Curriculum Mapping Process
In order to ensure programs at Durham College meet quality standards, such as those from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), the college is required to provide evidence that we are designing curriculum and providing assessment opportunities that engage and measure the students’ success in meeting the program and course learning outcomes.
The new curriculum mapping activity is an opportunity to connect with your colleagues, revisit the ministry guidelines, and assess the courses to identify the strengths, gaps, and areas of improvement. This means renewing your familiarity with the program learning outcomes and discussing how your course contributes to supporting students in achieving the course learning outcomes and ultimately the program learning outcomes. In linking evaluations of course learning outcomes with program learning outcomes, we provide the evidence required to show that the program assesses the program learning outcomes.
Why? Because it’s about Quality…
At Durham College, programs undergo comprehensive program review (CPR) every five to seven years. The process allows for critical program analysis and reflection, leading to a set of recommendations for program improvement. Program Review Teams gather feedback from stakeholders and review program data to complete a self-study report.
Curriculum Mapping ensures programs are:
- Consistent with MTCU requirements and expectations;
- Current with external accreditation body competencies (if applicable);
- Assessing students with reasonable expectations;
- Aligning course learning outcomes and assessments with program learning outcomes.