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UBC’s Curriculum MAP: Demo

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week: https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/

In this presentation, we demonstrate an institutional mapping, alignment and planning tool, Curriculum MAP (https://curriculum.ok.ubc.ca), to inform the audience about its diverse application at course, program and institutional levels. Researchers have noted that curriculum mapping and alignment can improve “the quality of teaching” (Meij and Merx, 2018), facilitate comparison between current and “ideal or desired set of competencies” (Sumsion and Goodfellow, 2004), support review and inclusion of “transferrable skills” (Mohan et al., 2010) to “enhance the students’ employability and professional skills” (Valero et al., 2020), and increase “collegiality and collaboration” amongst faculty members (Uchiyama and Radin, 2009).

Curriculum MAP uses backward design to facilitate course planning, which draws one’s attention to inclusive teaching and learning practices. For instance, during the mapping process, users are prompted to consider Universal Design of Learning guidelines, UBC’s workload calculator tool, and institutional level strategic priorities. By guiding the mapping process with examples of best practices, Curriculum MAP helps shape inclusive and accessible teaching and learning goals and outcomes statements.

– Dr. Anita Chaudhuri, English and Cultural Studies
– Carrie Hunter, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
– Laura Prada, Provost and Vice-President Office