The Liberal Education Reform Team is charged with presenting a framework for student learning outcomes to be adopted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The following outcomes, based on those from the Association of American Colleges & Universities, are being proposed for campus-wide discussion and adoption
Essential Learning Outcomes for Students
LERT embraces the following definition of liberal education:
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
Skills, both Intellectual and Practical, including
Responsibility, as Individuals and Communities, including
• Knowledge of sustainability and its applications
• Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
• Intercultural knowledge and competence
• Ethical reasoning and action
• Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Developed through real-world challenges and active involvement with diverse communities
Learning: Integrated, Synthesized, and Advanced, including
[Note: Learning Outcomes are adapted from AAC&U report, College Learning for a New Global Century ].
Faculty Senate approves learning outcomes.
At its May 13th meeting, the University’s Faculty Senate unanimously voted to approve a set of UW Oshkosh Student Learning Outcomes. The Senate of Academic Staff has also supported the outcomes.
Open forums scheduled
There will be two open forums to discuss the revised learning outcomes that incorporate feedback from meetings with departments in all colleges. They will be held Monday, April 28, and Thursday, May 1,-- both at 3:00 PM and both in Reeve Union room 214.
Team members meeting with departments to get feedback
Members of LERT plan will be attending departmental meetings to gain feedback about the the adoption of the Essential Learning Outcomes. A form is available to give your feedback to the team
Team members to participate in AAC&U meetings
Members of LERT plan to attend two AAC&U meetings this spring. A group will participate in "Integrative Designs for General Education and Assessment" in Boston, February 21-23, while a five-member team will apply for admittance to the "Institute on General Education" in Minneapolis, May 30-June 4.
Team members scheduled for college meetingsMembers of the Liberal Education Reform Team are scheduling presentations to College and Division meetings to present a summary of the activities of the team, particularly the adoption of the Essential Learning Outcomes for Students and to gain feedback on how to proceed to accomplish these goals.