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2 Overview Tuning Defined Tuning in the US The Tuning Process Benefits of Tuning Why Tuning is Different

3 What is Tuning? A collaborative, faculty-driven process that harmonizes curricula around defining what a student should know and be able to do in a chosen discipline at the completion of a degree by: Defining areas of competency Identifying learning outcomes Scaling competencies and outcomes to degree level Associates Bachelors Masters

4 Tunings Key Premises Curricula should not be standardized Faculty control the discipline Academic autonomy and flexibility are essential

5 Harmonized Distinctiveness Given these premises, Tuning: Does not align curricula Preserves distinctiveness of curricula Harmonizes curricula around shared ideas of appropriate student learning

6 Harmonized Distinctiveness Tuning as Sculpture: Discipline competencies & outcomes provide armature Programs determine the sculptures shape through: Distinct curricular approaches Unique sets of resources Institutionally-specific missions

7 Harmonized Distinctiveness

8 Tuning Educational Structures in the US Lumina Foundation initiated Tuning to address the foundations Goal 2025: Increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials from 39 percent to 60 percent by the year 2025

9 Researched and imported by Lumina Foundation to address the foundations Goal 2025: Quality = Student Learning Tuning in the US

10 Tunings Contribution to Quality Makes discipline experts (faculty) the drivers Emphasizes student learning (what a student knows and is able to do) Creates space for innovative approaches to education (curriculum design, transfer, etc.) Synergizes with other educational priorities Underrepresented / At-Risk populations Student preparation and success NGAs Common Core State Standards

11 Tuning in the US Biology Physics Chemistry Mathematics Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Elementary Education Physics Education History Education Marketing Nursing Social Work History Psychology Business Graphic Design

12 Tuning in the US Indiana Minnesota Utah Texas Kentucky Midwest Higher Education Compact American Historical Association Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges

13 THE PROCESS Tuning: A Brief Introduction

14 The Tuning Process Identify core competencies Write core outcomes Define Discipline Core Identify education pathways Identify career fields Map Career Pathways Identify stakeholders Devise consultations tools Gather input Consult Stakeholders Review input Revise discipline core Hone Discipline Core Identify departmental assets, priorities,& mission Map discipline core to program Write degree specifications Implement Locally Five Components

15 The Tuning Process Builds on existing learning outcome work (by institutions, national groups, and professional associations, etc.) to set reference points for curricula Emerges from three elements Discipline profile Core competencies Demonstrable learning outcomes Scales expectations higher as students progress Define the discipline core

16 The Tuning Process Map career pathways Identifies who employs graduates and in what occupations Informs faculty about consumers of degree holders Identifies targets of consultations

17 The Tuning Process Seeking feedback/input from: Colleagues Students Alumni Potential employers Campus advising personnel Using: Focus groups Surveys Focused interviews Consult stakeholders

18 Consult Stakeholders Consultation and conversation with stakeholders should be regular and ongoing

19 The Tuning Process Revise with thought given to: Stakeholder input on competencies Faculty input on discipline core Differentiation among degree-levels Hone the discipline core Revisions Faculty Students Alumni Employers

20 The Tuning Process Institution Name and Department Degree Name Purpose Characteristics Career Pathways Education Style Program Competencies & Outcomes Implement Locally

21 Planning for local-level support & activity yields greater effectiveness

22 Tunings Products 1. Discipline Core Explanation of the discipline Competencies & learning outcomes scaled to degree level 2. Career Pathways List of occupations and fields, perhaps with explanations & recent examples May include charts for informing students about possibilities 3. Degree Specifications Unique to each institution One specification for each degree offered Tuning yields three final documents:

23 Tunings Products 1. Discipline Core Explanation of the discipline Competencies & learning outcomes scaled to degree level 2. Career Pathways List of occupations and fields, perhaps with explanations & recent examples May include charts for informing students about possibilities 3. Degree Specifications Unique to each institution One specification for each degree offered Tuning yields three final documents:

24 Tunings Products 1. Discipline Core Explanation of the discipline Competencies & learning outcomes scaled to degree level 2. Career Pathways List of occupations and fields, perhaps with explanations & recent examples May include charts for informing students about possibilities 3. Degree Specifications Unique to each institution One specification for each degree offered Tuning yields three final documents:

25 THE BENEFITS Tuning: A Brief Introduction

26 Benefits of Tuning 1. Puts faculty on the leading edge of defining academic quality 2. Builds trust among institutions through faculty collaboration 3. Encourages comparability among institutions 4. Defines student success in terms of student learning 5. Emphasizes student proficiency as part of transfer 6. Encourages INTENTIONALITY in educating students

27 Benefits of Tuning From the student perspective: Clear pathways to degree Explicit expectations for success Early support for career identification Tools for communicating these to students

28 WHY TUNING IS DIFFERENT Tuning: A Brief Introduction

29 Why Tuning Is Different Not just writing outcomes Student-progress-oriented Not isolated within programs Shared core facilitates transfer Not insulated from practicalities Supports students career aspirations Not just navel-gazing Integrates general & specific learning +

30 Shelly Valdez David W. Marshall


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