Tracer study is getting appreciated more and its importance is widely recognized. One push factor is the fact that Information on learning outcomes and transition to the world of work are integrated in many accreditation instrument both at national and international level. Combined with information gathered from employers’ perspective, tracer study results often being utilised as key indicators of the success of learning. However, the resources to conduct such studies with a high quality are mostly very limited. Institutional tracer studies need to develop efficient data collection methods, which are different from those of the well established research institutes. Similar or even bigger challenges are faced by employer study in which experiences and learning on methodology and approaches are not as deeply discussed and shared as in tracer study.
With the conference an account of the approaches and the findings of both tracer studies and employer studies should help both to understand the potentials of these studies and to analyze the worldwide state of knowledge on how education can contribute more successfully to the subsequent career of graduates.
The international conference EXLIMA 2018 aims at serving the exchange of information on tracer studies both methodologically and content-wise:
- To deepen the understanding of the links between curricula, learning, competences and graduate employment and work,
- To discuss the use of tracer studies and employer studies for quality assessment, accountability and ranking,
- To discuss how tracer studies and employer studies have to be designed and implemented in order to elicit the most valuable results,
- To bring researchers from VET/TVET and HE together,
- To contribute to the development of international standards of tracer studies and employer studies (objectives/questions and methodology).
This international conference continues and deepens the work of the first two international tracer study conferences which were held in Bali 2012 and 2015 with more than 300 participants from Africa, America, Asia and Eropa.
Date of meetings, workshops and the conference:
Third week of November 2018 (11-16 Nov. 2018)
- Tracer Study Training: “Analysis, Interpretation, Presentation”, 11-12 Nov. 2018
- BALI EXCURSION “Enjoy the beautiful Bali scenery and culinary”, 13 Nov.2018
- INGRADNET meeting, 14 Nov. 2018;
- Dissemination of career center aid outcomes and advanced career centers – (KEMENRISTEK DIKTI) 13-14 Nov. 2018;
- International conference “Experiences with Link and Match in Higher and Vocational Education. Results of Tracer Studies Worldwide (EXLIMA)”, 15-16 Nov. 2018.
Universitas Indonesia, Ministry of Research, Technology, And Higher Education Republic Indonesia, Nama Foundation.
Bintang Bali Resort is located in the coastal village of Kuta, Bali, thereby providing easy access to the entire island, the thriving and colorful traditional community makes Kuta a refreshingly different destination for EXLIMA International Conference. The convention centre is located just 15 minutes from the international airport.
Call for abstracts:
The organizing committee of the EXLIMA International Conference invites the submission of abstracts for the academic program to the following address: Dr. Sandra Fikawati, University of Indonesia, Career Development Center (CDC-UI), Jakarta, Indonesia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Labour market perspective on tracer study;
- Higher education perspective on tracer study;
- Changing norms and values in employment;
- Employer study;
- Employer study according to employer;
- Designing effective and efficient employer study.
Abstract submissions deadline (200-300 words) October 31, 2018
Abstract acceptance notification November 10, 2018
Start of registration August 1, 2018
Paper submission deadline (PDF) – November 6, 2018
Please visit http://exlima.ui.ac.id website for more information.
Participants: We expect a total of about 200 participants, mainly from research institutes, schools, colleges and universities.
Expected output: Selected contributions will be published in the yearbook “International Graduate Tracer Studies Results (INGTS)”