The Framework

CER-STEM logo

The Framework Engage with Us The Fellowship CER Resources

What is the Curriculum Evaluation and Research Framework and how does it work?

The CER-STEM framework encourages teaching teams to focus their efforts on enhancing student learning by viewing the quality of their course from three interconnected perspectives: improvement (QI), assurance (QA) and scholarship (SoTL). The framework facilitates the collection of a wide range of data for broad and deep analysis of curriculum and learning. It guides academics to work collaboratively within a culture of continuous review and quality improvement, making evidence-based design decisions. Data used for QI and QA purposes can be leveraged by applying a scholarly lens, resulting in publications and evidence for grant and award applications.

Carr, A.R., Kelder, J-A. & Crawford, J. (in press). Exploring the Impact of SoTL on Day-To-Day Learning and Teaching: A Conceptual Framework for Professional Development and Quality Improvement. In R. Plews & M. Amos (Eds), Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). IGI Global.


Learn More (.pdf)


Contact Us