Curriculum Mapping in Higher Education: A Vehicle for Collaboration
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- Uchiyama, K.P. & Radin, J.L. Innov High Educ (2009) 33: 271. doi:10.1007/s10755-008-9078-8
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This qualitative study makes the case for the implementation of curriculum mapping, a procedure that creates a visual representation of curriculum based on real time information, as a way to increase collaboration and collegiality in higher education. Through the use of curriculum mapping, eleven faculty members in a western state university Teacher Licensure program aligned and revised the teacher education curriculum across a sequence of courses. An increase in collaboration and collegiality among faculty emerged as an unintended outcome as a result of participation in the project.