Presentation on theme: "Bringing the World to UNO: Global Learning & Engagement Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) SACSCOC Committee Presentation."— Presentation transcript:
Bringing the World to UNO: Global Learning & Engagement Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) SACSCOC Committee Presentation
Topic Selection Involved faculty, staff and students Utilized a web survey and multiple meetings Identified a small number of potential topics Used a survey to narrow the field to 3 topics Received input to use the QEP to revise the core curriculum Two topics combined by the President and Committee based on input received
Figure 1: Factors Supporting Selection of QEP Topic
Why the QEP is important to students Global and intercultural knowledge is necessary for success in a global economy. Effective communication with members of other cultures and groups is an important skill for the workplace. Solving problems based on the perspectives of other groups and cultures is another important skill.
Informing the QEP Design Professional literature Role of global education 2012 ACE report Curriculum redesign Extracurricular initiatives Faculty support and development Assessment models Other QEPs Appalachian State University Kennesaw State University University of Florida Florida International University University of Texas - Tyler
Figure 2: Bringing the World to UNO Student Learning Outcomes
1.Identify courses that include specific content, requirements, and/or opportunities. 2.Work with Office of Registrar to code identified courses in catalog. 3.Establish levels of student recognition for achieving specified levels of service learning or global learning/engagement. 4.Market opportunities for global learning/engagement and service learning to UNO students, faculty and community. Study Abroad International Service Learning Figure 3: Activities Collaboratively Supported by QEP and Service Learning Program
Three main components of the QEP Curriculum Embedding global learning and engagement activities within general education (core) coursework Embedding global learning and engagement activities within courses in the major Work will initially focus on five majors (one per college) Co-Curricular Activities Campus activities and organizations Community activities and organizations Building on international activities and organizations already identified by faculty and staff Assessment Direct and indirect assessments Use of assessment data to improve effectiveness and efficiency of QEP activities
Assessments Direct and Indirect Measures 4 rubrics (from AACU Value) Global Perspectives Inventory University of Florida Survey on Communication Used in both general education (Core) and major requirement coursework Data used by Committee to identify positive practices and changes needed
Project Phases “Gear-Up” Year Year 1 ( ) 2 content areas (biology, English composition) of general education (core) curriculum Year 2 ( ) All content areas of general education (core) curriculum Year 3 ( ) Major requirement coursework in 5 majors (1 per college) Year 4 ( ) Expansion to other majors based on interest Year 5 ( ) Sustainability Plan
Initiative 1: Curriculum Enhancement Action 1.1: Infuse global learning opportunities within the general education (core) curriculum. Action 1.2: Support targeted degree programs to serve as models of global learning. Action 1.3: Expand curriculum enhancement activities to other degree programs.
Initial Majors COBA – B.S. Management COEHD – B.S. Elementary Education COE – B.S. Civil Engineering COLA – B.A. International Studies COS – B.S. Earth And Environmental Sciences
Initiative 2: Incentivize Participation Action 2.1: Provide incentives for faculty to address Global Learning and Engagement learning outcomes. Action 2.2: Create and institutionalize a Global Learning Certificate to recognize student learning and accomplishments. Action 2.3: Provide administrative incentives by increasing enrollment in Global Learning/Engagement courses.
Initiative 3: Institutionalize Process Action 3.1: Create and institutionalize a repository of global learning practices to support improved teaching and learning. Action 3.2 Disseminate student learning outcomes gains internally and externally to increase awareness and promote expanded practice. Action 3.3: Utilize Bringing the World to UNO data to promote improved policy and practices to expand global learning efforts. Action 3.4: Support systems change efforts to ensure that global learning strategies and initiatives are sustained.
