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Developing Curriculum. Dr. Mollie F. DeHart Director, District Academic Programs Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Room 1448 305.237.3731 305.237.3715. Developing Curriculum. Objective for today’s session is to provide information regarding:

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developing curriculum

Developing Curriculum

Dr. Mollie F. DeHart

Director, District Academic Programs

Miami Dade College

Wolfson Campus, Room 1448



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Developing Curriculum

Objective for today’s session is to provide information regarding:

  • Developing courses and/or programs
  • Incorporating assessment of learning outcomes
  • Utilizing various tools for curriculum approval process
    • Websites
    • Guidelines
    • Forms
developing courses and or programs
Developing Courses and/or Programs

Policies/ Procedures/Guidelines:


  • Miami Dade College Manual of Policy
    • VIII-3 Objectives: Curriculum and Instruction


  • Miami Dade College Manual of Procedures
    • Chapter 8=Procedure 8150


  • Charting the Course of Action (PowerPoint)
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Developing Courses and/or Programs


  • Course (CASSC Form 102)
  • Program (CASSC Form 103)
  • Instructional Support Materials (CASSC Form 104)
  • Experimental Course (CASSC Form 105A)
  • Course User Fee (CASSC Form 109)
  • Continuing Workforce Education Course (CASSC Form 111)

MDC Academic Approval Process

Flow Chart

CONTACT: Academic Programs for Assistance

course and program proposals
Course and Program Proposals
  • Due Dates
    • Baccalaureate=1½ -2 years prior to implementation
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Course and Program Proposals (con’t)

Evaluation Criteria

  • Begin with the end in mind as you design the learning curriculum
  • Develop the learning outcomes, assessment strategies, and learning strategies around the learner (student).
    • Design all components with the student in mind.
    • Program Review Process

learning outcomes
Learning Outcomes
  • Outcome Statements
    • Describe what a student should be able to represent, demonstrate, or produce.
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Learning Outcomes (con’t)
  • Learning Agenda II Website

MDC has begun conversations regarding the General Education Review process and alignment of the curriculum by compiling a team of faculty and administrators, and inviting several consultants/speakers including:

John Tagg

Dr. Lee Shulman

Dr. Peggy Maki

learning outcomes and assessment
Learning Outcomes and Assessment
  • Determine pedagogies or educational experiences that develop the knowledge, understanding, habits of mind, ways of knowing and problem-solving.
  • Determine teaching strategies, educational processes or experiences that promote department and institutional level learning outcomes.
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Learning Outcomes and Assessment (con’t)

Inventories of Teaching and Assessment Practices

      • Helps students understand expectations
      • Places ownership of learning on students
      • Assists in determining whether design of curriculum will prepare students for outcomes assessment
      • Assists in determining whether assessment is aligned with student learning
  • Peggy Maki’s presentation
bloom s taxonomy
Bloom’s Taxonomy

3 Types of Learning:


Mental Skills (Knowledge)

What we know


Growth in feelings or emotional areas (Attitude)

How we “feel”


Manual or Physical Skills (Skills)

How we “do”

  • Use active verbs that target what students are expected to demonstrate.


    • Create
    • Compose
    • Calculate
    • Develop
    • Build
    • Evaluate
    • Translate
  • What do you expect students to know and be able to do?
  • What do the curricula and educational experiences “add up to”?
  • What do you do in your classes or programs to promote the kinds of learning or development that MDC seeks?
mdc competency template
MDC Competency Template
  • Example: The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of curriculum development by:
    • Composing course or program proposals within established guidelines
    • Describing components of Learning Outcomes
    • Incorporating assessment of Learning Outcomes in course/program proposals
    • Utilizing resource materials and tools provided
    • Constructing courses/programs which meet the needs of the student and institution
web resources
Web Resources
  • State Links for Community Colleges and Workforce Education Programs
    • Baccalaureate Proposal Approval Process
    • Curriculum Frameworks
    • Community Workforce Education Frameworks (CWE)
    • Florida Community Colleges & Workforce Home
    • Minds to Work Home
    • Program Request Form
    • Workforce Education Home
more links
More Links
  • Other State Sites
    • Florida Academic Counseling & Tracking for Students (FACTS)
    • Florida Senate & House
    • Labor Market Statistics
    • Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS)
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More Links
  • Miami Dade College
    • Credit/Vocational Course Offerings
    • College Academic Programs
    • Miami Dade College Catalog