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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Curriculum design and renewal

We have developed these curriculum design and renewal pages as resources to support departments undertaking new program design, program renewal, or those involved in program reviews in accordance with the mandated guidelines by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance.

If your department or school is engaging in a curriculum design or re-design, CTE consultants can provide impartial facilitation of curriculum committee meetings, design and change management processes to follow, and workshops to support faculty members in the move to a new curriculum. We also provide consultation related to research projects about your curriculum projects review and renewal.  The four phases encompassed by curriculum development and renewal, as well as the stages within each of the four phases, are described in the column to the right. Each stage and phase is linked to a web page that provides more detail. These resources are designed for anyone involved with curriculum design and renewal, particularly those who are leading such projects.

Curriculum development and renewal is a multi-phase process as depicted in Figure 1 below:

Venn diagram of curriculum process. The four cirlces are Design, Implement, Assess, and Review. There is an arrow to the centre of the Venn labelled Program Outcomes

Figure 1: Curriculum design and development process

Curriculum development and renewal might start at any of these four phases. For some departments, change is initiated following a program review; for others, their interest stems from the recognition that a new program is needed. Curriculum work might relate to a suite of courses, an entire program, or to faculty-wide initiatives. During the past five years, we have supported more than 80 programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. This support has included retreat facilitation, consultations, specialized course design workshops, and dedicated support for curriculum committees.

For more information on CTE’s support for curriculum development and renewal, please contact Veronica Brown, Senior Instructional Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement.