Resources on Curriculum Development, Assessment, Learning Outcomes and Quality Indicators

  • — includes links to university program learning outcomes gathered from a wide selection of universities around the world
  • — University of Ottawa’s Teaching and Learning Support Service
  • — information and resources related to undergraduate and graduate degree level expectations
  • Wolf, P. and J. Christensen Hughes (eds). Curriculum Development in Higher Education: Faculty Driven Processes and Practices. New Directions for Teaching and Learning.  Volume 112, Winter 2007 (
  • Wolf P., Hill A., and F. Evers.  Handbook for Curriculum Assessment.  Winter 2006. University of Guelph, Teaching Support Services
  • National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL  — occasional paper series available at
  • Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) ( — information on learning outcomes in undergraduate programs
  • Kuh, G.D. and P.T. Ewell (2010).  The state of learning outcome assessment in the United States. Higher Education Management and Policy Volume 22/1:9-28.
  • Coates, H. (2010). Defining and Monitoring academic standards in Australian higher education.  Higher Education Management and Policy Volume 22/1:29-45.
  • Christensen Hughes, J. and J. Mighty (eds).  Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Montreal and Kingston: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010

Thanks to Bob Parsons, University of Ottawa; Peter Wolf, University of Guelph; and Karen Nicholson, McMaster University, for their advice and input to this section of the Guide.