Introduction to the Special Issue: Curricular Coherence as an Instructional, Ethical, and Equity-Minded Imperative

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Brown McNair, T., McConnell, K., Whitehead, D., 2021

Abstract: When we first conceived the idea of a special issue on curricular coherence in 2019, we had no idea that the world was about to be beset by a global health crisis unprecedented in modern memory, never mind that the very nature of teaching and learning at our institutions would change so dramatically and so rapidly. Now, in the summer of 2021, this issue is being released at a time of great uncertainty for undergraduate education in the United States, a time of collective wrestling with hard questions that have both pragmatic and existential implications. What does “normal” look like post- COVID? As educators, how can we ensure that our students have access to the very best teaching, learning, and assessment that we have to offer? And more to the point, is what we offer indeed the “very best”?

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Volume 33, Number 1, 1-3 http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/ ISSN 1812-9129