Quality Standards 5.1 Curriculum Design and Development

Quality Standards 5.1 Curriculum Design and Development

Quality Standards 5.1              Curriculum Design and Development

Quality Standards Type           Input

Quality Standards Description:

           Although all curricular programs that are offered by educational institutions must be approved by the Office of the Higher Education Commission, and updated every 5 years, administrators must take responsibility for seeing that course contents are up-to-date and keep pace with constantly changing technology. The courses offered – both required and elective – should be managed in a learner-centered manner in order to satisfy student and labor market needs. For graduate programs, the emphasis should be in developing student research skill and self-directed learning

          When reporting operations for this indicator, describe processes or show operational results covering at least the following issues:

          5.1.1 Curriculum Design and Development in accordance with Context, Innovation and Changing Technology

          5.1.2 Stakeholders Participation

          5.1.3 Data Utilization from Assessing the Success according to the objectives of the Curriculum to Develop the Curriculum

           In evaluating a suitable scoring level, consider the big picture and overall operational results that enable a program to keep up-to-date, and aligned with labor market and national demands.

0 – No system
– No mechanism
– No concept of overseeing, tracking, and improving
– No information or evidence
1 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– System and mechanisms are not put into practice, implemented
2 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are no improvement/developments integrated into the process
3 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/ developments integrated into the process from assessment results
4 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
5 – A system and mechanisms are in place
– The system and mechanisms are put into practice, implemented
– The process is assessed
– There are improvement/developments integrated into the process from assessment results
– There are concrete results from the improvements that can be clearly seen
– There are good practice with support evidence, assessment committee can clearly explain why these are good practice

Operational Result

5.1.1 Curriculum Design and Development in accordance with Context, Innovation and Changing Technology

5.1.1การออกแบบ การพัฒนาหลักสูตรให้สอดคล้องบริบท นวัตกรรม เทคโนโลยีที่เปลี่ยนแปลง

System and mechanism of Curriculum design and curriculum improvement 
1. The curriculum or program designates plan for the new curriculum or program
development or revision current curriculum.
2. The curriculum or program organizes assessments of achievement based on the objectives
of the current curriculum.
3. The curriculum or program takes the results of the achievement assessment based on the
objectives of the current curriculum and information survey from those involved with the
program or stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, graduates, professional organizations,
graduate users, etc. and global and economic trends in society including opportunities and
threats into the considerations of .new curriculum or program development or revision
current curriculum.
4. The curriculum or program approve and appoint the committee those who come either
from inside or outside the college to develop, design / update the curriculum according to
the criteria of the College,.
5. The appointed committee develop or improve curriculum according to the philosophy,
objectives, structure and course content of the curriculum and curriculum standards criteria
and manage to be curriculum document.
6. The appointed committee develop or improve curriculum according to curriculum
standards criteria.
7. The committee conducts the public hearing meeting to review the draft revised/improved
curriculum prior to submit to the faculty for approval.
8. The committee proposes the draft revised / developed curriculum to the faculty for
approval.

9. The faculty submits and presents the draft revised / developed curriculum to the College
Academic Council for approval.
10. The College Academic Council submits and presents the draft revised / developed
curriculum to the College Council for approval.
11. The curriculum can be implemented after the College Council approval.
12. The College submits to the Office of Higher Education Commission for acknowledgment
of the curriculum

Improvements

There was an internal monitoring and evaluation through reviewing the curriculum by the program administrators. They convened in a meeting and came with an evaluation tool to carefully determine the need to develop the curriculum.

Results       

The internal committee came up with an evaluation tool to monitor and evaluate the curriculum. 

The Curriculum Development Committee planned, implemented, and evaluated the revision and improvement of the new curriculum for Master of Education in Educational Administration. A new curriculum was approved by the College Council and acknowledged by the Office of the Higher Education Commission. Two plans remained, where one is Plan A for 24 units academic subjects (required courses and elective with foundation subjects for non-education degree graduates) with only one thesis and Plan B which is also a two-year course with no academic subjects but composed only of thesis writing per semester for a total of four thesis. It is ready for implementation the next Academic Year 2021.

Curriculum contents were delivered and will be implemented through Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), Project-Based Learning (PBL), and Integrated Projects across core courses in the program.

5.1.2 Stakeholders Participation

5.1.2 การให้ผู้มีส่วนได้ส่วนเสียร่วมพัฒนาหลักสูตร

          กำลังดำเนินการปรับปรุง /กำลังเตรียมการปรับปรุง

Process

        -Meeting and Conference with School Directors, Principals and Department Heads

       -Coordinating with them during the quality assurance audit and accreditation endeavors.

Process Assessment

        Based from the results of the employer’s survey, the external stakeholders suggested that there should be a meeting/conference/orientation prior to the practicum supervision as part of the students’ internship requirements.

    -Pre and post-conference with internship supervisors on administrative performance was conducted.

      -Involvement of the external stakeholders in organizing community projects with the Master Degree students was also done.

Process Improvement and Results

 -There was an enhanced engagement among education service area directors, school directors, principals, and department heads with regard to the practicum of M.Ed. candidates.

Benchmarking with partner-international universities

-The communication and linkages with external stakeholders were strengthened. The program administrators coordinated with practicum supervisors in the respective schools and government office sites of the M.Ed. candidates.

-The external stakeholders have high satisfaction ratings in the implementation of the programs and projects.

5.1.3 Data Utilization from Assessing the Success according to the objectives of the Curriculum to Develop the Curriculum

5.1.3การใช้ข้อมูลที่ได้จากการประเมินความสำเร็จตามวัตถุประสงค์ของหลักสูตรไปพัฒนาหลักสูตร

System and Mechanism

The Appointment of Qualified Committees for Program Improvement

  1. Appoint for 3 qualified specialists in the Educational Administration fields in order to obtain suggestions and directions in improving the programs and the new subject descriptions.

Modernization and Improvement of the Program

  1. The Program Administrator Committees revised old programs and bring survey information from Alumni to support in considering of adjust-add-reduce the substance of programs.
  2. The responsible program committees drafted the new improving programs and arrange for qualified personnel conference, present comments and suggestions to adjust the program and present to the qualified team to approve.
  3. The responsible program committees arranged for the program according to TQF 2.
  4. The teaching lecturers arranged for TQF 3 to the responsible committees to consider and give comments of program and forward to the responsible one to amend according to comments and suggestions.
  5. The responsible committees analyze the curriculum mapping program. In overall, by arranging group meetings to analyze again, in order to have the program cover with the learning outcomes.
  6. Arranged to analyze chart to compare the old and new subjects. Analyze each subject’s credit.  Adjust-add and reduce required subjects and elective subjects. 

Improvements and Results

Program Adjustment

The Curriculum Development Committee for the M.Ed. in Educational Administration Program focused on enhancing the structure of the core content courses. Subjects that are related to managing programs and educational institutions should be included in the core courses in order to learn, distinguish and put into practice the best strategies in educational administration. 

Process improvement and Best Practice

The subjects being studied each term are arranged properly in the manner that they are all related and can link topics from one course to another. Integrated projects were also designed to meaningfully verify the attainment of learning outcomes.

Curriculum contents were delivered through Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), Project-Based Learning (PBL), and Integrated Projects across core courses. 

Evidence

5.1.1.1System and Mechanism
Revised M.Ed. Curriculum (2021)
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
5.1.2.1Communications to stakeholders
Curriculum Development
Committee Appointment
5.1.3.1Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
Integrated Projects
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Self-AssessmentScore
5.14.00

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