Resources

The Taylor Institute has created a number of resources to support groups with Curriculum Review and Curriculum Development at the University of Calgary.

 

Guide to Curriculum Review

This Guide is a compilation of our seven most commonly used handouts regarding Curriculum Review and Development. You can download individual handouts or the entire guide. 

If you are only looking for Curriculum Development resources, see Handouts 3 (Program-Level Learning Outcomes) and 4 (Curriculum Mapping).

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#1 Introduction to Curriculum Review

This handout provides a brief overview of the curriculum review process at the University of Calgary.

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#2 Guiding Questions, Creating a Review Plan, and Timelines

Guiding questions are the critical questions or concerns that guide the curriculum review process.  Like a research study, a curriculum review uses guiding questions to focus inquiry and determine types of data needed.

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#3 Program-level Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLOs describe the knowledge, skills and values/attitudes that students are expected to attain by the end of a program of study. This handout includes strategies for writing effective PLOs as well as examples at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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#4 Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum mapping is the process of associating course outcomes with program-level learning outcomes (PLOs) and aligning elements of courses with a program to ensure that it is structured to enhance student learning. This handout describes the process and examples of tools that can be used for mapping.

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#5 Analyzing Curriculum Mapping Data

This handout describes different ways curriculum mapping data can be presented and analyzed. Information on involving faculty in data analysis and example questions for data analysis are provided.

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#6 Action Plan and Final Report

An Action Plan is a concise summary of how the program will address findings emerging from the CR process along with strategies and metrics to monitor and evaluate the impact of these actions on student learning and experience. This handout provides examples of Action Plan items as well as guidance for writing the Final Report.

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#7 Glossary of Curriculum Review Terms

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Guide to Curriculum Review (All chapters)

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