Curriculum Revision

Curriculum revision/development is a strategic, continuing and structured process that has a broader scope. The development of the curriculum and its continuous revision is highly significant to better respond to the social, economic, environmental and political transitions, where the societal needs are considered as the foremost element of consideration in this process.

Kardan University is committed to a progressive process of curriculum improvement to ensure alignment with national and international academic standards and develop the most innovative curriculum that highly fulfills the needs of the society.

In pursuit of our commitment to have and an up-to-date curriculum fully aligned with national and international academic standards, the office of Vice Chancellor for Academics proposed the initiation of curriculum revision to the Academic Council of the University. Upon the approval of the Academic Council, the members of the University-level Curriculum Revision Committee conducted a series of University-wide consultative meetings. The curriculum revision started in August 2018 is fully focused on the following areas;

  • Enrichment of the curriculum as per the needs of the local job market
  • International benchmarking
  • Curriculum design based on the model of Outcome-Based Education ( OBE ) and Students Centered Learning ( SCL)

The process of Curriculum Revision

In order to identify the strength and weaknesses of the existing curriculum, the Deans and Academic Administrators were assigned to develop survey questionnaires for the current senior students and alumni. Furthermore, customized surveys were designed for local employers to better understand the local market needs and link the curriculum to the industry needs. Survey data were analyzed by the Department of Research and Development and results were shared with The Curriculum Revision Committee members for the curriculum review process. A comprehensive international benchmarking was conducted to analyze standardized national and international curriculums, compare and improve the contents, pedagogical and assessment methods of the existing curriculum based on the findings.

After the process of survey and benchmarking, the University-level Curriculum Revision Committee has instructed the Department-level Curriculum Revision Committee to redefine the program outcome using the findings of the survey and benchmarking. Each department was instructed to carefully define the program outcome considering the three major elements (Knowledge, skills, and attitude) and accordingly choose the contents, teaching methodology and assessment of the program.

After a series of meetings and consultations with the faculty member, the head of the Curriculum Revision Committees at department-level developed and presented their proposed curriculum to the Curriculum Revision Committee at the University-Level. Each department have set their program outcome based on the findings of the surveys and benchmarking and have designed their course outcome and topic outcome in a way to best support the program outcome.

The Curriculum Revision Committee at the University-Level was further classified into smaller expert groups to closely work with each educational department and improve the proposed curriculum.

The first draft of the revised curriculum is prepared and was presented to the Curriculum Expert Workshop, consisted of the (Deans, faculty members, students, alumni, industry leaders and officials of the Ministry of Higher Education).

The Curriculum Expert Workshop aimed to gain input and feedback from the stakeholders and to further enrich the revised curriculum.

Now the Revised Curriculum is prepared for the revision of the Academic Council of the University. Following the proceedings of the Academic Council, the proposed Curriculum will be sent to the ministry of higher education for the approval prior to the implementation.