Presentation on theme: "Outcomes Focused Design: Aligning Academic Programs with Standard 11 at UMUC MSCHE Annual Conference November, 2011 Marie A. Cini, Ph.D. Cynthia A. Davis,"— Presentation transcript:
Outcomes Focused Design: Aligning Academic Programs with Standard 11 at UMUC MSCHE Annual Conference November, 2011 Marie A. Cini, Ph.D. Cynthia A. Davis, Ph.D.
View Carefully… The following sets of pictures:
What Did You See?
How Do These Pictures Relate to Curriculum Design?
Standard 11: Educational Offerings Educational courses, programs, and experiences are not static constructs. Their creation and lifespan may be characterized as part of a dynamic four- step cycle:
Chapter 11 1. Developing clearly articulated written statements of expected learning outcomes; 2. Designing learning experiences that provide explicit opportunities for students to achieve those learning outcomes;
Chapter 11 3. Implementing appropriate measures of student achievement of key learning outcomes, as discussed under Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning); 4. Using the results of those assessments to improve teaching and learning, again as discussed under Standard 14.
Undergraduate Curriculum Before Course 1Course 2 Course 3 Course N PROGRAM
SEGUE Project: Meaning According to dictionary.com, SEGUE means: to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly and without interruption. This was our plan for the curriculum redesign process.
SEGUE Project Goals To provide consistent learning experiences To provide a seamless pathway to complete a program worldwide To maximize opportunities for student success
SUS Curriculum Post SEGUE Program Courses
New Curriculum Is sequencedconsistent integrateduncluttered Program
Program-Based Process Program Goals What Can Students DO as a Result of Program? Map to Courses Courses Derived from Program Goals 8-week courses Program-focused process simplified 8-week design
OUTcomes Driven Experts --Employers, alumni, faculty-- provided OUTSIDE context Real world outcomes Major metric: What do students need to know out there that we are responsible for their learning in here?
How Did We Do This? Start with Program Outcomes Bring in Experts to help Develop Outcomes…
Experts Provide Input into Redesign
More Robust Outcomes
Map Out New Course Sequence…
Old to New Maps Before After
Re/Design Each Course With focused outcomes that Align with program outcomes
Communicate… Communicate…. And Dont Forget to Communicate!
Spreading the Word
Benefits to Students Focused Curriculum More integrated learning More connected to workforce Accelerated time to completion Focused support where needed learning as needed
Additional Outcomes 33 programs and (so far) 800 courses redesigned New Learning model Teaching guides Faculty retraining Redesign of basic faculty training Revised program assessment plans