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New Jersey Council of County Colleges General Education Course Approval Process. Dr. Dwight Smith [email protected] County College of Morris Dr. Arthur Wexler [email protected] Atlantic Cape Community College Dr. Nancy Kegelman [email protected]

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New jersey council of county colleges general education course approval process

New Jersey Council of County CollegesGeneral Education Course Approval Process

Dr. Dwight Smith [email protected]

County College of Morris

Dr. Arthur Wexler [email protected]

Atlantic Cape Community College

Dr. Nancy [email protected]

Brookdale Community College


Presentation overview
Presentation Overview

  • Evolution of the New Jersey community college GE framework

  • The general education framework

  • How to ensure integrity


Early nj transfer history
Early NJ Transfer History

  • 50 New Jersey institutions with different general education models and courses led to transferability issues for students (1980’s)

  • Full Faith and Credit (1987)

  • Transfer Articulation Principles for NJ Colleges and Universities (1997)

    • “outlined automated system” – Rutgers University piloted ARTSYS system (Fall 1998)

    • Legislature funded ARTSYS/ET for fiscal year 2001

    • New Jersey Transfer System


Nj cc gen ed policy 1991 2007
NJ CC Gen Ed Policy: 1991-2007

  • 1991-2000

    • Development of the General Education Foundation

  • 2000-2005

    • Legislative Pressure

  • 2006-2007

    • 2006-2007 Academic Officers Association –focus on Gen Ed Policy and Gen Ed Assessment

    • Governor Corzine signs the Lampitt Bill

      implemented 2008


The nj cc gen ed model
The NJ CC Gen Ed Model

  • AOA recommendations, August 15, 2007:

    • [Slightly revised] Gen Ed Foundation

    • NJ CC General Education Goals and Objectives

    • NJ CC General Education Course Criteria

    • Policy Statement on CC General Education Credit

    • NJ CC Procedure Governing the Operation of the General Education Coordinating Committee (GECC)



The charge to gecc
The Charge to GECC Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • Facilitate the communication regarding the NJ CC Gen Ed among and on the CC campuses

  • Act as a repository of Gen Ed best practices (particularly in assessment), policies, and procedures

  • Promote faculty development in support of the understanding and application of Gen Ed policies

  • Identify and report on changes in the Gen Ed landscape

  • Establish procedures for and conduct the Gen Ed Course Review


Gecc continued
GECC: Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)

  • Faculty and administrative representatives from all 19 community colleges (2 per college)

  • Met 10 times from October 2007-February 2009

    • At times when GECC was not convened (Summer 2008-Spring 2010), an AOA subcommittee on Gen Ed met to review Gen Ed courses

  • Gen Ed Course Review

    • Initial Review (Fall 2007, early Spring 2008):

      • 3 GECC subgroups reviewed course descriptions:

      • Affirmed courses that all group members agreed fit the Gen Ed criteria

      • Postponed affirmation of courses where additional information was needed

    • Detailed Review (Spring 2008, Spring 2009)

      • Subgroups reviewed course outlines


The guiding principles
The Guiding Principles Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • Vague and ambiguous language in the Gen Ed Foundation led to more refined definitions:

    • “Introductory” (Social Science)

    • “Broad-based” (Humanities, History)

  • This led to the development and (continuing) refinement of The Guiding Principles for Affirming Gen Ed Course Status


The guiding principles1
The Guiding Principles Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • The Guiding Principles for Affirming Gen Ed Course Status

    Characteristics:

    • Continually evolving

    • Refining “Foundation” language

    • Clarity

    • Guidance for curricula committees


Current gen ed documents
Current Gen Ed Documents Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • Current Versions of GECC Documents are archived at the NJCCC (www.njccc.org/gened) :

    • The Guiding Principles

    • General Education Foundation Policy

    • The Unified Course List

    • Institutional Gen Ed Course Inventory


Review process to ensure integrity
Review Process to Ensure Integrity Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • Fall (3 months)

  • Spring (3 months)

  • Summer (3 months)


The Approval Cycle Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

INSTITUTIONALACADEMIC OFFICER

INSTITUTIONAL

ACADEMICOFFICER

NJ CCC GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AFFINITY GROUP

NJ CCC PRESIDENTS

NJ CCC ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE


Category scoring rubrics

Category Scoring Rubrics Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges


Science scoring rubric
Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges


Science scoring rubric continued
Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)


Science scoring rubric continued1
Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)


Social science scoring rubric
Social Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges


Social science scoring rubric continued
Social Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)


Social science scoring rubric continued1
Social Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)


Social science scoring rubric continued2
Social Science Scoring Rubric Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges(continued)


Use of rubrics exercise
Use of Rubrics Exercise Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • SC 106 Green Energy

    • Unified Course List

    • SC-106 Green Energy Approval Form

    • SC-106 Green Energy Syllabus

    • NJCC Gen Ed Course Criteria Science


Future actions
Future Actions Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges

  • Integrate ethical reasoning and action and information

  • literacy goals

  • Align statewide learning outcomes of top 10 enrolled

  • general education courses

  • Continually review Foundation and Principles documents

  • to align with the developing needs of the 21st Century

  • Revise technology, communications and arts

  • categories in Principles document

  • Interdisciplinary Approach


Questions
Questions Associate in Science Transfer Programs in New Jersey’s Community Colleges


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