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Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum mapping is a method of analyzing the relationship between the curriculum and student learning outcomes. A curriculum map graphically illustrates how a program's courses/requirements introduce and reinforce the program's student learning outcomes.

Benefit for Programs

  • Pinpoints which courses in a curriculum introduce and reinforce program learning outcomes
  • Identifies where evidence for program-level assessment can be collected
  • Ensures curriculum provides sufficient learning opportunities for students to master specific learning outcomes

Benefit for Faculty

  • Understand how their course fits and contributes to the entire curriculum
  • Design end-of-course assignments that may simulataneously help assess a particular program-level learning outcome (e.g., capstone paper, statistics final exam, senior research project)

Benefit for Students

  • Grasp the "big picture" of the curriculum and how specific courses will contribute to their mastery of student learning outcomes


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Curriculum Mapping

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