In 2012 Schreiner University made a decision to task the Department Chair Committee with reviewing the general education or "core curriculum" to determine the need and extent of revision to the core curriculum. This committee began their work in the fall of 2012 and in the spring of 2013 gave their recommendations for change to the Academic Affairs Committee. In the spring of 2013 Schreiner University formed a sub-committee of the Academic Affairs Committee for the purpose of establishing new core curriculum learning goals and outcomes and working with Institutional Effectiveness to create an annual assessment and use of results process.
The Core Curriculum Revision Committee
The Core Curriculum Revision Committee consisted of faculty and staff from a wide variety of disciplines. The members of the committee for the 2013-2014 year and their disciplines are available here.
The committee began its work in 2013 by reviewing the recommendations of the Department Chair Committee, the Institutional Outcomes, and program outcome statements. The committee made sure the learning goals/outcomes of the core curriculum were :
- Reflective of the learning outcomes described within the Institutional Outcomes
- Describing and measuring what the faculty believed to be important in a subject area
- Adequately broad enough to be inclusive of all subject matter
- Written in a way to be measurable and so that benchmarks could be established
For more information about how Schreiner University assesses the effectiveness of its general education curriculum, click here.