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1 Assessment of the General Education Program UA Assessment Showcase J.J. Riley, Tom Fleming, and Doug Toussaint, University-Wide General Education Committee

2 Organization of Presentations JJRiley: Past reviews of the GENED program and related actions taken by UWGEC T. Fleming: UWGEC reviews of Tier I and Tier II courses D. Toussaint: UWGEC program for responding to most recent review of GENED by Faculty Senate

3 Reviews of GENED May 1987 Plan for Assessing Undergraduate Education at The University of Arizona (by Task Force on Assessment of the Quality and Outcomes of Undergraduate Education) May 1992 Report of the President’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education March 2004 A Review of the University of Arizona’s General Education Program Fall 1998-Spring 2003 (prepared by UWGEC) September 2005 Report and Recommendations of The University of Arizona General Education Review Committee of (Members: General Faculty, Students, Instructional Support Team, and staff) 2008 Review of GENED by Deans Council May 2008 Report of Task Force on General Education (prepared by Faculty Senate)

4 Reviews of GENED May 1987 Plan for Assessing Undergraduate Education at The University of Arizona (by Task Force on Assessment of the Quality and Outcomes of Undergraduate Education) May 1992 Report of the President’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education March 2004 A Review of the University of Arizona’s General Education Program Fall 1998-Spring 2003 (prepared by UWGEC) September 2005 Report and Recommendations of The University of Arizona General Education Review Committee of (Members: General Faculty, Students, Instructional Support Team, and staff) September 2007 Review of GENED by Deans Council May 2008 Report of Task Force on General Education (prepared by Faculty Senate)

5 UWGEC response to 2005 Report in AY Created Diversity Emphasis option by including sexual orientation Created Review Process for Tier I and Tier II Courses (to be reported on by T. Fleming) GENED Web site enhanced with more information for faculty and students Approved pilot trial for incoming Honors Students to take additional Tier II class in lieu of Tier I class in all strands Undergraduate Second Language Options Approved Recommended Standard Syllabus for GENED courses approved

6 Improved clarity of expected overall outcomes for GENED Honors pilot approved for fall 2008 Developed improved procedure for submittal of new GENED courses Worked with Faculty Senate GENED task force to place UWGEC under governance of Faculty Senate Three units of ensemble courses recognized as equivalent of Tier II Arts Review of 20% of Tier I courses initiated Revised wording on UWGEC governance prepared for consideration of Faculty Senate UWGEC Response to 2005 Report in AY

7 Review of Tier I courses Procedures –21 Tier 1 Courses selected at random –Syllabi and TCE data were reviewed Results –3 courses no longer taught (removed) –15 courses in compliance with Tier 1 learning goals –3 course not in compliance Current status –Another 19 Tier 1 courses were selected for review –Review process is currently on hold

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11 UWGEC Plans for Addressing Recommendations of Senate Task Force on GENED

12 Review of Tier I and II courses Procedures Results Current status

13 Next: Senate Task Force on GENED Review

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