The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific's Department of Academics (MAAP) implements a curriculum with “manualized” subjects. The personnel responsible for the manuals are the Instructional Development Officers (IDO), one for the College of Marine Transportation (CMT) and another for the College of Marine Engineering (CME). MAAPs quality standards require a procedure for the development, review, implementation and revision of the manuals. A team is selected with the approval of the dean to implement the quality procedure. The team is composed of the subject matter expert (SME), a member (preferably another SME), and the IDO. The team is called the instructional development team (IDT).
All the subjects in both CMT and CME are in individual manual form, called subject manuals. After a manual is developed and reviewed by the IDT, it will be verified by the Subject Area Chair (SAC), either from the professional or general education subjects area. Then, the verified manual is approved by the dean of academics. The SAC may be a member of the IDT. In this case verification and approval are done by the dean. After the manual is verified and/or approved by the dean, it will go to the President. If and when there is no more addition or deletion according to the president, the manual is signed for its implementation in the college.
The first approved implementation is called validation. This starts a continual development of the subject content. Instructors give comments and suggest revisions after the implementation at the end of the semester through the Lecturer's Comment Form (LCF). The LCF contents are then examined by an IDT, not necessarily the same as the previous one.
The IDO reflects these changes in the manual for its implementation in the next semester it is offered. Revisions are duly reviewed by the IDT; verified by the SAC, then approved by the dean. These activities and processes are according to the set of quality procedures and are verified by the affixed signatures of these concerned personnel.