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ERIC Number: ED363213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
General Education Curriculum: Renewal and Assessment.
Hinni, John B.; And Others
This report describes significant phases in the development of Southeast Missouri State University's "University Studies" program instituted in 1988 as part of a general movement among American institutions of higher education to review and redesign their general education curricula. The report highlights unique program characteristics, articulates ways in which University Studies interfaces with other campus programs, and describes the integrated nature of the assessment component. The University Studies program is currently in the fourth year of implementation and consists of slightly over 100 courses, all designed to provide students with opportunities to develop expertise in nine program objectives. Additionally, activities addressing program objectives have been developed in selected areas of the Division of Student Affairs. The program requires that students demonstrate: (1) the ability to locate and gather information; (2) capabilities for critical thinking, reasoning, and analyzing; (3) effective communication skills; (4) an understanding of human experiences and the ability to relate them to the present; (5) an understanding of various cultures and their interrelationships; (6) the ability to integrate the breadth and diversity of knowledge and experience; (7) the ability to make informed, intelligent value decisions; (8) the ability to make informed, sensitive aesthetic responses; and (9) the ability to function responsibly in one's natural, social, and political environment. The report stresses that feedback provided by the use of multiple assessment measures of student achievement within the program is essential to making improvements and to keeping the program dynamic. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A