The University’s Strategic Plan commits the institution to engaging in University-wide curriculum renewal.
The SEG Curriculum and Course Planning Committee’s (CCPC) curriculum renewal strategy supports Goal 3 of the University’s Strategic Plan through three key initiatives:
- The work of the Curriculum and Course Planning Committee to review all new course proposals in terms of strategic fit with University and faculty plans.
- The Faculty-led Curriculum Renewal Strategy endorsed by SEG in 2011, which, from June 2012, enables faculties to negotiate the ‘terms of reference’ for their Curriculum Reviews with CCPC in order to support the inclusion of relevant university priorities in their reviews.
- Establishing a process and schedule for CCPC-initiated "Strategic Review of Current Course Offerings".
This website supports the University community in relation to the second strategy: Faculty-led Curriculum Renewal.
Faculty-led Curriculum Renewal
Recognising that curriculum renewal is an activity that faculties are already engaged in and responsible for, the Senior Executive Group (SEG) have endorsed a proposal from the Curriculum and Course Planning Committee (CCPC) which seeks to support locally-led curriculum review to (1) build on existing processes to incorporate strategic University priorities such as to (2) embed Engaged Enquiry to foster graduate attributes, (3) broaden curriculum and co-curriculum to foster graduate attributes, (4) ensure pathways and coherence in degrees and majors, (5) ensure alignment with external imperatives e.g. AQF,TEQSA, professional accreditation bodies, (6) further develop curriculum governance structures, and (7) inform learning resource renewal.
You can read the full CCPC proposal to SEG here.
Process for a Faculty-led curriculum review with CCPC
Advise CCPC of your intention to undertake a curriculum review
CCPC and faculty negotiate and agree terms of reference for the review
Support developing TOR
CCPC expertise and curriculum resources available to support planning and implementation of faculty review process
Report to CCCP on recommendations arising from the review
Use this report template
Support for faculty in design, implementation and monitoring of enhanced curriculum
Faculties with course or degree curriculum reviews commencing after 1 June 2012 should discuss and negotiate the terms of reference for these reviews with the CCPC with a view to ensuring both faculty and University priorities are accommodated.
The CCPC process is designed to support faculties in conducting their reviews and a member of the Curriculum Working Party will be assigned to support liaison.
The outcomes of curriculum reviews will be reported to CCPC. These reports will assist the University in identifying curriculum principles and standards for use in future cycles of reviews.
A step-by-step guide to the process is available here.
Four faculties are trialling the incorporation of selected priorities in current reviews: Arts and Social Sciences ‘Degree pathways and coherence through a review of majors’; Science ‘Embedding Engaged Enquiry using RELT’; Business ‘Embedding Engaged Enquiry using Work Integrated Learning’; and Nursing ‘Reporting on curriculum renewal’.
For advice on the CCPC process please contact Sally Paynter.
To find out more about the University’s curriculum renewal strategy or to discuss your faculty or division's curriculum renewal planning please contact Simon Barrie.