November 11, 2015
The DQP in Action
We are delighted to publish a set of videos and materials prepared by faculty from Wisconsin--from UW-Parkside and UW-Waukesha. This partnership between UW Waukesha, a 2-year college, and Parkside, a UW university, began during the Quality Collaboratives Project that AAC&U led from 2011 through 2014.
The material produced by the project is highly useful in whole and in parts. The work models a plan for transfer student success through curricular alignment--faculty collaboration for learning and student success. It also offers tools that you can use on your own campus.
Let's start with the overview video, describing the project.
Once you've seen the overview, you will be ready for more specifics on the work UW Waukesha and UW Parkside did together on the project. The next video segment shows how faculty from each institution mapped the outcomes of a global studies course. The course at the two-year institution aimed to accomplish what the same course at the four-year institution intended to achieve.
The next segment breaks the mapping project down into component parts and demonstrates how the faculty used Bloom's taxonomy to help them specify the learning outcomes in courses that had been mapped together.
The fourth segment shows a next step in using the DQP. This time the faculty have reorganized and reassembled a selection of DQP outcomes to show a progression of learning through the program. It's a highly creative and flexible application of the DQP, intended to serve the purposes of organizing the curriculum and improve student learning. You will see how the color coding, using Bloom's taxonomy verbs, appears in short learning descriptors for courses. The courses are mapped to show how students should be learning in an integrative way through the BAAS program. VALUE rubrics appear in the plan, too--building in assessment.
Once you've seen the first four segments, go over to the index on the of this page. Click on "Next Steps and Future Directions" to see the last two segments.