Hunters & Gatherers: Strategies for Curriculum Mapping and Data Collection for Assurance of Learning (An OLT Funded Project)
A five institution team (UTS; QUT; RMIT; Bond & USQ) have been awarded an OLT (Australian Learning and Teaching Council) Strategic Priority Project grant ($220,000) to both review current practice in AOL and to make recommendations on future practice. This project concentrates on two elements of the assurance of learning:
- Mapping learning objectives that relate to graduate attributes across suitable units of study in the program (where possible allowing for introduction, further development and then assurance of the objectives)
- Collecting data on student performance in relation to each learning objective
The emphasis will be on informing strategy in a way that supports efficient and manageable assurance mechanisms for academic staff. These elements will be considered through a sector wide audit. The audit will examine not only the regulatory practice of mapping and data collection but also provide a platform for innovation and change principles.