Kemdikbudristek Holds Workshop "Higher Education Policy and Preparation for Face-to-Face Learning in 2021"

The Directorate General of Higher Education held a workshop with the theme Preparation for Face-to-face Learning (PTM) 2021 and Implementation of the Independent Learning Campus (MBKM) Policy, which was held online and offline at the Melia Hotel Nusa Dua Bali. Monday, (21/6/2021). The workshop was attended by the Director General of Higher Education, Plt. Secretary General of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Chair of the Council of Chancellors of Indonesian State Universities, Leaders of State Universities and Deputy Chancellors I of State Universities. On this occasion the Rector of Udayana University Prof. Dr. dr. Anak Agung Raka Sudewi was present with the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara was also present at the Workshop.

Director General of Higher Education Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc.,DIC.,Ph.D in his speech expressed his appreciation to university leaders who have developed various MBKM programs that are very good and very relevant to the needs of each university, and partnerships between universities and the business world. industry and local government with a focus on improving graduate employment, raising future leaders. So far, we have interpreted the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, namely that first, education only occurs through lessons. Lecturers are present in front of the class and convey their knowledge to students. Then secondly, research is interpreted as the work of a lecturer for his own purposes, where the researcher is the lecturer himself. And third, Community Service is defined as the activities of lecturers who apply their knowledge to the community such as fostering villages, carrying out various social activities and so on. Whereas the three dharmas should lead to education, so when a lecturer conducts research it is to prepare future researchers, not for the benefit of the lecturer himself. Lecturers have an obligation to bring students to become creators who are ready to innovate and be creative when they graduate from higher education. Therefore, we need to encourage this change in mindset with the same breath as the Merdeka Learning Campus Merdeka (MBKM) program. Likewise with community service which aims to educate students to have empathy and understand problems and social life. In the MBKM program there are eight types of activities that students can participate in, namely (1) student exchanges (2) internships or work practices (3) teaching assistance in educational units (4) research or research (5) humanitarian projects (6) entrepreneurial activities (7 ) independent studies/projects and (8) building village or thematic KKN (KKNT).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Council of Chancellors of Indonesian State Universities, Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, SH., M.Hum in his direction conveyed his highest appreciation to the Director General of Higher Education for his initiation to carry out a workshop with a hybrid format, namely online and offline because it considers all of our health aspects considering the current rate of spread of Covid-19 shows a very rapid increase. significant. At the beginning of the covid pandemic, precisely in March 2020, academic activities were reduced as much as possible and switched to online. Struggling together to face the pandemic is an obligation and a fixed price for us, maintaining the achievement of the vision and mission of higher education we also have to do, of course the various things that have been done are not easy. That is the working description of the dynamics of the pandemic that we must react to in order to maintain the trust and carry out the process of beloved higher education. In times like this, it is hoped that all will be vigilant and pay close attention to the next social activities of the community so that they do not become a wave of the Covid-19 tsunami. The issuance of the circular letter of the Director General of Higher Education No. 6 of 2020 concerning the implementation of even semester learning The 2020/2021 academic year is a space for universities to conduct trials of conducting offline and online lectures. The consequence of implementing offline learning on a limited basis is to mandate universities to measure the vulnerability index and learning comfort index according to the indicators set by the Covid-19 task force team in each region.

In this activity, several speakers were also present, namely (1) Director of BNPT Deradicalization Prof. Dr. Irfan Idris, M.A., with the material "Prevention of Radicalism in Higher Education"; (2) Team MKWK UNPAD and UGM Dr. Dwi Purnomo and Dr. Arqom Kuswanjono with the material "Sharing Good Practices for 2022 Curriculum Compulsory Courses"; and (3) Special Staff of the Minister for Sexual Violence Sabina Satriyani Puspita with the material "Anti-Sexual Violence in Higher Education".

The workshop was divided into five groups in a plenary session. Group I consisting of 29 participants discussed the Implementation of Independent Learning-Independent Campus (MBKM). Group II consists of 29 people discussing the Achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KUI), Group III consists of 29 people discussing the Financial Governance of PTN. Group IV consisted of 29 people discussing Lecturer Careers and Lecturer Formation and Group V consisting of 29 people discussing World Class University (WCU) and Science Techno Park (STP).