ERIC Number: ED462989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
SIAST Curriculum Model, June 1999.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
This document discusses the curriculum model for the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). Curriculum development is a vital part in educating adults for employment, especially since adult students have such diverse needs, backgrounds, and interests. Economics, demographics, and technology are all issues that push toward an increased demand for responsiveness in education. SIAST has designed a curriculum model to address these changing needs, with two main components: curriculum structure and curriculum process. Curriculum structure includes programs, courses, and outcomes. Curriculum process is comprised of five interrelated phases: analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation. SIAST looks at curriculum development as a major investment and believes that this type of curriculum can be shared between programs through clustering (grouping programs together that have similar occupational outcomes), coring (organizing programs as common courses), and standardization (delivery of courses at more than one location, with pre-determined standards). This document also describes key indicators for annual review and annual self assessments that will be monitored by deans. This review process would be guided by factors such as admission, student recruitment, learning outcomes, program content, stakeholder satisfaction, and growth/renewal. Together, the annual review of key indicators and the self assessment will replace the previous 5-year comprehensive program review. (CJW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Research, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.siast.sk.ca/departments/prd/docs/currmodel.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.