Flinders currently operates in a complex environment without a single system to store and manage curriculum information related to around 3500 active topics, more than 600 coursework courses, and many hundreds of other curriculum components such as majors, minors and honours programs. The Curriculum Management Program seeks to enable one standard for the structure and presentation of curriculum information, through a technology-based, people centred solution underpinned by appropriate policy and related procedures.
The Curriculum Management Program is a partnership between the Educational Quality Team and Digital Student and Teaching Services. The Program reached a significant milestone and signed a contract with our preferred system provider – Factor5 on 15 October, 2019.
The securing of a new curriculum management system, CourseLoop, is only the beginning of the transformation of how curriculum will be managed at Flinders by providing:
"One standard for course outcomes: all students; all locations; all modes; all times"
– Prof. Clare Pollock, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students)
The implementation of the Curriculum Management System will be rolled out over two phases:
Phase 1: Curriculum repository
- Development of online templates to capture relevant curriculum and proposal information for new courses, topics and other curriculum components, and changes to existing ones.
- Development of system-based workflows underpinned by the levels of academic governance outlined in Flinders’ policies.
- Future proofing for integrations between CourseLoop and other source systems.
- Migration of curriculum data into CourseLoop.
Phase 2: Integration and publication
- Setting up of integrations with the Student Management System and the FLEX system that supports the eSAMS.
- Development of capabilities to publish clear and consistent curriculum information (that will replace the existing course rules and topic information pages) on the Flinders website.