Gen Ed Tag Requests - Faculty
Final General Education Plan, with included approved rubrics and tagging criteria appendices (Oct. 2009)
Faculty Guide to General Education A five page summary of the plan specifically for faculty.
Faculty Quick Guide to General Education A one page overview of how to submit courses for general education tags.
Course Tag Submission Form A template for faculty who submit a course for inclusion in the general education program.
Extradisciplinary Course Tag Submission Form A template for faculty who will be teaching an extradisciplinary seminar section in the general education program.
The committee is also ready to accept submissions for general education tags. An online form has been created to assist faculty with this process. The University General Education committee does not approve a course; that is done within the context of the faculty member's college. This form is used only to seek approval for general education tags for a specific course.
Before completing the form, it is best if faculty review the criteria for tagging, found in Appendix B in the Final General Education Plan. The form requires some basic course information (title, credits, etc.), the identification of which learning outcomes the course will address and in what manner, and then the identification of the artifacts supporting the outcomes. Finally, faculty are asked to state which rows of the rubrics will be applied to the artifact. Please see Appendix A in the Final General Education Plan for the rubrics.
Faculty can use the online form in two ways. The first would be to sit down and enter all of the information in one setting and then click on the button "Produce MS Word File". The other would be to use the form to get all the applicable check marks and drop down selections completed and put as much info as possible in the paragraph text boxes. Then click on the button "Produce MS Word File". In either case, the faculty member will have a local copy of this form to edit and finalize. Once you have finished this task, please submit the form via email as an attachment to Julie Hurtig, firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee will meet as needed throughout the remainder of this school year to approve tags as courses are created. If the committee has questions regarding a submission, we will contact the faculty member to gather more information. Please contact Julie Hurtig or another member of the committee with any questions or concerns.
Requests to add a tag to a course, or to change an existing tag or artifact on an approved course, must be received by the General Education committee within the first two weeks of the term prior to the course being offered. Similarly, requests to remove a tag from a course must be received by the General Education committee within the first two weeks of the term prior to the course being offered.
Extradisciplinary Course Tag Requests
The University General Education Committee was established in 2009-10. Current membership includes:
- Dr. Chris North, College of Arts & Sciences
- Dr. Lisa Robeson, College of Arts & Sciences
- Dr. Robert Waters, College of Arts & Sciences
- Dr. Terry Maris, College of Business Administration
- Dr. Ken Reid, College of Engineering
- Dr.Karen Kier, College of Pharmacy
- Dr. Juliet Hurtig, Academic Affairs
- Ms. Emily Barbee, Student Senate representative
The committee is currently investigating student portfolio software that will store the electronic artifacts created by tagged general education courses. It is hoped that this software will also assist the university in closing the assessment loop by collecting rubric scores. If you have experience or recommendations for products, please let someone on the committee know.