Project Spine Detailed Planning for New Curriculum Workshop - Da Nang

Registration Information

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Registration closes February 27, 2018

March 6, 2018 (All day)

Da Nang University of Science and Technology, 54 Nguyen Luong Bang, Hoa Khanh Bac, Lien Chieu, Da Nang

When: Mar 6, 2018, (All day)

Da Nang University of Science and Technology, 54 Nguyen Luong Bang, Hoa Khanh Bac, Lien Chieu, Da Nang

This workshop is for leaders of programs considering how to redesign a program to include a project spine (project classes embedded in the program of study) and/or reduce the program’s number of courses/credits.  A goal of implementing a project spine will be to reinforce student learning and skill development as students’ progress through the program of study.  An overall reduction of the number of credits/courses required to earn the degree will also be a design goal.


Time Details
8:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Networking
8:30 – 9:15 am Workshop Goals and Review of Workshop Pre-Work
Selected participant teams will present their findings from the assigned workshop pre-work
9:15 – 10:00 am Curriculum Redesign Criteria and Constraints
Building on the workshop pre-work, participant teams will refine and further develop their curriculum redesign criteria and constraints. Depending on participant wishes, either a common set for all programs being redesigned or different sets for different programs will be developed
10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee and Tea Break
10:30 – 11:15 am Project Spine Structure
Based on the redesign criteria and constraints selected, program teams will design a target project spine structure (number of courses, their placement in the program of study and general types of outcomes desired for those courses)
11:15 – 11:45 am Specific ABET Requirements for Programs
Based on Friday’s workshop on ABET criteria requirements for curriculum, will complete a listing specific topics/courses that must be included in the program of study and the amount of credit devoted to each
11:15 – 11:45 am Participant Questions & Discussion
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:45 pm Initial Design of Program of Study (Curriculum)
Using a program of study template, program teams will begin to build a redesigned program of study/curriculum using the desired project spine structure and ABET required topics. Guidelines for doing this process will be provided by the workshop leader
2:45 – 3:00 pm Next Steps for Program Teams
Teams will decide on next steps—who will do what and when it will be done. This may include initial planning on a May BUILD-IT workshop
3:00 pm Wrap-up