Presentation on theme: "Lindsey Wilson College October, 2011. In 2010, the LWC faculty adopted new institutional student learning outcomes including: Lindsey Wilson students."— Presentation transcript:
In 2010, the LWC faculty adopted new institutional student learning outcomes including: Lindsey Wilson students will become culturally aware, engaged citizens of the nation and the world.
Knowledge of local and global issues and trends. Knowledge of own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies. Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries. Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI) provide student self-report of experiences and learning. VALUE rubric on Intercultural Knowledge and Competence provides faculty assessments of student work embedded in courses.
Dimensions of the GPI Cognitive Domain Knowing Knowledge Intrapersonal Domain Identity Affect Interpersonal Domain Social Responsibility Social Interaction
Students were recruited through e-mails, class announcements and incentives. 231 students completed the survey New Student10.43% Freshmen6126.29% Sophomores5021.55% Juniors6226.72% Seniors5825.00% 231
Knowledge Cultural self- awareness Knowledge of cultural worldview frameworks Skills Empathy Verbal and nonverbal communication Attitudes Curiosity Openness
Faculty Workshops provided training on use. Seven faculty agreed to use the Intercultural Competence Rubric to evaluate “signature assignments” in their classes Freshmen18 14.17% Sophomores67 52.76% Juniors2620.47% Seniors1612.60% Total 127
It provides a baseline against which we can measure the effect of changes we make in curricular and co-curricular experiences. GPI allows us to track changes in students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. GPI provides a framework for thinking about strategies to enhance global learning.
Student Learning Outcomes VALUE Rubric GPIPotential Areas of Impact Curricular Co- curricular Community Know- ledge Cognitive Attitude Intra- personal Skills Inter- personal
Already, the mere fact of measuring global learning outcomes has served as a catalyst for action.
Curricular Impacts ◦ Review of curriculum is underway ◦ Development of signature assignments on global issues in some classes ◦ Established a Center for Global Citizenship ◦ Started a Global Citizenship Teaching Circle ◦ Will collect additional data this year
Co-curricular Impacts ◦ Incorporated student services staff within Center for Global Citizenship ◦ Incorporating events with global themes into campus offerings ( e.g., Hispanic Heritage Week) ◦ Weekly foreign language table in the dining center
Community Impacts ◦ Encouraging study away from campus for a semester ◦ Supporting alternative fall and spring service trips to diverse areas ◦ Participating in the Mellon Community Fellow Initiative
Questions, Suggestions? Contact: Bettie C. Starr, VPPA, Lindsey Wilson College firstname.lastname@example.org@lindsey.edu; 270-384-8030