UCC Liberal and State General Education Assessment Timeline

Tentative UCC Liberal and State General Education Assessment Timeline

Liberal Education and Basic Skills Course Submission Forms:

  • March 15, 2013—In order for any and all courses to be listed on the UCC Course List, the first page of the Basic Skills Course Form (English Composition, Speech, Math) or the Liberal Education Course Form (Science, Social Science, Humanities) must be completed.

Between now and March 15th: For any course to be placed on the UCC list (Basic Skills and Liberal Education) the faculty member responsible for filling out the form for a particular course must attend one of the professional developmental sessions.  The professional development will help faculty understand how the State Outcomes map to the UCC Outcomes, how the assessment of both sets of outcomes will be assessed, will review what faculty must commit to in order to be on the UCC Course List, and how to fill out the appropriate form.  For those applying and as a Liberal Education Course the Critical, Ethical, and Integrative Thinking Outcomes will be discussed in terms of how they will be assessed using common assignments and university rubrics.

  • April 12, 2013 –Deadline for Liberal Education Course faculty to fill out submission form (section of original form) about how course will address critical thinking and appropriate state outcomes.

Between March 15th and April 12th: For any course to be placed on UCC list as a Liberal Education Course the faculty member responsible for filling out the form for a particular course must attend one of the professional developmental sessions.  Professional Development will address which state outcomes map to the Critical Thinking Outcome, introduce the Vincennes University Critical Thinking Rubric, present examples of critical thinking assignments and how to use the assignment information to fill out critical thinking section of the submission form.

  • April 12 – May 10, 2013 - Liberal Education Committee will review the Liberal Education Course submission forms for meeting the Critical Thinking Outcome and appropriate state outcomes, and will work with faculty whose forms are not complete in order that courses might gain provisional approval for addition to the UCC list.


Tentative Annual UCC and State Outcomes Assessment and Professional Development Rotation Schedule:

2013-2014 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Critical Thinking and Relevant State Outcomes.
(2)    Develop Rubrics, Professional Development, and Submission Forms for UCC and State Speaking, Writing, and R/W/S course instruction and assessment.
(3)    Professional Development on Ethical Thinking and Critical Thinking improvements.

2014-2015 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Speaking, Writing, and R/W/S Courses (UCC and State Outcomes).
(2)    Complete Rubrics, Professional Development, and Submission Forms for UCC Ethical Thinking and Relevant State Outcomes.
(3)    Professional Development on Quantitative Literacy and other outcomes, as needed to drive improvements.

2015-2016 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Ethical Thinking and Relevant State Outcomes.
(2)    Develop Assessment Tools, Professional Development, and Submission Forms for UCC and State Quantitative Literacy Courses.
(3)    Professional Development on Integrative Thinking and other outcomes, as needed to drive improvements.

2016-2017 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Quantitative Literacy (UCC and State Outcomes).
(2)    Develop Assessment Tools, Professional Development, and Submission Forms for UCC Integration and Relevant State Outcomes.
(3)    Professional Development on Critical Thinking or other outcomes as needed to drive improvements.

2017-2018 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Integrative Thinking and Relevant State Outcomes.
(2)    Professional Development Critical Thinking and other outcomes, as needed.

2018-2019 Academic Year:

(1)    Assess Critical Thinking and Relevant State Outcomes.
(2)    Professional Development, as needed.