References and Notes

(1) Wiggins, G.P. & McTighe, J. (1998). Understanding by design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

(2) Biggs, J. (1999). Teaching for quality learning at university – what the student does. SRHE / Open University Press, Buckingham.  Note: The fourth edition is now available.

(3) L.D.Fink. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss.

(4) The principles were adapted from:
Dyjur, P. & Kenny, N. (2015, May). Analyzing curriculum mapping data: Enhancing student learning through curriculum redesign. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/teaching-community/node/273

(5) Case, R. & Gini-Newman, G. (2015). Creating thinking classrooms: Leading educational change for a 21st century world. Vancouver, BC: The Critical Thinking Consortium.

(6) L.D.Fink. (2013). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses (revised ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss.

(7) Retention rates refer to retention from Year 1 to Year 2, and graduation rate is taken at the sixth year of a cohort.

(8) Biggs, J. & Tang, C. (2011). Teaching for quality learning at university: What the student does (4th ed.). Berkshire, England: SRHE and Open University Press.

(9) Biggs, J. & Tang, C. (2011). Teaching for quality learning at university: What the student does (4th ed.). Berkshire, England: SRHE and Open University Press and Hattie, J. (2009). The black box of tertiary assessment: An impending revolution. In L. H. Meyer et al (Eds.), Tertiary assessment & higher education student outcomes: Policy, practice & research (pp.259-275). Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa.

(10) Consider the following resources to help address the learning curve of using outcomes:
L.D.Fink. (2013). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses (revised ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss.
Nilson, L.B. (2010). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Boss.

(11) Dyjur, P. & Kenny, N. (2015, May). Analyzing curriculum mapping data: Enhancing student learning through curriculum redesign. Paper presented at the 2015 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, AB.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/teaching-community/node/273

(12) Note that the definitions were adapted from sample curriculum maps developed by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary and for the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic at Ryerson University