StatusThe thesis was presented on the 7 June, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 5 July, 2016
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Domain of scientific research: General Theory Of Education.
Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, bibliography from 194 titles, 137 pages of body text, 3 annexes, 19 figures, 20 tables. Key concepts: academic curriculum, university autonomy, curriculum management, initiative management, object management, modeling of curriculum management, diagnosis, conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The purpose of research: is to determine the theoretical and practical academic curriculum management in the context of institutional autonomy.
Research objectives: analyzing curriculum approaches and university curriculum management; identifying and analyzing university curriculum management trends on both national and international arenas; determining/developing conceptual and practical milestones of university curriculum management in the context of institutional autonomy; identifying and examining the conditions of university curriculum management; experimental validation of the newly conceptualized university curriculum management; qualitative and quantitative analysis of experimental data.
The scientific novelty of the results is the fact that it analyzes the university curriculum as an object of education management from a psychologic, sociologic, cultural and professional perspective; It identifies the specific traits of the university curriculum management in the context of institutional autonomy: correlating the academic and managerial approaches, addressing the managerial focused approaches only and correlating the two: “university autonomy - curricular autonomy”; It conceptualizes the management of the university curriculum in the context of institutional autonomy: modeling approach, integral, teleological, practical, psychological and factorial; It establishes the role of extracurricular conditions in university curriculum management: hierarchy, functionality, coherence, flexibility, cross-disciplinary, in relation to social and professional fields; It develops a report of functions with reference to the managerial structure as mechanisms of academic curriculum management: diagnosis, conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring, assessment, correction, communication.
The scientific solution of this research gives guidance on how to develop and manage a university curriculum in the context of institutional autonomy both from theoretical and practical approaches, hierarchically assessed by institutional structures, assuring high quality of the projection, and implementation and monitoring stages of the academic curriculum.
Theoretical importance of the research is the development of the educational curriculum through the definition of the concept of university curriculum and its structure per various domains, cycles, academic developmental programs; the evolution of university curriculum management theory through defining this phenomenon and through establishing a correlation between the curriculum and educational management; modeling of the university curriculum management in the context of university autonomy: structures, principles, function, dimensions. Applicable value of this research lies in the application of the research results in higher education institutions; the application of results in the formation of curriculum and the management of the curriculum; the utilization of recommendations in promoting the management of the university curriculum in the context of institutional autonomy.
Implementation of scientific results. This research falls within the higher education reform and, in
particular, into rethinking of university curriculum in the context of institutional autonomy, and also into
the international and national trends of curriculum development. The implementation of obtained results
into the university system is realized through the transfer of theoretical and practical research provisions
into the curriculum at both system and institution level, including the conceptualization and
implementation of the reference academic curriculum.
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