Curriculum Review Board Deliberates on College Curricula
The College Unit takes a major step in its effort to enhance and align curricular offerings when it engaged in a comprehensive curriculum review of the academic programs last July. Calling on all the academic units, the Curriculum Review Board (CRB) set the stage for presentation of curriculum structure and content of all the programs by the academic Deans and their Department Chairs.
The review was initiated by VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Virginia R. Fornias to thoroughly ensure that the College programs are well tuned to the in coming batch of K-12 graduates come school year 2018-2019, and that all academic programs are complying with the latest policies, standards, and guidelines of CHED memorandum orders. It should be noted that the Commission on Higher Education has been issuing memorandum orders that prescribe minimum requirements for tertiary curriculum transitioning from the K to 12 program tracks. The higher educational institutions however are allowed to design curricula suited to actual need of the environment and their own vision and mission. It was in this context too that the College’s academic units, i.e., Arts & Sciences, Accountancy, Business, Hospitality Management and Music revisited their respective curriculum to ensure compliance and alignment to expected learning outcome.
The deliberations pointed out issues that were immediately addressed. The exchanges to a considerable extent were enlightening that provided opportunity for the others to understand and appreciate the focus and direction of the programs in other units. The exercise indeed achieved the Committee’s role of providing leadership in curriculum development and oversight of all the academic programs to ensure that quality standards are maintained.
By Ramon R. Mañalac
Dean School of Business