Curriculum Commons

"laptop with the Curriculum Commons Logo on a white background"Fall 2021

About the Commons:

The Curriculum Commons is a hub for faculty members, instructors, administration, and support staff related to advancement of curriculum – especially as part of the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Process (QUQAP) and the Cyclical Program Review (CPR) Self-Study process.

Anyone at Queen’s can join the Microsoft Teams based Curriculum Hub. Join the Team! Or contact the Commons Facilitator, Lauren Anstey (Centre for Teaching & Learning) l.anstey@queensu.ca

Setting the Tone: Strategies for Preparing an Effective Self-Study

Tuesday October 19, 12:00-1:00PM

The self-study report is a unique kind of document. It will integrate a wide range of information and perspectives on your program to set the tone of your review. Kick off your CPR with a panel of experts, drawn from support units across campus, who are not only intimately familiar with what content comprises an effective self-study, but who additionally offers strategies and approaches for effective framing and tone.  Panelists include:

  • Jake Kaupp, Assistant Director, Institutional Research and Planning
  • Vanessa Yzaguirre, Equity Advisor, Human Rights & Equity Office
  • Matt Rahimian, Academic Integrity Coordinator, Office of the Provost
  • Lauren Anstey, Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching & Learning
  • Heather McMullen, Associate University Librarian, Queen’s University Library

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Articulating the Successes of your Academic Program

Wednesday November 10, 11-12PM EST
Facilitator: Lauren Anstey, Centre for Teaching & Learning

By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to take stock of successes, opportunities, and aspirations as you look back on what has been accomplished and where you’re headed into the future. For those preparing the CPR self-study, this session directly address Sections 1 and 3.1 of the self-study template.

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How is your Program Addressing Goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Now and Into the Future?

Wednesday November 24, 10-11am

Consult with an expert panel on goals for equity, diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, and Indigenization with your faculty, staff, and/or students. By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to identify recent, ongoing, and future-planned EDII-focused actions in their Faculties and programs. Panelists include:

  • Vanessa Yzaguirre, Equity Advisor, Equity Services;
  • Lindsay Brant, Educational Developer, Indigenous Ways of Knowing;
  • Yunyi Chen, Educational Developer, Program and Curriculum Globalization; and
  • Yasmine Djerbal, Educational Developer, Anti-Racism and Inclusion

For those preparing the CPR self-study, this session directly address Sections 3.3 of the self-study template.

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CPR Retreat Information and Registration