Implementation of Education
ISI Surakarta organizes Academic Education and Vocational Education programs. Academic education as referred to includes undergraduate programs, master programs, and doctoral programs.
Implementation of education at ISI Surakarta uses the academic year as outlined in the academic calendar. The academic year as such starts in September and ends in August of the following year.
The academic year is divided into 2 (two) semesters as the odd semester and even semester. The odd semester starts in September and ends of February of the following year and the even semester starts in March and ends in August. Each semester consists of at least 16 (sixteen) weeks including midterm and final semester exams.
Semester credit system
Implementation of education at ISI Surakarta is carried out by implementing the Semester Credit System (SKS) which uses semester credit units (sks). Semester Credit Units (SKS) are the measurement of time for learning activities that are charged to students in per-week in a semester in the learning process through various forms of learning. Learning is carried out face-to-face in the form of responses and tutorials, seminars, practicum, studio practice, workshop practice, field practice, and other forms of learning.

Curriculum
The curriculum is a set of plans and arrangements regarding graduate learning outcomes, study materials, processes, and assessments that are used as guidelines for implementing study programs. The curriculum is prepared and developed by involving stakeholders in accordance to the developments in science, technology and/or arts. The curriculum is developed for each study program with reference to the Indonesian National Higher Education Standards.
The curriculum is evaluated and developed periodically according to needs. Further provisions regarding the curriculum are regulated by the Chancellor’s Regulation in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.
Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Assessment of learning outcomes is a qualification for student success in taking a course which is expressed by:

  1. letter A is equivalent to number 4 (four);
  2. the letter B+ is equivalent to the number 3.5 (three point five);
  3. letter B is equivalent to number 3 (three);
  4. the letter C+ is equivalent to the number 2.5 (two point five);
  5. the letter C is equivalent to the number 2 (two);
  6. the letter D+ is equivalent to the number 1.5 (one point five zero);
  7. the letter D is equivalent to the number 1 (one);
  8. the letter E+ is equivalent to the number 0.5 (zero point five);
  9. The letter E is equivalent to the number 0 (zero).
    *The provisions of letters and numbers are subject to change according to the regulations in law force

The results of the assessment of graduate learning outcomes in each semester are expressed by the Semester Achievement Index (IPS). The results of the assessment of graduate learning outcomes at the end of the study program are expressed by the Grade Point Average (GPA).
Assessment of student learning activities and progress is carried out periodically in the form of exams, assignments, portfolio preparation, presentation of artworks, presentation of artworks, exhibitions of copyrighted works of arts, colloquiums, exhibitions of copyrighted works of art and design, screening of audiovisual works, and/or or other form of assessment. Exam as carried out through:

  1. midterm exam;
  2. end of semester exams; and
  3. final examination of study completion.

The final exam for completion of studies is in the form of a comprehensive exam, presentation exam, performance exam, open exhibition, open screening, written exam, thesis exam, thesis exam, and dissertation exam. Implementation is carried out through structured assignments independently and/or in groups. Further provisions regarding the assessment of student learning activities and progress are regulated by the Chancellor’s Regulation in accordance with statutory provisions.