Tools to Facilitate the Process-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Tools to Facilitate the Process

Mastery Grid

A mastery grid is an explicit representation of how expertise develops in a field. It identifies the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and approaches that characterize expert practice, as well as the levels students move through as they gain mastery. Developing a mastery grid can help you determine appropriate goals for your department (the "desired state"); assess whether the curriculum adequately supports these outcomes; and measure students’ progress against these outcomes. More on Mastery Grid...

Matrix to Map Course to Program Outcomes

This matrix represents one way to determine the degree to which courses map to program outcomes, allowing the department to see where there are gaps that need to be filled, necessary and unnecessary overlaps, and unmet needs (i.e., outcomes not supported by courses or courses not supporting outcomes). Example matrix (pdf)