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1 6/5/ Curriculum Institute1 Writing/Revising the Course Outline: Something for Everyone Curriculum Institute 2003 Yula Flournoy, Mt. San Jacinto College Theresa Frongia, Santa Rosa Junior College Academic Senate Curriculum Committee : Kate Clark; Glenn Y. Yoshida; Yula Flournoy; Virginia McKee-Leone; Rita Ramirez Dean-Land; Michelle Pilati; Barbara Hollowell; Rita Dean Land; Dan Crump

2 6/5/ Curriculum Institute2 Introduction Writing and revising course outlines that will work for you, your students, your college, and the world. Or…… Whats the big deal, anyway?

3 6/5/ Curriculum Institute3 All quotes are from Components of a Model Course Outline of Record November, 1995 and will appear in orange Available on the Academic Senate Website at Papers/Model_outline.htm Papers/Model_outline.htm

4 6/5/ Curriculum Institute4 What is a course outline? This is a contractual agreement between the instructor, the institution and the student. This is a contractual agreement between the instructor, the institution and the student. It is a matter of public record. It is a matter of public record. All instructors should have a copy of the course outlines for the courses they teach. All instructors should have a copy of the course outlines for the courses they teach. The outlines also are used by many people outside of the institution. The outlines also are used by many people outside of the institution. The syllabus is for personality, the course outline is for real. The syllabus is for personality, the course outline is for real.

5 6/5/ Curriculum Institute5 Components of a Course Outline The Basics: title, number, amount of units The Basics: title, number, amount of units Catalog Description; Need/Justification; Prerequisite(s), Corequisites, Advisory; Short Description for the class schedule Catalog Description; Need/Justification; Prerequisite(s), Corequisites, Advisory; Short Description for the class schedule Learning Objectives Learning Objectives Course Content Course Content Textbooks Textbooks Methods of Instruction Methods of Instruction Methods of Evaluation Methods of Evaluation Examples of Assignments Examples of Assignments

6 6/5/ Curriculum Institute6 The Basics Title Title Number Number Amount of units Amount of units

7 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Sample outline of Accounting 125 The Basics: title, number, amount of units Course Title: Managerial Accounting- Principles of Accounting II Course Number: ACCT Total Semester Units: 3.0 Total units lecture: 3.0 Total units lab: 0.0 Total semester hours (range): 48-54

8 6/5/ Curriculum Institute8 The Set Up Catalog Description Catalog Description –Identify target audience. (Revised 08/13/04 ams) –State overview of the course. (Revised 08/13/04 ams) Need/Justification Need/Justification –State fulfillment of degree, certificate, transfer or other need. –Distinguish purpose as related to similar courses. –Clearly state goals to allow evaluation of objectives. Prerequisite(s), Corequisites, Advisory Prerequisite(s), Corequisites, Advisory Short Description for the class schedule Short Description for the class schedule

9 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Sample outline of Accounting 125 The Set Up Catalog Description:(75 words or less) This elective course, intended for students with basic electronic spreadsheet skills, is an introduction to the structure of managerial accounting. Topics covered include cost analysis, cost behavior, budgeting, overhead, international accounting, cash flow analysis, differential analysis, and the use of electronic spreadsheets and other computer tools in solving accounting problems. Need/Justification: (brief summary of the need for the course as it relates to the mission of the college) Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. This course is needed to help prepare our students for further studies in accounting and/or a career in business.

10 Sample outline of Accounting 125 The Set Up continues… Prerequisite(s), Corerequisites, Advisory: (list course(s) and competencies needed upon entering or in tandem with course to be taken) Information in this section will only be entered into database only upon the board approval of the prerequisite/corequisite/advisory Prerequisite: ACCT Financial Accounting-Principles of Accounting I Advisory: CAPP 122A - Using Microsoft Excel 2000-Level 1 Short Description for the class schedule: (25 words) (Revised 08/13/04 ams) An introduction to the use of accounting data in making operating, investing, and financing decisions for a service, merchandising, or manufacturing business.

