Degree Level Expectations
UDLEs and GDLEs
"The Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UDLEs) and Graduate University Degree Level Expectations (GDLEs) represent the threshold level skills and knowledge Ontario students must demonstrate in order to successfully complete their programs. The Degree Level Expectations form an integral part of Ontario’s Quality Assurance Framework, which establishes the protocols for the approval of new undergraduate and graduate programs and the review of existing programs at publicly assisted universities.
The Degree Level Expectations serve as Ontario’s academic standards for undergraduate and graduate learning. Graduates at specified degree levels (e.g., B.A., M.Sc.) are required to meet these standards. Each university is expected to develop its own institutional expression of the undergraduate and graduate Degree Level Expectations and to apply them to its academic programs."
- Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations and Learning Outcomes, by Jill Grose at the 2011 Academic Review Orientation [PDF of PowerPoint Presentation]
- Curriculum Mapping [Google Docs Spreadsheet]
- Guide to Using Google Docs Spreadsheet for Curriculum Mapping [Brock CPI YouTube Video]
- GDLE & UDLE from Brock University Website
Writing Learning Outcomes
Additional Ontario University DLE Resources
- University of Waterloo DLE resources
- University of Western Ontario Guide to Curriculum Review PDF
- University of Windsor DLEs
- University of Guelph Handbook on Curriculum Development PDF
- University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations: Is there a role for CSL? Seminar with Maureen Connolly & Joy Mighty
While many learn about the Degree Level Expectations during the Academic Review Process, examining your learning outcomes and mapping curriculum is a departmental exercise that can be done at any time. CPI is available to facilitate departments through this process.
For more information, contact Jill Grose, Director