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Session 3“Innovative StrategiestoSupport Student Learning (I) Academic Policy Changes and Graduation Requirements Refinements to Shorten Time to Degree Bob Buckley Chair, Academic Policies Committee
Items for Campus Plans Item 2: Selective Reduction of Campus Graduation Requirements Item 6: Choice of Degree Major Required at a Reasonable, Early Juncture Item 12: Renewed Enforcement of Policies that Limit or Discourage Drops, Withdrawals, Grades of Incompletes Item 13: Adoption or Renewed Enforcement of Policy that Limits the Number of Course Repetitions *
Timely Declaration of Major • Upon completion of 60 units, Native freshmen and LD transfer students must “declare”. • UD transfer students must “declare” prior to 2nd semester. • Registration hold for those that fail to “declare”. • Applies to initial major declaration. • Analysis of Fall 1998 cohort: • 43% of Freshmen remained undeclared • Analysis of data from last 3 semesters: • 2% remained undeclared
GE Simplification Area C (12 units required) C1 World Civilizations (3 units) C2 Introduction to the Arts (3 units) C3 Introduction to the Humanities (3 units) C4 Further Studies in Arts and Humanities Old: Students fulfill C4 with course listed in C4 or an extra course from C2 and C3, but not C1! New: 3 units from C1, C2, C3 and the remaining 3 units from C1, C2, C3, C4
Further GE Simplification Area C: Arts & Humanities (12 units) Area D: Individual and Society (15 units) • Old: Students limited to no more than two courses from the same subject designation. • New: Restriction is removed • Helps change-of-major students • Matches requirements for transfer students
Major and GE Overlap Current decision must consider: • Is the course LD or UD? • Is the course a major req’t or in the major dept.? • Is the course a major req’t but not in the major? • Will the course apply GE, 9-unit upper division, Race & Ethnicity, and Writing Intensive req’ts? Solution: Not more than 9 units of GE credit from courses bearing the same designation as the student’s major.
Major Course can meet GE Requirement Cases: • 6 units of LD courses in major can count. • No UD courses in major can count. • UD major dept. courses not required for the major can count. • Course in the major that satisfies the Race & Ethnicity Grad. Req’t counts.
INFORMATION COMPETENCEGRADUATION REQUIREMENT • Determine the extent of the information needed. • Access needed information effectively and efficiently. • Evaluate information and its sources critically and use appropriately and effectively. • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. • Understand the issues associated with legal and ethical access to and use of information.
The Faculty Senate further recommends Development of an implementation strategy within the following parameters: • Requirement be program-based for all undergraduate degree programs. • Require no new courses. • Reporting incorporated within Program Review. Carried unanimously
EXAMPLE: 1 year in H.S. - several years ago 1 year in H.S. - within a few years 2 years in H.S. - but feeling weak 2 years in H.S. - feeling fairly confident 1st semester FL or new language 2nd semester FL 2nd semester FL 2nd semester FL or proficiency test CSUS Foreign Language Graduation Requirement Equivalent of two semesters of a single Foreign Language 1st and 2nd semester Foreign Language courses are 4 units
Foreign Language and GE • Courses fulfilling the Foreign Language Graduation Requirement may be double-counted for GE. • Must contain significant information about the culture that is linked to the language. • French 1B and 2A approved to be included in area C4. • Area C (12 units required) C1 World Civilizations (3 units) C2 Introduction to the Arts (3 units) C3 Introduction to the Humanities (3 units) C4 Further Studies in Arts and Humanities 3 units from C1, C2, C3 and the remaining 3 units from C1, C2, C3, C4