Course review committees and new course proposal committees can call on the Learning and Teaching Centre for support in developing and revising curricula. The various phases of this process are represented in Table 1 below.
Before the LTC can help develop or critique unit outlines, the course rationale, course aims and course learning outcomes must have been developed. LTC staff can help the committee with developing these.
Table 1: From concept to approval
|Options available||Concept <-------------> Approval|
|Development and documentation|
|Proposal/review||Meeting cycle||Papers to CAQC|
|Committee meeting attendance||Y||Y||X|
The LTC also provides support for the course implementation process after approval for teaching by Academic Board. This process and its various phases are represented in Table 2 below.
Table 2: From approval to teaching
|Options available||Document <-------------> Delivery|
|Unit outlines||Educational design|
|Academic developer||Educational designer||Academic developer||Educational designer|
As you can see, the potential for the LTC to provide highly specialised support throughout the entire process of curriculum concept design to implementation is significant. Due to high demand and limited resources, however, it is necessary to restrict the LTC’s levels of involvement in curriculum and assessment design in course review and new course proposal in accordance with the two tables above.
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