Curriculum Development is central to Academic Quality at Mohawk College. Curriculum is developed with the end in mind and highlights the connection between Program Vocational Learning Outcomes (VLOs), Essential Employability Skills (EESs), External Standards (ESs), Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs), Course Assessments, and Experiential Learning activities (EL). The Course Outline Mapping and Management System (COMMS) highlights all of the connections between these elements of Curriculum Development at the course and program level.
Curriculum development is supported through the Centre for Teaching & Learning.
Course Outline Mapping Management System (COMMS)
COMMS (Course Outline Mapping and Management System) is a cloud-based web application designed to facilitate the standardized creation, management and archiving of course outlines. The Course Outline is a contract between the college and the student that provides information on the curriculum and learning students will experience in a particular course. It articulates the specific outcomes students will achieve in the course, identifies how those outcomes will be measured and assessed, and includes information about course-specific resources and policies.
All course outlines must be entered into the Course Outline Mapping and Management System (COMMS) and submitted to the Associate Dean for approval. PDFs of approved outlines must be posted in MyCanvas course to be shared with students.
COMMS is developed and enhanced by Algonquin College.
COMMS at Mohawk College is guided by the Program Curriculum policy (PDF).
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