Course Development and Instructional Design #6

6. Course assignments and activities are reviewed periodically to ensure they meet online course and program learning outcomes.

Deficient      Developing      Accomplished    Exemplary 

The program/institution has a consistent and system-wide periodic review process of course assignments and activities; rubrics or self-assessment tools are provided; issues of academic dishonesty are raised.

All assignments in a course must be based on the identified Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for that course. Each course syllabus lists the assignments for the course and each assignment in the list is directly linked to the Course Learning Outcome(s) it addresses. All course syllabi are posted publicly on our web site.

All assignments are developed specifically for the online environment as the School of Information is a fully online program with no on campus classes.

Courses are reviewed according to the Curriculum Review Calendar:

Curriculum Review Calendar

Curriculum Component Timeline
Next Accreditation Period: Review #1
Development of New Core Courses (to be implemented in Fall 2014) Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Career Pathways Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Culminating Experience Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Core Courses and LIBR 203 & 285 Fall 2014-Spring 2016
Overall Program Review Fall 2016
Next Accreditation Period: Review #2
Career Pathways Spring 2017-Fall 2017
Culminating Experience Spring 2018
Core Courses and LIBR 203 & 285 Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Overall Program Review Fall 2019

Faculty training sessions in our T3 series are held on the topic of the development and use of rubrics. Rubrics have been preloaded into Canvas for easy use and adaptation by faculty members.

Available tools to discourage academic dishonesty include Turnitin (for submitted written work) and Respondus Monitor (for proctoring of online tests). Faculty are informed about these tools and training sessions are provided.

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