Share your feedback and expertise on the University Essential Learning Outcome (UELO) Question of the Week

question markIn the upcoming weeks, the General Education Renewal Committee GERC) will be conducting a series of short, five-minute “UELO Question of the Week” surveys, each focused upon a particular University Essential Learning Outcome.  The purpose of these brief surveys is to gather faculty feedback on how the general education curriculum can best address our university’s mission and learning goals.

The link to the first of these UELO Questions of the Week is found below and addresses the outcome, “Students will develop skills to maintain mental and physical wellness”:

Please take five minutes to share your perspectives.

Join us for in-person discussions of University Essential Learning Outcomes

Interested in how the survey will be used?  The UELO Questions of the Week are the first step in an information gathering process.  GERC will also host a series of UELO-focused discussion sessions.  All members of the university community are invited to attend any and all of these sessions.

The first discussion session, focused on Mental and Physical Wellness, will take place next Friday, October 3, 2-3:30 pm in Mabee A.

The remaining sessions are as follows:

  • October 10, 2-3:30 pm, Mabee B: Global/Moral Reasoning/Social Justice
  • October 24, 2-3:30 pm, TH 104: Information, quantitative, and visual literacies
  • November 7, 2-3:30, TH 104: Communicate (oral, written, visual)
  • November 14, 2-3:30, Fleck 314: Spiritual and cultural perspectives (self and others)
  • November 21, 3:30-5:00, Fleck 305: Critical, creative, collaborative thinking. Problem-solving.

Please help us make the most of our opportunity to renew general education at St. Edward’s University.

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About Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Frost Davis Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology Rebecca Frost Davis joined St. Edward’s in July 2013 as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, where she provides leadership in the development of institutional vision with respect to the use of technology in pursuit of the university’s educational mission and collaborates with offices across campus to create and execute strategies to realize that vision. Instructional Technology helps faculty transform and adapt new digital methods in teaching and research to advance the essential learning outcomes of liberal education. Previously, Dr. Davis served as program officer for the humanities at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), where she also served as associate director of programs. Prior to her tenure at NITLE, she was the assistant director for instructional technology at the Associated Colleges of the South Technology Center and an assistant professor of classical studies at Rhodes College, Denison University, and Sewanee: The University of the South. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in classical studies and Russian from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Davis is also a fellow with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). As a NITLE Fellow, Dr. Davis will develop a literature review relevant to intercampus teaching, which will cover contextual issues such as team-teaching, teaching through videoconferencing, and collaboration; a survey of intercampus teaching at NITLE member institutions; and several case studies of intercampus teaching at liberal arts colleges, including interviews with faculty, students, support staff, and administrators. This work will be summarized in a final report or white paper to be published by NITLE. At Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, ( Dr. Davis blogs about the changes wrought by new digital methods on scholarship, networking, and communication and how they are impacting the classroom. In her research, she explores the motivations and mechanisms for creating, integrating, and sustaining digital humanities within and across the undergraduate curriculum.

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