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

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