Programme Planning And Operations

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Launching an academic programme through distance mode requires an intensive planning and pre-launch work. This presentation deliberates on these aspects.

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Programme Planning And Operations

  1. 1. programme planning and operations<br />conceive to launch a new academic programme<br />drpankajkhare<br />planning and development division<br />pkhare@ignou.ac.in<br />
  2. 2. agenda<br />we will have discussions on<br />conceiving an academic programme<br />various planning strategies<br />proposal<br />concept<br />design and DPR<br />launch (offer of programme)<br />operation links<br />
  3. 3. conceiving an academic program<br />the proposal’s genesis is<br />experts‘ opinion<br />societal need<br />outcome of conference/seminar<br />outcome of need assessment<br />outcome of literature survey<br />outcome of field survey<br />politically motivated<br />collaborative arrangement<br />based on tacit experience<br />
  4. 4. feedback mechanisms<br />planning components<br />design of contents<br />administrative processes<br />assessment/ evaluation strategies<br />cost/ budgets<br />Print/ICTs<br />development strategies<br />learning support system<br />target group<br />
  5. 5. proposal stage (school board)<br />nomenclature<br />coordinator<br />existing work load (other course development work/maintenance)<br />academic resources available<br />social relevance, need assessment/survey<br />target and estimates<br />level of programme (UG/PG)<br />type of programme (certificate/diploma/degree)<br />design, development, delivery strategies<br />budgetary requirements<br />
  6. 6. concept stage (academic council)<br />associating programmes/disciplines<br />objectives (programmes and contribution to University’s)<br />programme structure (syllabus)<br />number of courses<br />% theory and % practical<br />projects/field work<br />audio/video programmes<br />teleconference time<br />radio broadcast<br />telecast time<br />ICT components<br />
  7. 7. concept stage (academic council)<br />learner support system<br />catchment area<br />number of RCs/SCs for first launch<br />target group (pre-requisites, expected numbers, etc)<br />special features, if any (departure from norms)<br />collaborative arrangements (if any, on academic, financial, delivery, etc)<br />fee, estimates of collections, sale of materials, estimates of expenditures, etc.<br />
  8. 8. design stage (school board & AC)<br />detailed programme report<br />type of programme (general, technical, professional, vocational)<br />eligibility, method for admissions, medium<br />detailed programme structure<br />no of courses , credits, theory, practical, etc<br />counselling/contact hours, ICT and other medium for instructions – details<br />list of courses (titles, category, credits, no of blocks, etc)<br />multi-media components<br />delivery mechanisms<br />instruction pattern (annual/semester, etc)<br />
  9. 9. design stage (school board & AC)<br />detailed programme report<br />evaluation methodology (continuous/ term end)<br />determination of fee, revenue collection, etc<br />detailed collaborative arrangements<br />approvals from statutory bodies<br />schedules<br />course writers’ meeting<br />content development<br />course production, etc.<br />
  10. 10. launch stage (academic prog. committee)<br />check readiness<br />applicants guide<br />print materials<br />assignments<br />prgramme guide<br />manuals<br />A/V materials<br />consents from MPDD, SRD, SED, RSD & EMPC<br />
  11. 11. revision strategies (SB and AC)<br />progress evaluation<br />revisiting fee structures<br />updates envisages<br />budgetary requirements<br />timelines<br />strategies<br />
  12. 12. operations (post launch)<br />students‘ registration<br />timelines<br />Advertisement and promotional activities<br />learner support monitoring<br />counselling schedules<br />assignment feedbacks<br />lab work<br />update on contents <br />feedback analysis and update on master copy<br />new trends and studies<br />
  13. 13. operations (post launch)<br />setting question papers, moderation<br />preparation of evaluators’ list<br />moderation of results<br />THANK YOU<br />

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