Presentation on theme: "Course Revalidation A Process for Ensuring and Documenting Student Learning in General Education."— Presentation transcript:
Course Revalidation A Process for Ensuring and Documenting Student Learning in General Education
Joan Hawthorne Anne Kelsch Tom Steen University of North Dakota Grand Forks
What is Revalidation?
Revalidation is... Re-approval Quality control Mini-program review Re-calibration
How Does It Work?
North Dakotas Revalidations Every four years By department All GE courses offered Criteria and procedures posted Each course is processed for RV Help: RV Workshop and program consultants
North Dakotas Revalidations Faculty committee reviews and revalidates Liaisons to each department Subcommittees do first review Full committee approves or returns Registrar lists approved courses
Revalidation A quality control process based on ensuring student learning and focused on intentional program goals. Automatic approval did not feel right Impact: If student learning was to matter, we need a means to foreground it. Consistency: RV checks degree of fit between courses and GE program criteria Awareness: a way to make sure that instructors and student know each courses contribution toward GE outcomes