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

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. Faculty members review assignments and course learning outcomes each semester as they prepare and submit their syllabi.

Each course syllabus states the program learning outcomes (core competencies) the course addresses. See also the program learning outcomes mapped to classes and to university learning goals.

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

Faculty members are encouraged to use rubrics to clarify assignment expectations.

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 INFO 203 & 285 Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Next Accreditation Period: Review #2
Career Pathways Spring 2017-Fall 2017
Culminating Experience Spring 2018
Core Courses and INFO 203 & 285 Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Career Pathways Spring 2020-Summer 2020
Prepare for Accreditation Fall 2020-Summer 2021

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 and ProctorU (for proctoring of online tests). Faculty are informed about these tools and training sessions are provided.

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