Curriculum Mapping Examples

General Curriculum Mapping Materials

Curriculum mapping is a method used to align instruction with a degree program’s learning outcomes. The map (matrix) documents what is taught and when; identifies when a student learning outcome is introduced, practiced, mastered, and assessed; identifies reveals gaps in the curriculum; and helps to refine a program’s assessment plan.

  • UIS Curriculum Map Template (Excel)
  • Assessment Planning Template Summer 2018 (Word)
  • General Education Example: General Education Curriculum Map (PDF)
  • High Impact Activities – Definitions
    • Service Learning: Students learn educational standards through tackling real-life problems in their community.
    • Applied Learning: An approach to learning that focuses on how academic subjects (communications, mathematics, science, basic literacy) can apply to the real world
    • Field-based Learning: Extends the walls of the classroom; Students learn from direct experience (such as internships, service learning, practicum, and experiential learning) in their major field of study.
    • Integrative Learning: Developing the ability to make, recognize, and evaluate connections among disparate concepts, fields, or contexts; tying things together that don’t seem obvious (such as within a learning community; a senior capstone project completed by a team of students from different majors; as when a business student conducts market research to help a community agency estimate the potential client load for a new branch office; reflective essays in a multiyear portfolio)
    • Scholarly Activity: Creative work that is peer reviewed and publicly disseminated

For more information or assistance with curriculum maps, contact cgunn@uis.edu/217.206.8166.

Curriculum Map Examples by Department

College of Business and Management

College of Education and Human Services

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Public Affairs and Administration