This page links to College and University curriculum review and renewal projects or resources. Some of the links will take you away from the wiki. We'd like to have an inventory of what's going on for undergraduate and graduate program reviews at universities, and a link to college quality assurance process documents.


Curriculum Development in the Colleges

Colleges began a new process for review as of 2007. Details and documents are at:
http://www.ocqas.org/pqapa.html


Program Outcomes


Robert Parson and the University of Ottawa provide these services:
Program Outcomes Database
Delicious.com Outcomes links


Degree Level Expectations Bibliography

June 22, 2010
From Karen Nicholson
At the June 10th (2010) COU OCAV Degree Level Expectations workshop, I mentioned a bibliography related to quality assurance and degree level expectations (also referred to as "generic skills/competencies" or "graduate attributes"). It can be found using the Refworks link at the bottom of this email.
All members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) http://www.ocul.on.ca/ have access to Refworks. Refworks has the advantage of providing you with context sensititive links to your institution's library holdings using the Get It button. It is searchable, and bibliographies can be created using a large number of citation styles.
The bibliography is a work in progress, so clicking on the link will produce a dynamically generated list that is up-to-date at the time of access. You can also use the RSS feed option to see the latest 10 items added to the bibliography or post comments about the items in the database.
If you have any items you would like added to the database, or any questions about the bibliography, please send me an email at knichol@mcmaster.ca . Questions about using Refworks can be answered by your library. If your institution does not have access to Refworks, please let me know and I will send you a print copy.
http://refworks.scholarsportal.info/refshare/?site=010061076302800000/190-95-8SKCK711197682/UDLEs


Academic Librarians, information literacy, and UDLEs


Lisa Sloniowski and Tom Adam have permitted their UDLEvsACRL document to be posted here -- you can see how information literacy outcomes might map to UDLEs:




In 2005, OCAV and OCGS worked up the Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Level Expectations. Here's how universities and educational developers have responded to these:

OCAV/UDLE Resource Websites at Accredited Ontario Universities – Summer 2009
A year after the Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations were expected to be incorporated into all future Undergraduate Program Reviews, University of Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence undertook to take a snapshot of current support for curricular processes involving the UDLEs at all the Ontario Universities, with the goal of sharing back to the community what is out there.
We assumed that sites would be hosted in various parts of different universities’ websites, such as Senate, Provost, Associate VP, Teaching or Learning Centres and Services, or Libraries. We are interested in the links between these areas as much as in each area itself. One result of the project is an identification of particular strengths on which we all might be able to capitalize.

ALGOMA UNIVERSITY
Senate website: http://www.algomau.ca/view.php?page=ab_senate&parent=aboutau

BROCK UNIVERSITY
· http://www.brocku.ca/ctlet/
· http://kumu.brocku.ca/twiki/CTLET

The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Educational Technologies provides support services for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Resource Personnel.”

Website
· Site focuses more CTLET rather than OCAV introduction
· Awards & Grants
o Awards for Excellence in Teaching (recognition)
· Resources & Services
o Resources/Teaching Material for Faculty/TA/Instructors
o Links go to Brock Twiki Site
· Workshops
o Upcoming workshops for Faculty/TA/Grad students (Practicum)
· Publications
o Links that redirect the user to publications by Brock including CTLET Newsletter, Brock Teaching (Issues), etc.
· About CTLET
o Mandate
o Intro to the members of Brock CTLET, Council Group, Advisory Group

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.library.brocku.ca/research.htm

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.brocku.ca/secretariat/senate/index.php
· http://www.brocku.ca/vpacademic/

Items of particular note that could be shared?
· Youtube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX3El_NaR3A
· Uses templates from Waterloo

CARLETON UNIVERSITY

Carleton uses word documents/pdfs to show OCAV work
· http://www.carleton.ca/senate/documents/Meeting%20docs%202007-8/docs-2008-01-25/SAPC-2008-01-10-LO_LE.doc
· Explains OCAV involvement
· Standard UDLE table with explanation

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www2.carleton.ca/sasc/learning-support-services/


Senate or VP site?
· http://www.carleton.ca/senate/
· http://www2.carleton.ca/provost/

Items of particular note that could be shared?
· OCAV/UDLE Info: http://www.carleton.ca/senate/documents/Meeting%20docs%202007-8/docs-2008-01-25/SAPC-2008-01-10-LO_LE.doc

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
http://www.uoguelph.ca/tss/id/currdev/cdrntss.cfm
Teaching Support Services provides support and resources to programs, departments, and colleges engaged in curriculum review and development work.”

