Want to be part of our new general education curriculum? Visit the General Education Course Proposal Process page on this website to find out more or select from the list below to visit individual sections of that page.
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 components of the new general education curriculum. GERC then gathered two main forms of feedback on these requirements. Each dean provided feedback, questions, and concerns relevant to particular departments and schools. Additionally, all faculty and key staff received individual feedback surveys. GERC shared feedback from the SEU community with the appropriate RDC groups and, when appropriate, asked for revisions.
The revised SLOs and other requirements for all curriculum elements except Mission Markers and Interdisciplinary Concentrations were supported by Academic Council as guidelines for course development in April of 2017. Feedback has been collected for the Mission Markers and Interdisciplinary Concentrations, the appropriate RDC committees have reviewed it and responded, and the guidelines for course development for these curriculum elements will be reviewed by Academic Council in the early fall of 2017.
In April 2017 GERC surveyed all faculty and key staff on draft student learning outcomes (SLOs) and other requirements for the Mission Markers & Interdisciplinary Concentrations portions of the new general education curriculum. The survey results can be found here: MM.IC.Survey-results-19h1ip4 (Please note that this report includes even numbered questions, Q10 – Q16, because the odd numbered questions were actually just descriptions of each curriculum element.)
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
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.