Preliminary Results: Information, Quantitative, and Visual Literacies?

Students will demonstrate information, quantitative, and visual literacies in a variety of contexts.

Question 1.  What demonstrable qualities of this outcome should a SEU graduate possess?

Themes/Suggestions:

  • Thoughtfully separate the “wheat from the chaff”
  • Informed consumers of information to distinguish science and pseudo-science
  • Discover, assess, and discriminate “big data” information
  • Evaluate credibility of research source
  • Interpret and translate quantitative data to functional and attractive visual designs
  • Understand complex messages in visual design
  • Articulate views with appropriate references, clarity, and confidence

Question 2. Please provide your views on how this outcome can best be achieved in general education and co-curricular programming.

Themes/Suggestions:

  • Embedding opportunities in critical visual and information analysis across courses
  • Within Capstone
  • Research projects across the curriculum
  • Visual Art classes
  • Numerical and Information Literacy within Math and Science courses
  • Portfolio
  • Combination of off-campus resources, on-campus professors and student research

How Should Students Learn Information, Quantitative, and Visual Literacies?

literacies word cloudOur next question of the week survey addresses the outcome, “Students will demonstrate information, quantitative, and visual literacies in a variety of contexts.” Share your input on our brief survey here, http://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Oo8EXluCfDUbEp, and/or join us for a live discussion on Friday, October 24, 2-3:30 pm in TH 104.

Please note that you can take this survey and all others at any point during Fall 2014, by visiting the Surveys and Events page of this website: http://sites.stedwards.edu/seugened/fall-faculty-feedback-schedule/

Preliminary Results: Global/Moral Reasoning/Social Justice?

Students will integrate global perspectives and moral reasoning to make personal and professional decisions in pursuit of social justice.

Question 1. What demonstrable qualities of this outcome should a SEU graduate possess?

Themes/Suggestions: 

  • Second language proficiency
  • Ability to apply ethical analyses to resolve value conflicts through a multi-cultural lens
  • Study abroad service experience
  • Unbiased, informed, evidence-based critical analysis of all sides of an issue
  • Ability to evaluate the global impact of one’s own and others’ specific local actions on the natural and human world
  • Ability to analyze substantial connections between the world views, power structures, and experiences of multiple cultures historically or in contemporary contexts, incorporating respectful interactions with other cultures

Question 2. Please provide your views on how this outcome can best be achieved in general education and co-curricular programming.

Themes/Suggestions:

  • More civic engagement courses/opportunities
  • Change ethics course to “Moral Reasoning and Social Justice”
  • Mandatory study abroad requirement of all students
  • Co-teach courses with faculty from other disciplines
  • Study abroad with a service component
  • Project based/ experiential learning
  • Undergraduate research
  • Explicitly scaffold elements within curricular and co-curricular programming

 

Global and Moral Reasoning and Social Justice Input Sought

global_map_sept_2013Our question of the week for October 6-10 focuses on Global and Moral Reasoning and Social Justice.  The specific UELO is: “The Learner will integrate global perspectives and moral reasoning to make personal and professional decisions in pursuit of social justice.”

Share your input on our brief survey here, http://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1LBaKL1UrK3bg4R, and/or join us for a live discussion on Friday, October 10, 2-3:30 pm in Mabee B.

Preliminary Results: Mental and Physical Wellness?

Students will develop skills to maintain mental and physical wellness.

Question 1. What demonstrable qualities of this outcome should a SEU graduate possess?

Themes/Suggestions: 

  • Knowledge of effective techniques for and importance of maintaining mental and physical wellness
  • Ability to recognize and appropriately respond to risks, threats, and challenges to mental and physical wellness
  • Stress Self-Awareness and Management techniques
  • Ability to successfully juggle competing priorities
  • Time management skills

Question 2. Please provide your views on how this outcome can best be achieved in general education and co-curricular programming.

Themes/Suggestions:

  • Accomplished via co-curricular programming
  • Accomplished within an LLC
  • Physical Education requirement
  • Advisors “map” not only classes, but also time for rest, reflection, and fitness
  • Wellness Seminar
  • First Year Seminar
  • Concepts integrated into Freshman courses
  • Topper Activity App
  • Common Civic Engagement Project