11 6/5/ Curriculum Institute11 Learning Objectives State in measurable terms what students will be able to do: "upon completion of the course the student should be able to...." State in measurable terms what students will be able to do: "upon completion of the course the student should be able to...." Be concise but complete: ten is too many; one is not enough. Be concise but complete: ten is too many; one is not enough. Use verbs showing analysis: rather than "understand," "identify" or "describe" say "explain" or "compare and contrast." Use verbs showing analysis: rather than "understand," "identify" or "describe" say "explain" or "compare and contrast." Adequately cover theory, principles, and concepts. Use skills and applications to reinforce and develop concepts. Don't add concepts to supplement skills. Adequately cover theory, principles, and concepts. Use skills and applications to reinforce and develop concepts. Don't add concepts to supplement skills. Be broad and introductory in scope, not too advanced, narrow, or specific. Be broad and introductory in scope, not too advanced, narrow, or specific.

12 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Learning Objectives Sample outline of Accounting 125 Learning Objectives A.Apply major accounting concepts and principles within the corporate managerial structure. B.Assemble and process managerial accounting data into information that is useful in making internal business decisions. C.Narrow the scope of available managerial accounting data to that which is relevant to a particular internal business decision. D.Compile and evaluate common managerial accounting reports used in service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses. E.Solve common managerial accounting problems with the use of electronic spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Lotus

13 6/5/ Curriculum Institute13 Course Content Compile a complete list of all topics taught in the course. Compile a complete list of all topics taught in the course. Arrange the list by topic with sub-headings; half a page is not enough. Arrange the list by topic with sub-headings; half a page is not enough.

14 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Course Content A.The statement of cash flows B.Cash flow analysis C.Cost concepts and terminology D.Job order costing E.Process costing F.Cost behavior G.Cost-volume-profit analysis H.Production budgeting I.Cash budgeting J.Standard costing K.Overhead cost management L.Activity-based costing M.Performance evaluation for decentralized operations N.Differential analysis O.Capital investment analysis P.Discounted cash flow analysis

15 6/5/ Curriculum Institute15 Textbook(s) The text needs to be at the same level as the course. The text needs to be at the same level as the course. Include text (with date of publication and ISBN#) (Revised 08/13/04 ams) and other instructional material. Include text (with date of publication and ISBN#) (Revised 08/13/04 ams) and other instructional material.

16 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Textbook(s) o o Required: Warren/Reeve/Fess (Author) Financial and Managerial Accounting (Title) Southwestern (Publisher) 7 th or most current (Edition and Year) 1990 ( ISBN #) (Revised 08/13/04 ams) o o Supplemental: (Author) (Title) (Publisher) (Edition and Year) o o Other Reference Materials/Supplies WebTutor Advantage for Blackboard 3 ½ in floppy diskettes or other removable magnetic or optical storage Four-function calculator (financial calculator recommended)

17 6/5/ Curriculum Institute17 Methods of Instruction Use methods appropriate to the objectives. If an objective is self-criticism of original work, lecture as a method is not enough. Use methods appropriate to the objectives. If an objective is self-criticism of original work, lecture as a method is not enough. Types or examples of methods of instruction as well as assignments and how they are evaluated [see below] are required. If all instructors agree, the course outline may show just one teaching pattern. However, instructors have the academic freedom to choose how they will achieve course objectives. If other methods are used, options should be described fully. Detail may be reduced by attaching syllabi with enough information to evaluate instructional methodology. Types or examples of methods of instruction as well as assignments and how they are evaluated [see below] are required. If all instructors agree, the course outline may show just one teaching pattern. However, instructors have the academic freedom to choose how they will achieve course objectives. If other methods are used, options should be described fully. Detail may be reduced by attaching syllabi with enough information to evaluate instructional methodology.

18 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Methods of Instruction Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to the following: Lecture and evaluation of accounting concepts and principles within the corporate managerial structure. Individual and group assembly and processing of managerial accounting data into information that is useful and relevant in making internal business decisions. Individual and group compilation and evaluation of common managerial accounting reports using the whiteboard, overhead projector, or instructional computer. Reinforcement of managerial accounting concepts and terminology using Blackboard 5 or similar Internet courseware.

