General Education Soiree set for May 8 and 9, 2017

by Michelle Saport  |   

General Education Soiree Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9 (times TBD) UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance Register

Building on September's General Education Open Forum, Dan Kline (director of General Education) will lead a series of workshops for faculty from across UAA to: 1) develop a curriculum map of their majors and programs; 2) align their programs and majors to UAA GER outcomes; 3) create assignments and rubrics to evaluate Student Learning Outcomes; and 4) map out an approach to assessment that fosters the programs and majors as well as the GER assessment required by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities' reaffirmation of UAA's accreditation.

Throughout the process, we will be developing practical tools for curriculum mapping and assessment, and at the end of the CAFE series, we hope to have a group of programs and majors that are willing to pilot this assessment process in Spring 2017.

Last year, the GER Curriculum Mapping Workshops led to further development of a shared rubric which can be used in both GER courses and by programs to assess outcomes in written communication, oral communication and information literacy. This year's workshops will lead to the creation of shared rubrics
 in social sciences, humanities and fine arts.

You do not need to have attended the General Education Open Forum, nor do you have to attend all three CAFE sessions to benefit from the discussion. The workshop series repeats the Fall 2016 series. All faculty, programs and majors are invited-from certificates and associate degrees to baccalaureate,
 master's and doctoral degrees.

This series is co-sponsored by the General Education Advisory Committee (GERA), Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

For more information, contact Dr. Dan Kline, General Education Director, at (907) 786-4364 or For questions about connecting by distance, email

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