Scientific Modelling Application Research & Training for City Centered Innovation and Technology (SMART CITY) having a matchmaking between United States’ s scholar and Indonesian to improve the capacity of junior faculty member and Ph.D. students in research methods and writing. This event called “Academic Writing Short Course and Research Design Monitoring” in Jakarta.
Participants from this event came from SMART CITY members, including the University of Indonesia, Sriwijaya University, Padjadjaran University, Diponegoro University, Udayana University, Sumbawa Technical University, and PGRI University. In total there are 90 participants. Participants were divided into 10 groups based on their research topics. Research topics are issues that are relevant to SMART CITY, namely energy and environment, infrastructure, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and mobility, and quality of life. The mentors are expert in urban planning and development’s issue. They are Christopher Silver, Ph.D ( University of Florida), Ravi Srinivasan,Ph.D. (University of Florida), Jessica Siders Kahler, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Mark Daniel Russel, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Abhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Uma Sarmistha, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Dr. Eng Radon Dhelika (Universitas Indonesia), Dr. Eng. Jakar Fajar Fatriansyah M.Sc. (Universitas Indonesia), Adila Alfa Krisnadhi, S.Kom.,M.Sc., Ph.D. (Universitas Indonesia), dan Prof. dr. Jeanne Adiwinata P. M.S., Ph.D. (Universitas Indonesia).
The mentor’s role is to reviewing participants’ manuscript draft, providing critiques and feedbacks to participants’ manuscript, and judging the quality of the participants’ manuscript draft and providing journal recommendations for the participants. Before the events, participant submitted their manuscript draft to the committee. They also revising their manuscript according the mentor’s feedback. The participants are junior faculty members and doctoral students from SMART CITY’s university member.
At the mentoring session, participants are divided into groups with a group of 7-10 members to intensify the mentoring process. At the mentoring session, each mentor will be given a review sheet to review the draft of each participant in the group. The review sheet is to assess whether the participant's manuscript draft only requires a few improvements, many improvements, or there are many parts that need to be rewritten.
This training consisted of three activities, including: academic wiritng short course, online conferences, and research design mentoring program. The three activities listed above are held for 9 (nine) days, starting from 19 November to 24 November in Universitas Indonesia Campus, Depok. The three activities will be divided into 2 (two) parts: the first part is Research Design Mentoring Program, which will be held in 19 – 21 November 2018; the second part is Public Lecture held on 20 - 21 November at Universitas Indonesia’s venues. The second part is Academic Writing Short Course, which will be held from 22 – 24 November 2018. The public lecture and short course presentation will be broadcasted at UI educational portal OVIS. Public Lecture theme is in accordance with Mentor’s expertise. At the end of the activities, both participants of Research Design Mentoring Program and Academic Short Course
must submit their draft to the intended journal or conferences.