Curriculum mapping is a method to align instruction with desired program goals and student learning outcomes. It can also be used to explore what is taught and how.

The Curriculum Map:

  • Documents what is taught and when
  • Reveals gaps in the curriculum
  • Helps design an assessment plan


Benefits of Curriculum Mapping:

  • Improves communication about curriculum among faculty
  • Improves program coherence
  • Increases the likelihood that students achieve program level outcomes
  • Encourages reflective practice


Sample Curriculum Map:

The following sample highlights a completed Cultural Resources Program curriculum map. For additional information, use the Curriculum Mapping Guide to help facilitate your program- level planning.