"Life is like that"... this is a quote that I borrowed from a section in the Readers Digest.
Well ... academician do not only teach, we do research and we also prepare the sound curriculum for the students of the program. After about 2 years of working and sleeping on it, after many no leave days for workshops, we finally reached the climax. It is to present the curriculum that we have designed to the University Curriculum Committee.
About a week after the exam processes were completed, we were called to defend the curriculum. The preparations were intense. Four programs from the faculty will go into defense. Few days before the meeting, we were all very busy. Slides preparation, correction, changes, editing. It calls for working on the weekends amidst of wedding invitations, family gatherings. Alhamdulillah with a good team work, we managed to fulfill all the requirements.
12 February 2018
|Chill before going into the battle field|
The first team entered at 2.30pm. They were not finished even at 4.30pm. We decided to perform our late afternoon solat, Asar. Upon completing our prayers, we were called to enter the defense. The second team completed in a brisk.
Alhamdulillah, we presented as planned. We managed to answer all questions. We have carefully taken into considerations all the current issues pertaining to the curriculum design in this Industrial Revolution 4.0 era.
Alhamdulillah, we get the nod and were allowed to start using the curriculum for this coming March 2018 semester. May Allah accept our small effort as continuous knowledge as what we did was to set path for the students in their quest for knowledge that they can later apply in their duty for the nation and ummah.
A relief gesture from all of us.