Inquiry & Analysis consists of posing meaningful questions about situations and systems, gathering and evaluating relevant evidence, and articulating how that evidence justifies decisions and contributes to students’ understanding of how the world works.
Criteria for Inquiry & Analysis Assessment As revised by the Inquiry and Analysis ESLO Committee for use in Fall submission of 2016-17 Course Approval Forms.
The following are criteria used in the assessment of student work:
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:
Following submission for Essential Studies approval, a course undergoes a review process involving GEAC and the associated ESLO committee.
Can a major assignment (or set of assignments) within the course be meaningfully assessed for the criteria on the Oregon Tech Inquiry & Analysis rubric? Faculty will identify this assignment (at least with a draft assignment prompt) when submitting a course.
While the precise boundaries between capstone, practice, and foundational courses are not bright lines:
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