The Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA) provides you the resources for:

 Our mission

The mission of the OCLDAA is to collaborate with faculty to advance intentional curriculum, strategic learning design and meaningful assessment. The office provides tailored consultations, assistance, and support for the enrichment of student learning and academic excellence at Northern Arizona University. We aspire to create a motivating, fulfilling culture of continual improvement and innovation.

"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence"

                                                                             -Abigail Adams (1744-1818), 1780

Intentional Curriculum

The Intentional Curriculum model for enhanced student learning is comprised of three elements:

  • explicit learning outcomes, which are what the faculty want the students to know and be able to do
  • strategic learning design, which is how faculty will develop learning opportunities to achieve learning outcomes
  • meaningful assessment, which measures if students are learning what faculty want them to learn