ERIC Number: EJ1099234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Curriculum Alignment with a Mission of Social Change in Higher Education
Yob, Iris M.; Danver, Steven L.; Kristensen, Sheryl; Schulz, William; Simmons, Kathy; Brashen, Henry M.; Sidler Krysiak, Rebecca; Kiltz, Linda; Gatlin, Linda; Wesson, Suzanne; Penland, Diane R.
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n3 p203-219 Jun 2016
Institutions of higher education frequently acknowledge their role in contributing to the common good through their mission statements. The current literature suggests that in order to be effective mission statements must be clearly articulated and reflected in all the activities of the institution including its curriculum. Faculty members at Walden University developed a "Curriculum Guide for Social Change" that could serve as a tool for reviewing current course offerings and developing new courses to reflect its mission of "creating positive social change." Those involved in piloting the "Guide" report on the process in this article. The general consensus is that it was time-consuming and frequently subjective; but the "Guide" gave substance to the institution's mission, opening the way for its fuller implementation.
Descriptors: Social Change, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Guides, Institutional Mission, Curriculum Design, College Programs, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota