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Curriculum committee-لجنة المناهج


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The Curriculum Committee is responsible for developing, implementing and revising the curriculum, and for making recommendations for teaching/learning materials and resources: classrooms, laboratories, clinical sites, library holdings, course materials, course management software, etc

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Curriculum committee-لجنة المناهج

  1. 1. |1 Curriculum Committee: Basic Principles ‫لجنة المناهج‬ Dr. Ahmed-Refat AG Refat Nov. 2011I: Mission StatementThe mission of the Curriculum Committee is to provide guidance, standards ,support, and supervision by ensuring that the curriculum is academically sound,comprehensive, and responsive to the evolving needs of the community, thusserving the college mission, goals, and educational needs of our students.II: Responsibilities:The Curriculum Committee is responsible for developing, implementing andrevising the curriculum, and for making recommendations for teaching/learningmaterials and resources: classrooms, laboratories, clinical sites, library holdings,course materials, course management software, etc.III: Functions:1. Oversee the development, implementation, maintenance and revision of the curriculum, including making recommendations regarding organizing framework, program outcomes, course descriptions, course credit allocations, course prerequisites and co-requisites, course objectives, and course content.2. Review and use outcomes data to revise curriculum in relation to mission, and vision statements of the University, the College, and the Department .3. Ensure that curriculum is consistent with the national guidelines ,regulation and standards of practice.4. Review and make recommendations for course materials, including syllabi, textbooks, course management software, library resources, and for student learning experiences.5. Review and make recommendations for approval of any continuing education programs offered.6. Guide development of and support for teaching faculty
  2. 2. |2IV: ProceduresCURRICULUM REVISION PROCEDURES 1- Curriculum Committee and Faculty Organization approval are required for revision of: a. Statement of mission, vision and values . b. Undergraduate programs c. Organizing Framework d. Program outcomes e. Course Objectives f. Content Map g. Course descriptions h. Course credit allocations i. Course prerequisites and co-requisites 2. The following can be revised by the teaching team without approval : a. Sequencing of content within the course b. Unit objectives and learning activitiesV- Guiding Principles The structure of the curriculum should be governed by the following principles: 1. Ample free time for study and preparation of course material. No more than 25 hours/week of scheduled classtime. 2. An emphasis on active rather than passive learning. Lectures should comprise no more than 50% of the formal curriculum, no more than 75% in any given course, and no more than three hours in any given day). 3. More student responsibility for learning through greater reliance on active learning, self-learning and team learning. 4. Integration of course material within and between courses. 5. Improving the sequencing of courses and communication among Course Directors. 6. Vertical integration of course material.