Resources & Examples
The following examples cover a range of Core-certified courses that have successfully worked with the UCCC on recertification. The examples also include recent winners of the Haufler KU Core Innovation Award, a university-wide honor bestowed on those courses that are truly exemplary in their application of and contribution to general education at KU.
|Goal 1.1: Critical Thinking||First-Year Experience by Sarah Crawford-Parker|
|Goal 2.1: Written Communication||English 102 by Sonya Lancaster|
|Goal 2.2: Oral Communication||Communication 130/131 by Andrea Quenette|
|Goal 3H: Breadth of Knowledge, Arts & Humanities||Humanities 430 by Sean Seyer|
|2015 Haulfer KU Core Winner (Goals 1.1, 1.2, and 3N)||Physics 211 by Christopher Fischer|
|2016 Haulfer KU Core Winner (Goals 1.1 and 3N)||Geology 121 by Alison Olcott Marshall|
|2017 Haulfer KU Core Winner (Goal 1.1)||Curriculum & Teaching 100 by Reva Friedman|
There are a number of KU-based resources to help you in the study of student learning. If you're new to the process, the Center for Teaching Excellence has excellent primers on assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The CTE's web-based teaching portfolios also feature a number of examples of creative course-embedded assessment projects.
You can also consult directly with numerous individuals and centers on campus.
- Holly Scheirman specializes in Core-related processes, logistics, and recertification.
- Joshua Potter is available for questions related to assessment practices and implementation.
- Ann Lindbloom in the CODL helps faculty easily integrate assessment rubrics into their Blackboard courses.
- Members of the UCCC and UAAC facilitate assessment across schools throughout KU.
Resources Around Higher Education
Carnegie Mellon has an insightful and succinct description of the study of student learning.
The AAC&U warehouses 16 rubrics built around general education goals (like quantitative literacy and intercultural competency) that have been cross-checked and verified across dozens of universities. These can be applied directly in your own course context, whether without modification or tailored to your specific learning outcomes.
The Assessment Commons webpage has an almost limitless set of electronic resources. A keyword search will help you locate exactly what you need.
Don't know where to begin? Have a question?