The template is a guide, or framework, for your work in this arena. There may be sections
or specific questions that seem less relevant to your program or discipline. Alternatively,
there may be information you would like to provide that is not requested in the template.
Please tailor your responses to the questions in the way that makes the most sense
for your program and/or discipline, and add information as needed. It is perfectly
acceptable to link to other sources where you have documented your work; please just
leave a breadcrumb in the template itself so that others can locate your documentation
(hyperlinks are the easiest way to leave a breadcrumb).
In this section, you are asked to review data dashboards to identify potential equity
gaps in your courses and programs. You will look at course success and program enrollment,
and develop potential action plans to address any gaps you've identified.
This section is designed to encourage faculty members to think about the next steps
students will take once they complete their program at LCC, whether it's entering
the workforce or transferring to another higher education institution. Ultimately,
our students are preparing to enter the workforce whether they plan to transfer to
another institution or go directly to work, and all faculty are required to address
the labor market questions in this section.
Section C provides faculty with an opportunity to regularly review and evaluate several
elements of their curriculum. We recognize that this work is ongoing; the Curriculum
& Program Review template is just a way to document what is already happening and
prompt faculty to make sure everything is current.
The outcomes section is absolutely critical, and should take the largest amount of
time to complete. Faculty are encouraged to work on their outcomes every quarter.
This section entails defining your outcomes, describing how that information is communicated
to students, and addressing any noted equity gaps. This is also the section in which
you are required to provide outcomes data. Your data does not necessarily need to
be entered into the template, as long as it exists elsewhere. If you have other documents
or reports that you use to store your information, just reference those in the template
and make sure they are accessible. For example, you might have your information in
an Excel spreadsheet, a Google document, etc., and that's totally acceptable as long
as there is a link to it. Not providing any data, however, is unacceptable. Accreditation
requires us to provide evidence that our students are learning the things we have
identified for them to learn, and this is where we do that.
If you are new and unsure what the outcomes are for your program or discipline, please
familiarize yourself with the relevant degree requirements pages in the LCC Academic Catalog. Faculty need to be assessing the outcomes identified
on those pages. If the outcomes are incorrect or outdated, the degree requirements
should be revised via the LCC Curriculum Committee process. For more information about
developing and tracking outcomes, please see the "Student Learning Outcomes" module
in this handbook.
Use this section to document any changes you've decided to make as a result of analyzing
your data and/or curriculum. This critical step of the process is sometimes referred
to as "closing the loop." Items listed in this section may or may not require resources
and/or discussion with your dean or vice president.
This section involves peer sharing, and feedback from your dean and vice president.
Faculty have an opportunity to formally respond to any feedback they receive.