External Linkages
Where applicable, it is sometimes useful to include references to the requirements or standards of external institutions (government, professional associations, regulatory bodies). For example, course outlines in the Education Faculty routinely list the government mandated KSAs (knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for teacher certification in the province of Alberta) as they apply to that course. This assists students to understand the significance and relevance of assigned topics to their future careers, and so the necessity of mastering these tasks.