Engineering education in Uzbekistan requires global recognition to improve rankings and attract international students. Through the Central Asia University Partnerships Program (UniCEN), administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT) and Kent State University are collaboratively exploring ways to bring computer engineering education in Uzbekistan in line with industry needs and best international standards.
Throughout the project period, the partners met online and exchanged perspectives on the modernization of engineering curriculum and teaching. Kent State University lent its expertise to TUIT’s Computer Science department towards receiving ABET Accreditation, the gold standard to meet quality for professional preparation of graduates in STEM fields.
Mindful of computer engineering curriculum that reflects international best practices and actual industry needs, Kent State University faculty and administrators prepared and conducted a series of webinars to help advance TUIT’s course design, curriculum mapping, learning outcomes, assessment metrics, and strategic planning. The total of 26 TUIT faculty and administrators completed the teaching methodology webinars.
As a result of the collaboration and support by Kent State University faculty, TUIT faculty are revising curricula to include learning outcomes and new teaching and assessment methods for implementation in the 2021-2022 academic year.