Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum mapping supports the collection of evidence for the comprehensive program review (CPR). To ensure programs at Durham College meet internal and external quality standards, the college is required to provide evidence that curriculum is designed and assessment opportunities engage and measure the students’ success in meeting the program and course learning outcomes.

Curriculum mapping is a collaborative process with the program team (and other colleagues if relevant) to revisit the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) guidelines and assess the curriculum to identify the strengths, gaps, and areas of improvement. The process entails discussion and analysis of various aspects of the curriculum including the ways in which courses in the program of study contribute to students achieving course learning outcomes and ultimately the program learning outcomes (PLOs). A thorough curriculum mapping process includes analysis of curriculum alignment, ensuring the PLOs are assessed accurately, as well as other elements of program success including, assessment timing and assessment of Essential Employability Skills (EESs). This analysis culminates in a curriculum mapping report with action items for consideration in the final CPR report.

Curriculum Mapping ensures programs are:

  • Consistent with MCU requirements and expectations;
  • Assessing students with reasonable expectations;
  • Aligning course learning outcomes and assessments with program learning outcomes.
  • Aligning curriculum for student, faculty and program success.


Overview of Durham College Curriculum Mapping Process

Curriculum Mapping Session Agenda