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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

October 27, 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. 4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The General Education Subcommittee has submitted the following final changes to their General Education Assessment Plan:


IN ORDER TO INCLUDE TRANSFER STUDENTS IN THE GE ASSESSMENT THE
FOLLOWING CHANGES [INCLUDED IN BRACKETS ] HAVE BEEN MADE:

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 . The artifacts must come from at least four of the five GE blocks. One artifact may come from a general education course in the core. 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. [Transfer students will submit artifacts on a prorated basis as follows: if transferring in less than one fourth of GE credits, submit 4 artifacts; if transferring in between one fourth and one half GE credits, submit 3 artifacts; if between one half and three fourths, submit 2 artifacts; and more than three fourths, submit 1 artifact. At least one of these artifacts must must demonstrate critical thinking skills.

NUMBER 7 HAS BEEN ADDED:
The General Education Subcommittee will
1.Develop, pilot, and revise the General Education Assessment;
2.Identify courses that meet General Education status;
3.Examine the assessment data summary sheets and the Summer Team report;
4.Make a formal report with recommendations to AAC;
5.Forward program change request form to the Academic Affairs Committee; and
6.Forward assessment process change request to the Academic Affairs Committee.
[ 7.Identify a summer team of faculty to assess students from the list submitted to the Associate Provost. Each evaluation team should be composed of teaching faculty drawn from the five subject-area blocks, at least one member from each of the five blocks.]

NUMBER 3 HAS BEEN DELETED AND IS INSTEAD INCLUDED IN GES WILL #7 ABOVE:
The University Assessment Committee will:
1.Train the summer team;
2. Select two days in May for the summer team to assess the portfolios.
[3. Identify a summer team of faculty to assess students from the list submitted to the Associate Provost.]


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