Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Georgia Southern University

Core Curriculum


Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes

Area A1—Communication Skills (at least 6 hours)
Students will use research and analysis to produce written communication adapted appropriately for specific audiences, purposes, and rhetorical situations.

Area A2—Quantitative Skills (at least 3 hours)
Students will apply mathematical knowledge using analytical, graphical, written, or numerical approaches to interpret information or to solve problems.

Area B—Institutional Options (at least 3 hours) Global Engagement
Students will recognize and articulate global perspectives across diverse societies in historical and cultural contexts.

Area C—Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics (at least 6 hours)
Students will identify and critically examine human values expressed in ideas and cultural products.

Area D—Natural Sciences, Math, and Technology (at least 7 hours and at least 4 of these hours must be in a lab science course)
Students will use scientific reasoning and methods, mathematical principles, or appropriate technologies to investigate natural phenomena.

Area E—Social Sciences
Students will articulate and analyze how political, historical, social, or economic forces have shaped and continue to shape human behaviors and experiences.

Core Curriculum


Core Course Assessment Rubric

Core Curriculum Assessment Rubric

Core Course Report Template

Template for Core Curriculum Assessment

Spring 2019 Core Planning Days

Objective Test Presentation
Analytic Rubric Presentation
Sampling Strategies Presentation
CampusLabs Submission Instructions Presentation

May and August 2018 Academic Assessment Summer Institute Resources

Overview of Summer Institute & Academic Assessment
Comprehensive Program Review
Comprehensive Program Review Rubric
Comprehensive Program Review Undergraduate Template
Comprehensive Program Review Graduate Template
Overview of New Core Curriculum
Group Discussion Day 1 Academic Programs
StudentLearningOutcomes&Curriculum Mapping
Student Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Mapping Handout
Measurement Tools & Assignments
Data Collection Integrity
Data Collection & Integrity Sampling Handout
Group Activities Day 2 Academic Programs Investigating Peer Review Process
Results and Discussion

May and August 2017 Academic Assessment Summer Institute Resources

General Sessions
Introduction to Institute Threads
Academic Assessment Models
Academic Program Assessment: Important Dates, Template, Rubric, & Review Process
Basic Academic Assessment Techniques Thread
Measureable Student Learning Outcomes
Curriculum Mapping and Teaching Strategies
Measurement Tools and Assignments
Data Analysis and Discussion
Action Plans
Advanced Academic Assessment Techniques Thread
Structure, Management, and Report Writing Techniques
Rubrics:  Development and Selection
Rubrics:  Norming and Reconciliation
Objective Test:  Blueprints and Item Analysis
Assignments:  Part I
Assignments:  Part II
Technology Options for Academic Assessment Thread
Software Solutions for Objective Test Item Analysis
Academic Assessment for Department Chairs Thread
Integrating QEP into Annual Assessment Cycle
Incorporating Student Learning Outcome Assessment Data into Departmental Annual Report
Providing Feedback to Report Writers
Spinning Academic Assessment Data for Departmental Needs

May and August 2016 Academic Assessment Retreat Resources

Overview of Academic Assessment Cycle
Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Teaching Strategies and Curriculum Mapping
Developing Student Learning Outcomes: Best Practices
How Do We Know When It’s Working: Planning Effective Tests to Reflect All Levels of Student Learning
How Do We Know When It’s Working: Creating, Revising, and Selecting Rubrics
Spinning it for Students: Interpretation of Data
Planning for Success: Action Plans

2018-2019 GECC Faculty Senate Committee

College of Education
Alisa Leckie
Marla Morris

College of Business 
Tony Barilla
Bill Wells

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Clint Martin
Peter Rogers

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Heidi Altman
Barbara King

College of Arts and Humanities
Finbarr Curtis
Amanda Konkle

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Samuel Opoku
Stacy Smallwood

Waters College of Health Professions
Dan Czech
Susan Sanders Hendrix

College of Science and Mathematics
Suzy Carpenter
Michelle Cawthorn
Marshall Ransom

Leslie Haas
Jeffrey Mortimore


Last updated: 1/14/2019

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