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

System and Mechanism

 The curriculum or program designates plan for the new curriculum or program development or revision current curriculum.

  1. The curriculum or program organizes meeting and plan among the full-time lecturers in the assessments of achievement based on the objectives of the current curriculum.
  2. The curriculum or program analyze the existing curriculum or program into the considerations of. new curriculum or program development or revision current curriculum.
  3. 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,
  4. 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.
  5. The appointed committee develop or improve curriculum according to curriculum standards criteria.
  6. The committee conducts the public hearing meeting to review the draft revised/improved curriculum prior to submit to the faculty for approval.
  7. The committee proposes the draft revised / developed curriculum to the faculty for approval.
  8. The faculty submits and presents the draft revised / developed curriculum to the College Academic Council for approval.
  9. The College Academic Council submits and presents the draft revised / developed curriculum to the College Council for approval.
  10. The curriculum can be implemented after the College Council approval.
  11. The College submits to the Office of Higher Education Commission for acknowledgment of the curriculum

Assessment of the Process

  1. The curriculum or program adhere to the revision of the curriculum for every 5 years to meet the changing technology, advance information, innovation and adaptation of modern challenges.
  2. The curriculum or program assess the subjects that requires changes and add salient courses based from the suggestion and recommendation of experts through consultation and meeting.
  3. The curriculum or program write a draft of the new curriculum, discussed with the committee and calls a meeting for proper dissemination of the changes.
  4. The curriculum or program consolidates the changes, seek for approval from the faculty or college and implement at the start of the academic year.

Improvements/Developments

     The curriculum or program gives significance to the new curriculum and assigned responsible lecturer to implement such changes.

     The curriculum or program students will learn advance information, upgraded learning technology and understand the modern context of education and workplace.

Results:

The curriculum or program is up-to-date according to the demands of the education sections and it will continue to upgrade the courses as the needs arise.

The curriculum or program lecturers are equipped with up-to-date information, new teaching approaches, classroom management technology, advance teaching and learning pedagogy, and learning  management and embrace their work.

5.1.2 Stakeholders Participation

(No graduates yet)

 System and Mechanism

  1. The curriculum or program takes the results of the achievement assessment based on the objectives of the current curriculum.
  2. The curriculum or program conducts information survey from those involved with the program or stakeholders such as  graduates, education professional organizations, graduate users, 3. The retrieved responses are associated with the global and education trends in society including opportunities and threats into the considerations of new curriculum or program development or revision current curriculum.
  3. The creation of new curriculum or program has to be discussed, drafted and finalized for the college council approval.

Assessment of the Process

 The realization of the new curriculum or program requires with an intensive research and presentation drawn from the stakeholders

The tentative curriculum drafted after the due diligence was further evaluated and improved from the output drawn from the focus group meeting and brainstorming session of Education experts, Education organizations, Government offices,  schools, full-time instructors and college administrators.

Improvement and Development

  1. The curriculum or program identified stakeholders and involve them in the creation of the new curriculum for the next 5 years.
  2. The curriculum or program will conduct a meeting among the stakeholder and get their insights if there is a need to improve the existing curriculum.
  3. The curriculum or program will consider suggestions and recommendations if these are useful in the development of the new curriculum

Result

     The students, parents, graduates, lecturers, employers and the public are the stakeholders. As this is only a one-year-old program there are no graduates yet. But while framing up the curriculum, there was a brain storming session with the education experts, Education organizations, Government offices,  schools, full time instructors and the institution administrators.

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

System and Mechanism

  1. The curriculum or program will plan for a meeting and discus the significance of data in measuring success in relation to the attainment of the objectives of the curriculum.
  2. A survey questionnaire will be carried out stakeholders particularly the students, the lecturers, the employers, the parents and others at the end of the academic year to assess the curriculum.
  3. The curriculum or program will determine the findings of the survey, conclude and come up with recommendation(s) thus integrate in the development of the new curriculum.
  4. The curriculum or program will write a draft of the new curriculum and present it college council for approval.
  5. The curriculum or program will submit a final copy to the college to get final approval from the Ministry of Higher education, Science, Research and Innovation.
  6. The curriculum or program will be used by the instructors in every semester and recommend their ideas in TQF5 to improve the course plan and assessment plan.

Assessment of the Process

The curriculum or program is being reviewed for further enhancement.

The curriculum or program identifies areas with problems or lack of significance.

The curriculum or program will require a proposal from responsible lecturers to give insights on the new curriculum.

The curriculum or program will go over on the progress of data utilization and identify the result.

The curriculum or program scrutinize the assessment criteria and its implementation after the curriculum revision

Improvement and Development

The curriculum or program was designed and it has to fulfill the assessment criteria to ensure the attainment and success of the objectives of the curriculum. The curriculum or program will continue to conduct a meeting between and among the lecturers, head of program and the dean to oversee what has not been achieved if there is any.

Result

The curriculum or program will identify its own strengths and opportunities and keep it up as a good practice to maintain high quality standard of the students. However, the identified weakness and threats need to be improved or minimize thus eliminate risk.

The curriculum or program assessment result is then taken to the program administration committee and to the College Council for further discussion and solution provision.

Evidence

5.1.1.1Curriculum Design and Dev’t.
5.1.1.1.aSTIC MIS
5.1.1.1.bDigital platforms for online classes
5.1.1.2n/a ( no graduates yet)
Self-AssessmentScore
5.14

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