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Timeline

Tasks

  • Revise and redesign courses  to address core objectives and new Core rules
  • Incorporate core objectives into syllabi
  • Develop “signature assignments” or assessment models for core objectives*
  • Submit courses for approval

Timeline

Apr 1-May 15, 2013 Disseminate information re: criteria and submission process
Workshops for participating departments
Website development
Program/Curriculum Coordinators meet
June 1-Aug 10, 2013 Course revisions and proposal submissions – Program  Coordinators/Curriculum committees
Aug 1-Sept. 1 2013  Steering Committee provides approval/feedback re: course proposals
Sept.1-Nov. 1. 2013 Assessment Committee develops recommendations
October 1. 2013  Core Curriculum 2014 plan is finalized and reviewed
November 1, 2013 Submit to the THECB
Fall 2014   New core in place for incoming students

*Departments will be asked to choose between participating in communal assessment or developing and implementing their own assessments.  Under the communal assessment model, courses must include “signature” assignments designed to address each core objective.  Those assignments will be uploaded into Blackboard.  A sample of the assignments will then be assessed using a common rubric (adapted from the AAC&U rubrics) by a trained assessment team.