Date of Presentation

7-23-2015

Name of Conference

Society for Values in Higher Education

Date of Conference

7-2015

Location of Conference

Bowling Green, KY

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Department

School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Abstract

The Society for the Enhancement of Indonesian Citizenry through Higher Education (SEICHE) is an Indonesian organization analogous to The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in the United States. SEICHE and ASHE use similar organizational structures and promote scholarly research and debate about issues and possibilities in the advancement of higher education. SEICHE was launched on November 22, 2014, in Bandung, Indonesia, with representatives from seven universities and one non-profit organization. The SEICHE vision is to help achieve international recognition of Indonesia’s higher education system, accomplished principally through collaboration and engagement with research in curriculum, instruction, service, and program evaluation. SEICHE aspires to become Indonesia’s academic society for the study of research, policy, and practice in all areas of Indonesian higher education. SEICHE advocates a renewed emphasis on “citizenship education” based on an increase in general studies / liberal studies credits in the mandated undergraduate general education curriculum for Indonesian first-year students. SEICHE values are the values of higher education, which include civic engagement, building good character, critical thinking, preparation for one’s profession, community outreach, student-centered instruction, responsibility to the public interest, and academic freedom. SEICHE provides opportunities for international collaboration among administrators, directors, instructors, and staff of public and private higher education institutions and organizations who seek to influence educational change in local and national communities.