Presentation on theme: "College of Liberal Arts September 18, 2014. 2014-2015 Overview Fall 2014 Review the Curriculum November 3 Deadline Submit Recommendations for Curriculum."— Presentation transcript:
College of Liberal Arts September 18, 2014
Overview Fall 2014 Review the Curriculum November 3 Deadline Submit Recommendations for Curriculum Revision to the Office of the Dean Spring 2015 Revise the Curriculum March 2 Deadline Submit Course Revisions and Proposals to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Office of the Dean
Moving Forward JSU Planning and Assessment Department AY ‘15 Academic Assessment Presentation – University Priorities (slide 5) o Priority 1: Review and restructure academic programs. Departmental Missions (slide 13) Student Learning Outcomes (slide 15) o What do you want students to know, think, or do when they have completed the program? 3-5 SLO’s o SLOs should be measurable Reflect outcomes of the curriculum
University Guidelines General Graduation Requirement – 124 hours* o General Education Requirement – hours Foreign language requirement (6 hrs) may have been met o Major Requirement – hours o Concentration Requirement – hours o Electives – any level if requirements for the course have been met With a maximum of Gen Ed, Major, & Concentration hours, 20 hours remain for electives – Liberal Arts Education Benefit *Justification required for any deviance (Sources: JSU Catalog and Ms. Patricia Sherriff-Taylor)
Fall 2014 Overview Today Mission Statement SLOs for Majors For Oct. 16 Review Courses Share Findings Due Nov. 3 Submit Report / Proposal
Agenda for Today Each Department to Report (< 5 minutes) o Mission Statement o Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for Majors Plan to Review the Catalog Identify faculty team Use SLOs to sort through courses 1 at a time Identify mechanism to help map courses Examples available, i.e., Bloom’s Taxonomy grid
Catalog Review Process Consider Each Course Catalog Total Number of Courses How many have been taught in the past 4-5 years? # Have Not # Have Have not: Do we need it? If no, explain in 1-2 sentences. If yes, does it need to be updated? If yes, do we have someone to teach it? Have: Plot on Grid What kind of grid? Do we need more than one grid or graph?
Plot Each Course on a Grid or Graph What kind do we need? MAJOR Level 1 Semester 1 Junior Level 2 Semester 2 Level 3 Semester 3 Senior Level 4 Semester 4 Capstone SLO 1 Content ** Skill *** ***** SLO 2*** ***** SLO 3*** ******* **** SLO 4**** ****
Whatever works for you
Review Your Findings: Any Clusters or Gaps? Review Your Findings: Any Clusters or Gaps? If courses are clustered Are they similar in content? Is a skill being repeated rather than practiced and reinforced? Identify courses that may need o Revised course descriptions – note 1-2-sentence rationale for each o Revised SLOs – note 1-2-sentence rationale for each o Might courses be taught online? – briefly note ideas If a gap occurs What content may need to be covered? What skill may need to be introduced, practiced, or reinforced? Identify courses that may o Move into the gap with revision – note 1-2-sentence rationale o Need to be proposed – note 1-2-sentence rationale o Require additional expertise – note 1-2-sentence rationale o Might courses be taught online? – briefly note ideas
October 16 th Meeting Report Findings 1. Total Number of Courses _____ o _____ Have Not Been Taught o _____ Have Been 2. Summarize Findings Of those courses that have not been taught o How many need to be deleted or updated? Require new expertise? Of those courses that have been taught o How many need to be revised? Briefly share why. o How many need to be developed? o How many could be taught online? o What faculty development opportunities may be needed?
A Template will be provided for your Nov. 3 report. Thank you!
CLA Overview Advising Form Standardized 2013 Art o Oct – 124 hrs Criminal Justice & Sociology o Fall 2009 & July 2007 – 122 hrs English & Modern Foreign Languages – 4 Concentrations o June 2007 – 124 hrs History & Philosophy o Aug – 122 hrs Mass Communication – 3 Concentrations o June 2013 – 124 hrs Military Science o not a major Music – 8 Concentrations o Aug – 121 hrs Political Science – 1 Concentration o Aug – 124 hrs Psychology o July 2007 – 124 hrs Speech Communication & Theatre o No date – 123 & 122 hrs
Review Your Catalog One Course at a Time Has it been taught in the last 4-5 years? Yes / No o If No Should we delete it? Yes / No If no, do we need to revise it? And, could it be taught by faculty in our department? If no, do we need to consider hiring someone to teach it? o If Yes – Plot Course on a Grid Example - Bloom’s Taxonomy Grid in Sept. handouts Do we need more than one grid or graph? One for content & one for skills? What helps you see how students achieve SLOs? Review Your Findings: Note any Clusters &/or Gaps o What course[s] need to be revised? Why? o What course[s] need to be developed? Why? o Do we need a new faculty line? Additional resources? Why? Record decision about each course in a 1-2 sentence rationale o Relate each rationale to an Overall SLO