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1 Curriculum Summit Part II: Curriculum and Student Interface December 11, 2012 1

2 Chancellor’s Responsibilities The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents is charged by the Ohio General Assembly with the responsibility for approving academic programs at public institutions of higher education authorizing independent (not-for-profit and for-profit) institutions and out-of-state institutions to provide academic credit in Ohio. The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents has the authority to approve all educator preparation programs, including degree programs, licensure programs, and endorsement programs. (Source: ORC 3333.04)

3 Chancellor’s Responsibilities Ohio public institutions are expected to maintain academic programs and courses that are consistent with Ohio’s articulation and transfer policies maximize the opportunities for students to begin study anywhere in the University System of Ohio with guaranteed transfer and articulation within the system.

4 Curriculum Summit: Part I Summary State Initiatives Campus Completion Plans Develop clear and concise degree pathways Devise innovative scheduling, registration and degree-granting policies and practices University of Toledo A sequential plan of study for each undergraduate major – Includes pre- and co-requisites – Includes total hours for degree Terms courses are offered and mode of delivery, e.g. online, off- campus, etc. Clear communication about what a student must do to earn a degree – College readiness at University of Toledo means a student is academically prepared to start towards the degree of choice at the appropriate level of mathematics and sciences.

5 Common Terminology Degree Program Course General Education Elective

6 Program of Study = 8 semesters x 15 credit hours/semester = 120 credit hours or 40 courses Program of Study 120 Credit Hours Major Field of Study 30 credit hours Minor Field 12 Credit Hours General Education 36 Credit Hours with 24 of the Credit Hours distributed between Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts & Humanities, English and Mathematics Electives Remaining credits hours totaling 120 semester credit hours includes pre- and co- requisites, etc. 6

7 General Education General education is required within every undergraduate degree and is guided by a mission and specific learning outcomes. General education requirements reflect the degree designation (e.g., applied associate degree vs. academic associate degree; bachelor of arts vs. bachelor of science). At a minimum, general education comprises no less than 36 semester hours for baccalaureate degrees and academic associate degrees and no less than 15 semester hours for applied associate degrees. The general education curriculum should reflect the breadth of study found in the Ohio Transfer Module (the minimum number of hours in each general education area for baccalaureate, academic associate and applied associate degrees are outlined in Appendix C):

8 General Education General education includes a focus on “21st-Century” skills and knowledge, including: Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world Intellectual and practical skills including: inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking, oral and written communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy; teamwork and problem solving Personal and social responsibility, including civic knowledge and engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action; and foundations and skills for lifelong learning

9 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) The Ohio Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of coursework in general education. It is a subset or the complete set of general education requirements at each college or university. In order for general education courses to be a part of an institution’s transfer module, all coursework is subject to a review by the statewide transfer module panels against the Ohio Transfer Module Guidelines and learning outcomes. Each transfer module must include a minimum of 24 semester hours of approved OTM courses as outlined in the Ohio Transfer Module Guidelines below, and the remaining 12-16 semester hours must also contain approved coursework distributed among the following five categories: English Composition and Oral Communication (e.g., First Writing, Second Writing, Public Speaking) – at least 3 hours Mathematics and Data Analysis (e.g., College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Formal/Symbolic Logic) – at least 3 hours Arts and Humanities (e.g., Art History, Ethics, American History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Ethnic or Gender Studies) – at least 6 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology - at least 6 hours Natural Sciences (e.g., Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics) – at least 6 hours

10 Transfer Assurance Guidelines In order to maximize the transferability and applicability of credits, each college or university may include Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) approved courses to meet the requirements beyond the Ohio Transfer Module

11 Transfer Assurance Guidelines Discipline Specific Pathways Arts & Humanities Art History Dance English Studio/Fine Arts Music Philosophy Theatre Business Communication Communication Studies Journalism Public Relations/Advertising Telecommunication

12 Transfer Assurance Guidelines Education Education-Professional Education Module TAG Education with Advising Recommendations for Intervention Specialist Education with Advising Recommendations for Middle School Science Education with Advising Recommendations for Middle School Math Education with Advising Recommendations for AYA Science Education with Advising Recommendations for AYA Math Early Childhood Education Engineering Aerospace, Agricultural, Civil and Mechanical Engineering TAG Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering TAG Chemical Engineering TAG Computer, Electrical Engineering TAG Industrial Engineering TAG Engineering Technology Civil/Construction Engineering Technology (CET) TAG Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) TAG Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) TAG Engineering Technology Pathways

13 Transfer Assurance Guidelines Fire Science Health Dietetics Health Information Management Medical Laboratory Nursing Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Energy Foreign Languages Competency Year 1 Competency Year 2 Science & Mathematics Biology Chemistry Geology Mathematics Physics Social & Behavioral Sciences Anthropology Criminal Justice Economics Geography History Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology

14 Questions and Discussion

15 Curriculum Summit: Part I Resources Condition of Education in Ohio – Report 1 (2008) Report 1 – Report 2 (2009) Report 2 – Report 3 (2010) Report 3 – Report 4 (2011) Report 4 – Report 5 (2012) Report 5 Academic Program Review for Four Year Colleges Academic Program Review for Two Year Colleges Chancellor's Directives – Awarding of Credit, Directive 2010-016Directive 2010-016 Strategic Plan for Higher Education in Ohio, 2008-2017

16 Curriculum Summit: Part I Ohio Revised Code Chancellor’s Duties, 3333.04 Chancellor’s Duties Ohio Administrative Code Approval of Associate Degree, 3333.1.043333.1.04 Approval of Bachelor’s Degree, 3333.1.053333.1.05

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