Skills and Experience FlagsHerpreet SinghFlag Petitions CoordinatorSchool of Undergraduate StudiesUT Austin Academic Counselors AssociationMarch 2013
Center for the Core Curriculum Houses programs and initiatives thatGeneral Education Requirements unify the general educational experience for all undergraduate 42-hour Common Core students Provides support to the General Skills and Experience Flags Educational Requirements Result of curricular reform at www.utexas.edu/ugs/ccc UT Austin Not fully implemented across all colleges/schools Goal: All UT Austin colleges/schools to fully implement by the 2014-16 catalog
Flags and Flag Criteria www.utexas.edu/ugs/ccc/flags Write regularly Writing Revise based on instructor feedback 1/3 of course grade In-depth examination of non-U.S.GlobalCultures communities 1/3 of course gradeCulturalDiversity Underrepresented cultural groups in the U.S. 1/3 of course grade
Flags and Flag Criteria www.utexas.edu/ugs/ccc/flagsQuantitative Reasoning Quantitative skills to analyze real-world problems 1/2 of course grade Ethics &Leadership Content based on work in practical ethics 1/3 of course gradeIndependent Inquiry Independent investigation and presentation of work 1/3 of course grade
Flag ImplementationWhat will full flag implementation look like? Total FLAG Requirements Writing 3 (beyond RHE 306) Global Cultures 1 Cultural Diversity 1 Quantitative 1 Reasoning Ethics & 1 Leadership Independent 1 Inquiry
Flag ImplementationWhere will students earn flags? Common Core Requirements ✓ Major Requirements ✓ Elective Requirements ✓ Transferred Coursework ✓ Students should NOT need to take flagged courses in addition to requirements in degree plans. Students and their advisors should be able to identify flagged courses that fit within degree plans.
In-ResidenceFlagged Courses and Flag Substitutions May carry and satisfy up to In-residence courses that do three flags not carry flags can be petitioned, but must clearly Exception: CD and GC flags meet criteria. cannot be earned with the same course
TransferTransfer Courses Do not automatically satisfy flag Can be evaluated and pre- requirements when UT course approved for students who are equivalencies are flagged. planning ahead. Can be petitioned to satisfy flag Pre-approval does not ensure requirements. petition approval.
Other Types of CoursesAP, Credit by Exam, Study Abroad,Pass/Fail AP credit by exam courses Study abroad courses can be cannot be substituted for flag petitioned for flag credit. credit. Pass/Fail courses can be Dual credit courses can be petitioned to carry flags, but petitioned for flag credit. might not satisfy degree requirements.
Flag Petition Process utexas.edu/ugs/core/petitions/flagsHelping Students Petitions Petitions are submitted online. Courses must appear on the There are no paper petitions. official UT Austin transcript Students should determine with Obtain a course syllabus their advisors whether they need to petition Petitions are reviewed and approved/denied within two Students must be enrolled in the weeks college/school from which they plan to graduate
Resources Writing For Advisors Flag requirements by degree plan: utexas.edu/ugs/ccc/flags/advisor- resourcesIndependent Global Inquiry Cultures Flags For Students What are flagged courses like? utexas.edu/ugs/core/flags Ethics & Cultural My Contact InformationLeadership Diversity Herpreet Singh firstname.lastname@example.org 512.471.2508 Quantitative Reasoning