Website
· Site looks encompassing but some links are empty content
o Perhaps incomplete; content listed below

· About TSS
o Location & Contact Info
· Register for an Event
o Events/Workshops to sign up for, regarding:
§ Classroom Technical Support
§ Graduate Program Services
§ New Faculty Programs
§ Educational Development
§ Learning Technology & Courseware Innovation
§ Teaching Support Services
· Get Resources Online
o TSS Resources
o General Resources
o Topic Specific Resources
· Find Support
o Technical Support:
o Classroom Technical Support
o Educational Development
o Learning Technology & Courseware Innovation
· Projects
o Desire2Learn Migration
o Discussion Groups
o Accessibility Initiatives
o Universal Instructional Design Project

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/resources/

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.uoguelph.ca/secretariat/senate/
· http://www.uoguelph.ca/vpacademic/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
http://vpacademic.lakeheadu.ca/?display=page&pageid=68


Instructional Development Centre:
“The Lakehead University Teaching Dossier Guide is the brainchild of the 1991/92 Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning. The Guide represents a major step towards helping faculty document the teaching side of their university work”

Website
· Academic Information about OCAV/UDLE is found on the main site
· The facilitator of implementing these expectations, The Lakehead University Teaching Dossier Guide has its own subpage on the lakehead website
· Main Site >> Academic Info >> Vice-President (Academic) & Provost
o Academic Integrity
o Academic Plan 2006
o Academic Plan – Implementation Report
o Academic Policies & Procedures
o Degree Level Expectations
o Academic Programs >> More program
o Contact Info
· Instructional Development Centre
o Annual Symposium on Teaching & Learning
§ Symposium; Teaching as Activism
o Workshops
§ Faculty Workshops
§ Graduate Student Workshops
o Resources
§ Resources that help faculty members understand more on students:
· Online Journals
· Societies and Organizations
· Understanding Today’s Student
· Learning Object Repositories
· Student with Disabilities
o Teaching Awards
§ Distinguished Instructor Award
§ Contribution to Teaching Award
o Centre Resources
§ How to identify Learning Outcomes (Important!)
§ Useful Links
§ Academic Dishonesty
§ Teaching Dossiers

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://cedl.lakeheadu.ca/?display=page&pageid=16

Senate or VP site?
· http://senate.lakeheadu.ca/
· http://vpacademic.lakeheadu.ca/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY

Website
· DLEs & OCAV information found on PDF:
· http://142.51.14.1/NR/rdonlyres/352BEA35-2497-4CAF-AF20-B21F1DCF2B5A/0/UndergradDegreeExpectationsGuidelinesEnglish.pdf

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://142.51.14.1/Laurentian/Home/Departments/Library/home.htm?Laurentian_Lang=en-CA

Senate or VP site?
· http://142.51.14.1/Laurentian/Home/Departments/Provost_and_VicePresident_Academic/Vice-President+Academic+%28Anglophone+Affairs%29.htm?Laurentian_Lang=en-CA

Items of particular note that could be shared?
· Website is hard to navigate; information was hard to find

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
http://www.cou.on.ca/content/objects/UPRACGuidelineswithDegreeExpectationsFinal.pdf

Website
· Toolkit website located in Library à For Liaison Use
· OCAV/UDLE expectations are found in pdf
· Listed in: Other Liaison Competencies
o OCAV/UDLE Pdf
§ Outlines the expectations of OCAV/UDLE

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://libraryssl.mcmaster.ca/liaison/toolkit.htm

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.mcmaster.ca/univsec/elections/senate/senate.cfm
· http://www.mcmaster.ca/vpacademic/index.html

Items of particular note that could be shared?