Incentives Students – Recognition at graduation Core Curriculum Faculty – Stipend for course redesign Major Requirements Faculty – Stipend for learning community Access to technical support from “visiting” faculty
Building Infrastructure Creating an electronic repository Faculty ideas and successes at course and program levels (vetted through Academic Affairs) Student ideas, successes, and perspectives (vetted through Student Government Association) Holding an annual summit focused on global learning and engagement Faculty, staff and student presentations Reaching out to others to join the initiative Shifting management tasks from QEP Implementation Team to other university bodies and structures
Figure 4: Logic Model for the Quality Enhancement Plan
Logic Model for the QEP: Rationale Why is this important? Students must be prepared to compete in a global market Students must understand their role within an international community Students need to be prepared to engage in increasingly diverse communities
Logic Model for the QEP: Inputs What are we doing now? Curriculum Global learning content in general education (core) courses Global learning content in selected academic majors representing each academic college Collaboration with community resources with global focus to support course assignments Study abroad program Co-Curricular Global learning/engagement activities sponsored by student organizations Freshman common read program International learning community in residence hall Budget to support QEP activities $1,153,233 budgeted over five year implementation period
Logic Model for the QEP: Activities What will we do? Curriculum Incorporate global learning/engagement content/activities in general education (core) discipline courses Conduct curriculum mapping for coursework in selected majors to enhance global learning/engagement Campus Initiatives Increase service learning opportunities within Study Abroad program Coordinate student recognition and curriculum development activities with the Service Learning program Co-Curricular Expand global learning/engagement activities sponsored by Student organizations Increase international interactions Community Increase collaborative work with community organizations to support global learning/engagement activities Increase collaborative work with international organizations to support global learning/engagement activities
Logic Model for the QEP: Outputs What products, events, & services will lead to program outcomes? Curriculum Enhancement Number of general education (core) courses modified to include global learning/engagement activities Number of courses in academic majors modified to include global learning/engagement activities Number of students by college participating in global learning/engagement courses Number and type of faculty participating in professional development activities and learning communities Co-Curricular Number of student organizations sponsoring global learning/engagement activities Number and demographics of students participating in global learning/engagement activities Community Number of community organizations supporting global learning/engagement activities Number of international organizations supporting global learning/engagement activities
Logic Model for the QEP: Outcome What learning outcomes will be achieved? Knowledge Students identify, describe, and explain global and intercultural conditions and interdependencies. Students make informed critical assessments of global events, processes, trends and issues and convey the interconnectedness of political, economic and environmental systems. Skills Students analyze, interpret, and evaluate global and intercultural issues via engagement strategies including the use of information technologies. Students demonstrate an ability to communicate and interact effectively with members of other cultures. Attitudes Students reflect upon and integrate global learning and engagement experiences. Students recognize and appreciate cultural diversity and multiple world views.
Projected Numbers of Participating Students Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5 General Education Courses Biology/Composition300 Art/Biology/Composition/ Humanities/Math/Sciences/ Social Sciences 9001, ,150 Major Courses BS Management BS Elementary Education82117 BSCE Civil Engineering35105 BA International Studies4470 BS Earth, Environmental Sci56102 Other Majors Total – Major Level Coursework Grand Total ,0083,2264,120
Examples of Input from Student Meetings UNO should use this initiative as a marketing tool to attract students Globalization of the curriculum is also important from the perspectives of international students My most important objective is getting a job – this will help me be more attractive to potential employers The QEP Committee should think about how prior military service in foreign countries can give credit toward earning the Global Learning and Engagement Certificate
“Gear-Up” Year Solidify membership of each subcommittee Negotiate consulting contract with key consultant Identify content consultants for English composition and Biology Identify participating faculty Begin professional development and course redesign (ENGL 1157 and Freshman Biology sequence) Create structures/format for reporting program success/benchmarks
Sustainability Plan Identification/codification of global learning & engagement requirements for general education “core” curriculum Identification/codification of global learning & engagement requirements for majors participating in QEP Shift in technical support/professional development from external faculty to UNO faculty Shift in management of course revision/adoption process from QEP Committee to university structures already in place (e.g., University Courses and Curriculum Committee)