A collaborative program review through the lens of curriculum: Course Evidence Matrix
Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. TheCourse evidence matrix: a collaborative evaluation using multiple lines of evidence (2007) offers academics a systematic and system approach to review their curriculum. This matrix is designed for any a team of academics preparing for curriculum review. This Matrix offers an opportunity for academics to unpack the curriculum and step into evidence-based curriculum review in a structured way.
An added benefit is that the Course Evidence Matrix will identify gaps in your practice as you map the evidence against seven domains:
Leadership and innovation
Strategy & planning processes
Data, information & analysis
Students & market focus
Processes, procedures & services
The original Quality Achievement Matrix was developed by the Australian Quality Council and the Enterprise and Career Education Foundation in 2000. A practical tool, it is underpinned by a sound theoretical bases and “is based on the idea that program of structured workplace learning achieve more when there is a collaborative culture of people trying to improve program processes and outcomes”.
The success of this tool is found in its straightforward design, holistic view and evidence-based approach leading to an action plan.