Curriculum and Assessment: Adept

Here are some ideas to guide your progress through the Curriculum and Assessment domain of the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework:

  • Design curriculum that is evidence-based, inclusive and embeds employability skills
  • Evaluate and enhance assessment design and rubrics
From the Design, Develop, Implement (DDI) approach to curriculum design.

Expand your knowledge of Curriculum and Assessment:

Read: How to align assessment through a program approach. This 28pp MQ PDF resource considers assessment at the class, unit and program (course) level.
Consider:A course level approach to curriculum design using the Design, Develop, Implement methodology. (iLearn site of resources)
Review:Check if your rubrics are designed in line with best practice (1 page PDF Quick Guide)
Understand:Familiarise yourself with Macquarie’s Curriculum Management System (MQCMS) – what it’s used for, information flows, approval process and making unit and course amendments. (1-hour module on Workday)
Participate:Be on the team to design or develop a course or be part of a course reaccreditation process. Review the resources on the Course Reaccreditation SharePoint.
Explore:There’s more resources in these Learning and Teaching Quick Guides (series of 1-page PDFs) including constructive alignment, rubric design, feedback methods and strategies, and unit assessment.
Try:Enrol in the Feedback for Student Learning self-paced module and pick the ‘Convenor’ pathway and choose some new feedback strategies to expand your toolkit this session. (20-60 minute module in iLearn).

Take it to the next level:

Watch:View the series of Transforming Assessment webinars and explore aspects of assessment in higher education with a focus on the use of technology to enhance assessment of student learning.

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