Course Syllabus Template (Updated 9/15/2015)
This template can be used by any faculty member to develop a course syllabus. To assure consistency in what is taught in all courses at all locations, every faculty member follows the departmentally approved course syllabus. Every syllabus should be consistent with the master syllabus in the following areas:
•Course Name & Number
•Methods for evaluating student performance
Within the framework of the master syllabus and contractual requirements, SWIC faculty deliver their courses in a manner they deem most conducive to the learning success of their students and assess the effectiveness of those methods. The course syllabus template assists faculty by providing the framework for developing their course syllabus.
Mission & Goals
Mission & Educational Goals Template (3/31/05)
Disciplines and programs/degrees have identified mission statements & measurable student performance educational goals specific to the discipline or program/degree.
Curriculum Map Template- for Programs/Disciplines (3/31/05)
Department Chairs/Program Coordinators, in collaboration with the faculty, submit Curriculum Maps to the Outcomes Assessment Coordinator for review and approval of the SWIC Discipline's Committee.
- Discipline/Program curriculum Maps - Identify the courses, which have objectives linked to each of the discipline/program/degree educational goals.
Core Competency maps – Identify the discipline/program courses, which have course objectives linked to the institutional general education core competencies.
- Every discipline, program/degree identifies a minimum of one competency from each of the general education core competency categories:
- Communication Skills
- Reasoning Skills
Communication Skill Maps
Computer Literacy Competency Skill Map (Updated 5/8/12)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying computer literacy is taught and assessed.
Oral Communications Competency Skill Map (Updated 9/11/05)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying oral communications is taught and assessed.
Writing Competency Skill Map (Updated 9/22/05)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with courses objectives identifying writing is taught and assessed.
Reasoning Skill Maps
Critical Thinking Competency Skill Map (Updated 6/13/06)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying critical thinking is taught and assessed.
Quantitative Literacy Competency Map (Updated 6/13/06)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying quantitative literacy is taught and assessed.
Citizenship Skill Maps
Civic & Social Accountability Competency Skill Map (Added 9/19/11)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying civic & social accountability skills are taught and assessed.
Personal Accountability Skill Map (Added 9/19/11)
Identifies which courses in a program/discipline with course objectives identifying personal accountability skills are taught and assesed.
Rubrics are one of the tools that can be used to assess student learning. They are highly effective because they can be used for grading an individual student’s performance as well as assessing how well the class is performing in each of the components of the overall skill.
Many of the core competencies have assessment rubrics, which were developed by the faculty serving on the core competency committees. These rubrics are used for institutional assessments of the core competencies and for individual faculty to use in their courses to assess competencies at the classroom, course, or discipine/program/degree level.
- Develop a plan to assess all your discipline/program/degree goals & core competencies over a 5 year period.
- Repeating the same assessments to identify trends within the 5 years is beneficial.
Assessment of Student Learning Report (Updated 10/26/2015)
This form is submitted by faculty to report learning assessment results and actions taken by the faculty to improve learning for assessment at any level - course, discipline, program/degree, or institutional core competency.