Policy Dynamics in Islamic Higher Education: A Critical Examination of General Study Programs
Keywords:Education Policy, Religious Universities, Study Programs
This research aims to examine the impact of policies related to the General Studies Program on the academic environment of Islamic higher education as a whole, with a focus on student experiences, faculty perspectives, and institutional outcomes. Likewise, there is concern that non-religious courses and general study programs are not a problem to be held in Islamic universities as a form of dynamism and educational development. This research was conducted using literature study by reviewing research results and analysis results of other people that are similar and relevant as references and studies. The implementation of general study programs at Islamic universities should be undertaken to address community needs, alongside the goals of increasing enrollment and enhancing the competitiveness of both Islamic and non-Islamic university graduates. The development of general study programs at State Islamic Religious Schools (STAIN) is driven by the objective of producing exceptional, ethical, professional, and competitive Muslim scholars.