Course and Program Management System (CPMS)
What is the Course and Program Management System (CPMS)?
The Course and Program Management System (CPMS) is being designed to allow USQ to create a whole of program focus through program development, planning, and review. This system will be designed to allow faculties to map elements, such as graduate qualities and skills across their programs, linking these with course objectives and assessment items, and their outcomes. The system will also have a strong emphasis on aligning course and program evaluations as part of a process of continuous improvement.
When fully implemented the Course Program Management System (CPMS) will enable faculties and sections across the University to track, monitor and chart changes to approval and modifications of courses and programs.
The CPMS solution includes the following sub-projects:
- Course and Program Approval (CPA)
- Course and Program Review (CPR)
- Course and Program Mapping (CPM)
Please click on the image below to start viewing a presentation, introducing you to the concept of the CPMS. It is presented by Dr Michael Sankey, Chair of the CPMS Project Board.
The Benefits of the Course and Program Management System (CPMS):
The CPMS will be designed to allow for:
- Web interface data entry into pre-configured fields to simplify the development of accreditation documentation, with additional links to the PIP system and the handbook.
- The linking of key information with course specifications such as graduate skills(attributes) with a view to mapping these across programs, potentially identifying areas to be addressed. Information from this system would also feed into the student ePortfolio.
- Link with course and program evaluations to flag areas of concern. Links to staff ePortfolios.
- Interface with PeopleSoft
- Automatically notify the appropriate people required to approve changes at multiple levels.
- Staff – allows changes to courses and programs whilst assuring quality by way of built-in approval processes.
- Staff – facilitates data collection for annual performance review and promotion.
- Students – it automatically records graduate skills acquisition.
- It is designed to render course design and review a business-as-usual activity
Course and Program Accreditation (CPA):
- Manages the process and documentation associated with program accreditation
- InfoPath forms and Workflow
- Course specifications
- Unified approach making evaluation easier
Status: Phase 1 is currently under development (expected completion: July 2010)
Course and Program Review (CPR):
- Two components in CPR
- Course Quality Review
- Program Quality Review
- Promote reflection on learning and teaching practice
- Identify and share good practice
- Trace trend data - student load, retention, progression, student satisfaction, student results
- Identify areas for improvement in program design, delivery and evaluation
- Facilitate the continuous monitoring of program quality
Status: Completed. Implementation planned for mid - late 2010.
Course and Program Mapping (CPM)
- Mapping courses across programs
- Mapping graduate qualities and skills across courses and programs
- Quality assurance of maps at a program level
- Linked to student ePortfolios
Status: Not yet commenced.