SEA OBE Framework (Modified)
Relevance in education means addressing the needs of the students and the employees of today and providing the future graduates a curriculum of global compatibility (CMO 37, S2012). SLU is cognizant of this global movement and has proactively implemented Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in the undergraduate programs starting AY 2014-2015. The process of the development of the PEOs and POs is incorporated in the SLU-SEA OBE Framework shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. SLU –SEA OBE Framework (Modified)
The OBE paradigm of SLU-SEA can be deconstructed into four major sections. The first section is the Program Constituencies: the students, the faculty, the alumni, and the industry represented by the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The second section is the SLU OBE Committees who oversee the conduct of OBE at different levels of the university. The third section is the Continuous Quality Improvement following the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process that occurs at different levels of the OBE system. Periodic CQI activities are performed to ensure that OBE components are appropriate, up to date, and responsive in molding student to acquire the best possible competencies that meet the demands of the global community.
Communication lines from the CQI block loop back to the Constructive Alignment, OBE Committees, and Program Constituencies. This indicates that CQI results directly affect constructive alignment and are crucial in the decision making process of the OBE committees and Program Constituencies. The lines from the program constituencies that loop towards the CQI cycles indicate the direct influence of program constituencies on all aspects of the CQI process.