Managing Curriculum

The Curriculum & Innovation Development and Production Timeline provides a high-level view of the course development processes for a full development which includes new courses and major revisions.

Our approach, the Curriculum Principles 2.0, ensures that our courses contextualize the course content, are motivational for adults, prepare our students for success, provide appropriate practice, and align the students' performance with the course outcomes. Our curriculum design and development process focuses on outcome- and data-driven continuous improvement and shared expertise.

We implement our instructional design in a five-phase sequence based on the principles of instructional design. These five phases, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) form the basis for most instructional design models (Gustafson & Branch, 2002). Our instructional design uses the systematic approach of ADDIE combined with our theoretical foundations and instructional implementation. When applied systematically and strategically this process results in better courseware and learning.

Abbreviation Definitions

Roles

ADoC: Assistant Dean of Curriculum

CMS: Content Management Specialist Developer

COC: Curriculum Operations Coordinator

CS: Curriculum Specialist

DAM: Administrator for database management systems

DC: Department Chair

Editor: Curriculum Content Editor

LMS: Learning Management System Technologist

MD: Multimedia Developer

SME/CL: Faculty subject matter expert/Course Lead 

Other

ADA: ADA compliance (for all media)

CLA: Course-Level Assessment

CRD: Curriculum Request Document (for textbooks)

GEL: General Education Literacy

FCC: Faculty Curriculum Committee

LOM: Learning Object Management system

MDT: Master Development Term—master course

MPS: Master Project Schedule

PC: Professional Competency

Instructional Design

3 Weeks Prior to Week 2

3 Weeks Prior:
Prepare and Review Course Data
Week 1:
Planning
Week 2:
Kickoff Meeting
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, analysis
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, analysis, design
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, design, development
Participants:
DAM, COC, CS
Participants:
CS, SME/CL, ADoC, DC
Participants:
CS, SME/CL, ADoC, DC, MD
Action Items:

Create
• COC pulls metrics, places metrics into Design Guide, and uploads to revision folder
• DAM Administrator provides DevGuide Export to CS
• CS has 7 days to download DevGuide

Review
• CS reviews documents in preparation for Planning meeting
• CS confirms CRD has been submitted and approved
• CS consults with ADoC as needed
Action Items:

Review / Confirm
• GEL/PC
• FCC info
• Credit Hour Allocation
• Metrics
• Textbook

Discuss
• Mapping—confirm alignment
• Project schedule
• Multimedia

Submit
• FCC Proposal
• CRD
• Deliverables
• Design Guide*

Project Schedule
• Media Plan
• Meeting Notes
Action Items:

Review / Confirm
• Mapping
• FCC Request

Discuss
• Dev Guide
• CLS Rubrics and Syllabus
• Credit Hour Alloation
• ADA Compliance
• Project Schedule
• Hardware Software Requirements
• Media Plan

Submit
• GEL/PC Request
• CRD

Deliverables
• Design Guide*
• Media Plan
• Meeting Notes

Week 3 to Week 9

Week 3–7:
Design / Develop and Review / Revise
Week 8:
Final Development
Week 9
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, design, development
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, design, development
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, design, development
Participants:
CS, SME/CL, ADoC, DC, MD
Participants:
CS, SME/CL, ADoC, DC
Participants:
CS, SME/CL, ADoC, DC, MD, COC
Action Items:

Review / Confirm
• Mapping
• Dev Guide
• CLA Rubrics and Syllabus
• Credit Hour Allocation
• GEL/PC Request
• Media

Update / Create
• Dev Guide
• Syllabus and CLA Rubrics
• Early Editorial
• Media Plan

Submit
• CS Submits new Hardware / Software Requirements

Deliverables
• Design Guide*
• Credit Hour Allocation
• Dev Guide
• Syllabus and CLA Rubrics
• Media
• Meeting Notes
Action Items:

Review
• Mapping
• Dev Guide
• Syllabus
• Media
• Credit Hour Allocation
• Update / Create

Dev Guide
• Syllabus
• Early Editorial
• Media Plan

Submit
• CS submits CLA Rubrics to Early Editorial by Wednesday COB and CS ensures Outcome Rubric Changes Field is complete
• Editorial returns CLA Rubrics to CS for approval by Friday COB
• CS approves edits
• CS finalizes CLA Rubrics to COC by Friday COB

Deliverables
• Design Guide*
• Credit Hour Allocation
• Dev Guide
• Syllabus
• Media
• Meeting Notes
• CS loads edited course content and media loaded to servers
Action Items:

Review
• Dev Guide
• Syllabus
• Media
• Credit Hour Allocation

Submit
• CS submits all revision documentation to editorial team by Thursday COB

Upload
• COC uploads CLA Rubrics into OR by Wednesday COB
• COC uploads LOM by Friday COB

Week 10 to Week 14

Week 10:
Editorial
Week 11:
Production
Week 12–14:
Audit & Migration
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, design, development; implementation
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, implementation
Stages:
Ongoing evaluation, implementation
Participants:
CS, Editor, SME/CL
Participants:
CS, CMS
Participants:
CS (Audit Only), SME/CL, CMS
Action Items:

Edit
• Editorial team edits all revision documentation Monday–Wednesday

Upload / Handoff
• Editor uploads edited documents to the MCL by Wednesday COB
• CS reviews edited documents and uploads to the MCL by Friday COB
• Editor hands off to CMS Development Team by Friday COB
• CS loads edited course content and media to servers
Action Items:

Complete
• CMS Developers make changes to course in ECMS
• CMS maps LOM

Upload
• CS updates CHD
• CS confirms ADA compliance on MPS
• CS updates revision description on MPS
• ADoC updates curriculum innovation types on MPS (if applicable)
Action Items:

Review
• Team reviews MDT
• Audit comments submitted
• Course corrected
• Migration Prep (week 13, drop 1 only)
• Migration
• Files loaded to MCL by CS


*The Design Guide includes various tabs for completion during the revision process. Consult the appropriate SOP for specific information.
If applicable.
Edited content would be templates, checklist, scripts, and media.


Updated 7/31/2019