Academic affairs professionals, including faculty, often use outcome maps to indicate the connection and progression of outcomes in relation to their programs. Mapping can demonstrate:
- the connection of course-level outcomes to a class assignment (indicating what is measured from the course)
- course-level outcomes to the program-level learning outcomes (demonstrating how a course fits within the overall program sequence)
- program-level outcomes to the institution’s broader learning outcomes (illustrating program contributions in a larger framework).
Outcome maps are relevant for student affairs professionals, too. Maps can help show the connection between ongoing services and co-curricular programs to learning outcomes within a department while showcasing how content can roll up to divisional or institutional levels.
Check out a great example of a co-curricular map from Saint Paul College here.