Why undertake curriculum review and development?
By reviewing your curriculum, determining areas for improvement and developing the new curriculum with the HEA you:
- Ensure that the curriculum maximises opportunities to ensure student success
- Improve student experience and retention metrics
- Involve staff in the process so that it is easily adopted
- Benefit from externality
“We’d like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciations for your excellent reviews and recommendations. Our teams are all excited and working hard to meet the very aggressive deadlines we are working towards. We are making great progress. We realize that reaching our ultimate curriculum development goals for very high international academic standards requires continuous hard work. We now have a detailed plan, showing times and resource requirements to complete the reaming tasks.”
Dr Weam H. Tunsi, Director of Academic Affairs, College of Business Administration, University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
How it works
Through working with the HEA you will be taken through a three stage process:
Stage 1 - Curriculum review
The process will take a holistic account; reviewing content, learner experience and assessment practice all within the context of market requirements to ensure provision is demand-led.
To guide the review, the HEA will use a curriculum matrix based on best practice in curriculum design. The matrix will also be informed by the HEA Framework series responding to thematic drivers such as employability, retention and success, flexible learning, internationalisation and assessment for learning.
Stage 2 - Design and implementation of recommendations
The HEA recommend a staged process that supports embedding changes recommended by our review process. This is designed to support cultural change into practice and provide a framework for transformational improvements across provision.
Stage 3 - Change academy
A development programme for academic teams to explore the latest developments in curriculum design and pedagogic approaches such as technology-enhanced learning. In addition to the 4 masterclasses the participants will understand how to effectively feed in the external voices on the programmes (e.g. external examiner reports/ external data points, key stakeholders) to future-proof the curricula. The change academy promotes the use of appreciative inquiry and continuous improvement methodology to launch sustainable change plans for meaningful cultural change.
Advancing HE Through Strategic Change and Innovation
End to end support to tackle your major institutional challenges
This is a bespoke programme built around school, faculty or institutional teaching and learning priorities. This programme uses a collaborative four-step process: conceptualising; planning and preparation; implementation, delivery and monitoring, and; completion and closure. The programme can address a number of themes linked to student success including:
- student retention and attainment;
- assessment and feedback;
- student engagement;
- flexible learning.