the assessment/evaluations to the Unit Heads and appropriate entities for ongoing review and the budget hearing process. The process will culminate with the units presenting their annual progress and next year projections, including budgetary considerations, to the CEO.


2.2.2. Assessment Cycle

The Sampoerna University American College’s annual assessment cycle begins on June 1 and ends the following May 31. An Assessment Report that is due on June 1, 2018, would reflect the academic year 2017-2018 (including summer 2017, fall 2017, and spring 2018). Assessment Reports include assessment results based on the previous year’s plan, the use of results for improvement, and the program/unit annual summary. Assessment Plans for the upcoming year include outcomes and strategies used to measure program goals and/or the achievement of student learning. Assessment planning, including new or revised goals, should also reflect continuous growth or improvement.






Assessment cycle begins

June 1

Assessment reports due

May 31 of following year

CEO Review

June 15 of following year


Sampoerna University American College’s Annual Assessment Cycle



The Center for Research and Community Service (CRCS) is a research and community service body. It serves as a center for all faculty members, staff and students to develop their research capacity and engage with communities across greater Jakarta. CRCS continues the roles and functions of the former university’s unit, named the Institute for Social Development and Community Outreach (ISDCO).



CRCS’ vision is to become SUAC’s premier institute for academic and knowledge exchange by uniting all faculties and academic units through high-impact endeavours in research, community  services, training, and program development. 



CRCS’ mission is to provide essential services that strengthen the university’s core intellectual  pursuits and social objectives by focusing on three main goals:


  1. Promotes, coordinates, and enhances cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research
  2. Coordinates the search and application of academic funding opportunities by assisting with grant applications and project delivery.
  3. Provides support for the development and implementation of curriculum that includes in its DNA community engagement and service learning.

Contact us


L'Avenue Office & Apartment, North Tower, 6th floor
Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Kav.16, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia, 12780
 +62-21-5022-2234 Ext. 7722


For additional information contact us by email contact Dr. Iwan Syahril, Ph.D.