Academic Program Development and Accreditation

Innovation Models for Integrating Accredited and Unaccredited Education
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1,966 students
Academic Program Development and Accreditation
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (12 ratings)
1,966 students
Design courses in Udemy or for an unaccredited organization to be offered for academic credit
Design an effective higher education academic degree or certificate program
Collect stakeholder feedback and conduct online research of similar programs to determine effective program design
Develop program outcomes and an outcome map to courses
Develop values integration for those in Christian higher education, ministry, missions agency or churches providing high-quality unaccredited, semi-accredited and non-formal education
Apply lean startup principles and agile methods to academic program design to adapt to resource-constrained environments
Complete the documentation needed to submit an academic program for review to an accreditor or design programs documentation to support alternative methods to accreditation (in contexts where that is needed)

Requirements

  • Some experience with developing educational programs
  • Have a general idea of goals and potential courses that would make up your academic program
Description

This is a project-based course where the finished project will be develop an academic program. Key elements of the course include:

  • An extensive template for conducting Needs Analysis, Research, Curriculum Mapping Research and Assessment for your program.

  • Evaluation Rubrics you will use to self-evaluate your program and its courses

  • How to Design Courses in Udemy for Academic Credit

  • Proven Unbundling/Rebundilng Models to Get Credit for Unaccredited Courses

By the end of the course, students will have developed materials needed to have their educational program reviewed for credit.

Andrew Sears is the President of City Vision University where we are bringing radically affordable education through a $2,000 associate's degree and a $5,000 bachelor's degree. I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, Andrew worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups. 

Note, because work at Christian higher education institution, I have included some assignments on how to design program to integrate faith. Students that are not interested in these topics are welcome to skip them or just view them as an example of how to design for holistic values integration and apply with your own institutional values.

This course was developed largely as a volunteer-driven project of the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance to build the global capacity of higher education to serve the poor and the majority world. We would also love for you to make contributions to improve the course, so if you have any suggested resources, links or other improvements, please let us know. We hope that this can become one of the best free courses available on Instructional Design, but we can only do that with help and feedback of people like you.

Who this course is for:
  • Udemy course designers that would like to create courses for credit
  • Educators that would like to get their programs accredited
  • Department chairs or other designers of accredited degree or certificate programs
  • Educational program directors at non-accredited institutions wanting their programs to be able to be accepted as transfer credit to accredited institutions
  • A particular focus will be on Christian educators and/or those serving the poor or in developing countries
  • Educators interested in developing online or technology
  • Those who value pragmatism and cost-effectiveness in education
Curriculum
8 sections • 22 lectures • 2h 11m total length
  • Introduction
  • Resources for this Course
  • How to Design Courses in Udemy for Academic Credit
  • Proven Unbundling/Rebundilng Models to Get Credit for Unaccredited Courses
  • Introduction to Academic Program Development and Assessment
  • Academic Program Design Models
  • Academic Program Needs Analysis and Research
  • Academic Program Needs Analysis and Research Materials
  • Aligning Programs with General Education, Institutional Outcomes and Standards
  • Materials for General Education, Institutional Outcomes and Standards
  • Program Needs Analysis and Research
  • Writing Effective Program Outcomes
  • Materials: Writing Effective Program Outcomes
  • Faith Integration in Academic Program Development Part 1
  • Academic Faith Integration Part 2
  • Faith Integration Materials
  • Developing Program Outcomes
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Materials: Developing Curriculum Maps
  • Developing Program Assessment Plans
  • Materials: Developing Program Assessment Plans
  • Program Outcomes, Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Plans
  • Using Course Evaluation and Program Evaluation Rubrics
  • Required Materials: Course and Program Evaluation Rubrics
  • Customize Course Review Rubric for Your Program
  • OLC's Quality Scorecard Suite Program Rubrics
  • Support Materials for this Section
  • Capstone Option 1. Complete DEAC's Educational Offerings Report
  • Capstone Option 2. Prepare Unaccredited Program Documentation for Review

Instructor
University President focused on Disruptive Innovation
Andrew Sears
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I am the President of City Vision University where our goal is to provide radically affordable online education to those serving the poor, the addicted, and the underserved. I also am a co-founder of the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance, which is a collaboration of leaders to support the global growth of post-secondary education serving the majority world and the poor

I previously co-founded MIT's Internet Telephony Consortium with one of the fathers of the internet (David Clark) focused on disruption in the telecommunications industry. Before spending the past 20 years living with and serving the poor with disruptive educational technologies, I worked as a consultant to Sprint, venture capitalist and internet startups.