Academic Affairs Committee
September 10, 2002
This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee
concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10
days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC
Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext.
The General Education Subcommittee has submitted the attached GE assessment plan for discussion and subsequent approval.
This proposal plus any others submitted by faculty for consideration will be discussed at the Faculty Assembly to be held on September 20, 2002 at 3:30.
SINCE THIS ASSESSMENT PLAN WILL AFFECT ALL WHO TEACH GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU READ THE ASSESSMENT PLAN, WHICH IS HYPERLINKED HERE, CAREFULLY AND SEND COMMENTS.
Click here for the complete Gen Ed assessment plan. Below you will find an abbreviation of the plan:
II. General Education Program Outcomes
General Education courses represent multiple disciplines and meet the general education requirements. Specifically, general education is designed to develop student competency across the core and general education blocks in the following:
III. General Education Program Assessment
Students seeking a baccalaureate degree from Mansfield University are required to take General Education courses in addition to the required core courses. The distribution of required general education courses are selected from the following five blocks:
One semester prior to graduation, students who began their coursework at Mansfield University (students without transfer credits) will be required to submit a portfolio of works. Each portfolio must contain five artifacts from at least four of the five GE blocks . Taken as a whole, the five artifacts must demonstrate each of the general education outcomes-critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, communication, and an introduction to the principles, substance, and methodology of humanities, language and literature, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
It is in the interest of Mansfield University to evaluate the effectiveness of its general education program. This recommendation provides an opportunity for students to integrate general education goals in assignments that are discipline specific and for faculty to demonstrate to students that such integration is an essential mark of one who has received a liberal education. The following guidelines list the responsibilities of each group.
The General Education Subcommittee will
Instructors of General Education Courses will
The Provost Office will
The University Assessment Committee will
The Associate provost will
Summer team will
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