Course Director

You’ve taken on the role of Course Director; a position which will significantly hone your understanding of and skills in course-level curriculum design, planning, and evaluation. This role has expanded since the introduction of the MQ 2020 Curriculum, which involved extensive changes to the course structure, in particular the foundation units, majors and capstone. You are also responsible for leading course development activities, including curriculum mapping, assessment, and evaluation, and you also support teaching teams through quality assurance and enhancement processes. You are actively engaged in promoting the course to prospective students, and most recently, you’ve been focussed on embedding work-integrated learning (WIL) at course level. You want to learn more about working with student data, including admission and progression stats, to monitor and improve student and course outcomes.

Selected Resources

Introduction to the Macquarie Curriculum Management System (MQCMS)A 1 hour module in Workday for anyone needing to use or work with the MQCMS: what it’s used for, information flow, approval process, searching information, making unit or course amendments.
MQCMS Knowledge ArticlesGuidance and information on curriculum development, management, support and quality assurance. MQ Curriculum Wiki.
Curriculum websiteInformation and resources supporting curriculum design, course and unit lifecycles, embedding capabilities and more.
Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) FrameworkThe PLaCE framework enables academic and professional staff, including sessional staff, to integrate their teaching development and evidence achievement for recognition.
Teaching & Leadership Community of PracticeContribute your ideas and experience to shape how we lead learning and teaching across the university, provide input on professional development for leaders of learning and teaching and, at the same time, learn from your peers. Meets monthly.
Student success dashboard training guide A guide to using the Business Intelligence Reporting (BIR) dashboard for finding student success data for your unit.
Access the dashboard here.
Quick Guides for Learning and TeachingBite sized chunks of learning and teaching theory and practice – a quick read at just 1-A4 page each. Topics include constructive alignment, rubric design, informal evaluation of units, writing learning outcomes and more.