Ongoing Initiatives & Support
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is currently engaging with Senate through its Curriculum Committee and Academic Policy Committee to evaluate and enhance the current policy on academic reviews and the process for new program proposals at UBC Okanagan.
In addition, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is leading the creation of a UBC website to support program curriculum mapping through a backward design approach. Thus, allowing users to visualize the alignment between course learning outcomes, assessment methods, and teaching and learning strategies. This tool aims to support instructors who wish to:
- Engage in discussions about sustainable and immersive learning opportunities,
- Visualize competency/learning outcomes in a course or a program, and
- Support program decisions.
This website is currently under development and testing with a targeted release date for summer 2021.
Centre for Teaching and Learning
The Centre for Teaching and Learning can provide consultations and workshops for teaching, learning, and curriculum development (including writing learning outcomes), as well as guide or assist course, assessment, and curriculum development initiatives within Faculties or Departments.
Program-Level Learning Outcomes or Competencies
As stated in Shaping UBC’s Next Century, under strategy 12 on program redesign, UBC is moving toward using learning outcomes as a primary organizing principle of program structure and completion. This work requires meaningful collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and in many cases, alumni.
If your department or program requires support in identifying or evaluating program-level learning outcomes, please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for support and resources.
Learn more about quality assurance and enhancement at UBCO.
Learn more about the review process, read past reviews, and find resources to support your next unit review.
Learn more about the Province of BC’s QAPA process.