We have received excellent responses from units regarding the assessment of student learning. We, now, need to begin assessing student learning with respect to the general education requirements. Please help us identify the focus of such an assessment.

The committee has developed a series of statements which we call "learning hypotheses" with respect to each area of the General Education Requirements. These statements indicate positive and negative aspects of the areas.

We request that you review each of the statements associated with the areas in which you have knowledge and complete the following three tasks:

  1. Select the statements you think are most important.
  2. Modify those statements you believe need to be changed.
  3. Add any new statements that you think need to be included.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS IN EACH AREA.

 

Background Information (entirely optional)

1. Name

 

2. Unit

 

3. Position

4. Number of Years at UMM

1-3 4-6 7-10 10+

 

 Area

 

 

The Common Experience, First-year seminar aims not only to teach students to think critically and to assess sources of information, but also to help students to recognize that their perceptions are not universal.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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Skills for the Liberal Learning

II.A. College Writing. To understand the writing process through invention, organization, drafting, revising, and editing; and develop writers who can write about a range of ideas for a variety of readers.

 

 

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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II.B. Foreign Language, To develop some fluency in the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a second language, and critical insight into another culture.

of the UMM students achieve this the learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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II.C. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning, To strengthen students’ ability to formulate abstractions, construct proofs, and utilize symbols in formal systems.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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II.D. Artistic Performance . To introduce students to the creative process through individual performance, and demonstrate skill in such activities as composition, theatre, dance, studio art, and music.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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The Expanding Perspectives

III.A. History . To increase students’ understanding of the past, the complexity of human affairs, the ways in which various forces--economic, cultural, religious, political, scientific-- influence efforts to control events, and the ways historians verify and interpret their findings.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.B. Human Behavior, Social Processes and Institutions, To increase students’ systematic understanding of themselves as functioning humans, their individual similarities to and differences from others, their awareness of the nature and significance of their conscious experience, and the forces that shape their interpersonal attachments and interactions; or to increase students’ understanding of methods of analyzing modern society or some significant legal, political, economic, religious, social, or scientific component of it.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.C. Communication, Language, Literature and Philosophy . To expand students’ capacity to understand, analyze, and discuss the complexity of the human condition through the study of human languages, and works of human thought and imagination.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.D. Fine Arts, To develop students’ understanding, analysis and appreciation of the arts.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.E. Physical and Biological Science . To increase students’ understanding of the structure and dynamics of the physical and biological worlds, and of the method.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.F. The Global Village. To increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations, peoples and the natural world.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.F.1 Human Diversity: To increase students’ understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender, class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups in the United States.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.F.2 People and Environment: To increase students’ understanding of the interrelatedness of human society and the natural world.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.F.3 International Perspective: To increase students’ systematic understanding of national cultures other than those in which they received their prior schooling.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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III.F.4 Ethical and Civil Responsibilities. To broaden and develop students’ capacity to question and reflect upon their own and society’s values and critical responsibilities, and to understand forces, such as technology, which cause us to modify these views and often mandate creation of new ways to solve legal, social and scientific issues

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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Study Abroad. UMM is committed to providing an education that prepares students to become global citizens by expanding their world view and deeping their understanding of world issues.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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Morris Academic Partners Program. Morris Academic Partners undertake assignments that enhance their intellectual competence and increase their interest in graduate or professional study.

of the UMM students achieve this learning objective

I that achieving this objective is important in UMM students’ education

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