OBE Framework Description
The presented Outcomes-Based Education Continuous Quality Improvement (OBE CQI) Framework illustrates the flow of defined stages to develop APC BS Computer Engineering (CpE) graduates who are prepared and qualified to take on a professional career after the completion of the program or three years after graduation.
The program organized meetings, consultations, and fora with the stakeholders who are representatives from industry partners and/or industry professors (defined in internship program), and alumni organizations. Though the main objective of these activities is to come up with the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), opportunities, concept integration and performance credentialing of APC graduates are also tackled. These stakeholders are also part of the Program Advisory Board. Recommendations of students, parents and faculty members are also gathered through organized fora and monthly departmental meetings.
The program developed Student Outcomes (SOs) to support attain the PEOs. SOs highlight the professional competency profiles (e.g. skills, knowledge, ethical and moral standards) necessary to perform the activities within the profession to the standards expected in independent employment or practice, in compliance with CHED-stipulated program/student outcomes.
To attain the SOs, the program conducts Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL). The OBTL is performed in the classroom level. It encompasses the Performance Indicators (PI), Course Outcome (CO), Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA) and Assessment Tasks (AT). PIs are measurable statements that are used to determine the level of attainment of SOs. COs are defined statements on what the student should know and capable to do after completing the course. TLA involve students in the development and construction of the knowledge and skills to accomplish one or more CO. AT is the measure of the student’ knowledge and skills based on the CO.
According to CMO 37 s.2012 OBTL, assessment are processes that identify, collect, analyze, and report data that can be used to evaluate achievement of PEOs and SOs while evaluation are processes for interpreting data and evidences accumulated through assessment of PEOs and SOs. These serve as feedback to stakeholders, leading to a set of actions to improve the APEOs and SOs.