IHE Introduction to Higher Education

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Criteria for Evaluating GE Course Proposals

IHE Introduction to Higher Education

In general, course proposals for courses submitted as satisfying specific general education requirements must provide:

  1. Clear evidence that student learning outcomes specific to the block or GE requirement are being taught and assessed
  2. Course content in outline that demonstrates adequate time devoted to teaching and assessing the outcomes
  3. Evidence of specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area

Course information


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          Course Prefix and Number                                                                 Course Title

      □ New Course                   □ Existing Course ______________________                    

                                                                                                Existing Course Prefix and Number                   

Block or GE Requirement Student Learning Outcomes

Proposal clearly demonstrates that student learning outcomes are being taught and assessed sufficiently

  1. Develop an awareness of and utilize the resources available at CSULA to support learning, academic planning, and a sense of belonging
  2. Contextualize what they are learning in class and its relevance in the context of the community through a Civic Learning and/or Community Engagement experience. Civic Learning and Community Engagement have, as an integral component, the use of reflective activities intended to integrate course content and skills and knowledge with civic participation and/or community involvement and to develop or strengthen students’ commitment to social responsibility and civic engagement. In practice, Civic Learning includes learning experiences outside the classroom – but not necessarily off campus – that places disciplinary knowledge in a civic context and that links course content with civic participation or community service experiences. In comparison, Community Engagement refers to academic service learning activities in local, regional/state, national and global communities beyond the Cal State LA campus.

 

Implementation and Assessment

Proposal or supplemental materials provide evidence of

  • Specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area