Submitting a course to the program

All courses to be included in the new University Studies framework will be reviewed by the University Studies Committee, beginning in Spring 2021.  This will be a two-year process, prioritizing courses that fulfill learning outcomes in the Human Experience category.  Foundations courses will be reviewed in the following academic year.  Below is a timeline for implementation:

 

Develop & Finalize Assessment Rubrics

Nov 30, 2020

Canvas Assessment Infrastructure Built; Kuali Workflows Built

Jan 15, 2021

Presentations/Info to Depts on App Process and Assessment Procedure

Jan 30, 2021

B.A., B.S., and other Degree Progs through Academic Council (by US Committee)

Feb 15, 2021

All Human Experience Courses proposed to University Studies

Mar 30, 2021

Human Experience Courses Approved/Denied by University Studies

Apr 30, 2021

All Major/Area Changes through Aca. Council/Bulletin

Feb 28, 2022

Univ Studies Framework Go-Live (ahead of Racer Nation Orientation advising)

April 15, 2022

All Foundations Courses Proposed to Univ Studies

Oct 15, 2022

Foundations Courses Approved through Univ Studies

Dec 1, 2022

Changes through Academic Council/Bulletin

Feb 28, 2023

Assessment of Human Experience LOs for SACS 10yr

Aug ‘22 - May ‘23

 

To apply courses to the framework, departments should utilize the curriculum management system Kuali.  The application pre-planning documents are below, along with the evaluation rubric and an extensive document about planning for assessment of learning for these courses.  Additional documents needed include the official Academic Council-approved version of the syllabus and the Assessment Application. 

Course Proposal Forms and Planning Documents

Foundations Courses  Exempted from Review for 1 Year

 The following courses have been exempted from review in 2021, and will be reviewed in 2022:

Oral Communication: 

COM 161

HON 165

 

Written Communication:

ENG 105

ENG 150

 

Scientific Inquiry and Methodologies (must include lab):

AST 115 & 116 (3 & 1)

BIO 101 (4)*

BIO 102 & 100 (3 & 1)

BIO 216 (4)*

BIO 221 (4)

BIO 222 (4)

CHE 101 (4)

CHE 105 (4)

CHE 111 (5)

CHE 201 (5)

EES 101 (4) - Will be split like BIO 102

EES 102 (4) - Currently requires 101 but may change

EES 125 (4)

EES 199 (4)

PHY 125 & 126 (4 & 1)

PHY 130 & 131 (3 & 1)

PHY 235 & 236 (4 & 1)



Quantitative Reasoning: 

HON 262 (3)

MAT 117 (3)

MAT 130 (5)

STA 125 (3)

STA 135 (4)

STA 235 (3)* Or consent of instructor

MAT 140 (4)

MAT 145 (3)

MAT 150 (5)

MAT 230 (5)

MAT 250 (5)