Explore the key milestones and processes associated with analysis.

Curriculum mapping is a process that results in a visualization of the alignment between program learning outcomes and aggregated course information, such as teaching and learning activities and student assessments. Curriculum maps are an important source of evidence for discussions about the patterns, strengths, gaps and redundancies of a program, and potential changes that could enhance student learning opportunities.  

Supports the VPIUE Office can provide:

  • Consultation with unit/program leader to plan the curriculum mapping process 
  • Development and facilitation of curriculum mapping data collection workshop(s) for a unit 

In addition to curriculum mapping data, it’s necessary to consult other sources of evidence to make decisions about program change. The amount and extent of data collection and consultation needed for a curriculum development project depends largely on the scale and scope of the project. 

A unit that is planning to completely overhaul their entire curriculum will need to engage in more extensive evidence gathering than a unit that is planning to review the development of a few key skills across the second-year courses in a program.

University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) Standardized Data Sets: Curriculum development initiatives can be supported by the Faculty, Student and Program Quality indicators data received as part of a UTQAP Standardized Data Set, created for units/programs undertaking a cyclical program review. The data sets include admission/enrolment trends, student satisfaction survey results, course evaluation data and other information that may assist with your curriculum analysis work.

See the Standardized Materials section on the UTQAP reviews web page for more information. 

Supports the VPIUE Office can provide:

  • Consultation with unit/program leader to develop an evidence gathering plan 
  • Guidance on development of student and faculty surveys 
  • Facilitation of student focus groups 

Once a variety of evidence has been collected, the various sources can be brought together to provide different lenses on what is working well in the program and what needs to be improved. Analysis may begin with interpretation of curriculum mapping data, and then seeking validation or confirmation from other sources, or may involve broader inquiry into what the various sources of evidence reveal.  

Supports the VPIUE Office can provide:

  • Guidance on the interpretation and use of curriculum maps

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