Characteristics of curriculum design and the Curriculum Map/Matrix
Curriculum has coherent course sequencing and structure designed to achieve the intended student learning outcomes in a manner that both students and faculty can articulate the rationale behind the sequencing and structure of the degree program.
- A written description of how the courses and their sequence relate to students’ achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
Remember that if you identify a course as covering a learning outcome, the course learning outcomes of the syllabus should align with the program outcomes identified in the curriculum map as being covered in the course. If the syllabi do not align with the Curriculum Map, then either the map or the syllabus will need to be revised.