Background

Quality Assurance of Islamic Higher Education has become a serious concern among the Islamic countries as members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In 2008, during The Fourth Islamic Conference of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of Islamic World (AQAAIW) or Islamic QA was initiated. The main objective was to strengthen the governance and management of quality assurance of higher education in country members of OIC. Further on the 36th Session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC Damascus in 2009, a proposal to network the OIC members on quality assurance of higher education was presented and further responded in a form of Kuala Lumpur Declaration. As much as 21 country members of OIC conducted an extraordinary roundtable meeting in Kazakhtan to put the issue of quality assurance in to action. As of 2013, the structure of QA Islamic has been completed with its president, vice president, and board members.

Started in 2016, the QA Islamic has initiated the first international conference on Islamic quality assurance. The conference was organized by Indonesian National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (NAAHE) together with Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN Jakarta) and Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Malang).

The conference is dedicated to discuss and to share issues and experiences on quality assurance at Islamic higher education across the Muslim countries. It is also an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to a concrete framework for developing quality assurance at Islamic Higher Education across the globe. It aims to produce critical and substantial contributions of Islamic higher education to develop the quality of Islamic higher education. Some experts and prominent speakers are invited to the conference along with the participants selected to present their papers in accordance with special themes.

Realizing the significant influence, the conference has been decided to be officially held every year. The 2nd conference was in Jakarta and then followed by the 3rd in Malang. This year, on the 27th – 30th of October 2019, is the Fourth International Conference on Quality Assurance of Islamic Higher Education and will be held in Jakarta. In addition to the Indonesian Board of National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT),
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN Jakarta) and Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Malang), Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta is involved in organizing the conference. The theme of this conference is “Quality Assurance for Higher Education 4.0 in the Islamic World: Learning from the Past and Meeting the Future Challenges”.

The 2019 conference will bring about some concerns on the development and implementation of quality assurance at Islamic higher education institution particularly related to past experiences, as well as current and future challenges. The issues and strategic plans of Islamic higher education in facing modern technology are the main discussion. Thoughts, ideas and research results are expected to be shared in this forum to offer an applicable solution for developing and implementing quality assurance at Islamic higher education particularly in the era of 4.0.

Themes

  1. Muslim Scholarship in Contemporary World
    One of the aspects of quality in Islamic higher education is human resources, i.e. academic staffs. This panel session will explore the contributions of academic staffs or Muslim scholars in various fields of knowledge and sciences on the quality assurance of the institutions. This panel will also trace significant contributions of Muslim scholars in the past and seek to design scholarship framework in Islamic universities today and in the future. Networks of Islamic universities will be highlighted as the main issue as to how scholarship among Islamic universities can be developed and maintained.
  2. Best Practices of Quality Assurance in Islamic Higher Education
    The session will discuss the experiences of the implementation of quality assurance at Islamic universities to be adopted among its members. Best practices of higher education across the globe will also become a model for Islamic Universities. Research activities, teaching models and good university governance, among others, are expected to be shared in this forum.
  3. Outcome-based Education in The Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0
    The session will deal with strategies and requirements for higher education to achieve their goals in preparing students for their career. In general, Islamic higher education is challenged to fulfill the world’s needs and the challenges of the industrial revolution.
    Models, characteristics and forms of modern education in the industrial era are worth explored to offer a relevant and actual solution for Islamic higher education.

Objectives

  1. To contribute to the establishment of national, regional, and international alignment in quality assurance of higher education to dissolve boundaries for a quality region;
  2. To facilitate national, regional, and international student and academic quality improvement, mobility and exchange,
  3. To strengthen quality assurance capacity building, share global information resources for next-generation quality assurance in the age of technology and finally to promote quality culture;
  4. To endeavor in fostering mutual trust, confidence and understanding of higher education systems in the whole world, especially in Muslim countries.

Organizer

The Fourth International Conference on Quality Assurance of Islamic Higher Education is hosted by Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World (IQA) and the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT). The conference is supported by Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN Jakarta), Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Malang), and Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII Yogyakarta).

Steering Comittee

  1. Prof. T. Basaruddin (President of IQA and Director of BAN-PT Executive Board)
  2. Prof. Dwiwahju Sasongko (Head of BAN-PT Accreditation Council)
  3. Prof. Amany Lubis (Rector of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta)
  4. Prof. Abd. Haris (Rector of UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang)
  5. Dr. Fatkhul Wahid (Rector of Universitas Islam Indonesia)
  6. Prof. Babun Suharto (Rector of IAIN Jember, Ketua Forum Rektor PTKIN)
  7. Prof. Mansur Ma’shum (Chairman of the Organizing Committee)

Organizing Committee

  1. Prof. Mansur Ma’shum (Chairman of the Organizing Committee)
  2. Dr. Phil. Asep Saepudin Jahar (Co-chairman of the Organizing Committee)
  3. Dr. Agus Setiabudi (BAN-PT)
  4. Dr. Jejen Jaenudin (UIN Jakarta)
  5. Dr. Salamah Agung (UIN Jakarta)
  6. Dr. A. Muhtadi Ridwan (UIN Malang)
  7. Dr. Helmi Saefuddin (UIN Malang)
  8. Dr. Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah (UIN Malang)
  9. Dr. Kariyam (UII Yogyakarta)
  10. Dr. Hangga Fathana (UII Yogyakarta)
  11. Drs. Agus Sholeh, M.Ed. (Ministry of Religious Affair)
  12. Mr. Sudarsono (BAN-PT)
  13. Mr. Dody (BAN-PT)
  14. Mr. Qadar Burhanuddin (BAN-PT)
  15. Ms. Denisa Rufiana (BAN-PT)
  16. Ms. Meirisa Amalia (BAN-PT)
  17. Ms. Selva Ana Dewi (BAN-PT)

Hospitality Support

UIN Jakarta is assigned to be in charge of cultural performance and other related
matters.