Background Information for Educated Person Dialogue

Resources to help you facilitate your dialogues with students:

  • SJSU/CSU Information

  • SJSU Affiliations

  • Reports from Higher Education Organization

  • Interesting Activities from other Universities

  • Materials from Face-to-Face Dialogues University Scholar Self Assessment Tool [pdf]

  • Articles

SJSU/CSU Information

GE (General Education) at SJSU

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SJSU Affiliations

AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities)AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)Campus CompactCASTL (Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

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Reports from Higher Education Organization

Greater Expectations - a report and discussion on liberal education from AACU What is a liberal education? - an explanationof confusing terms from the AACU reportFinal report [pdf]Very brief summary [pdf]

Liberal Education & America's Promise (LEAP):Vision for the New Academy [pdf] Liberal Education Outcomes: A Preliminary Report on Student Achievement in College [pdf]AAC&U videos

AACU web site on liberal learningImportance of Collaboration of Academic Affairs & Student Affairs: Powerful Partnerships: A Shared Responsibility for Learning [pdf], Joint Report of AAHE, ACPA, and NASPA; June 1998

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)The summary and the full report [pdf] of the Graduation Rate Outcomes Study (2005)

Campus Compact (SJSU is a member) - civic engagement and service learning as part of the learning processAlso see the book - Educating Citizens : Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility,Critical Thinking Skills in the College Curriculum [pdf] - 4/88 report from CA Community Colleges Academic SenateAcademic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities [pdf] - 2002 report from CA Community Colleges Academic SenateNational Education Goa l #6 includes: "The proportion of college graduates who demonstrate an advanced ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems will increase substantially."NSSE informationMain web site1-page overview to the 5 cluster areas [pdf]

Student preparation for college:Policy Implications ReportACT, Crisis at the Core(2005)ACT, ReadingBetween the Lines (2006)GAO, College Completion May 2003

ETS -A Culture of Evidence: Post Secondary Assessment and Learning Outcomes(2006)Calls for an accountability system that focuses on "four dimensions of learning:Workplace readiness and general skillsDomain-specific knowledge and skillsSoft skills, such as teamwork, communication and creativityStudent engagement with learning."

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Interesting Activities from other Universities

Six Principles for Undergraduate Educationfrom Indiana University-Purdue University, IndianapolisEight Abilities for College Students to Obtain - from Alverno CollegeDeveloping Educated Persons - from Southwest Missouri State University, a metropolitan university. This goal is part of the University's 6-year plan towards its centennial - take a look at how important this goal is to the university.University Studies Objectives- Southeast Missouri State UniversityUniversity Studies Program at Portland State UniversityStudent Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matterby Kuh, et al; Jossey-Bass, 2005 - a very helpful bookBook review by Erin Bendily in EducationReview

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Materials from Face-to-Face Dialogues

SustainabilityCampus Survey (9/24/07 brownbag [pdf]

Quantitative LiteracySlides from 10-5-06 brown bag presented by Professor Hilary Nixon [pdf]Slides from 9-14-06 brown bag presented by Professors Brad Jackson and Mike Pogodzinski [pdf]AAC&U's Summer 2004 issue of Peer Review on QLNational Numeracy NetworkSpreadsheets Across the CurriculumBook - Mathematics and Democracy - The Case for Quantitative LiteracyOnline QLtest from Indiana StateInformation from Carleton College

More about our Face-to-Face Dialogue

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"What is a Generally Educated Person?" by Jerry Gaff, 2004"Creating Shared Responsibility for General Education and Assessment"- Fall 2004 edition of Peer Review - selected articles available onlineEducating for personal and social responsibility (AACU)"Practicing Liberal Education: Formative Themes in the Re-invention of Liberal Learning"by Carol Geary Schneider"What Will It Mean to Be Educated in the 21st Century?" (.ppt) by Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation"The Oriel Common Room: General Education and Faculty Culture," by Robert Holyer in AACU's Liberal Education, Winter 2002, Volume 88, Number 1"What Really Matters in College: How Students View and Value Liberal Education," by Debra Humphreys and Abigail Davenport, Liberal Education, Summer/Fall 2005."Who is an Educated Person?" by K.P.Mohanan, Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore"What Does it Mean to be an Educated Person" by Charles L. Slater, The School Administrator, Sept 2005

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