Guiding Principles for Curriculum Development

Our approach to Curriculum Development is flexible and collaborative, and is based on evidence-informed processes and practices.

Curriculum Development is guided by:

  • Constructive alignment
  • Learner-centered approach
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • E-Learning Design
  • Active Learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Quality assurance for measuring course design and teaching
  • Philosophies of teaching and learning
  • Curriculum frameworks

Curriculum Development Process

Institutional Learning Outcomes

VCC began developing its Institutional Learning Outcomes in May 2017. Institutional Learning Outcomes (or "ILOs") reflect the essential skills, abilities, and attitudes that VCC promotes in its programs and culture.

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