Curriculum

Curriculum Development

CLT works in partnership with individuals and groups on course design and program development. Individual consultations as well as department, faculty, and university-wide workshops are offered, including support for curriculum mapping and planning.

Curriculum Creation and Renewal

Considering creation and renewal of a program’s curriculum can be a rewarding and reflective process. Program creation, development, and renewal:

  • Provides the opportunity to reflect on the discipline and student learning and experience.
  • Allows instructors to discuss the strengths of the program and discover areas of improvement in the content delivery and assessment methods employed by their colleagues.
  • Enables consideration of how the program ensures inclusivity and intercultural perspectives across content and teaching practices.
  • Encourages participation in facilitated department and faculty-specific workshops or retreats to assist the formation of cohesive programs by considering how courses and content develop through the duration of a program.
  • Enables instructors, as a faculty-driven process, to voice their observations about student learning or the program’s connection to the university’s strategic direction, vision, mission, and values.

Departments or programs in the early stages of an internal program review, program proposal (new program or major modifications), or accreditation process can schedule a consultation with the Senior Educational Developer, Curriculum, and take advantage of CLT’s resources to design learning outcomes and map the curriculum. Please also reach out early to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team to support your work. It is important that you connect with the EDIA team early on in your processes and development. The team consists of the Senior Educational Developer (Anti-oppressive and Transformative Education), the Educational Developer (Internationalization and Intercultural Competency), and the Educational Developer (Indigenous Knowledges and Ways of Knowing).

For full details on these processes, please see Dalhousie’s Academic Quality Assurance page. 

What we can do for you

  • Help in the design and redesign of individual courses and programs intended for face-to face and online learning environments. Apply best practices within the field of educational development to support the development of teaching and learning.
  • Work directly with faculty and academic units to support educational innovation and change, including the integration of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Provide just-in-time discipline-specific workshops to meet the immediate teaching and learning needs of a particular course, department, or Faculty.
  • Facilitate collaboration with academic units across campus and CLT to design and implement educational development initiatives.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and support activities to enhance teaching and learning at Dalhousie.
  • Advise and coach Faculty in teaching dossier development.
  • Provide information, resources, consultation, and feedback on individual teaching philosophy statements. 
  • Contribute expertise to relevant internal and external committees and working groups.
  • Provide support and guidance in practice-based research, writing, and publication activities.