Learning Outcome and Criteria
Oregon Tech students will explore diverse perspectives.
As revised by the Diverse Perspectives ESLO Committee for use in Fall submission of 2016-17 Course Approval Forms.
Recognition of diverse perspectives requires the self-awareness, intellectual flexibility, and broad knowledge that enables perception of the world through the eyes of others. (i.e., from the perspectives of diverse cultures and personalities, with consideration of varied places, histories, and technologies). This includes but is not limited to the awareness and understanding of the customs, practices, methodologies, and viewpoints of varied cultures, individuals, and identities.
Criteria for Diverse Perspectives Assessment
The following are criteria used in the assessment of student work:
- Recognize: Show awareness of one’s own perspectives.
- Know: Demonstrate factual knowledge of the foundations of diverse perspectives.
- Understand: Display understanding of others’ perspectives.
- Apply: Apply factual knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives to their interactions with others.
Required Information for Essential Studies Approval
During the current implementation phase of Essential Studies, we are seeking Essential Studies Course Approval applications for courses at the Foundation and Essential Practice levels (Processes for Program-Integrated Practice, ESSE, and Capstone courses may differ, and will be further defined as we move forward.)
In order to ease the transition to Essential Studies, and provide predictability for students, departments, and programs, GEAC is soliciting Foundation and Essential Practice course approval applications only from courses that fulfill requirements in the prior general education framework. In a few limited cases, to build out course lists, ESLO committees may reach out to invite particular faculty and departments to submit applications.
To submit a course, provide the following information:
- A CPC New Course Request or Course Change form, if needed. (Note: An existing course with no changes to course title, description, credits or prerequisites does not require submission to CPC; rather submit items 2-4 directly to GEAC, by emailing them to Nellie Stewart. If CPC changes are required, attached the documents below to your CPC submission.)
- A Essential Studies Course Approval Form (see link at right) with chair and dean signatures
- A detailed course syllabus that includes
(a) course outcomes, (b) identification of appropriate ESLO pathway(s). (Note: Make sure that the activities of the course integrate the outcomes as listed in the syllabus.)
- An assignment requiring student work appropriate for proficiency assessment in the identified ESLO.
Following submission for Essential Studies approval, a course undergoes a review process involving GEAC and the associated ESLO committee.