Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development

Now that you have a schedule and faculty, you need to work on curriculum. You are responsible for creating the content shell and assessments as well as providing a syllabus for the faculty that teach your course. We say content shell because for all the sections you coordinate, there should be some consistency in the semester schedule of what content is covered and when, but we want the faculty teaching the courses to have autonomy and flexibility as necessary. The content shell can be as detailed as you like which in turn is especially helpful to new faculty. With the content shell in hand this allows faculty make the course their own and tailor it to their teaching style.

Many Gateway courses follow a common syllabus and have standardized their exams. If you create materials and resources for your sections that you teach, we recommend you share those with all faculty who teach the course through a shared resource site such as Box or Canvas. They can pick and choose what works for them and they can create their own (and hopefully share with all), but the key thing to recall is that if you have Associate Faculty teaching your courses, their primary responsibility is to teach, not to create the content of what they teach!