The Curriculum End-to-End Program will deliver new and improved digital tools to support the lifecycle of UQ’s curriculum.

Curriculum creation and delivery is core to the business of UQ: over 4500 staff deliver academic activities, including more than 8000 courses within the 400 programs offered at UQ. Current curriculum management processes and systems rely on manual steps, require duplication of content and leverage outdated and cumbersome systems. To ensure our choice of courses and programs remain relevant and viable, we need to evolve the curriculum. This requires a new tool set.

The Curriculum End-to-End Program (CEEP) will improve the design, approval, publishing, delivering and review of curriculum artefacts by implementing a new core Curriculum Management System (CMS).

CEEP supports the Program Architecture Project (PA2)

Keep up to date

CEEP pilot participants and other UQ staff can visit the CEEP engagement hub to find out more about the project, read latest updates and submit feedback.  

CEEP engagement hub (staff login required)

Objectives

CEEP will replace or further develop a number of existing systems. The core new system will be the CMS.

The CMS will:

  • provide a single source of truth for curriculum artefacts, including programs, plans and courses
  • enable in-system collaboration for curriculum design and approval
  • facilitate approval workflows
  • support mapping for curriculum design and accreditation
  • automate processes as much as possible
  • integrate with systems such as SI-net, the Learning Management System (LMS) and Program Planner to operationalise program and course delivery.

If the CMS is delivered in a timely manner, it will enable a systematic review and potential redesign of every undergraduate program mandated by the Program Architecture Project (PA2).

Benefits to UQ

A key objective of the Program Architecture Project is to deliver the foundations for a stronger and more sustainable portfolio of programs, plans and courses. CEEP supports this objective by: 

  • aiding the continuous evolution of curriculum
  • allowing academics to focus on designing and delivering the curriculum, rather than the tools and processes
  • enhancing the student digital experience by providing consistency when exploring study options, and the ability to validate progression and understand the impact of changes
  • reducing the administrative effort required to manage the curriculum
  • reducing the complexity of curriculum management
  • providing a single source of truth for curriculum information.

Timeline

A 3-month pilot of the program will commence in Quarter 3, 2019. The results of the pilot will inform further delivery timelines.

Teams

CEEP is sponsored by Professor Joanne Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Project team

Name Role
Jacinta Crothers Program Manager
Trent Jacobs Solution Architect
Najmeh Rafat Business Analyst
Naomi Codlin Business Analyst
Susan Dancer Business Analyst
Ramon Kok Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

Steering committee

Name Role
A/ Professor Peter Sutton Associate Dean (Academic), EAIT
Professor Fiona Rohde Deputy Dean (Academic), BEL faculty
A/ Professor Greg Birkett Associate Professor, EAIT faculty
Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson Associate Dean (Academic), HABS faculty
A/ Professor Lesley Lluka Teaching & Learning Chair, Medicine faculty
Professor Lydia Kavanagh Director, First Year Engineering, EAIT faculty
Shirley Moran Student and Academic Administration Manager, HASS faculty
Helen Morahan Deputy Director, Academic Services
Dr Greg Winslett Deputy Director, Digital Learning, ITaLI
Rowan Salt Deputy Director, Applications Delivery and Support
Vivienne Counter EASE Program Manager, ITS
Anna-Maree Shaw Head of Digital Marketing, OMC
Rowan Evans Postgraduate Student