Towards a multi-stakeholder-driven model for excellence in higher education curriculum development
AbstractA multi-stakeholder-driven model for excellence in higher education curriculum development has been developed. It is based on the assumption that current efforts to curriculum development take place within a framework of limited stakeholder consultation. A total of 18 multiple stakeholders are identified, including learners, alumni, government, local and international universities, research institutions, SAQA structures and consultants. The model is further based on significant NQF and OBE alignment of all learning programmes within a multiple stakeholder framework, thereby ensuring that the need of all stakeholders are firmly embedded in curriculum development. Additionally, the principles of learner empowerment, employability, transparency and world-class quality form the foundation of this strategic-driven model for curriculum development. Six phases are postulated with stakeholder engagement during all phases. Three broad areas of quality planning, quality management system implementation and quality
review are followed throughout the process. The result is the achievement of excellence in higher education.