Curriculum Development, Assessment, & Program Evaluation
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Course level: Graduate
In this course, students will explore contemporary curriculum issues including creating appropriate learning outcomes, developing high-impact educational practices, and striking a balance between general education and major courses. The course will also focus on using evidence-based decision making in program/course curriculum development and change processes. Program evaluation models and methods and accreditation processes utilized in higher education will be explored. Competency A: Develop comprehensive curricular planning, assessment strategies and evaluation processes for higher education programs. Competency B: Determine appropriate assessment, evaluation and continuous improvement methods that align with the mission, goals and objectives of higher education programs. Competency C: Apply key concepts, research and techniques for assessing the effectiveness of higher education programs. Competency D: Analyze opportunities and challenges associated with planning, assessment and evaluation of higher education programs. Competency E: Analyze current trends and best practices associated with curriculum development, assessment and program evaluation.