عنوان مقاله [English]
The field of curriculum is one of the most challenging and controversial fields of knowledge. The question of who should make curriculum decisions has been a central issue throughout the history of the curriculum. In this article, the authors aim to get acquainted with the decision-making structure in higher education curriculum design and whether it is better to centralize or not by searching for and reviewing articles from the most famous databases such as irandoc, cilivica, Jahad Daneshgahi database (SID), magiran, noormagz, Google, etc. The writers then introduce centralized and decentralized systems and examine their advantages and disadvantages in higher education planning and the history of higher education in Iran and its developments in different periods, levels of decentralization of the curriculum, the position of participation of faculty members and important factors as well as barriers to their participation in the program development process. Finally, while expressing the challenges and solutions of decentralized planning, it has been concluded that complete transfer of decision-making power will not be a good solution to meet the existing needs, but a combination of decentralized and semi-centralized status for higher education in Iran can be very useful and effective.