Share Paper: Curriculum Mapping: Program Outcomes, Course Learning Outcomes, Alignment, and Assessment

  1. Elizabeth Crawford, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States
Wednesday, November 6 1:45 PM-2:05 PM Iberville

Abstract: In a continually shifting climate of higher education, academic drift is a common and often potentially insidious challenge. Without program faculty (or university administration) even noticing, the focus of activities, assessments, and even courses applied to an academic degree program can gradually shift away from the intended outcomes. As federal agencies, regional accrediting bodies, and state funding agencies increase scrutiny and demand for documentation of increased progression and graduation rates, as well as better demonstration of program outcomes achievement and work-force readiness, universities must take the time to scrutinize their internal practices related to course and program alignment. Similar to ...