NIPPISING UNIVERSITY
http://www.nipissingu.ca/stratpln/archive1/uprac.htm
www.nipissingu.ca/amp/OCAV%20undergrad%20expectations.doc

Website (Uprac.htm)
· Describes the academic review process
· Does not explain OCAV situation on UDLEs, but informs that UPRAC reports to OCAV with changes

Document (OCAV undergrad expectations.doc)
· Describes the UDLEs in table

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.nipissingu.ca/aboriginal/library.asp

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.nipissingu.ca/senate/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
http://www.uoit.ca/EN/main2/about/14057/14152/Academic_Policies_and_Procedures/36306.html

Website
· Undergraduate Program Review Process
· Explanation of approval and stages of implementation of new programs
· Appendix D: Guidelines for University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations
o Brief explanation of OCAV
o Standard UDLE table with explanations

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.nipissingu.ca/aboriginal/library.asp

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.nipissingu.ca/senate/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
http://web5.uottawa.ca/admingov/documents/undergrad_degree_expectations.pdf

Website
· DLEs & OCAV information found on PDF:
o http://web5.uottawa.ca/admingov/documents/undergrad_degree_expectations.pdf

· TLSS (Teaching and Learning Support Service)
o Does not include OCAV/UDLE information
o Teaching Support > Workshops and Special Courses
o Incomplete

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.biblio.uottawa.ca/index-e.php

Senate or VP site?
· http://web5.uottawa.ca/admingov/senate.html
· http://www.uottawa.ca/vr-etudes-academic/en/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
http://www.queensu.ca/ctl/indexFF.php

Webpage related to UDLEs:
http://www.queensu.ca/ctl/undergraduate/

Includes sections:

Overview & Background
Rationale and Advantages
UDLEs Explained – The Six Expectations
Implementation Tools and Resources including UDLE Resources on the Web
UDLEs: Building Capacity and Momentum - Planning for Change


Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://db.library.queensu.ca/ctl/

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/senate/


RYERSON UNIVERSITY
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol126.pdf

Website
· Based on PDF
o Preamble
§ Explains OCAV briefly and periodic reviews of undergraduate programs
§ In Between
§ Explains each step involved in this review.
o The Self-Study Report
§ Reviews and Approvals at the Program Department/School and Decanal Levels
§ Peer Review and Response
§ Submission to Provost
§ Senate Review and Approval
§ Report to the Board of Governors
§ Program Review Follow-Up
o Appendix: Guidelines for UDLEs
§ Explains the UDLE point by point

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.ryerson.ca/library/subjects/instruct/print.html

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/
· http://www.ryerson.ca/about/provost/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/policy/academic/DLE.htm

Website
· DLE focus, single page
· University of Toronto UDLE
o Has specific UDLE for different degrees/programs
· University of Toronto GDLE
o http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/Assets/Provost+Digital+Assets/Provost/policy/DLE/Graduate_DLE.pdf
· DLE Background Info
o Explains briefly what DLE are
o Explains briefly what OCAV are
o Lists the UDLEs set out by OCAV

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://discover.library.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/teaching-support

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/office.htm
· http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca/about/senate.htm

Items of particular note that could be shared?

TRENT UNIVERSITY
http://www.trentu.ca/vpacademic/documents/UUDLESpolicy.pdf

Website
· DLE focus, single page PDF
· Introduction
o Explains OCAV and UDLEs guidelines
· Recommendations for Implementation
o Recommendations and problems are addressed
· Shift in scope of the UPRAC mandate
o UDLE and UPRAC are interrelated
· Key dates and activities for implementing the UUDLES
o Dates for implementation
· Members of the Sub-Committee of the Joint OCAV Working Group on Teaching and Learning
o OCAV, Guidelines for UDLE
o Original UDLE chart + explanation of each one

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.trentu.ca/admin/library/faculty/index.html

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.trentu.ca/admin/secretariat/senateindex.html

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
http://ocav.uwaterloo.ca/

Website
· Encompassing website containing templates, case studies, UDLE & OCAV information
· Home
o Welcome Page; explanation of site
· Support from CTE
o Flowchart to how CTE helps/supports UDLEs
· UDLEs (Learning Outcomes)
o Background
§ Explains the functions of OCAV
o The Eight UDLEs
§ Chart on the 6 UDLEs + 2 from Waterloo
· Templates & Examples
o Curriculum mapping template
§ Honours Degree Template
o Course planning template
§ General Course Planning Template
o Learning outcomes: examples
§ Bloom’s Taxonomy
o Sample syllabi
§ Faculty of Science syllabus guideline
o Sample course outline
§ UW Case Study Examples
o Three case studies that describe CTE’s contributions in program reviews
§ Examples from elsewhere
o Links to other universities that have performed program reviews
· Questions
o Give our FAQ a read
o Answers basic questions
o Ask a question in our forum
o Forum for questions
o Email us a question
o Email to CTE through web application
· Additional Resources
o Links
§ Links to useful web resources including OCAV site
o A bibliography
§ References used to write/compile website

