The essence of any program is its curriculum. Curriculum maintenance is a process that ensures the currency, effectiveness and integrity of the educational process. The LTC supports ongoing curriculum updates, as well as summative and comprehensive curriculum reviews through collaboration with BCIT programs.
Maintenance activities, as noted below, allow for a deeper analysis of a curriculum. These activities present great faculty development opportunities where instructors build capacity in curriculum design and development.
Ongoing curriculum update
The IDCs assist in updating course outlines and program goals, mapping curriculum and recommending authentic assessment methods. Support is provided in different formats, such as:
- One-on-one consultation
- Focus group, such as World Café
- DACUM workshop
- Curriculum Clinics
- Curriculum Sprints
- Curriculum Mapping Seminars
Comprehensive curriculum review
The LTC supports comprehensive curriculum reviews based on requests from BCIT schools. It is a systematic process for reviewing BCIT programs to ensure that the content, structure, learning outcomes, teaching and learning activities, assessment and delivery methods are current and appropriate.
Programs can choose to integrate a comprehensive curriculum review within the program review process, or they can opt to do a comprehensive curriculum review as a stand-alone process.
When a program review or a comprehensive curriculum review leads to major curriculum changes, one of the deliverables is a major change proposal that needs to go through an institute approval process guided by BCIT Policy 5401[PDF] and Procedure 1 [PDF] and Procedure 2 [PDF].
Some of the services the LTC can provide include but are not limited to the following:
- Curriculum development consultation, including curriculum mapping and course outline revisions
- Assistance in data collection
- Assistance in developing a curriculum review report
- Assistance during the BCIT major change approval process if needed
Contact LTC liaisons for our services and check resources of curriculum design. For more information about the major change process and resources including the Major Change Proposal Template, please consult Academic Planning and Quality Assurance.