The USG will ensure that its institutions are providing students with the knowledge and abilities they need to meet the challenges of our rapidly evolving, technologically interconnected world.
The USG will review and revise as needed its core curriculum frame-work, which governs most of the first two years of undergraduate
Activities for Implementation
- Establish core curriculum evaluation committee.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of the current core.
- Establish innovative mechanisms for input into committee’s deliberations
- Conduct System-wide faculty survey on current core effectiveness.
- Establish a set of overarching learning goals to guide institution’s
student learning outcomes and core reform.
- Submit committee report.
- Assist campuses in developing and assessing specific student learning
outcomes that address the broader learning goals.
Current core curriculum was put in place with semester conversion in mid-1990's and is a standard core shared by all 35 USG institutions.
|2009 Target ||2009 Actual
|Appoint core evaluation committee. ||Committee appointed.
|Identify strengths and weaknesses of the current core ||Identified strengths (diversity) and weaknesses (weak in global perspective
|Establish innovative mechanisms for input into committee's deliberations and recommendations. ||Utilized listserv, web site and blog.
|Conduct Systemwide faculty survey on current core effectiveness. ||Survey received 2,000 responses.
|Establish set of overarching learning goals to guide institution's student learning outcomes and core reform. ||Goals will be mission-driven; will enhance global perspective; will maintain transferability.
|2010 Target ||2010 Actual
|Distribute committee recommendations approved by BOR for campus implementation in June 2009. ||Done - implementation of recommendations is Fall 2011 for the 4-year institutions and Fall 2012 for the two-year institutions.
|Assist campuses in developing and assessing specific student learning outcomes that address the broader learning goals. ||Ongoing. Pre-conference workshop on core implementation will be held at 2010 RACAA. Online submission of all core materials will be available for campuses in June 2010.
|Collect institutional progress reports on core revision. ||USG staff will meet with institutions during Fall 2010 to assist with campus implementation issues. Institutions submit their core outcomes to the Council on General Education.
|2011 Target ||2011 Actual
|Complete campus-level implementation. ||
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