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Enhancing the University of Assumption BSIT Curriculum: A Collaborative Review and Focus Group Discussion

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Introduction

On Monday, July 17, 2023, a momentous event took place at Cafe Maria, Domus Mariae International Hotel, University of the Assumption (UA). The event’s focus is to review the University of Assumption Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) curriculum. The UA had a commitment to providing cutting-edge education. They invited industry experts and faculty members to engage in a Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The goal was to ensure the program’s relevance and effectiveness. Notably, the review also embraced technological advancements. Some participants joined the discussion via Zoom. iPhiTech’s Continuous Improvement Manager graced the event in person. The VP for Administration of iPhiTech actively contributed online.

Collaborative Input from Industry Experts

The success of any academic program relies on its ability to align with industry demands and technological advancements. Understanding this crucial aspect, the UA BSIT curriculum review invited iPhiTech’s Continuous Improvement Manager who has a wealth of experience in the IT sector. His physical presence during the FGD provided an unparalleled opportunity for direct engagement and insightful discussions. Through this collaboration, the faculty and attendees gained a deeper understanding of the rapidly evolving IT landscape. This enables them to fine-tune the curriculum to meet industry standards and expectations. His valuable insights proved instrumental in ensuring that the program prepares students to be industry-ready upon graduation.

Embracing Remote Participation via Zoom

In an increasingly interconnected world, virtual collaboration has become an integral part of professional interactions. To reflect this reality and accommodate diverse schedules, the UA BSIT curriculum review facilitated remote participation through the Zoom platform. iPhiTech’s VP for Administration enthusiastically joined the discussion online, enriching the event with his unique perspective.

The inclusion of remote participants not only broadened the pool of ideas but also demonstrated the university’s commitment to accessibility and flexibility. Additionally, by embracing technology and enabling remote collaboration, the University of the Assumption exemplified its readiness to adapt and thrive in the digital era.

Takeaways of the Curriculum Review: Empowering Excellence

The UA BSIT curriculum was reviewed collaboratively. The focus was on empowering excellence. The educational program aimed to align with industry trends. It also aimed to align with technological advancements. Graduates will be well-prepared for the IT landscape. Moreover, the UA BSIT curriculum embraces innovation, practical skills development, and industry-relevant courses, fostering a student-centric approach. The goal is to empower future IT professionals to achieve their full potential and excel in their careers. 

Wrap-Up

Indeed, the University of the Assumption’s BSIT curriculum review and Focus Group Discussion served as a testament to the university’s dedication to excellence in education. And by collaborating with industry experts like Mark Madalipay, embracing remote participation through Zoom, and adopting a student-centric approach, UA reaffirmed its commitment to providing an up-to-date, innovative, and inclusive educational experience. The insights gathered during the event will undoubtedly shape a curriculum that equips future IT professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their careers and make a meaningful impact in the world of technology. Through continuous review and improvement, the University of the Assumption remains at the forefront of academic excellence, ensuring that its graduates are well-prepared to thrive in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of Information Technology.

2 Responses

  1. I was part of the UA BSIT student technical team responsible for presenting the curriculum review via the Zoom platform. With esteemed guests participating in the review, our department gained insights as they provided commentary and shared their thoughts on the proposed new curriculum for future IT students at the University of the Assumption. What made this event memorable for me was that despite encountering unexpected rainy weather on the day of the event, we persevered with the help of online platforms like Zoom. This technology paved the way for the guests who could not attend due to weather conditions or other commitments to join the curriculum review session.

  2. This initiative by the University of the Assumption to incorporate remote participation in the BSIT curriculum review through Zoom is truly commendable! It’s inspiring to see iPhiTech’s VP for Administration actively engaging online, bringing a valuable perspective to the discussion. By embracing technology and fostering remote collaboration, UA showcases a forward-thinking approach that not only expands the realm of ideas but also underscores its dedication to accessibility and flexibility. Kudos to UA for exemplifying adaptability and readiness for success in the digital era!

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