Government Regulation No. 67 of 2013 on the Statute of Universitas Gadjah Mada states that Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) was established with a mandate to develop itself as a national hall of science and culture that organizes higher education based on Pancasila for the benefit of humanity and the development of the Indonesian nation. In carrying out the mandate, UGM is required to improve the quality and relevance of higher education that is adaptive and responsive in solving the nation’s problems. Therefore, UGM must anticipate rapid changes in national and global scale affecting aspects of social life, politics, economy, law, and culture.
Furthermore, Government Regulation No. 67 of 2013 on the Statute of Universitas Gadjah Mada Article 17 paragraph (2) mentioned: UGM curriculum was developed to revive the intelligence of thought, inspire harmony of spirit of the heart of science, and practice science in the life of humanity. There also in Article 17 paragraph (3) mentioned: UGM curriculum is held to build and deepen the conviction of nationalism, Indonesian unity, humanity, respect for religious belief, and awareness of the sustainability of nature. This is further elaborated in the principal areas of education in the General Policy of GMU 2012-2037 which mandates that education at UGM to cultivate innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial thinking, attitudes and behaviors.
In the Regulation of MWA (Board of Trustees) Number 4 Year 2014 on Organization and Governance of Universitas Gadjah Mada Chapter VIII Article 16 paragraph 1 to 4 on the Implementation of Tridharma mentioned that Education at UGM is directed to produce graduates who master the science, technology , And / or art, and appreciate and implement the values of Pancasila and Indonesian culture. Development and development of education includes the substance and learning system adapted to the development of science, technology, and / or art. Furthermore, it is further elaborated in Article 20 on the principles that must be based on the curriculum by: (1) reviving the intelligence of thought, inspiring the harmony of the soul of science, and practicing science in life for the purpose of humanity; And (2) to build and increase tolerance for differences in religious beliefs, humanitarian deeds, Indonesian unity, national consciousness, and awareness of natural sustainability. Therefore, all the structures, functions, and processes that are running, including the learning environment are an integral part of the effort to carry out the mandate of UGM establishment.
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has 18 Faculties with the wealth of the most widespread discipline in Indonesia. The wealth of the discipline is supported by 258 number of study programs owned and makes UGM as a comprehensive university. However, the comprehensiveness which is the excellence and wealth of UGM will not be able to answer the various challenges of change if not connected and synergize with each other to develop the necessary innovations based on strong academic policies. The academic innovation is a necessity and needs to be given a “rail” policy that supports synergies and connectivity within the framework of a comprehensive UGM through: (1) scientific-academic considerations, related to academic innovations and academic policies based on “evidence” and gayut with the development And scientific and educational progress; (2) social considerations relating to the adjustment to the development and demands of users, markets, political, economic, social and cultural development, local, national, and international; (3) juridical considerations, in relation to adjustment to the development of the latest legal and regulatory basis, either directly or indirectly related to the curriculum; And (4) ideological-philosophical considerations related to curriculum adjustment to UGM’s idealism, ideals, foundations and goals.
Therefore, it is deemed necessary to develop a unit at the University level which is the development of the Center for Educational Development (P3) with a broader function to become a unit that helps the Rector develop Innovation and Academic Assessment. The unit is referred to as the Center for Innovation and Academic Assessment (PIKA). The unit in question is at the Directorate level according to MWA Regulation Number 4 Year 2014 on SOTK (Governance) UGM.