6 We would have improved General Education. Reasons –These have changed since originally conceived. –Exit courses were never funded or adequately supported. –It is just time for a re-examination.
7 Broader Approach Look at how we deliver undergraduate curriculum Raise questions and introduce ideas for consideration
8 Reinvention Center Stony Brook Reinventing Undergraduate Education –Bruce Cochrane –Georg Kleine –Stu Silverman –David Stamps http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/pres/boyer.nsf http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/pres/boyer.nsf
9 Boyer Commission Report 1998 Research-Based Learning Inquiry-Based Freshman Foundation Interdisciplinary Communication Skills Information Technology Capstone Experience Apprentice Teachers Faculty Reward Systems Community
10 Why is this important to USF? Research 1 status Evidence-based decision making Undergraduate students for graduate school Research-based community engagement High technology and information-based society
11 Why do we hear? Graduates are not independent thinkers They don’t make rational choices They don’t pursue their aspirations
12 What have we learned about past history that can enlighten us about the future?
13 The Challenge of Liberal Education Go beyond the traditional conception Lagemann: “the practical liberal arts” http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/features/lag emann02012003.html http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/features/lag emann02012003.html
14 Carnegie Higher education is far more oriented to professional and technical degrees than in 1970s. 1970s – over 50% in liberal arts 2000 – over 60% in pre-professional & technical fields
15 Many Students I need to get a job! I just want a degree! Students: –Seek relationship between course of study and job –Graduate without a clear sense of direction
16 Question Are colleges and universities developing narrowly designed professional and technical fields of study with liberal arts components that are without direction?
17 USF – Research 1 University Prepare students for graduate study? Provide insights and skills necessary for career entry and change? Provide learning experiences for better appreciation/understanding of world?
18 Practical Liberal Arts (Lagemann) Having a calling... Knowing who one is Beliefs, values, where one stands Choices Social interconnectedness Civic responsibility Respect for tolerance Evidence-based decision-making Respect for values of due process
19 This is not about one individual’s calling but about one’s calling in society and across societies.
20 Research-based Undergraduate Curriculum Begin by asking …
21 What Conditions What conditions currently exist that would enhance an undergraduate research program?
22 What Changes What policies, structures, expectations, etc. need to be changed to establish an undergraduate research program?
23 Research 1 quality How does the quality of instruction differ in a Research 1 university from that of a comprehensive university?
36 Research 1 University Challenges Balancing roles Curriculum Pedagogy Experiential learning
37 Curriculum Aspects Intellectual Skills –Critical thinking –Critical reading –Problem-solving –Analyzing, integrating, etc. –Writing effectively –Ability to formulate questions
38 Curriculum Aspects Broad Definitions/Understanding –Epistemological sophistication –Cross cultural understanding –Scientific/qualitative literacy –Collaboration –Civic and social responsibility –Life-long learning self-regulated
39 Pedagogy Change Process of inquiry Make observations Pose questions Learners engaged in questions posed by faculty Directed to collect certain data Learners select among questions and pose new questions
40 Pedagogy Change Directed to collect data Guided in process of evaluating data collected Identify sources of information Analyze Identify assumptions Propose explanations Guiding learning should be role of faculty
41 Pedagogy of Engagement Problem-based learning Experiential learning Service learning
42 A Challenge for Quality Enhancement Undergraduate Research University of South Florida