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ERIC Number: EJ1095266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
The Degree Qualifications Profile 2.0: Defining US Degrees through Demonstration and Documentation of College Learning
Schneider, Carol Geary; Gaston, Paul L.; Adelman, Clifford; Ewell, Peter T.
Liberal Education, v100 n2 Spr 2014
The "Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP)" is a postsecondary learning outcomes framework that specifies what students should be expected to know and be able to do at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels. First introduced at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2011 annual meeting, over four hundred colleges and universities have used the framework to guide curricular revisions, retool assessment approaches, support student success efforts, and organize quality improvements in line with accreditation standards. Based on data and feedback from campuses and national associations, the authors of the Degree Qualifications Profile have prepared a new draft version, the "DQP 2.0," which was previewed at AAC&U's 2014 annual meeting and posted for public comment. What has changed since January 2011? This iteration includes new proficiencies concerning ethical reasoning and global learning, strengthened statements on quantitative reasoning, and more explicit attention to research. It highlights analytical and cooperative approaches to learning that transcend specific fields of study. It provides guidance on integrating the development of students' intellectual skills with their broad, specialized, applied, and civic learning. "DQP 2.0" is meant to build on its successful predecessor so as to offer an even more useful, flexible, and practical tool that can help transform U.S. higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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