Presentation on theme: "CURRICULUM/ CO-CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY January 24, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
CURRICULUM/ CO-CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY January 24, 2013
Workshop Goals Understand variety of frameworks for connecting curricular and co-curricular Learn about existing curricular/co-curricular connections at KU Identify new specific opportunities to connect curricular to co-curricular experiences to help reinforce KU’s general education goals
Context UNL land grant institution 24,593 students (total) 19,354 undergrads Revised gen ed program 10 outcomes adapted from Essential Learning Outcomes (LEAP)
Procedure/Methodology Add your procedure here Key assumptions Add your assumptions here https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B2gc5cYmgha- eEJoUzJrM1BMdFU/edit
Mission of higher education Role larger than training students for careers Original purpose – educate good citizens Prepare students as citizens in a diverse democracy and interdependent world (Boyer) Demands from employers (LEAP) Connect our gen ed goals to our higher mission
Goal 1: To cultivate intellectual and practical skills… Goal 2: To develop an understanding of human cultures and the physical and natural world… Goal 3: To inculcate a sense of personal and social responsibility that is anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real world challenges General Education Goals
Gen ed blueprint: Reinforcing the structure Assumption: Students don’t generally accomplish an outcome by taking one course or having one co-curricular experience. Goal for building gen ed programs: “Educators [should] make the essential learning outcomes a framework for the entire educational experience, connecting school, college, work and life” – LEAP Principle of Excellence Organizing question: How can we become architects building toward LEAP’s goal of an integrated education? Reinforcing the foundation?
Three models Linking gen ed to big questions throughout educational experience – inside and outside the classroom 1. Curriculum-infused 2. Parallel/distributed experiences 3. Co-curricular credit bearing experiences
Model 1: Curriculum-infused Courses & Service-Learning Courses Environmental Engagement in the Community Building Environmental Technical Systems Communities and Schools in Costa Rica Nebraska Mosaic Cross-cultural Mentoring Art in the Community
Model 3: Co-curricular credit-bearing experiences Undergraduate research Undergraduate research within departments REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Study abroad Military service Certificate in Civic Engagement University of Nebraska
Nebraska’s Experience Certificate in Civic Engagement Goal: Connect what students learn in and outside their classroom to real-world issues Solution: Certificate in Civic Engagement Key Characteristics: Student Affairs & Academic Affairs collaboration Builds on existing resources, gen ed Challenges: Create processes for approval Overcome prevailing prejudices
Nebraska’s Experience Certificate in Civic Engagement
Nebraska’s Experience Study Abroad Goal: Promote high impact practice Solution: Clear brush from curricular path Key Characteristics: Focused on promoting global, civic outcomes Part of students’ education, not fun vacation Counts toward graduation/parental buy-in Challenges: Gain buy-in across campus Keeping process simple
What are the challenges at KU? What are the promising high impact practices (curricular and co-curricular) that could reinforce your gen ed goals? HIPs: Capstones, Collaborative assignments & projects, common intellectual experiences, diversity and global learning, 1 st -year seminars and experiences, internships, learning communities, service learning, undergraduate research, writing-intensive courses What challenges do you expect to encounter? How is this work implemented and sustained?
Building co-curricular/curricular collaborations 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Visit stations to shop for opportunities to collaborate Goal: Identify a collaboration that might work to support General Education GOAL 3 11:30 a.m.-noon Share ideas (Learning outcome and Collaboration)
Make it happen 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Identify Learning Outcomes Identify model Who are the partners? What challenges do you anticipate? How will you overcome them? What resources do you have/need to make this happen? How will these efforts be sustained? How will the collaboration be assessed? What is the timeline?
Workshop Wrap Up Share blueprints Questions/comments