Results

This page aggregates results from surveys, notes from  UELO discussion sessions, and other ways we have gathered feedback for the general education renewal. This page will be constantly updated.  Check back often.

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Community Feedback on SLOs & Requirements for Curriculum Elements, February 2017

In February 2017 GERC surveyed all faculty and key staff on these draft SLOs and other requirements.  The survey results can be found  here: requirements.survey.results.Report-1ynzxya.

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Faculty Senate Collegium Vote, April 2016

We are pleased to announce the results of the Faculty Senate Collegium vote on the general education framework, which took place April 11-15, 2016:

  • 131 yes
  • 13 no
  • 5 responding abstentions

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Faculty & Staff Straw Poll Results, February 2016

The model represents the overall level of support for adopting the new general education framework.

OVERALL

3.9.16 Tables

RESULTS BY:  Schools | Type of Respondent | Curriculum Component

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General Faculty Meeting Table Feedback (Fall 2015)

FA15 General Faculty Meeting Table Feedback

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SEU Student Feedback (Spring 2015)

Link to survey results

Survey Summary 

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SEU Alumni Feedback (Spring 2015)

Link to results

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Department Feedback (Feb. 2015)

Behavioral and Social Sciences:

Criminal Justice & Forensic ScienceCriminology | Global Studies/Political Science/Environmental Science and Policy  | History | PsychologySocial WorkSociology

Business:

Accounting | Economics/Finance | Entrepreneurship/Marking | Management

Education:

Teacher Education | KinesiologyUniversity Studies

Humanities:

CommunicationLanguages, Literatures, and CulturesLiterature, Writing and Rhetoric | Performing Arts | Philosophy | Religious and Theological StudiesVisual Studies

Natural Sciences:

BiologyChemistryComputer Science | Mathematics

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UELO Surveys and Discussions (Fall 2014)

We gathered input through online surveys and in person discussion sessions focused on each university essential learning outcome.  You can see the schedule here: Surveys & Events

Mental and Physical Wellness:

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

Global/Moral Reasoning/Social Justice:

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

Information, quantitative, and visual literacies:

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

Communicate (oral, written, visual):

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

Spiritual and cultural perspectives (self and others):

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

Critical, creative, collaborative thinking. Problem-solving.:

Survey Results Summary | Full ResultsDiscussion Summary

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Pre-Semester Discussions (Fall 2014)

Faculty Meeting Table Discussions|  link to results

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2 thoughts on “Results

  1. Why is it that 63% of eligible participants did not respond? I can hardly imagine a subject more significant to the way they will teach and advise than the proposed general education curriculum. Maybe an electronic vote is not the best way to reach people. The 37% response rate does not meet the standard of a quorum. Has the committee discussed how it will count those who do not respond? Can it be argued that they are abstaining? That seems a difficult case to make since a person has to actively declare that they are abstaining. No response can hardly be considered an active declaration to abstain.

    • Thanks for your feedback, Concerned Citizen. You bring up several issues that the General Education Advisory Committee (GERC) believes are of interest to the larger SEU committee–so we will attempt to reply in detail to your comments.

      (1) “Why is it that 63% of eligible participants did not respond? I can hardly imagine a subject more significant to the way they will teach and advise than the proposed general education curriculum.”

      We agree with you that the proposed general education curriculum is vitally important, and if there were a low response rate it could be a concern. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the straw poll response rate. The percentage of people we listed as completing the poll was of those who completed all of the poll. The rate of those who began, but did not finish it, was larger at 48%. This failure of some respondents to finish is not uncommon in online surveys. More importantly, please note that all faculty teaching at all this semester (even, for example, a first-semester adjunct teaching only one course) were included in the poll, as well as a number of staff. The percentage of tenure track faculty who completed the survey was 59%.

      (2) “Maybe an electronic vote is not the best way to reach people. The 37% response rate does not meet the standard of a quorum.”

      While 37% does not represent a majority, please keep in mind that we are discussing the results of a SURVEY–not an official vote. Our intent was to get feedback from the SEU community before conducting the official vote. A response rate of 37% (and of 59% of tenure track faculty) for a survey is significant, and the feedback from the tenure track faculty is reliable to within +/- 6% at the 95% confidence level.

      (3) “Has the committee discussed how it will count those who do not respond? Can it be argued that they are abstaining? That seems a difficult case to make since a person has to actively declare that they are abstaining. No response can hardly be considered an active declaration to abstain.”

      As you might imagine, the General Education Review Committee has had extensive conversations about the upcoming vote on the proposed general education framework. We have also presented our advice to the Faculty Senate, which is ultimately responsible for managing this vote. They have discussed this topic at Faculty Senate meetings on January 29, February 5, and February 26, 2016, and the minutes of those meetings will show the details of those discussions. The Faculty Senate’s decision at its most recent meeting on February 26, 2016 was to hold the vote in the collegium (the body comprised of all faculty teaching at least 2 courses at the time the vote is held). The ballot will be sent out electronically, a means of voting the senate has used with other issues. If a person does not respond, this will be counted as an abstention. The result of the vote will be determined by which option, yes or no, has a simple majority of all people who chose to respond. We encourage people with questions and concerns about the vote to contact their faculty senators.

      Thank you for taking the time to post your questions. We want to remind the SEU community that they can continue to post questions to our web site or contact any GERC member individually.

      The General Education Renewal Committee

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