Accountability for Educational Outcomes: The Academic Developer’s Role


Academic developers can help institutions meet their accountabilities for educational outcomes through instructional development in course design. Workshops and discussions on setting student learning outcomes, creating assessments, and selecting pedagogies yield instructional benefits. By targeting course clusters with common student learning outcomes, the resultant assessment data can contribute to the organization’s measures of student learning. The author presents an example case of a center for teaching and learning’s course design programming for cluster courses.