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5 Reasons Why Curriculum Mapping Improves Institutional Effectiveness

Enable Greater Transparency Across Courses, Co-Curricular Activities, and Experimental Learning

For years, colleges and universities have navigated uncertain terrain around declining enrollment and financial losses.

As a result, many institutions have transitioned to new and improved institutional effectiveness (IE) initiatives to drive change and help them stay afloat. Aligning curriculum to institutional outcomes and competency frameworks makes learning visible, serving as a conduit for institutional effectiveness and improving institutional performance.


Curriculum mapping is an approach to curriculum design that allows colleges and universities to chart varied academic pathways at their institution using consistent, pre-defined student learning outcomes. Higher education leaders know that curriculum mapping enables greater transparency across courses, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning. Still, they may not know where to start or how to make this process efficient.   

What's Included In This eBook

  • 5 ways curriculum mapping drives institutional effectiveness and performance, from fostering equity and inclusion to helping your institution develop new and improved advising strategies;
  • How to reimagine institutional effectiveness in higher education.

5 Reasons Why Curriculum Mapping Improves Institutional Effectiveness