ERIC Number: ED304056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Designing and Improving Courses and Curricula in Higher Education: A Systematic Approach.
Diamond, Robert M.
A systematic approach to the improvement of courses, programs and curricula in higher education is presented in the following chapters: (1) "Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Course and Curriculum Improvement"; (2) "Making the Decision to Create or Redesign a Course or Program"; (3) "Selecting a Design Team and Establishing Goals and Procedures"; (4) "Gathering and Analyzing Essential Data"; (5) "Developing a Design for the Ideal Course or Program"; (6) "Adjusting the Ideal to the Real"; (7) "Clarifying Instructional Objectives and Assessing Outcomes"; (8) "Selecting and Developing Instructional Media"; (9) "Preparing a Descriptive Manual for Students"; (10) "Implementing, Evaluating and Refining the Course or Program"; (11) "Facilitating Curriculum Improvement through a Central Campus Agency"; and (12) "Ensuring the Success of Instructional Improvement Programs." The following resources are appended: sample agreement for copyright of instructional materials and student manuals; sample alumni survey for evaluating program effectiveness and needs; statement of cross-disciplinary educational outcomes: qualities of the liberally educated person; questions to consider in evaluating a college course; sample questionnaire for use in planning evaluations of programs and agencies. An index is provided. Contains 49 references. (KM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Programs, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94104-1310 ($22.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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