Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Georgia Southern University

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes

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

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

Area B—Institutional Options (7 Hours Required) Global Engagement
Students will recognize and articulate global perspectives across diverse societies in historical and cultural contexts.

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

Area D—Natural Sciences, Math, and Technology (11 Hours Required and at least 8 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 (9 Hours Required)
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

August 2019 Academic Assessment Summer Institute Resources

The Academic Assessment Summer Institute gathers faculty and administration from across programs and core curriculum for a series of presentations and workshops focused on improving student learning through effective assessment and instructional interventions. The workshops cover a variety of topics from assignment design and measurement tools to objective/curriculum/assessment alignment and development of practical action plans. Professors and department leaders gain insights into the assessment process and how it can drive excellence in teaching and learning.

Academic Assessment Focused on Learning Improvement
A Beginner’s Guide: Academic Assessment
A Beginner’s Guide: Measurement Tools
Alignment, Alignment, Alignment! 

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

Last updated: 9/30/2019

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