Baccalaureate Goals Implementation


University Senate

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

Take a look at the University's main Baccalaureate Goals page!  It gives descriptive and visual summaries of the goals.

The Baccalaureate Goals Implementation Team (BGIT) was charged with tracking and advancing measures to implement the four baccalaureate goals (BG's). BGIT designed a simple tool to map Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) to the baccalaureate goals. Submission of this map is required for each program and unit across all four divisions.

You can familiarize yourself with the baccalaureate goals by reading a brief description of each goal. For a more thorough explanation, refer to the final report on baccalaureate goals created by the Baccalaureate Goals Task Force, available on the Task Force's web page.

For a list of those responsible for filling out the maps, please look
here for academic programs and here for non-academic programs.

If you have questions, please contact BGIT at bgit@fredonia.edu .

Directions for Mapping:

1.  Open the document for the division to which your department/program belongs.

2.  At the bottom of the sheet, you will see tabs for individual departments/programs.  There is also an icon with four horizontal lines at the bottom.  If you click on that icon, it will give you a list to find your program.  Click on your department/program. A distinct map is expected for each academic program. 

3.  Academic Departments. Each academic department/program has established Student Learning Outcomes.   Please note that a given department may offer more than one academic program, and so may be responsible for completing multiple maps.

This mapping tool requires you to insert each SLO in column A, and then indicate which of the BG's are addressed by that part of your curricula with a brief articulation/explanation in columns B, C, D, and/or E.  Please refer to “ Example BG Map Multi ” as a guide.

It is not necessary (or necessarily desirable) that all four BG's are met by each SLO. Often only one will be. It is possible also that a particular BG may be covered lightly or not at all, in which case you should explain in column F.

In addition to SLO's, departments may have activities or programs that are not SLO's, but that nonetheless contribute to the BG's. You are encouraged to briefly describe these as additional entries, and then map them to the BG's.

The spreadsheet will automatically save your responses.

4. Non-Academic units:

Non-Academic units should indicate Student Learning Outcomes.   This mapping tool requires you to insert each outcome in column A, and then indicate which of the BG's are addressed with a brief articulation/explanation in columns B, C, D, and/or E.  Please refer to “ Example BG Map Multi ” as a guide.

It is not necessary (or necessarily desirable) that all four BG's are met by each outcome. Often only one will be. It is possible also that a particular BG may be covered lightly or not at all.

The spreadsheet will automatically save your responses.

5. Submission is required by June 15.

 


 

The baccalaureate goals were developed by the Baccalaureate Goals Task Force and approved by the University Senate in March 2012.

Charge of the Baccalaureate Goals Implementation Team

From its convening in October 2012 until March 2014, the Baccalaureate Goals Implementation Team met regularly to develop a mechanism and template for each campus non-academic department and academic program to use in reporting alignment of its learning outcomes and other opportunities with the Baccalaureate Goals.  We also crafted instructions for completing this chart and offered workshops to give chairs, directors, and others a preview of the template and process.  The team also aimed to further guide and explain the implementation and assessment processes, and, more broadly, to promote the baccalaureate goals through a variety of means.

The official work of the team was deemed complete in August 2014.  The remainder of the implementation and assessment planning goals will be spearheaded by a team that attended the AAC&U Institute on Integrative Learning and the departments, and then seen to fruition through holistic efforts by existing departmental, unit, and campus governance structures.

Team members

Dan Ihasz (Co-chair)
Susan Spangler (Co-chair)
Amy Beers
Ralph Blasting
Jonathan Chausovsky
Jonathan Cox
Carrie Fitzgerald
David Kinkela
Susan Mackay
Ken Plucinski
Scott Richmond
Leesa Rittelmann
Mary Beth Sievens
Jennifer Wilkins

 


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