+ Curriculum Mapping Workshop Presented to Eastern Michigan University 10/31/14 By Jennifer Fager, PhD Director of Assessment University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire + Questions You Might Ponder at EMU How does the “Representing the Holocaust” study abroad program course contribute to student learning in the Jewish Studies Minor? What have you learned about the Computer Science program as a result of the COSC481W software projects? How do you know that the admissions criteria for the MA in C& I are predictive of success in the program? When customizing a program of study unique to student interests for the PhD in Technology how do you ensure students are meeting the intended learning outcomes of the program? + Questions You Might Ponder at EMU What evidence you you have to demonstrate students have learned what you intended for them to learn from the Eagle Study Tables? How do you know that you have designed and implemented a program of support for instructional faculty to assess significant student learning outcomes in the Faculty Development Center? + Purposes of Curriculum Mapping Analyze alignment between curriculum and outcomes Organizes information for faculty and students Clarifies learning expectations + Curriculum Mapping Questions Where in the program will students have the opportunity to learn what you want them to learn? Where in the program will the outcomes be assessed? + Curriculum Mapping Questions What are the required courses in your programs? Do the students have the opportunity to learn the outcomes regardless of section or instructor? Are the outcomes reflected in course syllabi? + Mapping Exercise #1 Outcomes 101 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 102 201 301 Multicultura l Course Capstone Experience x x x x x x x x x x x 7 8 x 9 x 10 x x x x x x x x + Mapping Exercise #1 The members of the Department engaged in the curriculum mapping exercise on the previous slide during a recent department meeting. Examine the map and list questions you might pose to the department members Question1: Question 2: Question 3 + Mapping Exercise #1 What recommendations might you provide to the department members based upon your questions? Recommendation 1: Recommendation 2: Recommendation 3: + Mapping Exercise #2 You have before you a Curriculum Map. Review the Map and respond to the assigned scenario questions. Scenario #1: You are a student in the program. What are the expectations for learning in each of the courses on your Map? Where will you have the opportunity to demonstrate the outcomes? What questions would you have of your advisor regarding the program expectations? Scenario #2: You are a new member of the department and have been assigned to teach three courses required of your program. Select three different courses on your map and describe what you need to know about these courses in order to ensure students will learn what you and your colleagues have determined they should learn. + Mapping Exercise #2 Scenario #3: You are the program administrator/chair of the department where this program is housed. You are preparing for program review and need to include information about the assessment of student learning. What questions will you ask of your colleagues after analyzing the Map? What changes would you recommend to the Map/Courses? What are the strengths of the Map? + American Sign Language Certificate Example + Housing & Resident Life Example + College of Business Example + English Example + Latin American Studies Example + EdD in Leadership Studies Example + University Recreation Example + History Example (In part) + Mapping Exercise #3 Map your program What do you need to know to do this? What are the required courses in your program? What are the outcomes of your program? In which courses will students have the opportunity to learn what they need to learn to meet the outcomes? Analyze your map thus far, what are the strengths? Gaps? Areas requiring more focus? + Next Steps—Suggestions for Success Ask all colleagues to complete a Curriculum Map for the courses/experiences assigned to them. Compile and discuss the results at a department meeting Reach consensus Share the Maps with your students Identify assessments needed to measure learning/program success + Next Steps: Evidence of Learning What evidence do you need? What evidence do you already have? Who might possess evidence you need? Where might evidence be found? What evidence do you have that might benefit others? + Instruments you may have Exams, standardized tests, interviews, graduate follow-up surveys, internship evaluations, research projects, presentations/performances, thesis, dissertation, comprehensive exams, others? + Data Questions to Ponder What kinds of data do you want or need? Is the measure important or just interesting? Does the measure assess achievement of the learning outcomes? Does the information already exist? Can the measure help improve student learning and the program? + Thank you! What do you use to fix a broken Jack-o-lantern? With a pumpkin patch, of course!