Quantitative literacy comprises the ability to appropriately extract, interpret, evaluate, construct, communicate, and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in students’ everyday professional, civic, and personal lives.
Criteria for Quantitative Literacy Assessment As revised by the Quantitative Literacy 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.
For the Foundation Level in the Quantitative Literacy outcome, specific statistics courses have already been identified; only Essential Practice courses in Quantitative Literacy are being solicited at this time.
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.
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