Implementing Kampus Merdeka: The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Tentative Step

Afriansyah, Anggi, Voak, Adam, Fairman, Brian, Suryono, Ivan, and Muslim, Fikri (2022) Implementing Kampus Merdeka: The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Tentative Step. Journal of Resilient Economies, 2 (2). pp. 48-54.

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In 2020, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia introduced a significant educational policy reform entitled Kampus Merdeka. Kampus Merdeka provides a national approach for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for Higher Education students to enhance their future career prospects. However, many challenges have clouded Kampus Merdeka's execution and its desired resultant impact. Indonesian Higher Education institutions are experiencing significant implementation challenges. This discussion paper aims to undertake a review of the currently available literature related to Kampus Merdeka, to better understand the policy's broader operationalization and future implications for the sector. This discussion focuses on four key themes: Higher Education Management and Administrative Practices, Curriculum Change, Academic Staff Preparedness and Defining and Reshaping Role and Responsibilities of Academics. The article concludes with reflections concerning the strengthening of the evidence base for Kampus Merdeka's future operationalization.

Item ID: 77449
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2653-1917
Keywords: Work-Integrated Learning, Community Engagement, Industry Engagement, Partnership Development, Kampus Merdeka
Copyright Information: Copyright (c) 2022 Anggi Afriansyah, Adam Voak, Brian Fairman, Ivan Lilin, Fikri Muslim. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2023 00:16
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390305 Professional education and training @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160205 Policies and development @ 50%
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