Sharing Session iCGPA

On April 19th and 26th 2017, iCGPA Sharing Session has been organised by Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology (FIST) to share the status of iCGPA implementation in University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) with the staff and students presented by Dr Roslinazairimah Zakaria, Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Affairs).  Those who attended are 46 staff and 181 students from Year 1 until Year 3.  The introduction of iCGPA is in line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint (2015-2025) and the aim is to produce graduates that have relevant disciplinary knowledge and skills (ilmu), ethics and morality (akhlak) and the appropriate mind sets, behaviour, cultural and civilizational literacy (beradab) that enable them to contribute to the harmony and betterment of the family, society, nation and global community.  
In UMP,   the implementation of iCGPA had started from Semester I, 2015/2016 where the marks from all courses taken by the students are recorded according to CO/PO which is based on Outcome Based Education (OBE) requirement and Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) is a pilot program.  Later in 2016, Malaysian Higher Education officially launched the iCGPA and then its implementation is extended to all academic programmes offered in UMP.  According to iCGPA of UMP’s model, the iCGPA or integrated cumulative grade point average is an integration between the academic CGPA (A-CGPA) and the co-curriculum CGPA (X-CGPA).  We believe that students’ development or learning experiences not only happen in classroom, but extra curriculum activities such as community service and public speaking did contribute to behavioural changes of students.  The evaluation of X-CGPA is based on three components, namely role-based, achievement-based and activity –based.  The students who involve in activities organised by Jabatan Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni (JHEPA) will accumulate merit points and the merit points will be converted to X-CGPA based on specified weightage for each component.  The students’ iCGPA achievement for every semester are presented by spider web.  The  iCGPA of UMP’s model will finally develop the Student Profiling System (SPS) which will assist UMP in planning and development process such as monitoring, intervention and reporting of student achievement during their study life.  It will also provide the industry and community for targeted workforce required to fit specific purposes.  Last but not least, it enables UMP in strategic positioning and branding to establish collaboration and partnership with interested or potential parties.