Academic Affairs Committee
September 24, 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.
After consideration of the feedback provided at the Faculty Assembly, the General Education Subcommittee of AAC has submitted this FINAL GE assessment plan for approval. AAC WILL CONSIDER THIS PROPOSAL ON OCTOBER 10, 2002.
The complete Gen Ed assessment plan is attached but below you will find an abbreviation of the plan.
Each time an attachment is opened, a number appears at the end of it. Thus it appears that there are different versions of the same attachment. ALSO if you print the attachment, the date on which you print it is on the document. That date is NOT intended to indicate when the version of the Portfolio GE assessment plan was approved. The General Education Subcommittee has submitted the attached GE assessment plan for discussion and subsequent approval.
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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