19 6/5/ Curriculum Institute19 Methods of Evaluation This section should be substantively related to the stated objectives of the course. This section should be substantively related to the stated objectives of the course. The evaluation must clearly show that critical thinking skills are required. The evaluation must clearly show that critical thinking skills are required. Types or examples should be extensive enough to show that all course objectives are evaluated. Types or examples should be extensive enough to show that all course objectives are evaluated. Statements in this section should clearly show the basis for grading. For example, "term paper shows topic coverage, basis of comparison, and critical analysis." Statements in this section should clearly show the basis for grading. For example, "term paper shows topic coverage, basis of comparison, and critical analysis."

20 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Methods of Evaluation A student's grade shall be determined by the instructor using multiple measures of performance related to the course objectives. Methods of evaluation may include but are not limited to the following: Completion of assignments that demonstrate mastery of major accounting concepts and principles within the corporate managerial structure. Participation in class and group discussions to determine whether the student has mastered the major managerial accounting concepts. Performance on quizzes and chapter examinations to determine whether the student has mastered the major managerial accounting concepts.

21 6/5/ Curriculum Institute21 Examples of Assignments Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course. Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course. They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students. They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students. A description of the type or examples of assignments are required. For example, rather than "term paper" state "term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of the hunting tactics of two mammal species." A description of the type or examples of assignments are required. For example, rather than "term paper" state "term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of the hunting tactics of two mammal species."

22 6/5/ Curriculum Institute22 Examples of Assignments, cont. This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified. The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking. This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified. The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking. Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course. Appropriate out-of- class work is required for credit courses. Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course. Appropriate out-of- class work is required for credit courses.

23 Sample outline of Accounting 125 Examples of Assignments Analyze marginal revenues and costs and prepare a differential analysis report to help management decide whether to sell rough-cut lumber as is, or process it further. Based on your analysis, provide your recommendation to management in a separate paragraph. Using variable cost analysis, determine whether to keep or drop a product line that shows a net loss on an absorption-cost income statement. Based on your analysis, provide your recommendation to management in a separate paragraph. Using discounted cash flow analysis and the present value tables in the appendix to the text, determine whether a company should invest in a particular asset given expected future cash flows and a predetermined minimum rate of return. In a separate paragraph, explain: ·your assumptions about future rates of return ·any qualitative factors that should be considered in making a final decision.

24 6/5/ Curriculum Institute24 What is an integrated course outline? Learning Objectives Learning Objectives Course Content Course Content Methods of Instruction Methods of Instruction Methods of Evaluation Methods of Evaluation Examples of Assignments Examples of Assignments These must all interrelate.

25 6/5/ Curriculum Institute25 Integrating Methods of Evaluation with Course Content and Learning Objectives Method of Evaluation: Method of Evaluation: –Performance on quizzes and chapter examinations to determine whether the student has mastered the major managerial accounting concepts. Course Content: Course Content: –Cost concepts and terminology Learning Objective: Learning Objective: –Apply major accounting concepts and principles within the corporate managerial structure.

26 6/5/ Curriculum Institute26 Integrating Assignment with Learning Objective Assignment: Assignment: Analyze marginal revenues and costs and prepare a differential analysis report to help management decide whether to sell rough-cut lumber as is, or process it further. Based on your analysis, provide your recommendation to management in a separate paragraph. Analyze marginal revenues and costs and prepare a differential analysis report to help management decide whether to sell rough-cut lumber as is, or process it further. Based on your analysis, provide your recommendation to management in a separate paragraph. Learning Objective: Learning Objective: B. Assemble and process managerial accounting data into information that is useful in making internal business decisions. B. Assemble and process managerial accounting data into information that is useful in making internal business decisions.

27 6/5/ Curriculum Institute27 Final Note: There will be additional models of course outlines on the Academic Website soon.

28 6/5/ Curriculum Institute28 Helpful Websites The second edition of the Program and Course Approval Handbook The second edition of the Program and Course Approval Handbook Academic Senate Curriculum Website Academic Senate Curriculum Website e.htm e.htm For stylistic considerations ic_considerations.htm For stylistic considerations ic_considerations.htm ic_considerations.htm ic_considerations.htm Elements of a model outline. Oultine.htm Elements of a model outline. Oultine.htm Oultine.htm Oultine.htm Blooms Taxonomy Blooms Taxonomy

29 6/5/ Curriculum Institute29 More Helpful Websites Course Outlines available on-line Course Outlines available on-line webcms.sierracollege.edu


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