What’s Next for Requirement Development?

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
February Dean input (school feedback)
February Survey of faculty (individual feedback)
March 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,…


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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, (http://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/) 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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