Developing, Repositioning Academic Curriculum for Competitiveness in a Global Educational Industry

Venue: Crystal Palm Hotels, Accra, Ghana.

Date: 17 - 21 December, 2018.

Fee: $4,500.00

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Conference Objective

The Repositioning Academic Curriculum for Competitiveness conference recognizes that enrolment performance and the quality of the curriculum can both be significantly enhanced when curriculum is prepared, aligned, reengineered, or tweaked with enrolment markets in mind. The conference articulates methods to recalibrate fundamental curriculum design and content to better align with the enrolment marketplace. The conference is designed to help academics and enrolment managers to better position curriculum and programs of study in the complex global learning marketplace and improving enrolment performance.

 

The purpose of this 5days conference also includes to increase lecturers’ theoretical understandings of the complexity of curriculum development in higher education and to enable them to design and implement curricula appropriate for their disciplinary and institutional contexts.
After engagement with the course outcomes and materials, participants should be able to:

  • Analyse their institutional contexts in relation to national policies and requirements as these relate to curriculum.
  • Articulate key theories, concepts and principles of curriculum development in the higher education literature.
  • Examine the relationship between knowledge and disciplinary / field structures and curriculum development.
  • Develop coherent curricula in terms of outcomes, teaching methods, tasks, materials and assessment.
  • Document the curriculum design process for quality assurance purposes.

Session Summaries

  • Session I: Academic Strategies, Tactics and Capacities 
    Introduces a structured approach to designing, developing and implementing academic strategies and developing new capacities required to meet the challenges of the learning age powered by a global digital learning ecosystem.

  • Session II: Curriculum Architecture and Specifications 
    Reviews the basics of curriculum architecture and assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats emanating from the degree of alignment between architecture, program design, course options, assessment strategies, and curriculum-learner optimization pathways.

  • Session III: Integrating the 5 Workflows of Academic Enrolment Management
    Reviews the basics of integrating curriculum and enrolment strategies by focusing upon synchronizing the five fundamental workflows of Academic Strategic Enrolment Management.

  • Session  IV: Curriculum Options and Optimization
    Examines the principles of sustainability and applies them to various curricular scenarios. Focuses on innovating from where you are with what you have.

  • Session V: Program of Study Strategies
    Programs of Study are the lifeblood of academic institutions. The fundamentals of effective program design, emergent models and methods of embedding marketable value into a program of study are examined and evaluated.

  • Session VI: Curriculum Prototyping and Modeling I
    Examines basic principles of effective academic management and the fit and friction points encountered in academic collaboration, strategy development and implementation. Developing synergy between academic missions, visions, perspectives, calendars and workflow cycles.

  • Session VII: Curriculum Prototyping and Modeling II
    Examines basic principles of effective academic management and the fit and friction points encountered in academic collaboration, strategy development and implementation. Developing synergy between academic missions, visions, perspectives, calendars and workflow cycles

 

ACCOMMODATION: This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these Hotels will be provided on request.