Lesson Development Roles¶
Curriculum Advisory Committee¶
Curriculum Advisors are part of a team that provides the oversight, vision, and leadership for a particular set of lessons. Advisors represent The Carpentries community and should strive to embody The Carpentries philosophy by:
- Recognizing the importance of communication and being welcoming to all contributors.
- Giving feedback to contributors using The Carpentries model:
- Find what’s good. Be specific about improvements needed. Use motivational language.
- Evaluating lesson contributions in light of The Carpentries pedagogical model:
- Teach what’s most relevant and useful for learners.
- Avoid getting bogged down in technical details.
- Keep language motivating.
- Emphasize the importance of continued learning and improvement.
Curriculum Advisors are responsible for:
- Routinely, as needed:
- Responding to requests for comments on curriculum in GitHub.
- Acting as Maintainers for the workshop homepage repository for their curriculum - making sure it’s up to date with the overall goals of the workshops, correcting links to curriculum, and updating as needed.
- Meet bi-annually to:
- Discuss curricular updates that have been proposed by Instructors, Maintainers, or other community members.
- Provide recommendations for other potential updates based on current approaches in the field.
- Discuss proposals for new lesson ideas and provide recommendations about whether they should be developed or accepted and whether they should be incorporated into existing workshop curriculum or standalone.
- Provide a written report of the meeting regarding decisions around curriculum updates and recommendations.
- Review individual lessons to make sure curriculum-level learning objectives are being met by the set of lessons.
- Prepare the workshop homepage repository for lesson release. Curriculum Advisors will be listed as Editors for this repository at release.
Curriculum Advisors commit to serving a one year term, but are welcome to continue for additional years.