Now it's time to see how the students' experience in their major connect to the instruction we are offering. There is a template below to help you structure your map.
Step One: List all the courses you have taught over the years and note the following in your spreadsheet.
- Is there a stated research component (in the curriculum, course descriptions, etc.) for the course?
- Is it required for all majors? (this info is usually in the eight-semester plan for the major)
- Do you offer instruction to this course regularly (in other words, each time it is offered)?
- Does the same instructor teach this course each year/semester?
- Do you provide any alternative instruction (course guides, Blackboard module, etc.) to the course?
- What is the recommended course sequence (if any) for this course (i.e., sophomore, jr. sr.)?
Step Two: In the same spreadsheet, list any courses that you discovered are required for majors--if you haven't listed them already. Answer the same questions in the spreadsheet.
Step Three: List any courses (if you haven't already) that you provide some sort of supplemental instruction to; this could include a specialized course guide, Blackboard module, podcast, etc.