Draft SLOs & Requirements for Mission Markers & Interdisciplinary Concentrations

During the Fall of 2016 over 80 faculty and key staff worked in Requirement Development Committees (RDCs) to propose Student Learning Outcomes and other requirements for each of the elements of the new general education curriculum.  GERC is currently in the process of seeking feedback on a second set of curriculum elements that needed more development.  They are the following:

  • Mission Markers (formerly Integrations), which include
    • Writing-Rich Courses
    • Experiential Learning for Social Justice
    • Social Identities
  • Interdisciplinary Concentrations (formerly Pathways)

GERC will follow the same process used to seek feedback and input on the other curriculum elements.  Schools will have the opportunity to weigh in with questions and concerns.  Additionally, all faculty and key staff will receive individual feedback surveys.  GERC will share feedback from the SEU community with the appropriate RDC groups and, when appropriate, ask for revisions.  The revised SLOs and other requirements will then go to Curriculum Committee and Academic Council in early Fall 2017.

DRAFTS of the requirements for each curriculum element are available here: DRAFT Mission Markers and Interdisciplinary Concentrations

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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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