Akari Curriculum Management Solution supports Governance in higher education institutions, enabling universities to build workflows to manage the institution’s curriculum policies efficiently.
Key processes gain efficiencies, evidence of evolution and reduction of risk throughout the governance spectrum, with transparency and accountability, from academic senate meetings to marketing, risk management, and compliance.
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Akari Curriculum: Key Benefits for Governance
The Akari Workflow tool offers flexibility, configurability, and integrated intelligence to support your organisation in designing, controlling and automating the behaviour of your curriculum management processes.
At Akari, we understand your governance processes need to cater for different circumstances, different types of curricula and a diverse stakeholder community, all of whom need to contribute to the design, development, and management of the curriculum in a variety of ways. We understand that you need to refine your processes in line with the evolution of your curriculum, and so the Akari Workflow tool provides that flexibility, protecting your investment in the Akari Curriculum Management solution.
The Akari Workflow tool’s intelligence inherently understands the interconnected and dependent nature of your curriculum, ensuring that through automated retirement and archiving processes, elements that remain operational in other elements of your provision offering, remain untouched, providing enhanced business process efficiency.
Configurable business rules at each stage of a workflow process ensure data quality, completeness, and accuracy.
The management of the curriculum can be complex. But luckily, the Akari graphical workflow visualisation tools surface your processes, ensuring transparency, visibility, and ease of understanding throughout the organisation. With inbuilt alerts and notifications, plus a dynamic dashboard, our workflow tool ensures that you have all the information you need at your fingertips.
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Automatic Publication & CMA Compliance
Akari Publications supports organisations in the development and creation of publications associated with curriculum provision, enabling these to be independently developed to the approval of the curriculum provision itself, ensuring that opportunities to market and recruit can be achieved earlier in the cycle.
Enabled across the full curriculum structure – from micro-credentials to research degrees, the Akari Publications module offers full multi-version veracity, providing you with the flexibility to support specific campaigns, geographies, locations, and intakes, whilst maintaining CMA compliance, reducing institutional risk, and always having not only certainty in the version of the curriculum, but more importantly the correct version of the publication associated with any given version of the curriculum.
Underpinned by Akari’s sophisticated workflow engine; Akari publications enables seamless automated publication and integration with your website or to other downstream applications.
Configurable templates and a flexible workflow provide you with the tools to create the publications you need to support and enhance the applicant and student journey, and with enhanced curriculum navigability, the curriculum path is clearly mapped out from application to completion.
Evidence the Evolution of Pedagogy
Collaboration, feedback and tracking changes within the ideation, development and ongoing management and review of the curriculum are essential, but the true potential and value is revealed when the evolution and enhancement of those changes and comments may be evidenced over time.
The Akari Review, Collaborate and Comparison feature is a graphical, dynamic, and interactive tool, providing you with the ability to instantly perform comparative analysis of curriculum versions over time either online or offline as a document output from the application. Configurable, the tool may be designed to support your preferred structure and layout of the curriculum data.
The feature also highlights at an individual data item level the changes, additions, and deletions that have been made across versions, showcasing how the curriculum item has been enhanced, modified, and evolved over time.
Akari outlines the evolution of your pedagogy, supporting your organisation in review, validation and ongoing approval processes, be they internal or external. Akari Software provides you with the ability to harness those insights to drive quality improvements as well as proof and analysis of those improvements.
Reduction of Organisational Risk
Mechanisms and approaches for contract cheating have become increasingly sophisticated. Approaches to assessment design can help reduce the opportunities for cheating and academic misconduct, but how one goes about ensuring such active consideration is undertaken as part of assessment design, and showing the measures applied to reduce the associated risk with mechanisms to determine the effectiveness of those measures on student misconduct is where Akari’s Educational Integrity Assurance feature supports and enhances good practice.
Akari’s Educational Integrity Assurance feature is born out of international legislation and good practice, providing you with a pro-active mechanism to actively consider the associated risks with each type and format of assessment as part of the development, review, and approval of the curriculum.
It permits the capture and definition of associated risks, determines risk containment and mitigation strategies, and manages their effectiveness on an ongoing basis. The tool’s flexibility provides the ability to determine whether specific categories or types of assessment require mandatory risk mitigation strategies and auto-populates any known risks associated with specific types of assessment where relevant.
Data captured permits external reporting as well as downstream integration through Akari’s sophisticated and robust API suite, and as a result, can analyse educational integrity incidents against applied risk mitigation strategies. What’s more is, it will actively showcase your response and policies to counter academic misconduct to external organisations.
At Akari, we understand the value of any solution is limited unless interoperable. We enable seamless integrations via the Akari Curriculum API suite and dedicated HE application connectors.
Akari’s RESTful open API suite is proven, mature, scalable, and robust, surfacing all meta data within the Akari Curriculum Management solution. Fully documented, our API suite enables you to integrate with any downstream application – Student Information Systems, Virtual Learning Environments, Content Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management Systems, Timetabling Solutions, Library Systems, Data Warehouses/BI, as well as bespoke-in house applications.
Akari’s dedicated suite of connectors to common HE applications provides enhanced efficiencies in integrating to your downstream solutions with dedicated and specific & optimised API routes and handshakes. Designed as solution specific, Akari connectors offer reduced time and effort in both mapping and integrating and are fully supported and maintained by Akari.
Akari’s API suite and connectors in conjunction with the Akari Curriculum solution support the most granular and sophisticated level of data integrations – rules, assessment and timetabling data are all supported as standard due to the richness and cohesiveness of the Akari Curriculum Data Model, ensuring that all systems have the definitive source of curriculum truth, reducing institutional risk, eradicating duplication of effort and driving efficiency.