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Presentation on general education reform for faculty teaching in Webster's first-year seminars (the "Great Thinker Seminars")

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  1. 1. Great Thinkers Seminars Workshop Update from the Global Citizenship Project Task Force May 11, 2010
  2. 2. Arrow Process Why use graphics from PowerPointing.com? Program Design; Assessment Plan “ transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence” You are here. What students experience “ core competencies for responsible global citizenship in the 21st century” Purposeful pathways and a plan for telling whether they work Learning Goals & Outcomes Program Content Program Mission University Mission The General Education Reform Process May, 2010
  3. 3. Global Citizenship Project Task Force Members Bruce Umbaugh, Stephanie Schroeder, John Aleshunas, Robin Assner, Larry Baden, Donna Campbell, Gary Glasgow, Paula Hanssen, Kit Jenkins, Gary Kannenberg, Vicki McMullin, Kate Parsons, Chris Risker, John Watson, Benjamin Akande, Debra Carpenter, Brenda Fyfe, Peter Sargent, David Wilson, Ted Hoef, Ron Daniel, Kim Kleinman, Emily Bahr
  4. 4. Global Citizenship Project Task Force Charge <ul><li>The GCPTF shall be consultative and transparent in its processes and report monthly to the Senate. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall identify the core competencies of global citizenship. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall identify best practices in assessment of general education. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall explore multiple models of general education program. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall explore best practices in general education which may include but is not limited to learning communities, paired classes, e-portfolios and co-curricular experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall identify examples of best practices that currently exist within our curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall request of the Senate additional resources and/or support as the need arises, including changes in the membership of the GCPTF. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall strive have a plan ready for approval of the Faculty Assembly by Spring 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall work through the academic year 2010-2011 to build out the GCP. </li></ul><ul><li>The GCPTF shall be dissolved once the Global Citizenship Program is implemented. It is expected that undergraduate students entering Webster University in Fall 2011 will be required to fulfill the GCP. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Process <ul><li>Spring, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Senate announces a task force will begin the reform process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team attends Institute on General Education (Bill Lynch, Stephanie Schroeder, Bruce Umbaugh) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senate charges Global Citizenship Project Task Force (June, 2009) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Process <ul><li>Summer, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Force meetings begin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for International Education retreat on interdisciplinarity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Global Citizenship Coffee (August, 2009) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fall, 2009 <ul><li>Six coffees and lunches, in all </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with SGA Executive Board </li></ul><ul><li>Global Citizenship Project Task Force wiki begun </li></ul><ul><li>Session with extended campus and international academic directors </li></ul>Journal Photo by Theo Welling
  8. 8. High Impact Practices <ul><li>First-Year Seminars and Experiences  </li></ul><ul><li>Common Intellectual Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Writing-Intensive Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Assignments and Projects </li></ul><ul><li>“ Science as Science Is Done”/Undergraduate Research </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity/Global Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning, Community-Based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Capstone Courses and Projects </li></ul>Carol Geary Schneider, AAC&U General Education Institute, Minneapolis, MN June, 2009
  9. 9. Impact of Educationally Purposeful Practices on First Academic Year GPA by Pre-College Achievement Level *Source: George Kuh , High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (AAC&U, 2008) and Carol Geary Schneider, “Helping Students Connect”
  10. 10. Impact of Educationally Purposeful Practices on First Academic Year GPA by Race/Ethnicity *Source: George Kuh , High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (AAC&U, 2008) and Carol Geary Schneider, “Helping Students Connect”
  11. 11. Impact of Educationally Purposeful Practices on the Probability of Returning for the Second Year of College by Race *Source: George Kuh , High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (AAC&U, 2008) and Carol Geary Schneider, “Helping Students Connect”
  12. 12. Fall, 2009 <ul><li>Team attends Integrative Learning conference (Larry Baden, Gary Glasgow, Ted Hoef, Scott Jensen, Ralph Olliges, Mary Preuss, Stephanie Schroeder, Bruce Umbaugh) </li></ul><ul><li>GCPTF recommends program learning outcomes (November) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Assembly (November) </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly presentation online (November) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Things we learned
  14. 14. Process (cont.) <ul><li>Five stories in the Webster Journal (Fall and Spring) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Large, varied array of courses Limited number of carefully constructed courses Any course at any time Developmental model Academic class experience only Involve complete undergraduate experience How should learning be organized to achieve the outcomes?
  16. 16. Winter <ul><li>Four open sessions on possible program components; three with soup (January-February, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Team attends General Education and Assessment conference (Robin Assner, Ron Daniel, Paula Hanssen, Dan Hellinger, Kim Kleinman, Danielle McCartney, Kate Parsons, Amanda Rosen, Stephanie Schroeder, Sara Tetley, Bruce Umbaugh, John Watson) </li></ul><ul><li>Reports online from conference attendees (February-March) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Winter <ul><li>Circulation of GCPTF White Papers on possible program components, via wiki and e-mail links </li></ul><ul><li>Application to Greater Expectations Institute for summer work on developing and implementing Global Citizenship Program </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with Faculty Senate </li></ul>
  18. 18. Spring <ul><li>Discussion with Vice President and Associate Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and academic Deans (March) </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Faculty Institute (March) </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with Curriculum Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Assembly (April) </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/miikas/141434315/ Some Rights Reserved: CC-By-SA 2.0
  19. 19. Process <ul><li>More than 300 attendees at coffee, lunch, soup, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>All schools and colleges represented </li></ul><ul><li>More than 230 views on Faculty Assembly Slide show </li></ul><ul><li>More than 700 views of Global Citizenship Project wiki </li></ul><ul><li>More individual meetings and e-mail than we counted </li></ul>
  20. 20. What we have so far
  21. 23. 1. The Faculty Assembly encourages the Task Force (a) to continue developing the Global Citizenship Program in the directions it has indicated so far, (b) to work collaboratively with academic departments to ensure that no undergraduate major be compromised or disadvantaged by the change in general education programs, and (c) to work collaboratively with other parts of the University to prepare for eventual implementation.
  22. 24. 2. The Faculty Assembly endorses in principle the idea of a more purposeful program structure such as the Task Force has presented in Appendix 2.
  23. 25. 3. The Faculty Senate shall create a Global Citizenship Program Review Committee with authority to oversee coding of courses and other experiences for implementation of the Global Citizenship Program, subject to approval of clear implementation guidelines by the Faculty Assembly. All five schools/colleges shall be represented on the membership of the Committee. Implementation: No later than September 30, 2010.
  24. 26. What we don’t have yet
  25. 29. Summer 2010 <ul><li>Finalize learning outcomes and assessment model </li></ul><ul><li>Work with departments and reach recommendations on “how much” </li></ul><ul><li>Details for special populations – transfer, professional preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Rules for Global Citizenship Program Review Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Information Technology on electronic portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Admissions, Marketing, and Academic Advising on communicating about new program </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Student Affairs, Great Thinkers Seminars faculty, and others on planning for first-year learning communities </li></ul>
  26. 30. Discussion

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