In February 2017 GERC surveyed all faculty and key staff on draft student learning outcomes (SLOs) and other requirements for the Foundations, Content and Contexts, and Culminating Experience portions of the new general education curriculum. The survey results can be found here: requirements.survey.results.Report-1ynzxya.
The Office of Academic Affairs, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Munday Library, and the Office of Instructional Technology of St. Edward’s University invite proposals from faculty for the 2017-18 Innovation Fellowship to be submitted by March 10, 2017. These fellowships will support faculty who need time, resources, and expertise to include pedagogical experimentation in their courses by providing a $1200 stipend, the opportunity to participate in the Summer 2017 Innovation Institute, May 15-26, 2017, and the opportunity to be part of a community of faculty fellows focused on pedagogical innovation. Continue reading
GERC in partnership with the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Development Committee is seeking input on the idea of ePortfolios for use in both general education and for the QEP. Since the term ePortfolio is already in use on campus in a variety of ways, this blog post provides information on how the ePortfolio might be used for general education and the QEP and points to further resources. GERC and QEP representatives are also visiting school meetings and slides from those presentations are available in box: https://stedwards.box.com/s/rxe7dh7emw909nmvz6h9kxbwnl4xshsz Continue reading
In Fall 2016 committees with multi-school representation (generally 3-6 members) convened to develop each of the components of the general education curriculum. For more about that process, see this blog post, Development of Curriculum Framework Elements, and see our People page for a list of committee members. Over 80 faculty members participated in process. The committees drafted student learning outcomes (SLOs) and other course requirements. Most groups have finished, but a few are still working. So, what will happen next with the proposals crafted by these groups? Here is a tentative timeline for approving that work.
|End of January
||Requirement SLOs on GERC web site
||Dean input (school feedback)
||Survey of faculty (individual feedback)
||SLOs revised according to community feedback (if needed)
|When changes are complete (late March/April):
||Proposed SLOs go to Curriculum Committee and then Academic Council
|2017-2018 Academic School year
||Sections staffed, faculty development, course development, Banner, Degree Works, assessment plans, plans for transfer students,…
Faculty members at St. Edward’s University approved the proposed general education framework today in a vote of 131 Yes, 13 No, and 5 voting abstentions. 88% of those voting approved the framework. On the decision of the Faculty Senate, the vote was assigned to the Collegium (consisting of full time faculty and adjunct faculty teaching at least 2 courses in this semester) and conducted electronically. Failure to vote was considered an abstention.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to hear about the proposed curricular framework for our revised general education curriculum, please join the General Education Renewal Committee (GERC) for a presentation on Friday, February 5, 3-4 pm in the North Reading Room of the Library. This presentation is open to all interested faculty and staff.
During the Fall 2015 the Curriculum Models Group reviewed the feedback from the August 2015 General Faculty Meeting as well as the other feedback gathered from St. Edward’s University students, alumni, faculty and staff during the renewal process. Specifically, committee members considered feedback on the 3 sample models and used it to shape a single Proposed Curriculum Model.
This curriculum framework is being presented to SEU faculty in school meetings during the month of January. It will also be presented to the Student Senate on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm. Following these presentations, all SEU faculty and key staff members will be able to submit feedback in a February straw poll. GERC will consider this feedback and address major concerns, then present a curriculum model for formal Senate vote in approximately March 2016.
St. Edward’s University faculty discuss general education curriculum models at the Fall 2015 faculty meeting.
Three groups of faculty (subgroups of the curriculum models group) worked in Spring 2015 to generate potential models for our general education curriculum based on best practices for general education and the data gathered by the General Education Renewal Committee (GERC) to date. GERC seeks feedback both on the commonalities between the models and on individual aspects of each models. To share your ideas, please do one of the following:
- Submit a comment to our feedback survey: http://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_55t8EpRZcf8cEZL
- Upload a document on our feedback page: Feedback
- Contact a member of GERC: See the list with contact information on the People page.
View the Curriculum Models and Commonalities