2.0 STAFF REQUIREMENTS
2.1 Academic staff
Academic staff to student ratio shall be maintained within 1:8 to 1:15. Academic staff teaching interior design courses shall be appropriately qualified in Interior Design, Architecture and related field.
2.2 Part time academic staff
Apart from the full-time academic staff, interior design schools are strongly encouraged to engage part-time academic staff from amongst practising professionals in interior design, architecture and related fields. Apart from the academic administrator, studio master and subject coordinators must be from full time academic staff.
2.3 Studio Teaching and Learning
Individual project works with direct staff-student tutorial or dialogue shall form the basis of the student learning. Staff to student ratio shall be within 1:15.
2.4 External Examiners
The programme shall be formalised with an examination by independent external examiners at the end of every graduating year. For this purpose, the external examiners shall include experienced practising interior designers, architects and senior academician from other schools.
The External Examiner’s reports shall be included in the documentation to be submitted for accreditation.
2.5 Support staff
There shall also be sufficient qualified and experienced members of technical and administrative staff to provide adequate support to the educational programme.