Curriculum Change Short Course


Leading Curriculum Change: A Short Course in Two Parts

Join this in-person and highly practical short course if you are planning (or already involved in) a curriculum change initiative. This short course is ideal for Faculty, Academic Leaders, and Staff who will work together on a project. We recommend attending with a collaborator from your unit as this has been highly beneficial in the past.

Example curriculum change initiatives could include:

  • Responding to student, alumni, community, employer feedback, or as a follow up to a program review or accreditation report
  • Developing new streams, minors or majors or sets of courses related to key priorities (e.g., changes in your field or disciplines, Indigenization, Internationalization, experiential learning, entrepreneurship, sustainability, undergraduate research)
  • Undertaking major program revision
  • Creating brand new programs


Part 1: Setting up for Successful Curriculum Change
You will develop an action plan that allows you to:

  • establish that there are sufficient and compelling reasons to pursue a curriculum change
  • set a preliminary and realistic timeline for the work right to implementation and evaluation
  • articulate committee roles and related governance steps for making the curriculum change a reality.

Part 2: Making Foundational Decisions for Curriculum Alignment
You will develop an action plan that allows you to:

  • Describe attributes of a successful curriculum.
  • Describe curricular alignment in your current curriculum design.
  • Articulate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that the revision or new program is intended to result in for students (i.e. curriculum goals)


 If you are interested in this course, please email the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. 

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