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Boot Camp—Curriculum Mapping & Outcomes Alignment with Institutional Leaders Across the Country

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Dr. Colin Suchland

Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology

Lincoln Land Community College

Ms. Tracy Kaiser-Goebel

Director of Educational Effectiveness

Montgomery County Community College

Dr. Devin DuPree

Assessment Coordinator

Brigham Young University-Idaho

December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 PM 3:00 PM ET


Curriculum design is a pragmatic process that involves engaged stakeholders and alignment to goals. Curriculum planners have a number of decisions to make and stakeholders to please. Planners need to decide on the organizational structure, how programs are implemented, and what outcomes are linked to the organizational structure. Programs respond to community needs as well as align to state, national and accreditation standards. “A curriculum that provides maximum opportunities for learners incorporates the concept of balance. The fields of communication theory, supervision, systems theory, and technology are called on in the process of curriculum development,” (Oliva & Gordon, 2013).

This Bootcamp brings together leaders in curriculum planning and assessment from community colleges and four-year universities from three parts of the country. These coaches will take you through digitization of curriculum design, alignment to outcomes, and the revision process. This exercise includes how to engage faculty, enable collaborative discussion on learning and improvement areas, and offers you an opportunity to engage in discussion and planning that you can bring to your curriculum initiatives at your home institution.

This experience will be immersive with participatory learning and idea-sharing. Bring your ideas, your curriculum projects, CLR initiatives and join this opportunity to take these initiatives further.

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Consider your current efforts, partners, timelines, resources, and risks
2. Create a curriculum process that enables you to focus on outcomes
3. Develop a plan to think beyond quick fixes and tackle broader issues and systems in order to digitize curriculum
4. Build faculty ownership in the curriculum process
5. Provide an end-to-end framework for CLR


We are honored to have these academic leaders coaching this boot camp:

Dr. Colin Suchland, Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology, Lincoln Land Community College

Dr. Colin E. Suchland holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a tenured professor at Lincoln Land Community College, he has served as President of the Faculty Senate and (now) Chair of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Team. Suchland’s academic interests include critical pedagogy, digital media studies, generational studies, social inequalities, and urban communities. He is a proud member of the American Sociological Association, the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. He also is the recipient of an AEFIS Partner Award for his role in piloting new assessment processes at LLCC in the past three years. A frequent conference presenter and keynote speaker at regional and national symposiums, Suchland has a passion for higher education and his undergraduate students. He has been a full-time college instructor for more than a decade, receiving extensive training in online course design. A working print and digital journalist for many years, Suchland continues to apply photojournalistic skills to his primary research.

Ms. Tracy Kaiser-Goebel, Director of Educational Effectiveness, Montgomery County Community College

I began my career in higher education in 1997, as an adjunct instructor.  While working in this role, I developed an interest in academic assessment.  This led me to expand my focus and accept a position as an Educational Coordinator in 2004, to learn and engage in academic assessment, working with Disability Services on accommodations and course differentiation, as well as curriculum mapping/development.  A lifelong learner, these experiences helped me develop a strong connection with the needs of today's college faculty and students, and a broad view of best practices in planning and implementing continuous improvements.

Dr. Devin DuPree, Assessment Coordinator, Brigham Young University-Idaho

What started as a part-time job to help get through graduate school has become a career in institutional research and assessment.  I started with the Office of Planning and Assessment at Texas Tech University while completing a master's and doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  I then worked as an institutional assessment coordinator for Green River College in Auburn, WA and as a policy researcher for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges before coming to Brigham Young University-Idaho as an assessment coordinator.  It has been a pleasure to work with so many dedicated educators from various roles in various institutions of higher education.  My goal is to serve and help others find what works and what does not work in their focused efforts to effectively help students reach their goals.

Moderated by Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

More to come – Please check back soon or register to receive updates!

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