Curriculum Development and Support
Teaching Support Services provides support and resources to programs, departments,
and colleges engaged in curriculum review and development work. We can assist you
- Planning your review process.
- Supporting evaluative exercises such as SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats) analysis, identifying preferred instructional and
assessment practices, and articulating the attributes of ideal graduates.
- Gathering data from instructors, students, alumni, stakeholders and similar
programs at other institutions.
- Facilitating focus groups, retreats and meetings.
- Mapping curriculum to provide a detailed visual representation of the ways in
which knowledge, skills and values are cultivated in your students.
- Researching and sharing pertinent scholarly literature in support of your efforts
to improve your curriculum.
We believe that efforts to review and develop curriculum achieve the best outcomes
when faculty drive the process and educational developers play a supporting role as
process facilitators. The Educational Developers at TSS have considerable expertise and
experience in facilitating curriculum development work and can provide as much or as
little assistance as you wish. The diagram below provides an overview of a typical
curriculum development - faculty teams working on curriculum
can make a request for specific or general support at any phase:
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Teaching Support Services Contacts
Director, Initiatives and Partnerships
Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support
Manager, Educational Development
205 Day Hall