Curriculum Database

What is the Fontys ICT Curriculum Database (CDB)? What is the function of this tool and how is access to it regulated? Information in the Curriculum Database must meet a number of substantive requirements. These are explained. It is also indicated how we deal with student feedback from the educational evaluation.

1. What is the Curriculum Database

The Curriculum Database is a tool used within Fontys ICT to keep track of information about the different units of study (OE)'s of the study programme. The database contains the current data, the information about the units of study as stated in the TER and the related subjects. The CDB is also used to generate the programme guide.

Every lecturer has automatic access rights via Single Sign-On and can view all course information. Information on units of study can only be edited by the responsible Programme Manager (CE) of the unit of study and the users authorised by this manager, including in any case the Project Leader Programme Implementation (PLOU).

The tool is also used to generate the programme guide based on the information in the database. In order to manage this, agreements have been made about the procedure and timetable of activities.

2. Substantive requirements

2.1. Information on the topics, theme of the units of study

The topics within a unit of study are also referred to as fields of expertise. The Curriculum Database describes the topics of the unit of study. From this CDB, the programme guide is also generated and published, which, as an appendix to the TER (OER), contains all the formal information of the education. .

This formal information is maintained in the Curriculum Database for each unit of study and should be fully updated two weeks before the start of the education. The information will be published on the page with the TERs of Fontys ICT at least one week before the start of the education.

For each field of expertise (or the entire semester), at least a description is included of:

  1. Contents
  2. Learning outcomes, in an exit profile (except for the Personalised Unit of Study, where the student himself determines the learning outcomes)
  3. Formative assessment and summative assessment
    • (Formative) assessment
    • Repairs and re-sits
    • Resources
    • (Summative) assessment
  4. Learning activities
  5. Teaching materials

2.2. Information on educational adaptations following previous educational evaluations

It has been agreed with the IPC (IMR) and the JDPC (GOC) that the improvements made that resulted from the previous semester's evaluation are included in the Canvas course of the unit of study concerned. In this way we give students feedback on what we are doing with the feedback we have given previously.

2.3. Partners in Education

Canvas describes which PIEs contribute to education and in what form.

3. Naming convention Fontys ICT

When designing and using the Curriculum Database, the policy surrounding the Naming convention of Fontys ICT should be taken into account.