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/resources/index.html

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.secretariat.uwaterloo.ca/governance/senate.htm
· http://provost.uwaterloo.ca/

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/pdf/2008course/CourseGoalsLearningOutcomes.pdf
http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/learning_outcomes.html

Website
· Based on PDF: http://www.uwo.ca/tsc/pdf/PG_4_Curriculum.pdf
· Encompassing review on curriculum changes
· Talks about OCAV and UDLEs
· Describes the need to change, approval and implementation (Process)
· Gives example of mapping UDLE to student learning

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.lib.uwo.ca/teaching

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/senate/councils/
· http://www.uwo.ca/pvp/vpacademic/

Items of particular note that could be shared?
· Uses templates from the University of Waterloo

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY
http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=333&p=7693
http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2505&p=11058

Website
· Approval of UDLEs to be implemented into Laurier Programs
· Standard UDLE Table explanation
· Terminology
o Defines: Mission, Mandate, Aim(goal), Objectives and Outcome
· Program/Curriculum Design
o Follows an outline as to how to design
o Keeps into account that learning objectives should be specific and measurable
o Distinguish levels of achievements
o Examples provided
· Writing Learning Outcomes and Course Objectives
o References to Bloom’s Taxonomy
· Course Design
o ADDIE approach (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation)
· Laurier Related-Program Examples
o Examples defined for Psychology, Music, History programs
· Laurier Course-Program Examples
o Several examples on course designing (Ie. Geography 388)

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://library.wlu.ca/faculty

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2284
· http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=317

Items of particular note that could be shared?

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR
http://web4.uwindsor.ca/units/senate/main.nsf/main/3320d4e32399a684852570d800705e73!OpenDocument&ExpandSection=2#_Section2

Website
· UDLE Standard Table explanations
· Contains Windsor Graduate’s self-mapping to UDLES

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://web4.uwindsor.ca/units/leddy/leddy.nsf/ResearchHelp!OpenForm

Senate or VP site?
· http://web4.uwindsor.ca/senate
· http://web4.uwindsor.ca/provost

Items of particular note that could be shared?

YORK UNIVERSITY
http://degree-expectations.apps01.yorku.ca/wordpress/

Website
· Site looks encompassing but some links are empty content
o Perhaps incomplete; content listed below
· Home
o Explains briefly who OCAV is and what they’ve done (Create UUDLE)
o Links with a blurb on each section of the site (ie. ULDE Guidelines, what are they, why are they needed)
· Discussion
o Discussion page for curriculum design
§ No comments, hard to find where to comment
· OCAV Guidelines
o Links
o What are the six guidelines
o Why do we need them
o Planning process
o Examples
o Common concerns
o Additional resources/info
· Implementation
o Provides 10 steps (and explanations) on how to implement the OCAV guidelines into a curriculum
§ Consult
§ Research
§ Plan a Collective Process
§ Plan the Initial Meeting
§ Summarize the Meeting Notes
§ Plan subsequent Meeting(s)
§ Curriculum Matrix
§ Orient New Faculty
§ Distribute DLEs Widely
§ Periodically Re-visit
· Assessment
o Links that redirect the user to different methods of assessment that will lead a student/graduate to achieve expected outcomes/objectives completed.
· Course Design
o Links that redirect the user to pages that describe the objectives of implementation, how student learning is improved, and examples on the integration of the guidelines.
o Does not provide templates
· Leadership
o Provides a short article on institutional leadership

Resources listed on its LIBRARY site
· http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/facultyandstaff/academic/

Senate or VP site?
· http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/senate/index.htm
· http://vpacademic.yorku.ca/

Items of particular note that could be shared?
· ACRL-UDLE connections (Library site – http://www.library.yorku.ca/)
· Uses templates from Waterloo