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Table 4 Framework for Assessing Curriculum Viability (Designed based on results of Tables 2 and 3)

From: Determining ‘curriculum viability’ through standards and inhibitors of curriculum quality: a scoping review

Area Standards Inhibitors
Educational Strategy 1. Development of relevant Mission and Objectives
2. Curriculum design
3. Length of program
4. Implementation guidelines
5. Review of instructional material
1. Low quality integration
2. In appropriate curriculum content level
Students 6. Perception of teaching
7. Perception of teachers
8. Perception of atmosphere
9. Academic self-perception
10. Social self-perception
11. Student support services
12. Student engagement with faculty, staff and administration
13. Degree to which student complaints are addressed
14. Active learning techniques
15. Clear analysis of audience
3. Lack of time for sufficient studying
4. Neglecting Student demands
5. Student’s resistance to new curriculum
Faculty 16. Ability to perform multiple roles
17. Competence of instructors
18. Staff involvement in organizational decision making
19. Faculty Development
20. Respect Diverse ways of learning
6. Lack of staff involvement in organizational decision making
Assessment 21. Prompt feedback
22. Measurement and Evaluation
7. Low quality quizzes
Educational and working Environment 23. Flexible people-oriented culture
24. Presence of various cultures
25. Climate of trust and shared understanding
26. Learner centered environment
8. Rigid, control-oriented cultures
9. Presence of strong disciplinary cultures
10. Research culture undervaluing education
Communication 27. Communicating policies and strategies
28. Communication/Information for quality
11. Lack of sharing best practices across the organization
12. Lack of appropriate communication channels
13. Lack of social interaction
Technology 29. Documented technology plan
30. Appropriate tools and media
31. Reliability of technology
32. Resources and information of technology
14. Technology Barriers
15. User interface Barriers
Leadership 33. Create partnerships
34. Influence people management
35. Achieving internal/external standards and goals
36. Procuring resources for optimal institutional functioning
37. Allocate resources
16. Lack of policies, procedures, systems and responsibilities
17. Lack of resources
18. Acting as communication gatekeepers
19. Focus on inspection and control