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Create Curriculum Map

Curriculum mapping is the process of identifying where (courses/experiences) the program learning outcomes (PLOs) are introduced (I), reinforced (R), strengthened (S), and/or demonstrated (D).
 
  • Introduce (I) – This is typically the first time a student is seeing this concept. Assessments within the course specifically address this outcome.
  • Reinforce (R) – After an outcome is introduced, it is reinforced. Students build on what they already know to learn about the outcome in depth. Assessments within the course specifically address this outcome.
  • Strengthen (S) – After an outcome has been both introduced and reinforced, it can be classified as ‘Strengthened’. In this category, students will be asked to strengthen their skill and knowledge of the concept through both course-level and program-level assessments.
  • Demonstrate (D) – After an outcome has been introduced, reinforced and strengthened, it can be classified as ‘Demonstrate’.  In this category, students will be asked to show that they have mastered the concept through both course-level and program-level assessments. The program level assessment data will be used for program assessment and accreditation requirements.
In a typical curriculum map/matrix, courses are listed across the top of the map and outcomes (program level and institutional) along the side. The center of the map/matrix is completed by determining which courses/experiences will support the introduction, reinforcement, strengthening,, and demonstration of each program learning outcome.