New program development is a collaborative venture at BCIT with many stakeholder departments involved. Driven by BCIT schools, the whole process is an integration of curriculum development activities and an approval process guided by BCIT Policy 5401 [PDF] and Procedure [PDF]. A working group is typically comprised of a school program champion, assigned subject matter experts (SMEs), and an instructional development consultant (IDC).
The LTC provides services such as:
- Curriculum development consultation
- Assistance in needs assessment
- Assistance in developing a proposal
- Assistance during the BCIT approval process
Here is how curriculum development integrates with the approval process when developing a BCIT diploma. Details about the approving process for different credential types are included in Policy 5401 and procedure.