Quality Collaboratives (QC) Case Study: Clarifying Student Pathway and Learning Expectations as Students Transition from a Two-Year to a Four-Year Campus
QC Dyad: University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley (UWFV) & University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO)
Contact: Martin Rudd, campus executive officer and dean (UWFV) and Carleen Vande Zande, associate vice chancellor for curricular affairs and student academic achievement (UWO)
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, in frequent collaboration with UW-Fox Valley, has engaged in a significant reform of its general education over the last five years. Funding from Lumina Foundation, through AAC&U’s Quality Collaboratives (QC) project, supported the development of several courses focused on civic learning for students in their first two years at the University. Major activities related to the curriculum reform included holding faculty forums to discuss what civic learning looks like across the curriculum, general and content based faculty professional development workshops where faculty explored best practices in civic learning pedagogies and assessments, creation of new courses and assessments, faculty peer review of new courses, and then sharing of syllabi across programs and faculty at the two institutions.
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