Academic Program Development and Accreditation

Academic Program Development and Accreditation, Innovation Models for Integrating Accredited and Unaccredited Education.

Course 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. 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.

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