Students’ Rights that Teachers/Lecturers Must Fulfill

The new semester is a moment that students have been waiting for, especially after the end of the semester holiday, where they will advance to a higher level of courses. Therefore, as a complementary seasoning for the new semester, here are some rights that students should obtain from lecturers during their study period in college.


  • Course agreement 

The course agreement is a picture of an egalitarian relationship because the agreement places lecturers and students jointly committed to achieving learning goals. The course agreement is considered an effective way for students to analyze their learning needs. In addition, the use of course agreements can help lecturers and students understand clearly their respective duties, roles, and responsibilities.


  • Syllabus

The syllabus is a development or elaboration of the curriculum containing standard competencies, basic competencies, course materials, learning activities, indicators, assessment, time allocation, and learning resources. In order to implement curriculum properly in courses, the syllabus needs to be developed into a unit of activities that lecturers and students will carry out. Based on its components, the syllabus is useful to help direct the lecturers regarding the targets that students must achieve in learning. It can be used as a guide for further learning development, such as the development of an assessment system or others. In addition, the syllabus is also beneficial for students as a reference for preparing lesson plans, both group and individual learning plans.


  • Rubric 

Rubric is assessment guidance for each assignment that describes the desired criteria in assessing student learning performance. The rubric consists of the dimensions assessed and student learning performance indicators. In addition to providing assessment information, rubrics are helpful for students to measure their learning performance, motivate them to study more actively, and determine their learning strategies.


  • Feedback

Feedback is a response from the good or bad of our performances, whether criticism or suggestion for becoming better. We often receive feedback on each task or learning activity. However, not all lecturers will provide detailed feedback. It is because feedback is not just “right or wrong” but criticism and suggestions for the progress of student performance. Therefore, students have the right to get qualified feedback from lecturers or simply deliver some questions to explore their directions that should be given in-depth.


  • Consultation

Apart from feedback, students also have the right to give their opinions regarding the course material. Further, you can ask lecturers for course material that you don’t understand well. Usually, a lecturer will provide times to ask in the middle or end of the explanation. So use that time to get further explanations regarding certain materials. On the other hand, you also have the right to ask questions or further explanations from the lecturer via social media. Don’t be afraid and don’t hesitate to send them a message, because you deserve it. However, please consider when you send the message not to disturb their activities. Thus, you can get an answer that is in accordance with what is expected.


Those are some student rights that should be obtained in courses. If you feel you haven’t received some of it, you can ask and communicate well with your lecturer. It is your right, so don’t be afraid and hesitate to ask for it, they will surely give you what you need regarding courses.

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