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Institute Goals: 2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment

To advance general education reform on campuses, teams will work to

  • align campus goals for general education with institutional goals for learning and student development;
  • develop intentional general education programs and instruction that are attentive to community-based and cocurricular experiences for the purpose of improving learning from cornerstone to capstone;
  • identify strategies and practices for successful implementation of curricular/cocurricular change that reflect intercultural awareness within and beyond campus and attend to shifting student demographics, transfer challenges, and inclusive standards for student success;
  • implement meaningful assessment strategies that target learning outcomes (including those critical personal and social responsibility outcomes often demonstrated through high-impact practices), produce useful data that can be widely communicated, and lead to improvement in teaching and learning practices;
  • create a plan for action that enables team members to take thoughtful, strategic steps toward accomplishing their goals for general education reform and assessment of student learning upon return from the Institute.